A Cajun Re-telling of the “Will-o’-the-Wisp” Tale!
“Johnette Downing thinks like a kid but writes like a magician. This Cajun tall tale is a little bit scary and a lot of fun.”
Julie Kane, former Louisiana Poet Laureate
Legend says, if you follow a fifolet, it will lead you to buried treasure. One day, fisherman Jean Paul Pierre spots a fifolet, a ball of bright blue gas flitting across the water. Greedy Monsieur Pierre sets out to find the fifolet’s buried treasure, but will he find what he seeks? Find out how Jean Paul fares in this spooky and suspenseful tale! The colors of the illustrations sweep and swirl with whimsical strokes, and the overall tone reflects the humid and quiet atmosphere of the Louisiana bayou.
|Publisher:||Pelican Publishing Company, Incorporated|
|Product dimensions:||8.70(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.30(d)|
|Age Range:||5 - 8 Years|
About the Author
Johnette Downing is an award-winning and internationally recognized singer and songwriter. Her many accolades include eight Parents’ Choice Awards, four iParenting Media Awards, and five National Parenting Publication Awards. She wrote and/or illustrated There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed Some Bugs, Why the Crawfish Lives in the Mud, How to Dress a Po’ Boy, Why the Oyster Has the Pearl, Why the Possum Has a Large Grin, Macarooned on a Dessert Island, The Fifolet, and other Pelican titles. Downing lives in New Orleans, Louisiana.
Since she began coloring on walls as a child, Jennifer Lindsley has created artwork in almost every medium. She received her bachelor of arts in design technology from University of Northern Colorado and a license in art education K-12 from North Carolina Central University. Since returning to Louisiana, Lindsley has taught age-specific, specialty art classes for children and adults.