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Little Laveau by Erin Rovin

Storytime: Little Laveau, a magical bedtime story by Erin Rovin

It’s storytime from Confetti Park! In this episode, we hear the sweet and clever tale of Little Laveau, narrated by the author, Erin Rovin. Little Laveau is an enchanting little bedtime story set in the Louisiana bayou. Laveau is a lovable character who draws on her deep family roots and the magical environment for inspiration as she helps […]

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Storytime: The Girl Who Danced with the Devil

In this episode of Confetti Park, we hear an old folk tale called, “The Girl Who Danced with the Devil.” It is narrated for you by Catherine Golden, an early childhood teacher living in New Orleans. This tale originates in French Acadia culture (you can find it in the delightful Danny Kaye’s Around the World Story Book) and […]

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Storytime: Dixie the Old Dawg by Tommie Townsley

South Louisiana children’s author Tommie Townsley narrates the story of Dixie the Old Dawg for Confetti Park! Dixie The Ole Dawg is a true classic country “Cajun Tale” set in Southwest Louisiana. This inspiring tale is about a dog who was abandoned by her family during a hurricane. After the storm, she finds her way […]

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Storytime: The Lord’s Supper by Ms. Chocolate

In this episode of Confetti Park, we hear a wonderful and true childhood story from the Louisiana-born storyteller Ms. Chocolate. This is a story about when she attended her first Lord’s Supper at the Galilee Baptist Church in Alexandria, Louisiana. Ms. Chocolate was only four years old, but she was looking forward to the supper […]

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The Jungle Grapevine

Storytime: The Jungle Grapevine by Alex Beard

In this episode of Confetti Park we hear The Jungle Grapevine by author Alex Beard! Alex is a fine artist who paints and draws beautiful animals and other inspiring sights from the natural world. He owns an art studio and gallery at 608 Julia Street where he displays his work, and which serves as a […]

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Storytime: A misadventure in beekeeping by Dan Hobgood

Today’s featured story is the childhood memoir of a Louisiana beekeeper. This is Dan Hobgood, of Shreveport. He owns the company Bee-Goods, which is headquartered in the north part of Sportsman’s Paradise (that’s one of Louisiana’s nicknames). The bees are raised in the gently rolling hills of Ida, Louisiana on the family homestead nestled near a […]

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