Another whimsical fairy tale by Mary Lynn Plaisance about the Sha Bebe Dolls who live in the sugarcane fields of Louisiana. Cajun Fairies will pull you into another dimension that you will not want to leave.
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Beb's Cajun Doll House
In the Land of Sha Bebe
Author: Mary Lynn Plaisance
Title: Cajun Fairies
Publication Year: 2006
220 pages----Size 6x9
Dedicated to the Spirit of Louisiana
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The legend continues.
Another whimsical fairy tale by Mary Lynn Plaisance about the Sha Bebe Dolls who live in the sugarcane fields of Louisiana. Cajun Fairies will pull you into another dimension that you will not want to leave. A wicked Cajun Fairy, Robes Pierre, takes over the spirit of the enchanted Land of Sha Bebe, in the sugarcane fields of Louisiana. He had that much power! No one, ever had that much power to threaten the doll land. All of the dolls and the residents are put under the wicked influences of Robes Pierre.
Will he succeed in taking the magical land?
If not, who will save the land?
A must read for humans of all ages.
An introduction to the sequel:
A wicked Cajun Fairy, Robes Pierre, takes over the spirit of the enchanted Land of Sha Bebe. He had that much power! No one ever had that much power to threaten the land. Never, since the beginning of time!
All of the characters and the dolls are not themselves. How will the land get back to the enchanting ways in which it once was. Or will the once enchanted land be saved?
And if so, who will save the land and restore the powers back to the enchanted ones?
Will it be Acadia the good Cajun Fairy, Queen Faustina, Marie La Vie, Madame Plume, Madame Poulette? Will the sugar mill ladies group and do something drastic? Or will Miss Betty Lou the school teacher come across and save the land? How about Bagasse Man?
Cajun Fairies promises to be an action packed addition that will hold you in suspense, compared to the solemn settings of the first book. You will laugh and you will cry!
The first book set the CHANGE for the second book which will be much longer.
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In the Land of Sha Bebe
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This is Acadia, the Good Cajun Fairy
!~~ Stay Tuned Sha Bebe Fans ~~!
Miss Betty Lou, the school teacher,
meets up with Acadia, the good Cajun Fairy.
Betty Lou continued to look, but she didn’t see the
fee folay who was speaking to her.
The fairy continued, “Our gossamer wings are what make the fee folay different from the Cajun angels. We have the reputation of being an evil spirit, who seek out its victims and cause them to lose their way along the bayous and swamps, and the evil fairies do just that. They live to destroy anything or anyone who is good. This is all that the evil ones understand in their realm.” The fee folay was very soft spoken with her explanation.
“Then, other fairy creatures such as myself, a good Cajun Fairy, help those who have passed away and are lost. I am a creature of the night who roams the land to seek out the souls who need to speak to me,” she said as she flew down from the oak tree to be along side of Betty Lou. "Maurice told me to speak to you."
"You know my Maurice?" Betty Lou asked excitedly.
"I know only his spirit."
I write books about the Doll Land of Sha Bebe.
Joy, happiness, mystery and suspense thrive in the
sugarcane fields of the Land of Sha Bebe.
Google my name, the Sha Bebe Dolls or Cajun Fairies.
Genre: Fiction--From Nine year to 99 years
"In the Land of Sha Bebe" series will eventually become Louisiana classics.
Considered a Louisiana classic
Mary Lynn's Books are a Louisiana Classic.
Considered a collectible.
Mary Lynn Plaisance booksigning
Excerpt from Cajun Fairies
Queen Faustina woke up with a strange feeling, and she was right. Everything was going haywire!
"Where in the name of Sha Bebe is everyone? What is going on here? This is not good!" Queen Faustina was flustered.
All the while she walked, she stomped her feet down in frustration, thinking of where Madame Plume and Madame Poulette were, along with why the one hundred dolls wouldn't wake up. And, what was up with the sugar mill ladies? Her mind was pounding with unanswered questions. She walked faster to go back and help Betty Lou with that turban wrapped around her head.
