With a heritage firmly rooted in the bayous and marshes of Louisiana for more than 200 years, the Cajun people have established a way of life that reflects triumph over struggle. Author Ricket Pittman and illustrator Alexis Braud honor the proud history that has turned life into a celebration, from the fanfare of a holiday bonfire on the levee or the joy of a fais-do-do to the tradition of the courir de Mardi Gras. Glowing brushstrokes highlight the beauty of Acadiana’s famous landmarks and landscapes and showcase the legendary characters who call south Louisiana their home. From the smallest details of daily life to the fantastical fifolet of Cajun folklore, the spirit and the spice of Cajun county infuse these pages. A glossary of terms completes this beautiful primer to a unique way of life.