Gaston® the Green-Nosed Alligator has returned from the swamp and is taking adventurous readers on a tour of Mardi Gras. Experience the real events of Carnival with him through these beautiful illustrations. In Cajun country, he joins a courir du Mardi Gras
group, enjoys spicy gumbo, and dances in a fais do-do
Follow Gaston® as he travels to New Orleans for even more new sights. He spies a secret krewe building unique floats. He even gets to ride along with the Krewe of Zulu as they deliver painted coconuts to crowds who are yelling “Throw me something, mister!” The magnificent parade of Rex, King of Carnival, delights Gaston®, and the festivities continue late into the night as krewe members dance the night away at magical balls. Come join this gator in his Mardi Gras discovery!
About the Author and Illustrator
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 Christmas®, Rice’s first book, has been nationally recognized as a classic in its genre. Rice taught art and music at both high school and college levels and loved teaching children the joys of writing and illustrating. With more than 2.5 million copies of his books in print, Rice ranks among the nation’s best-selling creators of children’s books, having received awards from Printer Industries of America and the Children’s Book Council.
GASTON® GOES TO MARDI GRAS
Written and Illustrated by James Rice
JUVENILE FICTION / Holidays & Celebrations / Other, Non-Religious
JUVENILE FICTION / Animals / Alligators & Crocodiles
32 pp. 8 1/2 x 11
31 color illus.
Ages 5-8 Grades K-3