All of a sudden, a gust of wind rushed along the braided rug road, and something lifted her into the air. Whooooosh. What looked like the small buzzards that she had seen earlier, picked her up by her two hands and her two feet, and they were flying away with her. She tried to have a look at what lifted her into the air, but she couldn't see anything except dark clouds overhead. Dupre squatted down in an attempt to attack, but they were too fast for him to catch.
Coming to a stop, she saw that she was in a dark gray area that had some type of brownish vines surrounding her. There was no color at all in this place that she had never seen before. She was put down into a rickety, old wooden chair. As she sat in the chair trying to see what these creatures were who took her from her land, a deep male voice asked her a question.
"Are you the Queen who is ruler of the land of Sha Bebe?" His deep voice was cackling and sounded spooky.
"Yes I am," she answered in a stern voice, squinting to see who was speaking. "My name is Queen Faustina, and I want to know where I am? And, who are all of you?" she pointed to all of the dark shadows that she could see, but not clearly. "You have no business entering the land of Sha Bebe," she told them with a demanding voice trying extremely hard not to show her fear as she stayed sitting in her rickety, old chair.
"And you, Queen Faustina, have no right to stop us from entering your land. We have gone into many places all over the world to wreck havoc. Since the beginning of time, we have brought chaos to places where peace resided," answered the voice.
"I have every right to say what I want about the land...."
"My name is Robes Pierre," he interrupted the Queen. "I am the most wicked ruler you know, and I go wherever I please. No one stops me. I always have others who want to follow me," he said loudly, and then laughed with his cackling ha ha ha, that echoed in all the areas of the gray place.
"Show yourself!" demanded Faustina stomping her foot, as she stood up from her chair in her blue night robe. That blue night robe was the only color that she saw in the dingy, gray place. "You say you are a wicked ruler. A wicked ruler of what? If so, then show yourself!" she said with a stern voice. "A ruler doesn't hide in the darkness like a coward."
"You DARE to call me a coward?" asked the wicked one as gray smoke started filling the gray place on the floor area. The gray smoke had a piquant smell.
"I DARE to call you a coward! Show yourself I say," she demanded again. Her fear deepened, but she wouldn't let it show.
"Turn on your beams, my fellow companions," Robes Pierre demanded.
Suddenly, beams of gray light were shining from the fingertips of each hand of the other wicked ones. Faustina had never seen any of this before. She strained once again to see what the dark creatures were, but now with the beams of light shining at her, she was blinded by all of the lights. It seemed by the glare, that there were dozens of them.
Placing her hands over her eyes, she told Robes Pierre, "You don't know how to be a ruler. If you want me to see who you are, show yourself. You're blinding me with the beams of gray light. How can I see you when you blind me?"
"Beams UP!" Robes Pierre immediately gave his order to his followers.
Stepping out from the darkest area in the gray place, Robes Pierre came into view of Faustina. With the beams of light shining upwards, she could now see who was speaking to her. And, what a sight he was. She stood in awe, with her mouth open, slid her hands down from her eyes and rested them on her cheeks.
Taking another look at Robes Pierre from head to foot, she was totally bewildered at the site of this creature-doll thing standing there in the midst of all the vines that surrounded him also. He looked ragged with age. She had to ask. "And, now that I see you, what are you?" she said softly, trying to let the site of this creature sink in.
"Have you not heard of the Fee Folay?" asked Robes Pierre as he threw his cane to the floor. He was enraged that the Queen didn't know who he was. How could she forget him?
Still, quietly taking all of this in, she answered softly, "Yes, I have heard of the Fee Folay, but you're the first one I've ever seen. Why are you here?" she asked with one hand on her chin, wondering what he wanted, while the other hand was impatiently tapping on the arm of that rickety old chair.
