Book No. 10
COONCAN: BOY OF THE SWAMP
Years ago in Iberia Parish near my hometown of Loreauville, stories were told of a swamp dweller who lived alone on the edge of the swamp and seldom came out because some people harassed him. Shortly before my grandmother passed away she confirmed more stories of this man whom she often invited to share meals with her family. Inspired by the stories, a new Louisiana character was born in 1981. His name was Coocan. 32 pages, illustrated.ISBN: 0-931108-04-7
Book No. 11
RHOMBUS THE CAJUN UNICORN
In 1984, I wanted to tell the story of the exile of the Acadians and also wanted to create a "unicorn'"for Louisiana. As I first began thinking of a name I opened up my dictionary. At the top of the page was the word "rhombus". T-boy and Colinda discover more than treasure while walking in the woods one day.Through the words of a two hundred year old statue you will learn more about why Louisiana was chosen as the home for our ancestors.
44 pages, illustrated.ISBN: 0-931108-10-1
Book NO. 12
CRAWFISH-MAN'S NIGHT BEFO' CHRISTMAS
Based on the success of my first Christmas story, I published another story using all of my characters, in 1984. Instead of "full dialect" like the first book, it is "sprinkled" with Cajun words and phrases that I grew up hearing. Yes, we have our own Grinch in Louisiana! Instead of "stolen presents", the entire swamp comes together to rescue Santa who has his biggest adventure yet! 35 pages, illustrated.ISBN: 0-931108-12-8
"Dedicated to all of my friends from South Louisiana, who speak with the "Cajun accent' which makes the rest of the world smile."
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January 2012 By Louisiana Crawfish-Man & Little Cajun Books