A Catfish Tale
Deep in the bayou, a Cajun fisherman named Jack catches a magic fish that offers to grant wishes in exchange for being set free. Jack doesn’t have a lot of wishes, but his wife Jolie sure does—for a mansion, a paddleboat, fame, and fortune! With each wish, all the fish says is, “Ah, tooloulou if that ain’t the easiest thing to do.” But when Jolie wants to be crowned Mardi Gras queen, have things gone too far?
Illustrated by Gerald Guerlais
About Whitney Stewart (New Orleans, Louisiana Author)
Whitney Stewart was born in Boston and graduated from Brown University with a degree in children’s literature and linguistics. She has lived overseas — France, Germany, India, and Japan — where she relished the culinary variety. She’s always had a passion for writing nonfiction for kids. To research her books, she’s trekked with Sir Edmund Hillary in Nepal and hiked to Buddhist monasteries in Tibet and Japan. She's interviewed two Nobel laureates — the Dalai Lama and Aung San Suu Kyi — in their homes.
Stewart’s publications include: Mindful Kids: 50 Mindfulness Activities for Kindness, Focus, and Calm. (Barefoot Books, fall 2017); What’s on Your Plate? (Sterling, 2018); What Do You Celebrate? (Sterling 2019), and her newest, Genomics: A Revolution of Health and Disease Discovery, co-authored with her husband Dr. Hans C Andersson MD.
When Stewart is not reading, writing, or traveling, she teaches mindfulness and meditation to children. She lives in New Orleans.