Robes Pierre continued, "We have been around since the beginning of time spreading chaos in every land, all over the world. Our kind come from The Wicked Cajun Fairy Realm, he said proudly. And I, Robes Pierre, am the ruler of all in The Wicked Realm. Does that spark a memory?" he boasted again as he bowed and tipped his tiny top hat to the Queen.
"I am here with twenty other fiendish companions, he said placing the tiny hat back on top of his feathered head. "I am here to take your land away from you." He paused and made a clicking sound with his aqua colored tongue, "And, after I take the land, I'll make the dolls extinct."
"WHAT?" the Queen screamed in anger. She didn't know that she had anger inside of her. She was always gentle, kind and loving. There was never a need to be angry in the land of Sha Bebe.
"You most certainly will not take my land away from me," she huffed. "Humans need the dolls in their life! What have you done to the dolls? I demand to know. And where are Madame Plume and Madame Poulette? I am Queen Faustina," she boasted proudly, shaking her head and gesturing wildly with her hands, "and as ruler of the land of Sha Bebe, you can take yourself and your entourage and get the heck OUT of my..."
Suddenly, she was lifted out of the rickety old chair by six of the other wicked fairies and brought to another place. This place was surrounding her with more vines, and it felt like she was in prison. She looked around and saw no opening to escape, so this had to be a prison. Never had she been so restricted in such a manner. Never.
She sat on the floor of the prison, because there was nothing in there to sit on. The wicked ones were no where in the gray area, and she didn't hear any of them speaking. She was alone.
Queen Faustina wept openly.
Review from Sabne Raznik
Welcome to the Land of Sha Bebe
Mary Lynn Plaisance,
The Land of Sha Bebe,
Book II: Cajun Fairies,
Plaisance originally meant for this book to be entitled Chaos, but when Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans and Mississippi in August 2005 that word became synonymous with the fabled City of Music, the Big Easy. The association was painful enough to Plaisance that she adjusted the title accordingly, so that we now have Cajun Fairies.
This second instalment of the In the Land of Sha Bebe series allows us to actually enter the enchanted world of the dolls as if we were Sha Bebe dolls ourselves. Initially, we are given a first person view of that peaceful, happy world. Then things begin to go wrong as if a glitch in a TV screen. The land is threatened by the mean Cajun Fairy Robes Pierre who has a longstanding grudge against Queen Faustina. The trouble is that no one in the Land of Sha Bebe can remember Robes Pierre or the events that inspired his vendetta. We are then taken along for the ride as the resident dolls of Sha Bebe fight to save their land.
This book takes to extraordinary places, from the sugarcane fields that cradle the Land of Sha Bebe to the swamps beyond the bayou to the French Quarter of the city of New Orleans in all of its pre-Katrina glory. The writing is still obviously directed at children, but is more interesting over all. Some of the finer details are muddled and some things are overstated, perhaps even repetitive. However, the book moves quickly enough to keep you reading. One has the feeling that these books would make better animated movies than they do books. Who knows whether that just may come about?
The real charm of these books and their muslin doll characters is that rare and wonderful glimpse of the Louisiana Cajun culture. There should be more written and preserved about this colourful, unique little world.
Review by: Sabne Raznik
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Reader Reviews for "Cajun Fairies"
|Reviewed by J. C. Downer
|I love your book. It's fitting for you to dedicate it to the Spirit of Louisiana, but it's for readers around the world. The rhyme fasinated me. Without giving anything away, I like the way you described Robes Pierre, and his ultimate end. Mystery surrounds your dolls. :) I feel them as human, IN the sugarcane fields. A GOOD READ!
|Reviewed by Janet Smith
|I can't say enough about Cajun Fairies! It has all the marks of a classic. It's life as we live it. Your depth of emotion in this fairy tale is immense. Even the parts that reigned a chuckle in my heart were laced with emotions, and yet, I still laughed at Plume and Poulette's visit to New Orleans. If the Wizard has this impact on me, and I'm sure he will, I'll begin to see dolls with souls. :)
I'm an avid reader. Place a knotch on your pen for this one. It's good.
