Blue Heron Press
Blue Heron Press is a regional publishing house started in 1989. Located in Thibodaux, Louisiana, Blue Heron Press is dedicated to publishing materials on Louisiana history, culture and environment.
Here are a few of their titles from their list of children's literature:
Pitre, Verne. 1991. Grandma was a Sailmaker: Tales of the Cajun Wetlands.
grandparent and parent who has hear even one child make the request,
"Tell me about when you were little," will relate to the sometimes sad,
sometimes funny essays in this book. ISBN 0-9621724-5-6.
Moore, Diane Marquart. 1995. Martin's Quest.
Martin's Quest, eleven-year-old martin Romero experiences a special
dream, a Vision Quest, that tells him he has the power to be a traiteur,
or healer. Set along the Bayou Teche in south Louisiana, the story
weaves Martin's school life, where he learns to be proud of his
heritage, with a troubled home life. ISBN 1-884725-14-7 (Hardcover)
Orgeron, Shannon. 2001. Martin's Quest: An Integrated Teaching Unit.
An integrated teaching unit for English Language Arts teachers for use with the book Martin's Quest.
Fontenot, Mary Alice. 1996. Tah-Tye: The Last 'Possum in the Pouch.
a shy baby opossum, is the last of a litter of opossums. He learns
that he can take care of himself while in search of a midnight snack.
Cavalier, Elvis J. 1995. T-Nonc: The Cajun Environmentalist.
is an environmentalist, in touch with his wetlands home and the animals
who live there. Readers of this gentle book learn of the impact humans
have on swamp life and gain an appreciation of the role T-Nonc plays in
protecting the environment. ISBN 1-884725-04-X.
Cavalier, Elvis J. 1995. T-Nonc's School Lessons on the Environment.
A companion book containing five of Cavlier's best teacher's plans. ISBN 1-884725-07-4.
Folse, Pamela. 1995. A Sweet Surprise.
Therese and Lovey as they take their friend from Mexico, Juan Diego, on
an inside tour of a Louisiana sugarcane mill. Along the way they learn
how cane is harvested, weighed in and unloaded. Young readers follow
the process through the mill where the cane is chopped, crused and
boiled. The book contains many local Cajun French expressions and a few
Spanish words as well. ISBN 1-884725-11-2.
Sims, Kathy C. 2004. Louisiana Potpourri: From A to Z.
book is a bilingual book about many Louisiana symbols, places and
culture. Half the book is written in English. When you flip over the
book, you'll find the other half written in French. ISBN 0-9753435-0-5.
Folse, Pamela. 1994. Bonfire Christmas: A Cajun Holiday Tradition.
than a century old, the tradition of building bonfires on the
Mississippi River levee continues in the St. James Parish area of south
Louisiana. In Bonfire Christmas, the tradition is seen through the eyes
of Petey. This book contains many local Cajun French expressions and
includes an easy pronunciation guide. ISBN 1-884725-03-1.
Looper, Robert B. 1993. The Cheniere Caminada Story: A Commemorative.
book about the terrible Hurricane of 1893, which was one of Louisiana's
greatest natural disasters. The storm wiped out the thriving fishing
village of Caminadaville. This commemorative book is a collection of
photographs and text culled from various historical sources. ISBN
For a copy of Blue Heron Press' free catalog,
write to P.O. Box 550, Thibodaux, LA 70302 or call 985/ 446-8201.