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Cajun Home

Cajun Home

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Cajun Home

évaluations:
4.5/5 (3 évaluations)
Longueur:
52 pages
22 minutes
Sortie:
Mar 30, 1998
ISBN:
9780547995007
Format:
Livre

Description

The Cajun people have a long history of having to leave their homes: first in France, then later in Canada, and even in America, families were broken apart by exile and were scattered across the continent. They were pushed farther and farther south, finally into the swamps and marshes of southern Louisiana. Here, deep in the bayous and backwaters, they have created a home for themselves that is unlike any other place on earth. In beautifully composed photographs and lucid text, Bial illuminates the spirit, resiliency, and warmth of the Cajun people.
Sortie:
Mar 30, 1998
ISBN:
9780547995007
Format:
Livre

À propos de l'auteur

Raymond Bial is an acclaimed photoessayist for children. Four of his books were chosen as Notable Books in the Field of Social Studies by the NCSS. He lives in Urbana, Illinois, with his wife and children.

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Cajun Home - Raymond Bial

Table of Contents

Title Page

Table of Contents

Dedication

Acknowledgments

Copyright

Parlez-vous Cajun?

Further Reading

Young readers may especially enjoy the following books:

This book is respectfully dedicated to the Cajun people.

Acknowledgments

Cajuns are known for their generosity, and many people contributed to this book. I would like to thank the staff at the Acadian Village and at Vermilionville in Lafayette, Louisiana, for allowing me to photograph at their wonderful historic sites. Without the hard work of these people day in and day out, Cajun Home would not have been possible. I would also like to thank I. Bruce Turner, head of Archives and Special Collections at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, for supplying several fine photographs.

Among the many Cajun people I met along the way, I would like to extend special, heartfelt thanks to Dan Guillory, Gabrielle Boudreaux, Curtis Allemond, and Jimmy Guilbeau for their gracious help with this book.

I am grateful to Ann Rider for the opportunity to make Cajun Home, and to Anita Silvey, Kim Keller, Justin Barclay, and the other staff at Houghton Mifflin who have consistently supported my work. As always, I would like to thank my wife, Linda, and our children, Anna, Sarah, and Luke. Together we traveled to the bayous of Louisiana, where we met many friendly people, enjoyed too much, good food, and happily danced a Cajun two-step.

Copyright © 1998 by Raymond Bial

All rights reserved. For information about permission to reproduce selections from this book, write to

Permissions, Houghton Mifflin Company, 215 Park Avenue South, New York, New York 10003.

The text of this book is set in Adobe Sabon.

Book design by Susan Sherman, Ars Agassiz, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02140-2244

Photo Credits

Pages 25, 32, and 42: courtesy of the University Archives and Acadiana Manuscripts Collection at the

University of Louisiana at Lafayette.

Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data

Bial, Raymond.

Cajun home / written and with photographs by Raymond Bial.

p. cm.

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    My rating of this book may be biased. I enjoyed reading about Cajun culture and history, and even I learned a thing or two! This book may be used in conjunction with a unit on Louisiana history or culture. The many photographs of historic items and people helped to bring alive a culture that many may know very little about. However, the book did not have any footnotes or end notes, and so it should not be used as the sole reference as teaching material.