As Christmastime approaches in New Orleans, the city gears up for all of its annual traditions. There is the big Christmas parade and caroling at Jackson Square. Some even take trips to the bayou country to see the lighting of the bonfires that guide a special visitor to the homes of Louisiana on Christmas Eve. If some of these traditions sound a little out of the ordinary, then you are right along with New Orleans’ newest resident, Jenny Giraffe.
The star of Jenny Giraffe Discovers the French Quarter and Jenny Giraffe and the Streetcar Party is going to celebrate her first Christmas. The excitement of the city gearing up for the special day is rubbing off on her. But there is even more anticipation in Jenny’s heart as she hears about the arrival of Papa Noël, who brings gifts and joy to the children of Louisiana. Being the curious sort that she is, Jenny has lots of questions about the holiday and with the help of her friends T-Boy, Lita, Claude, and Angelle, she comes to learn about the rich traditions of Christmas in her city, the story of Baby Jesus’ birth, and all about Papa Noël.
Jenny Giraffe Discovers Papa Noël brings the holiday spirit to homes everywhere through the fun-loving adventures of everyone’s favorite four-legged artist. It shares in the warmth and love of family while showing children that there are differences in celebrations that exist even in the same culture.
About the Author
Cecilia Casrill Dartez is a former elementary school teacher and the author of the two other Jenny Giraffe books as well as The Louisiana Plantation Coloring Book. She is a popular storyteller who often addresses schools, libraries, and private organizations about the history of Louisiana.
About the Illustrator
Andy Green is a free-lance commercial artist from Picayune, Mississippi, Green has a clientele base that stretches through the Gulf Coast regions of Mississippi and Louisiana and includes commercial billboard advertising groups, auto dealerships, and building design companies.
JENNY GIRAFFE DISCOVERS PAPA NOEL
By Cecilia Casrill Dartez
Illustrated by Andy Green
JUVENILE FICTION / Animals / General
JUVENILE FICTION / Holidays & Celebrations / Christmas & Advent
32 pp. 8 1/2 x 11
22 Full-color illustrations
ISBN: 9781565540842 hc
Also Available on Audiocassette