Clovis Crawfish and his pals return for another adventure on the Louisiana bayou in this story, told in both French and English. In Clovis Crawfish and the Spinning Spider,
Simone Spider threatens the peaceful region by building her silver web near Clovis’s mud house. When little Josette June Bug comes to the bayou, she gets tangled in the lair. Will she be able to fend off the hungry Simone until Clovis and his friends can rescue her?
In the adventure of Clovis Crawfish and the Curious Crapaud, Clovis and his friends learn to appreciate each other a little better. Corinne Crapaud is Fernand Frog’s shy cousin. Fernand insists that she is ugly and stupid, but instead of crying or arguing, Corinne puffs up and gets bigger and bigger. When the rain causes Clovis’s mud house to start melting, Corinne is puffed up so large that she gets caught in the hole, and only friendship can save her.
About the Narrators
Mary Alice Fontenot is best known as the children’s author of books on Cajun culture. She created the famous wetland characters of Clovis Crawfish and his friends more than thirty years ago. In addition to the Clovis Crawfish Series, Fontenot wrote several other children’s books, including Mardi Gras in the Country and The Star Seed, both published by Pelican. Fontenot worked as a kindergarten teacher and, for thirty-five years, as a newspaperwoman. Her dedication to children and to her art earned her the 1998 Acadiana Arts Council Lifetime Achievement Award. She died in 2003 at the age of ninety-three.
Julie Fontenot Landry has been honored with the CODOFIL Prize for French prose. She is a member of the Louisiana Folklore Society and the Philological Association of Louisiana. She has written articles for the Louisiana English Journal and the Louisiana Folklore Miscellany.
CLOVIS CRAWFISH AND THE SPINNING SPIDER/
CLOVIS CRAWFISH AND THE CURIOUS CRAPAUD
Narrated by Mary Alice Fontenot
French Translation Narrated by Julie Fontenot Landry
JUVENILE FICTION / Animals / General
In English and French
Running time: 44 minutes
File Size: 55.4 Mb
ISBN: 9781589808119 MP3