Lapin Plays Possum: Trickster Tales from the Louisiana Bayou

Lapin Plays Possum: Trickster Tales from the Louisiana Bayou

by Sharon Doucet, Scott Cook
     
 

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“Full of sly wit and Cajun Spice.”
—Scholastic.com

Chosen as a title for use in the Core Curriculum category of folktales and adaptation for grade set 3.5, this series of trickster tales, stemming from African folklore, bears remarkable resemblance to the Deep South’s Brer Rabbit tradition. The Louisiana version of Brer Rabbit,

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“Full of sly wit and Cajun Spice.”
—Scholastic.com

Chosen as a title for use in the Core Curriculum category of folktales and adaptation for grade set 3.5, this series of trickster tales, stemming from African folklore, bears remarkable resemblance to the Deep South’s Brer Rabbit tradition. The Louisiana version of Brer Rabbit, Compere Lapin, is a mischief maker determined to get the best of Compere Bouki. In a trio of stories that praises brains over brawn, this rascally rabbit seems to come out ahead no matter what.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781455614806
Publisher:
Pelican Publishing Company, Incorporated
Publication date:
11/29/2011
Series:
Lapin Series
Pages:
64
Sales rank:
323,071
Product dimensions:
9.00(w) x 10.10(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range:
5 - 8 Years

Meet the Author

Sharon Arms Doucet is a lifelong lover of folklore who has taken liberties in the recounting and recombining of the traditional tales. She lived in Lafayette, Louisiana, for four decades and taught French for many years before launching her career as a writer. She lives in Allenspark, Colorado.

Scott Cook is an acclaimed children's book illustrator whose work has been chosen as a School Library Journal Best Book of the Year, a Booklist Editors' Choice, and a Parenting Magazine Best Book. He has been praised by the New York Times and Southern literary icon Eudora Welty. His original oil paintings are included in major art collections throughout the country. A Mississippi native, he lives in Sandwich, Massachusetts.

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