The Grand Adventures of Petit Louis
The Grand Adventures of Petit Louis is a colorful picture book that joyfully introduces children to French culture. Petit Louis is an adventurous cat with a curious standard of beauty - he resolves to add an extra touch of class to the city of Paris by painting moustaches on every work of art and area of interest he can find! As young readers follow Louis' adventures, they learn about the majestic Louvre, the French ball game of Petanque (similar to horseshoes), the delight of fresh-baked baguettes, a handful of words in the French language, and much more. (Midwest Book Review, September 2013)
About Kayce M. Swigelson (St. Louis, Missouri Author)
Kayce M. Swigelson, a native of St. Louis, Missouri, studied fine art, French, and English at Truman State University and holds a Master of Arts in French and Francophone studies from the University of Notre Dame. She attended university and lived in Angers, France where her passion for French language and culture became a part of her.
She is an instructor of French and art history and serves as a freelance illustrator and translator for humanities projects around St. Louis, including vintage-style murals and illustrated ephemera for groups such as Circus Flora and Lindy Hop St. Louis.
Swigelson resides among the red bricks of St. Louis and is working on the next book in the Petit Louis series which takes place in New Orleans.