Cajun Folktales by Celia Soper (Book)
Lapin, the clever rabbit, his friend Bouki, the slow-witted wolf, and their friends encounter adventure, competition, and romance throughout the bayous of Louisiana in this collection of entertaining and educational tales.
In “The Escape,” Lapin has a playful adventure as he tries to outwit a very hungry bear. “La Poussière (The Dust)” tells how Bouki, Lapin, and others compete to win the hand of the most beautiful bride in the entire swamp. “Compère Crapaud’s Ride” reveals the cleverness of the toad determined to do anything to marry the girl he loves.
Drawing on the rich oral tradition of the Cajun people, Cajun Folktales collects six of the best children’s stories that have been passed down from generation to generation. Told in the tradition of Brer Rabbit, these stories are accompanied by the beautiful illustrations of Patrick Soper.
This two-sided book contains the stories in English on one side and Cajun French on the other!
Page Count: 32
Orig. Publication Date: 2018
Dimensions: 8.5″ X 11″