In the spring of 2017, third graders at Phillis Wheatley Community School read about Compere Lapin, a sly rabbit who was always getting the best of the other animals in the Louisiana bayou. Inspired by these cajun folktales, they wrote their own trickster stories, creating crafty characters and plots with elaborate pranks. Down by the Crawfish Party is a collection of heartwarming and hilarious tales that will make you laugh, keep you guessing as to what will happen next, and maybe even inspire you to get into some hijinks of your own.
To read an excerpt from the book, click here.
We celebrated the publication of Down by the Crawfish Party on May 25th at the Jazz & Heritage Center.