In New Orleans on Halloween night,
The spirits rise up and dance with delight.
Louis Armstrong plays, Mahalia Jackson sings too,
And Jean Lafitte comes with his whole pirate crew.
Join these folks and more at this big, ghostly ball.
Rattle your bones and celebrate New Orleanians, all!
About the Author
Author and illustrator Deborah Kadair Thomas resurrects the funky spirits of the Crescent City by crafting distinctive cut-paper collages, an illustration technique she has used in many of her popular books. She has lived all over the South and earned her bachelor of arts at Louisiana State University. For more than 20 years, Thomas has worked with young students in the classroom in both traditional and Montessori settings. She is a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators.
By Deborah Kadair Thomas
JUVENILE FICTION / Holidays & Festivals / Halloween
JUVENILE FICTION / Ghost Stories
JUVENILE FICTION / Imagination & Play
32 pp. 8 1/2 x 11
31 color illus.
Ages & Grade 0-5