|Reviewed by Michelle Langly
|Your book ROCKS. It was my Christmas present, but I opened it way early. It's way kewl. I can't wait to read about the wizard next.|
|Reviewed by Rachel Jensen
|Your book was highly enchanting. I enjoyed every page. It's a 5 star rating by my standards. Enchantment can happen anywhere, even in the sugarcane fields. Thanks for bringing the legend of the faeries to Louisiana in such a captivating tale. I knew they were here.|
|Reviewed by Katherine LeBlanc
|Cajun Fairies was a delightful read. I didn't think suspense could be incorporated so well into a fairy tale about dolls, but I loved the suspense that was delivered. A wonderful book recommened for teens and adults. Oh that Robes Pierre was so wicked, but he didn't know what he was going to get, messing with Cajun dolls. :)|
|Reviewed by Dennis J. Whitmore
|My wife bought your book. We're both avid readers of fiction. She left it on the end table, and I picked it up for a glimpse. I wasn't expecting to like it. :)I was amazed at the strength of your characters, the plot of such a whimisical, magical, fiction/fantasy story, with a bang of an ending. I believe. :)
|Reviewed by Nettie Smith
|I enjoyed Cajun Faires from cover to cover. I liked the mystery of the ryhme involved in finding Robes Pierre. Your characters are life-like. A great read! I recommend to everyone. ***** stars.|
|Reviewed by Teddy Plaisance
|Cajun Fairies is a darn good book that's in libraries and a lot of other shops in Louisiana. It's a must read, that was written by my wife, Mary Lynn Plaisance.
|Reviewed by Mary Ellen Hogan
|Glad I met you in Baton Rouge. Cajun Faires is more than I expected. Filled with life experiences told through the lives of dolls as in an animated film. Something like Cinderella or Alladin. I'd recommend your book to everyone. I enjoyed reading every page. I'm ordering two more for Christmas gifts. Congrats on a five star review, imho.
|Reviewed by Margie Vermillion
|Mary Lynn, I wasn't expecting to read so much in Cajun Fairies. It's filled with action which kept me in suspense and wondering how it would end, but I didn't want it to end. I wasn't disappointed with any part of your book. The ending was great! I love all of your characters, but Queen Faustina is my favorite. Keep your stories coming. I'll highly recommend Cajun Fairies to everyone. An excellent read!
|Reviewed by Teddy Plaisance
|----- Original Message -----
From: Craig Leonard
Sent: Sunday, October 08, 2006 10:25 AM
Subject: Hi Mary please post this
Mary I have read your book and I must say that it is a GREAT read!! What a story. Your descriptive narrative is second to none---I felt as though I were in the action the whole time. The "braided rug road"---what a visual!
My favorite character is Robes Pierre-loved him. Can't wait for your next novel to come out. You certainly have a great imagination---WARPED--but that is a GOOD THING for a writer--LOL.
Mary, thanks for all your hard work--all i can say is that it was worth it.
I'm coming in with the email for Teddy. I met Craig Leonard at my doll shop, and we talked for a good hour! He's from Miss., and they have a great literaly group there. He gave me some tips about how to enhance our writer's group.
Thank you Craig. Mary Lynn~and Teddy Plaisance~
|Reviewed by Harry Pension
|Your book was everything you said it would be, and more. I found myself totally occupied with the tales and wondering how it would end. The ending was unexpected, and as I thought of it later, you planned this plot so well. Cajun Faires will do well! You've created a wonderful enchanted land for everyone. Very uplifting story.|
|Reviewed by Julie Deerborne
|Mary Lynn, I enjoyed your book so much. It's not just a fairy tale for humans of all ages. You placed many philosophies which can be used in our lives. I felt so much wisdom in your book. A few of the quotes changed my outlook on my own life. I recommend Cajun Fairies for everyone. I send congratulations to you on your writing. Well done. 5 star*****
|Reviewed by Lady Rhiannon
|Reviewed by Mags~ (Reader) 9/28/2006
Cajun Fairies ~ In the Land of Sha Bebe
by, Mary Lynn Plaisance
Do you believe in Fairies? If not, then Cajun Fairies is the place to start believing! Mary Lynn Plaisance starts off weaving a tale of folklore and fantasy, set in the Louisiana sugarcane fields. There you will find the dolls who live in the magical land of Sha Bebe. There are also the Fairies, both good and wicked and it is with this plot that the story takes off on gossamer wings.
