T-Boy of the Bayou

  • Interest Level: Grade 5
  • Reading Level: Grade 2

Lying on the grassy edge of the Louisiana bayou, T-Boy makes a wish to help his daddy. His daddy’s a shrimper, but the shrimp have disappeared. When a marsh heron offers to grant his wish, T-Boy discovers that the only way to save his daddy is to become a big red fish! In this lively Cajun folk tale, T-Boy sacrifices everything to help his parents—and finds that there’s more magic in the world than he ever knew.

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Interest Level Grade 5
Reading Level Grade 2
Genre Picture Books
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint Carolrhoda Books ®
Language English
Publication Date 2002-08-01
BISACS JUV043000, JUV012030, JUV029000
Dewey [Fic]
Graphics Full-color illustrations
ATOS Reading Level 3.6
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 64362
Accelerated Reader® Points 0.5
Features Reviewed


School Library Journal

“The Cajun dialect reads well and is accompanied by primitive paintings bordered in frames painted to look like wood. For those looking for more books on Cajun life or on environmental concerns, this one is worth consideration.”
School Library Journal

Author: Wayne McGaw

Illustrator: George Crespo