Jolie Blonde and the Three Heberts: Cajun Twist to an Old Tale by Sheila Hebert-Collins, Patrick Soper |, Hardcover | Barnes & Noble
Jolie Blonde and the Three Heberts: Cajun Twist to an Old Tale

Jolie Blonde and the Three Heberts: Cajun Twist to an Old Tale

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by Sheila Hebert-Collins, Patrick Soper
     
 

Children will enjoy discovering the uniquely Cajun spins on the classic story. For example, Cajuns simply do not eat porridge-whatever that may be. They do eat gumbo, and Mama Hébert just happens to make the best on the bayou. Simple gumbo recipe is included.

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Children will enjoy discovering the uniquely Cajun spins on the classic story. For example, Cajuns simply do not eat porridge-whatever that may be. They do eat gumbo, and Mama Hébert just happens to make the best on the bayou. Simple gumbo recipe is included.

Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal
Gr 1-5-Cajun storyteller and author Sheila Hebert Collins narrates her "Cajun twists" on the tales of "Goldilocks and the Three Bears" and "The Three Pigs." The child-like voice quality of the narrator with its Cajun accent adds a whimsical touch to the stories. With its background of Cajun music, listeners also get a sense of the rhythms found in the bayous of Cajun Country. The cassette has page-turn signals and is designed for use as a read-along. In "Les Trois Cochons" (Pelican), none of the story is lost if the book is not available. However, without the visual cues provided by the text of "Jolie Blonde" (Pelican, 1999), some of the humor of the Heberts is lost. The books also define the words used in the stories, which are not explained on the cassette. As in the book, "Jolie Blonde" ends with directions for making gumbo. The narrator gives the oral directions slowly and clearly. In the classroom, "Les Trois Cochons" would provide a geography lesson on the area of Louisiana that comprises Cajun Country with its mention of several towns and the natural resources of the area.-Jerilyn Woodson, Tanglewood Elementary School, Baton Rouge, LA Copyright 2000 Cahners Business Information.|

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781565543249
Publisher:
Pelican Publishing Company, Incorporated
Publication date:
03/28/1999
Series:
Cajun Tall Tales Series
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.

The lush surroundings of his south Louisiana home and studio often influence the work of award-winning illustrator Patrick Soper. The work of Patrick Soper, a member of the Society of Illustrators, has appeared in national publications such as Outdoor Life, Organic Gardening, and West Coast Book Review. In addition to Cendrillon: A Cajun Cinderella, he has illustrated Cajun Folktales, Contes Populaires Cadiens, Mardi Gras in the Country, and A Christmas Dictionary, all published by Pelican.

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