Gaston® Goes To Mardi Gras (Gaston® Series)
Gaston® Goes to Mardi Gras (Gaston® Series)
Gaston the green-nosed alligator has returned from the swamp and is taking adventurous readers on a tour of Mardi Gras.
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"Come to Mardi Gras!" beckons a poster in the bayou, and Gastonï¿½ the Green-Nosed Alligator can't resist. Beads, doubloons, and parades--New Orleans is Gaston's coconut as he takes in the joyous Fat Tuesday celebrations of the Crescent City.
Gaston gets a true taste of the festivities, from the traditional courir du Mardi Gras and fais-do-do of rural southern Louisiana to the Carnival of the big city. He spies on the float builders, rides a Krewe of Zulu parade float, plays a triangle for Rex's carnival ball, and admires the lavish, eerie, and traditional floats the parades have to offer. During the making of this book, well-known Mardi Gras historian Leonard V. Huber authenticated the historical accuracy of the events, balls, and parades that Gaston encounters.
James Rice (1934-2004), in his long, distinguished career as an author and illustrator, produced more than sixty children's books, among them several additions to The Night Before Christmas Series. Cajun Night Before Christmasï¿½, Rice's first book, has been nationally recognized as a classic...