Little Pierre: A Cajun Story from Louisiana

Little Pierre: A Cajun Story from Louisiana

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Little Pierre may be small, but he's got more marbles rolling round in his itty-bitty noggin than his four big, lazy brothers heaped together. Yet they just call him runt and ignore him. Course, when the good-for-nothing brothers flub their attempt to rescue a damsel in distress from the Swamp Ogre, it falls on Little Pierre to rescue them. Will this half-pint hero find out that his brothers were right all along—brains don't beat brawn?
Robert D. San Souci and David Catrow, the creators of the acclaimed Cinderella Skeleton, serve up a Cajun-spiced Tom Thumb tale straight from the Louisiana bayou.
Includes a glossary of Cajun words and an author's note about the origin of the story.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780152024826
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date: 09/01/2003
Edition description: First Edition
Pages: 32
Product dimensions: 10.00(w) x 10.00(h) x (d)
Lexile: AD590L (what's this?)
Age Range: 4 - 7 Years

About the Author

ROBERT D. SAN SOUCI is a renowned storyteller whose folktale retellings include The Talking Eggs and The Faithful Friend, both Caldecott Honor and Coretta Scott King Honor books. He lives in San Francisco, California.

DAVID CATROW is an award-winning political cartoonist and the illustrator of many acclaimed books for children. He lives in Springfield, Ohio.

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Little Pierre: A Cajun Story from Louisiana 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Our five year old borrowed this book from the library, and will be receiving his own copy for XMAS. He absolutely loved this book. Its a great adventure. Lots of fun and laugh out loud action. San Souci and Catrow are master story tellers. If you read this story in with a Cajun accent - its even better. Recommended by an education psychologist
MesserPicks on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is an adorable folktale about a boy named Little Pierre and his four older brothers. He is of course the youngest and smallest. This is a great folktale about Louisiana. This would be a very appropriate story to read if studying the south or learning about regions of the US.
katieginn on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
For grades 1-4 this book tells a tale of Cajun Tom Thumb. The beautiful watercolor painting are sure to draw you in. This is a classic story of a triumphant underdog.
bookcat27 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is the Cajun version of the Tom Thumb, which is based on the French version of the fairy tale. There are four brothers and Little Pierre who is the smartest of them all. The four brothers always try to get out of doing any work and tease their little brother. Little Pierre helps his parents and they are so proud of him. They hear about the daughter, Marie-Louise, of the richest man who is kidnapped by the evil Swamp Ogre and decide to go and rescue her. They don't want Little Pierre to help them so they try to trick him and leave him behind. Little Pierre is too smart for them and follows them. They find the Ogre and Marie-Louise but it Little Pierre who thinks up the plan to save them from the Ogre. Then they run into the12 legged alligator and Little Pierre saves them. Then it is the giant Catfish and again Little Pierre comes up with a plan to save them. In the end Little Pierre marries Marie-Louise and all live happily every after except the four brothers who must now work and help their parents.