In Jenny Giraffe Discovers the French Quarter,
Jenny finds a place to fit in. “Run, Jenny, quickly! Don’t let them take you to the zoo! Find a new home, my dear!” urged Jenny Giraffe’s mother after the door to their truck popped open during a minor accident on the streets of the French Quarter in New Orleans. Afraid of life in the zoo, the little giraffe did as her mother said, running down the narrow streets and slipping through an open gate into a beautiful courtyard.
Mardi Gras in New Orleans is perhaps the only place where a giraffe named Jenny would not draw any attention. In Jenny Giraffe’s Mardi Gras Ride, Jenny Giraffe learns all there is to know about Mardi Gras. She learns that purple, green, and gold are the colors of the season and what they represent. In preparation for a ride in the Krewe of Orpheus parade, she learns about king cakes, parades, floats, and “throws.”
About the Author
Cecilia Casrill Dartez, a resident of New Orleans, is a former elementary-school teacher who writes for several newsletters and magazines in the area. A popular lecturer and storyteller, Dartez often addresses schools, libraries, and other organizations with discussions on Louisiana history, lifestyles, and culture. She is the author of two other books in the Jenny Giraffe Series: Jenny Giraffe and the Streetcar Party and Jenny Giraffe Discovers Papa Noël. Dartez is also the author of The Louisiana Plantation Coloring Book and L Is for Louisiana, all published by Pelican.
JENNY GIRAFFE DISCOVERS THE FRENCH QUARTER/
JENNY GIRAFFE’S MARDI GRAS RIDE CD
Narrated by Cecilia Casrill Dartez
JUVENILE FICTION / Animals / General
Running time: 24 minutes