It took a while but we finally have a WINNER! The son of Debbi from Texas wins a signed copy of Before the Saltwater Came. Please email me your mailing address so I can send you the book. And what does Chaoui (pronounced shawee) mean? It means raccoon in the local dialect of he Houma Indians. Cool, huh?
A contest, in memory of Chaoui, our pet raccoon who heard and heeded the call of the wild before winter set in . . .
Have your child (via you is acceptable) submit an entry stating what the word Chaoui means. The name of every child with a correct submission will be entered into a random drawing. The winner will receive a signed copy of my children’s picture book, Before the Saltwater Came, about the vanishing Louisiana wetlands.
Parents, you may offer help commensurate with the child’s age, OK? Encourage them to find it on their own, if they can. If you use an outside source, please post the URL or the name of the book you used to help you find the correct answer.
You have until 9 p.m. CST Wednesday.
Thanks and Good Luck!