Madame Grand Doigt


The UL Press is proud to announce the release of Yvette Landry’s second book, Madame Grand Doigt – a spine-chilling children’s story that is brilliantly illustrated and steeped in Cajun tradition.

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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.