A summary, taken from the back of the book, starts you off with the wicked Cajun Fairy, Robes Pierre, who wants to take over the Land of Sha Bebe. With the dolls under his influence, who will help save this enchanted place? Will he succeed in his evil ways or will magic save the land?
Who are the Cajun Fairies? Also called the Fee Folay (Feufollet in French,) the tale started as early as the '40's in the bayous. Some said it was swamp gas that made those lights shoot in and out of the tree's. Soon, one explanation became a legend - that they were fairies or sometimes the ghosts of a loved one. Some people were happy to see them and other's, not sure of what they were, became afraid. Mary Lynn took them and made them into Cajun Fairies, who came here to help humans.
But why would a fairy doll be needed to help humans? I think some quotes from her book might explain it well.
"Most humans still saw life as a struggle... once they learned the lesson of 'you get what you tolerate,' then it was much easier for them to let go of the battles that laid inside of them, and change was easier to accept."
This is so very true and the point is made with the help of the teacher, Betty Lou, who prepares the boy and girl dolls to go out into the human world, who in turn, help them learn.
On how long time had been in the land...
"Time is irrelevant.... Dolls help humans... without that help, humans would not learn the lessons and wouldn't continue to grow in spirit."
There is a healer, who lives in the swamps with the fabulous name of Marie La Vie. She has a special place in her home where she meditates and she tells anyone who visits her that, "... if someone believed a certain legend or an act to be true, then it was true to the one who believed. Belief was inside of the self."
When the wicked Robes Pierre makes his entrance and decides to take the land of Sha Bebe, the Queen of the Land, is infuriated and calls him a coward. "A ruler doesn't hide in the darkness." And in the Land of Sha Bebe, there is no need for any harm, because it was always peaceful and now that peace is threatened by a Wicked Fairy who "does not know how to experience happiness."
Much like Robes Pierre, "Some beings are like this inside their hearts. Some can't do good, just as some can't do harm. There are more wicked ones of the Earth who had to be addressed as non-productive to the growth of spirit."
The story flies you along on a magic quilt ride, taking you in and out of fantasy and reality, from the sugar cane fields to the French Quarter, in New Orleans. You can hear the people and taste the experiences, just as the dolls do.
But as with all good tales, one must come to an end and what does happen with the wicked Robes Pierre? That, you will have to find out for yourself by reading this wonderful book.
The dolls and the Good Cajun Fairy will have to seet if, "wicked can prevail." Perhaps, like in the human world, "only when the ones who want goodness to exist, do nothing to stop it."
When, "fear is the most powerful weapon... anyone can gain control over anyone else... destroying only for the sake of destroying."
Written at the time of Hurricane Katrina, this story brings a lot of light and much needed fairy dust to those who were left in the dark. And as Mary Lynn says, "...like in the land of Cajun Fairies, they will surivive, because without hope, we have nothing. Hope, kindness and love... The perfect key to living both in the magical land of Sha Bebe and in our human world."
I believe the same thing the author does and cannot sum it up any better then she, "Dreams do come true. Just let them enter."
