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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.
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.
In a spicy and sweet sequel to her best-selling book, The Cajun Cornbread Boy, author Dianne de Las Casas brings to life a new friend for the Cornbread Boy—the sticky sweet Buttermilk Biscuit Girl.
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!
When fisherman Paul catches a talking fish, it promises to grant him a wish if he lets it go. Eventually everyone learns that you must be careful what you wish for if you want to hang on to what’s really important.
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.
This classic tale now becomes an ornament. A minature version of Cajun Night Before Christmas® suitable for hanging on any christmas tree. Hanger is provided! Ornament.
Master storyteller Coleen Salley narrates two timeless family Christmas stories, capturing the unique sounds of the bayou.
Storyteller Tommy Joe Breaux lends an authentic air to these classic tales.
The first narration, Cajun Night Before Christmas®, takes the story of jolly St. Nicholas’s annual visit and places it in a Louisiana bayou setting. The next story, Gaston® the Green-Nosed Alligator, explains the fascinating events that precede Cajun Night Before Christmas®.
Take the classic story of jolly old St. Nicklus, place it in a Louisiana bayou, dress Santa Claus in muskrat “from his head to his toes,” pile his skiff high with toys, and hitch it to eight friendly alligators. The result is a delightful twist on an old and familiar tale. It is Christmas on the bayou. Hardcover.
St. Nicholas piles his skiff high with toys and hitches it to 8 flying alligators on the bayou. Boxed.
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.
Based on the classic E.T.A. Hoffmann tale, this story takes place outside of New Iberia, Louisiana, on Bayou Teche. Young Merrae dances to the sound of Zydeco music and eats gumbo during her family’s festive Christmas fete. When her godfather, Parrain Comeaux, arrives, he presents the children with gifts, including a Nutcracker for Merrae.
As author David R. Collins traveled around Illinois, librarians and teachers everywhere begged him to write a book about the noble Polish patriot, Casimir Pulaski. The teachers complained that there was a Pulaski state holiday, as well as Pulaski towns, schools, and streets across the country, yet few students know who he was or what he did.
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