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Little Pierre: A Cajun Story from Louisiana

by Robert D. San Souci

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This story was a very whimsical tale that included an unlikely hero. You would not think that the smallest and youngest of the brothers would be able to out strength the beasts in the forest, yet he can out wit them. This heroic story shows that if you think carefully, you can accomplish anything. ( )
  KrystalKeroack | Mar 10, 2018 |
I didn't know there were Cajun traditional stories! The southern drawl comes out in this book highlighting the culture of Louisiana.
  bault | Aug 16, 2017 |
A Cajun folk story of a boy with a bunch of greedy dumb older brothers that keep him down in life (though he always stays up). Little Pierre is smart and generous and in the end it pays off. This would be a good book when discussing different regional culture in the United States. Or for it's folktale element. ( )
  nicholekoch | Dec 2, 2016 |
An enjoyable tale of a Cajun Tom Thumb, perfectly paired with Catrow's lush watercolor paintings. In a classic story of a triumphant underdog, Little Pierre is disparaged as a "runt" by his four older brothers but, of course, he is ultimately the one who figures out how to rescue Marie-Louise and effect the whole group's escape from the Swamp Ogre. San Souci may have done plenty of homework, referring to nearly a dozen sources he cites, but his use of dialect is inconsistent. The illustrations are superlative. Starting with the cover plate, Catrow's dense blending of color evokes the sticky humidity of the swamp scenes, with enough detail buried in the foliage to invite and reward close examination. The whimsical caricatures of Pierre and his brothers effectively portray their personalities and emotional reactions throughout the adventure, and the Swamp Ogre is perfectly disgusting and monstrous. ( )
  nkoffler | Dec 1, 2016 |
Clever, good author's notes, well-written and well-drawn.
But ugly. A book for Missy, from [b:Miss Brooks Loves Books!|7028661|Miss Brooks Loves Books! (And I Don't)|Barbara Bottner|https://d.gr-assets.com/books/1424498038s/7028661.jpg|7276356], not for me. ( )
  Cheryl_in_CC_NV | Jun 6, 2016 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0152024824, Hardcover)

Little Pierre may be small, but he's got more marbles rolling round in his itty-bitty noggin than his four big, lazy brothers heaped together. Yet they just call him runt and ignore him. Course, when the good-for-nothing brothers flub their attempt to rescue a damsel in distress from the Swamp Ogre, it falls on Little Pierre to rescue them. Will this half-pint hero find out that his brothers were right all along--brains don't beat brawn?
Robert D. San Souci and David Catrow, the creators of the acclaimed Cinderella Skeleton, serve up a Cajun-spiced Tom Thumb tale straight from the Louisiana bayou.
Includes a glossary of Cajun words and an author's note about the origin of the story.

(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:16:48 -0400)

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.

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