Mary Lynn can be found at Cajun Fairies, here on Myspace. Please, take a little trip to the land of the Sha Bebe's and let your dreams come true.
|Reviewed by Walter Wallace
|I recommend Cajun Fairies for all age groups. It’s not a children’s book, and you show the readers dignity in the Cajun culture, even though you express your words through dolls. It’s a book for everyone.
|Reviewed by Lana St. Season
|A MUST READ. Got your book. Couldn't wait any longer. You've created a Cajun fairy land, like Walt created a Disneyland. That's the way I read it. Your characters feel like a Disney scene set in the sugar cane fields. Madam Plume is my favorite with the Queen and the Poulette a close second. I savored every page of your story. I give you 5 stars. The cajun fairy gets a seperate 5 stars. :)
|Reviewed by Gloria Morrison
|I heard yesterday that your new book was published. I'll be in Baton Rouge in October. I have your first book. Never heard about cajun fairies but I'm a friend of the Fae and can't WAIT to read about them. Your introduction sounds so interesting!
|Reviewed by Amanda Parker
|I read your book over the weekend. It's not just a Louisiana book. There are messages for everyone to read and learn in the words you wrote. My favorite part was when Madam Plume and Madam Poulette came back from New Orleans. Heart-breaking but I did laugh and cry through out the book. You have a way of spreading many emotions which all blend in well at the right time. I'm now a devouted Doll Land fan. I'll see you in Baton Rouge to get 2 more Cajun Fairies books and I want mine autographed. ::applauding you Mary Lynn::|
|Reviewed by Ted Prejean
|Living in Louisiana, I can't say enough about how you tell this story with a spicy flavor of home. You make Louisiana proud.|
|Reviewed by Janice Helmer
|Cajun Fairies is a MUST READ. Keep the land of the dolls a place of enchantment, because the world needs a place like this to go to now and again. Every part of the book was exciting, and I'd recommend Cajun Fairies to everyone. Children and adult. I didn't want the story to end. But everything ends. (or changes). GOOD BOOK!
|Reviewed by Karen Mayeux
|This is a MUST read! I got the book for my 12 y/o niece (she has all the dolls and the first book), but I could not put it down or give it to her until I finished reading it (all in one sitting). In fact, I enjoyed it so much, I bought 4 more copies; 1 for my San Antonio friend (she's 60) and the other 3 for grandkids and other family members. Great job, BeB! Can't wait for the next one! From one Cajun lady to another -- "You do us proud!"|
|Reviewed by Mary Lynn Plaisance
|Thank YOU~!!! Bringing in 2 reviews from good friends. Doing some editing AGAIN~ I'm having a better go with this book, and I'm very satisfied~!
Thank YOU Gladys~!!!! You are the first to leave a review after you read the book. I'm glad you like it! ya ya mary.*lol*
Reviewed by Birgit and Roger Pratcher 5/30/2006
This just sounds like another wonderful book that one can't pass bye and probably makes beautiful reading even the second and third time around! Lots of Luck!!!
Birgit and Roger
Reviewed by Jerry Bolton 5/27/2006
Haha!!! Gotta love it, Mary Lynn. Just couldn't wait until it came out, huh? I know the feeling, here is wishing you good book sales, I know I'm gonna buy one. Autographed. Gotta love it!
|Reviewed by Gladys Simon
|OH I love this book! You did it again. This one tops the first one. It has more action and trying to figure out the ending was a good one for me. OH I LOVE this book. My favorite part was when Plume and Poulette landed the quilt in New Orleans. I did laugh and cry. But I love this book. (I said that already, lol). Write more adventures of the dolls. I have to have the cajun faiy doll. I'm still proud of you. Remember our,
Sister of the Divine Order of YaYa Stuff, lol. It's still a sisterhood. Congratulations on the book. It's a good one.
ya ya gladys
|Reviewed by m j hollingshead
|Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
|i wanna read it....sounds like a cute story!! :) congrats on the new book! :)
(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in tx., karen lynn. :D
|Reviewed by Birgit and Roger Pratcher
|This was most enjoyable reading and listening! This will be another lovely book, not only for children, but for all those who still believe in life, love and magic!
|Reviewed by Chrissy McVay
|It was wonderful hearing your voice! So happy I got the sound fixed on my computer...|