Madame Poulet and Monsieur Roach

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By Marita Gentry

Publisher : Pelican Publishing Company, Inc.

Madame Poulet and Monsieur Roach

ABOUT Marita Gentry

Marita Gentry
Marita Gentry is a professional artist and has her own painting and teaching studio, Studio Marita, in Southern Louisiana. Her vivid illustrations have earned her numerous awards and commissions. An accomplished teacher, she is involved in several artist-in-residence programs each year, he More...



"Hooray! Here is an authentic Louisiana folk tale wonderfully adapted for telling aloud by one of Louisiana's favorite storytellers. Kids will enjoy singing along as the rascally roaches party while the hard-working hen is away." --Gale K. Criswell, former children's services consultant, State Library of Louisiana Many years ago, Madame Poulet and Monsieur Roach were such inseparable friends that they shared everything. But that was before chickens and roaches became sworn enemies. Celebrated storyteller Dianne de Las Casas tells what happens when a friend takes advantage of another's generosity in this vibrantly illustrated New Orleans folktale. Madame Poulet and Monsieur Roach live in a lovely home and agree to share their responsibilities. Everyday Madame Poulet dutifully works for their food, and she doesn't mind taking care of Monseiur Roach when he becomes ill. She doesn't mind at first, that is. Soon she realizes that her friend has been fooling her all along. While the industrious chicken was working her tail off, the rascally roach was spending his days singing and partying with his friends! With a cluck and a gulp, it doesn't take long for the furious fowl to put an end to her roach problem for good.