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For some folks along the bayous, the language rolls ...
For some folks along the bayous, the language rolls across the tongue naturally like a good gumbo. For others, getting to know the language of this part of the country can be a bit of a challenge. In order to preserve this piece of cultural diversity, artist and author Don Goodrum created the characters in Lettres Acadiennes to introduce children to the vocabulary of the Cajuns.
Through rich color artistry, the Goodrum's animal friends show children the way of life of the swamps. Each page is a collection of animals, activities, and artwork representing a different letter of the alphabet. Goodrum's highly intricate drawings are packed with so many characters, images, and backdrops that each page of artwork tells a story that can last for hours.
The singsong rhymes will intrigue children while teaching them the basic Acadian vocabulary. Goodrum's years of experience as a reading teacher on the bayous of Louisiana are demonstrated in this colorful alphabet soup of Cajun characters and pastimes.
Lettres Acadiennes, which translates to "Cajun letters," sheds light on the people who speak this language-the Acadians of southern Louisiana. They know how to sit down to dinner with a little cush-cush and work off their worries at a Friday fais do-do. Sometimes it's hard to believe that this life-style and language are a part of our own country.
An alphabetical introduction to Cajun vocabulary and culture.