Yvette Landry



Yvette Landry is a Grammy nominated, award-winning vocalist, multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, and noted children’s author. Landry sits on the board of Louisiana Folk Roots and serves as director for their Kids Camp. She is a member of The Lafayette Rhythm Devils, Balfa Tujours, and several other Cajun bands. She performs as an award-winning Louisiana honky-tonk artist, who travels throughout the United States and Europe sharing her own music as well as the Cajun culture.

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10:45 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.
Children’s Authors Tent 2
Book Talk
Madame Grand Doigt

11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.
B&N Jr. Tent
Book Signing


Madame Grand Doigt

Marie’s Grandmother Viola always told her stories. Her favorite was of a strange old woman named Madame Grand Doigt (Ma-dahm Grahn Dwah). Legend is, she drifted in the attics of families with children. At night, her long, bony fingers would slink down through the rafters and snatch up any kid who was not doing as told.

“What does she do with the kids once she grabs them?” Marie would ask.

Grandmother Viola never answered.

With only a few weeks before her 13th birthday and the start of school, Marie’s family, and her best friend Scooter, make one last trip down to Pointe-aux-Chenes. While there, Marie and Scooter unwittingly follow the tracks of the elusive marsh goats and discover the answer—a horrifying secret that changes their lives forever.


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