Made­moi­selle Grands Doigts

A Ca­jun New Year’s Eve Tale

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Johnette Down­ing, Heather Stan­ley (Il­lus­tra­tor) Pel­i­can Pub­lish­ing Com­pany (FE­BRU­ARY) Hard­cover $16.99 (32pp), 978-1-4556-2393-8

A legend un­folds in rhyming verse about a young woman, once known through­out the bay­ous, swamps, and prairies for her grace­ful hands and gen­eros­ity, who falls vic­tim to a curse. Haunt­ingly dra­matic uses of softly fo­cused dark­ness and light cap­ture the spirit of this spicy Ca­jun New Year’s Eve tale. Chil­dren will be equal parts thrilled and spooked to set their shoes out at night in hopes that Made­moi­selle Grands Doigts will fill them with treats.

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