Jean Laffite and the Big Ol' Whale
The legendary pirate and hero of the nineteenth century Jean Laffite is the main character in a tale as tall as can be. Young Jean knows about as much as a body can about the Mississippi River, so it's up to him to save the day when the river suddenly goes bone-dry down New Orleans way. A walk north reveals the problem: a whale has swum up the mighty river and gotten himself lodged between the banks. Ever resourceful, Jean manages to solve the problem with a mere pinch of cayenne pepper, making a friend for life at the same time.
Pairing a folksy narrative with pictures full of life, this original story is fun for the whole family.
|Lexile ® Measure||NA|
|Product Type||Hardcover Books|
|Primary Contributor||Frank G. Fox and Scott Cook|
|Age Groups||Ages 4 to 6, Ages 7 to 9|