Chicory and Roux

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Sophisticated city mouse Chicory never imagined she would venture beyond her elegant Creole home in New Orleans--until she falls asleep in a picnic basket and wakes up in the Cajun swamps! There she meets Roux, a simple country mouse, and together they experience the bucolic bayou life. Chicory persuades Roux to see what the city has to offer, and they journey to New Orleans for a taste of Creole culture. Idyllic picnics and lavish white-linen luncheons offer both delights and frights in this Southern retelling of Aesop's classic fable. Whimsical illustrations and two original songs make this a story you won't forget!


About the author:

Todd-Michael St. Pierre is the author of several New Orleans cookbooks and children's books. He was a judge for The Reading Rainbow Young Writers and Illustrators Contest and is a dedicated gardener and cat lover.

He is the author of several cookbooks and children's books rooted in Southern themes. He has served as a judge for The Reading Rainbow Young Writers and Illustrators Contest and has developed recipes for Cooking Light magazine. An avid Cajun and Creole cook, dedicated gardener, lifelong cat lover, and proud Louisianian, St. Pierre considers himself part Creole mouse and part Cajun mouse.


About the illustrator:

Lee Brandt Randall has a degree in printmaking from Louisiana State University. She works in graphic design, film animation, and book illustration and is a member of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators.

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