The Runaway Beignet

Hercules on the Bayou

Hercules Faces His Biggest Challenge Yet… The Louisiana Swamps!

Hercules on the Bayou celebrates the rich culture of the French-speaking people in south Louisiana. The story stirs together myth and culture and is steeped in Louisiana traditions. Sent down to the hot and humid bayou from his kingdom in the clouds, Hercules performs four daring labors to escape the immortal queen’s wrath. Woven into the Labors of Hercules are mini pourquoi tales revealing elements unique to the Louisiana region including “Why do mosquitoes buzz in people’s ears,” and “How did crawfish boils began?” Written by an award-winning children’s educator, this adventure will have you shouting “Aiyee!” from start to finish.