Jacques Et La Canne A Sucre: A Cajun Jack and the Beanstalk by Alison Lyne, Sheila Hebert-Collins |, Hardcover | Barnes & Noble
Jacques Et La Canne A Sucre: A Cajun Jack and the Beanstalk

Jacques Et La Canne A Sucre: A Cajun Jack and the Beanstalk

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by Alison Lyne, Sheila Hebert-Collins
     
 

Poor Jacques and his mother are barely making do in their little houseboat on the bayou, when a mysterious stranger offers Jacques some magical sugarcane cuttings.

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Poor Jacques and his mother are barely making do in their little houseboat on the bayou, when a mysterious stranger offers Jacques some magical sugarcane cuttings.

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School Library Journal
K-Gr 3-Hebert-Collins offers another Cajun version of a familiar folktale. Instead of beans, Jacques gets pieces of sugarcane to plant, which produce a huge stalk reaching into the clouds. The giant is an Englishman who smells the blood of his detested enemy, the Cajun. Somewhat illogically, however, he has a Cajun maw maw to fix his meals, his fiddle plays Cajun tunes, and he gulps down delicious Cajun food. A few Cajun phrases are used in the text and defined in the footnotes on each page to give the Louisiana French flavor to the tale. The color illustrations on the oversize pages are pleasing but do not successfully convey the size difference between the giant's household and Jacques's. An additional purchase.-Judith Constantinides, formerly at East Baton Rouge Parish Main Library, LA Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781589801912
Publisher:
Pelican Publishing Company, Incorporated
Publication date:
09/15/2004
Series:
Cajun Tall Tales Series
Pages:
32
Sales rank:
1,189,188
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x (d)
Age Range:
5 - 8 Years

Meet the Author

Alison Davis Lyne is a freelance illustrator who has worked on various picture books and covers for American Small Farm magazine. She is the portrait artist for the Kentucky Commission on Women's Kentucky Women Remembered exhibit, permanently on display in the state capitol rotunda. She also illustrated Easter Day Alphabet, Kudzu Chaos, G Is for Grits: A Southern Alphabet, and other titles published by Pelican.

A former teacher who makes frequent school appearances, Sheila Hébert-Collins proudly claims a heritage that is completely Cajun. A native of Abbeville, Louisiana, Hébert-Collins combined her love and pride of her culture with her love of children's literature to create unique, Cajun fairy tales. Because of her talent, she is featured on the Louisiana State Artist Roster as an author and Cajun storyteller. She has also written Cendrillon: A Cajun Cinderella, Blanchette et Les Sept Petits Cajuns: A Cajun Snow White, Jacques et La Canne à Sucre: A Cajun Jack and the Beanstalk, Jolie Blonde and the Three Héberts: A Cajun Twist to an Old Tale, Les Trois Cochons, and 'T Pousette et 'T Poulette: A Cajun Hansel and Gretel, all published by Pelican.

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