Connie Collins Morgan



Connie Collins Morgan grew up in a culture of French-speaking people in Lafayette, Louisiana. She has a degree in elementary education from the University of Southwestern Louisiana and an MFA in Children's Literature from Hollins University. The Runaway Beignet, Hercules on the Bayou, and The Cajun Fisherman and His Wife are children’s books written by Morgan that celebrate the south Louisiana French culture.She has 25 years of experience in elementary education as a distinguished-ranked educator.

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12:45 p.m. to 1:15 p.m.
Children’s Authors Tent 1
Book Talk
The Cajun Fisherman and His Wife

1:30 p.m. to 2:15 p.m.
Barnes & Noble Bookselling Tent
Book Signing


The Cajun Fisherman and His Wife

When is enough really enough?

Bon Dieu! In this Cajun take on a Brothers Grimm classic, can you ever have too much of a good thing? When fisherman Paul catches a talking fish, it promises to grant him a wish if he lets it go. As proof, the supernatural sac-à-lait piles crawfish into his boat. Paul returns home with his reward. It seems his wife is just not satisfied! She dreams up progressively outlandish demands each time he returns home. Eventually everyone learns that you must be careful what you wish for if you want to hang on to what’s really important. In this third collaboration between author Connie Collins Morgan and illustrator Herb Leonhard, the wonderfully woven tale is brought to life with moody and expressive images with a Louisiana flair. Readers of all ages will delight in this soon-to-be classic Cajun tale!


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