Jean-Paul Hebert Was There

Jean-Paul Hebert Was There

by Sheila Hebert-Collins, John Bergeron
     
 

Jean-Paul and his family are Acadians who have been forced from their Canadian homeland by the British. After many hardships, they settle in Louisiana, establishing the area�s first Cajun settlements. The tale is written in English and French.

Overview

Jean-Paul and his family are Acadians who have been forced from their Canadian homeland by the British. After many hardships, they settle in Louisiana, establishing the area�s first Cajun settlements. The tale is written in English and French.

Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal
Gr 1-4-H bert-Collins uses a fictional family to explain the plight and progression of events that took the French Acadians from Canada to Louisiana in the 1700s. The conversational text, in both French and English, reads like a grandparent telling a family history. Unfortunately, the story glosses over the interaction between Acadian settlers and the Indians of Canada and too easily reunites the father with his family after their forced separation by British soldiers. However, other details about the persecution and deportation of the Acadians and the interim time they spent in Pennsylvania and Georgia are vital elements of Cajun history that are not widely known. Bergeron's watercolor and pen-and-ink illustrations are well matched to the text but are sometimes too sketchy to be appealing. Though neither the writing nor the artwork is outstanding, this serviceable treatment of the subject makes this book worth consideration for libraries in Louisiana and other parts of the Gulf South where Cajun culture is celebrated.-Sean George, Memphis-Shelby County Public Library & Information Center, Memphis, TN Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781565549289
Publisher:
Pelican Publishing Company, Incorporated
Publication date:
02/29/2004
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x (d)
Age Range:
5 - 8 Years

Meet the Author

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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