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Gaston the green-nosed alligator, who has delighted juvenile readers and the young at heart throughout the nation in a series of volumes, is back again -- this time to take readers of all ages on an escorted tour of Carnival in New Orleans. This winsome denizen of Louisiana's bayou land was first introduced in 1973 as a feature character in the perennial best seller Cajun Night Before Christmas, which depicts Santa's Christmas Eve flight through the swamp land. In this picturesque volume, written and illustrated by the talented James Rice, the Deep South's favorite flying alligator travels to New Orleans to get a close-up look at the excitement and pageantry that characterize Mardi Gras. En route, Gaston drops in on Courir du Mardi Gras and fais-do-do in rural south Louisiana. Then, in New Orleans, he looks on as krewes build the beautiful floats for their lavish parades. Gaston soon finds himself caught up in the carefree merrymaking that is symbolic of the Carnival season each year in New Orleans. Parades, parades, and more parades! Whether they are held by the renowned krewes of Zulu, Rex, or any of the multitude of other organizations, Gaston is there.
ISBN: 156554286x; Author: Rice, James; Publisher: Pelican Publishing; Format: Hardcover