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

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Sheila Hébert-Collins, a native of Abbeville, Louisiana, has a passion for children's literature and enormous pride in her Cajun heritage. She currently works as a school media specialist in Naples, Florida, and often makes appearances in schools throughout the state. Her other books include Jacques et la Canne à Sucre: A Cajun Jack and the Beanstalk, Jean-Paul Hébert Was There, Blanchette et les Sept Petits Cajuns: A Cajun Snow White, 'T Pousette et 'T Poulette: A Cajun Hansel and Gretel, Cendrillon: A Cajun ...
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Overview

Sheila Hébert-Collins, a native of Abbeville, Louisiana, has a passion for children's literature and enormous pride in her Cajun heritage. She currently works as a school media specialist in Naples, Florida, and often makes appearances in schools throughout the state. Her other books include Jacques et la Canne à Sucre: A Cajun Jack and the Beanstalk, Jean-Paul Hébert Was There, Blanchette et les Sept Petits Cajuns: A Cajun Snow White, 'T Pousette et 'T Poulette: A Cajun Hansel and Gretel, Cendrillon: A Cajun Cinderella, Les Trois Cochons, and Petite Rouge: A Cajun Twist to an Old Tale, all published by Pelican.

A Cajun version of "Goldilocks and the Three Bears" featuring a family named Hâebert rather than three bears.

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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.|
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781565543249
  • Publisher: Pelican Publishing Company, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 3/28/1999
  • Series: Cajun Tall Tales Series
  • Pages: 32
  • Sales rank: 961,237
  • Age range: 5 - 8 Years
  • Product dimensions: 8.70 (w) x 11.10 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

A 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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  • Posted June 21, 2010

    What an adorable book!

    I bought this book for my niece's two-year old daughter. My niece appreciates her Cajun heritage and wants to instill that same joy in her daughter. I think my niece loves it as much as her daughter does! She got a kick out of the comparison of the 3 Heberts to Goldilocks and the Three Bears. The illustrations are beautiful, and the book is as much fun for adults as for children.

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