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In 1945, Jella Lepman was asked by the United States Army to serve as a cultural and educational advisor for her native country. While being driven around war-ravaged Germany in a U.S. Army jeep, Jella noticed how hungry the German children were for books since their schools and libraries had been destroyed. Jella wrote letters to publishers all over the world and asked for donations. These donations became an exhibition of children’s books that traveled throughout Germany. Books continue to be donated by various countries, forever honoring the spirit of Jella Lepman and her belief that books truly can make the world a better place.
In this second book in Greg Watkins’ Big Bill and Buddies Series, the Bad Bird Bunch is stuck in a tree as a hungry alligator waits below. Brendon Mouse asks his friend Ellie Funt to help get the birds to safety. The Bad Bird Bunch are shocked when Ellie, Brendon Mouse, Bartholomew Worm, Bob Cat, DJ Dog, and Bill, the Big Beaked, Big Bellied Bird, the star of Watkins’ first book, rush to rescue them.
The African-American buffalo soldiers, nicknamed by the Cheyenne Indians because of their curly hair and bravery, joined the six black regiments commissioned by an act of Congress in 1866. These men, many of whom were former slaves, enlisted in the army to earn a steady income, acquire an education, and gain respect.
One sleepy morning, two hungry cowpokes decide to make a big, hot buttermilk biscuit. Cowboy Jack kneads the soft dough and adds three pats of butter and a smear of strawberry jam to give the buttermilk biscuit a face before setting the skillet on the fire to cook. When the biscuit is done cooking, out pops a buttermilk biscuit boy—and with him, a whole mess of trouble!
Itty Bitty Betty, the Storytelling Honeybee, collects stories instead of nectar like the other bees. She shares her “beeziness”, taking readers on a narrated journey introducing young and old alike to the real “buzz” on honeybees.
Gaston® the green-nosed alligator, the mischievous hero of Pelican’s famous Cajun Night Before Christmas®, leads young readers through the alphabet as he attempts to gain entrance to college. In the process, he gives them a clever and practical lesson in Cajun French.
Grab your pot and filé and get ready for a delicious Cajun read with your little one. Cay Gibson has adapted a classic trickster tale to tell the story of young boy who lives with his Mama and Papa along the Atchafalaya Basin. When ’Ti Beau goes for a walk while wearing his fancy new clothes from the Mardi Gras festival, he attracts the attention of the swamp’s alligators, who threaten to sauté him and turn him into sauce piquante!
Now you can bid friends and family the fondest Joyeux Noël with these fanciful Christmas cards that depict the covers of Pelican’s best-selling Cajun Night Before Christmas® and Gaston® the Green-Nosed Alligator, as well as selections from the interiors of these two modern classics. Flying alligators, moss-draped cypress trees, and the beautiful bayou will add a distinctively Cajun flavor to your Christmas greetings. Cards.
Cajun Columbus offers a slightly revised version of that historic venture, one in which a pivotal role is held by an intrepid Cajun named Pierre Lastrapes, whose descendents today inhabit the bayou country of South Louisiana. Pierre falls asleep in his pirogue and winds up in Spain, volunteering to use his navigational skills to lead Columbus and his hardy band of explorers across the “Atlantic Bayou” to the New World. Hardcover.
Rascally raccoons, feisty foxes, and artful alligators aren’t the only creatures running wild in the bayou. With a peppercorn nose, a boudin mouth, chili-pepper eyes, and no small amount of cayenne pepper, the Cajun cornbread boy sprints through the swamps in shrimp boots and a cast-iron skillet hat, shouting as he dodges a number of perils along his way. When the boy meets an alligator who’d really like to have him for lunch, one of them is in for a truly spicy surprise!
Drawing on the rich oral tradition of the Cajun people, Cajun Folktales collects six of the best children’s stories that have been passed down from generation to generation. Told in the tradition of Brer Rabbit, these stories are accompanied by the beautiful illustrations of Patrick Soper. Hardcover.
Inspired by the spicy humor of Cajun Night Before Christmas®, Cajun Night After Christmas is the story of St. Nick, an alligator named Pierre, and the Boudreau family once the holiday is over. Boudreau’s children are hollering as they play with their new toys, his wife has spent all the money, and he needs to get away.
It’s the night before Christmas in a tiny shack on the Louisiana bayou, and Santa Claus, with his eight friendly alligators and toy-laden skiff, is on his way. Written in lively Cajun accents, the best-selling Cajun Night Before Christmas® is a beloved holiday classic. With this delightful coloring book, children of all ages can put their own colorful spin on the story. Paperback.
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