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Louisiana
Submitted by: Christine Turner, Atascocita
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The Cajun Cornbread Boy: A Well Loved Tale Spiced Up by:Dianne de Las Casas
A freshly baked cornbread boy escapes when he is taken out of the oven and eludes a number of hungry animals as well as having a spicy encounter with an alligator in this Cajun version of the Gingerbread boy.
Little Pierre: a Cajun Story from Louisiana by:Robert D. San Souci
A very tiny but clever boy outwits his older brothers, an ogre, an alligator, and a giant catfish to rescue a rich man's daughter in this Cajun version of a French fairy tale.
Petite Rouge: a Cajun Red Riding Hood by:Mike Artell
In this Cajun version of "Little Red Riding Hood," the big bad gator is no match for a sharp young duck and her quick-thinking cat.
Three Little Cajun Pigs by: Mike Artell
In this rhyming version of the familiar folktale, a big bad gator comes after the three pig brothers, Ulysse, Thibodeaux, and Trosclair, in the Louisiana bayou.
Today is Monday in Louisiana by:Johnette Downing
Illustrations and rhythmic text celebrate edible treats that characterize Louisiana, such as beignets and po boys. Includes facts about the foods mentioned and a recipe for red beans and rice.
Trosclair and the Alligator by:Peter Huggins
Trosclair ignores his father's warning about Gargantua, the rogue alligator living in nearby Bayou Fontaine, and heads off into Bee Island Swamp to hunt for turtle eggs.
Down in Louisiana by:Johnette Downing
A variety of Louisiana animals pursuing their daily activities introduce the numbers one through ten. Includes a page of music.
Epossumondas Plays Possum by:Coleen Salley
Forgetting his mother's warnings, Epossumondas goes into the swamp alone then must pretend to be dead time and again as he hears frightening sounds and fears they are being made by the dreaded loup garou.
Feliciana Feydra LeRoux: a Cajun Tall Tale by:Tynia Thomassie
Even though Feliciana is her grandfather's favorite, he refuses to allow her to go alligator hunting with him, so one night she sneaks out and surreptitiously joins the hunt anyway.
Grandma's Gumbo by:Deborah Ousley Kadair
Rhyming text describes the ingredients that go into Grandma's gumbo. Includes a recipe for Louisiana gumbo.
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Clothes Pin Alligator

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