Lapin Plays Possum: Trickster Tales from the Louisiana Bayou

dc.acquired.locationSpectator Books, Oakland, CAen_US
dc.contributor.authorDoucet, Sharon Armsen_US
dc.contributor.illustratorCook, Scotten_US
dc.contributor.illustratorPictures by Scott Cooken_US
dc.cost.usCost: $4.98en_US
dc.date.accessioned2016-01-25T15:46:26Z
dc.date.acquired2013-08en_US
dc.date.available2016-01-25T15:46:26Z
dc.date.issued2002en_US
dc.date.printed2002en_US
dc.description.abstractHere are three well-told Brer Rabbit tales with a Bayou sauciness: Bouki over a Barrel; Lapin Plays Possum; and Lapin Tangles with 'Tee Tar Bébé. The obverse of the title-page gives a helpful glossary that draws nicely on Wolof and French and plenty of features of Louisiana culture. Each story pits Lapin against Bouki the hyena. In the first, Lapin claims that he is called away to one baptism after another, and the children get the names Commencé, Moitié, and Tout Fini. The second story features first the trickery of taking only the top or the bottom or the middle of the crop. In each case Lapin plants according to the portion he will be getting in the harvest. The second half of this story concerns the possum maneuver that, in this version, has Lapin stealing Bouki's cart. In the third story, Lapin starts his encounter with her by kissing the female tar baby and gets stuck by his mouth first. The partial-page illustrations are lively. The last illustration before the author's note may catch the spirit of Compère Lapin particularly well as he goes jaunting off with two buckets, surely full of something yummy (62). Good stuff!en_US
dc.description.bindingThis is a hardbound book (hard cover)en_US
dc.description.coverThis book has a dust jacket (book cover)en_US
dc.description.note3First edition, first printingen_US
dc.description.statementofresponsibilityAdapted by Sharon Arms Douceten_US
dc.identifier.bodemannBodemann identifier 4.98en_US
dc.identifier.isbn9780374343286en_US
dc.identifier.other9663 (Access ID)en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10504/76477
dc.languageengen_US
dc.printer.locationHong Kongen_US
dc.publisherMelanie Kroupa Books/Farrar Straus and Giroux,en_US
dc.publisher.locationNYen_US
dc.subject.lccPZ8.1.D75 Lap 2002en_US
dc.subject.local1Brer Rabbiten_US
dc.subject.local4Title Page Scanneden_US
dc.time.yr2002
dc.titleLapin Plays Possum: Trickster Tales from the Louisiana Bayouen_US
dc.typeBook, Whole
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