This miniature book of Gaston Goes to Mardi Gras to hang on your tree tells the story of how Gaston the green-nosed alligator has returned from the swamp and is taking adventurous readers on a tour of Mardi Gras. The things he sees on his journey are the real events that take place during Carnival! In Cajun country, Gaston joins a Courir du Mardi Gras group, enjoys spicy gumbo, and dances in a fais do-do until dawn.
Gaston’s voyage then leads him to New Orleans for even more new sights. On his way, he spies a secret krewe building beautiful floats. Gaston gets to ride along with the Krewe of Zulu as they deliver painted coconuts to the crowds who are yelling, "Throw me something, Mister!" The magnificent parade of Rex, King of Carnival, delights Gaston. The festivities continue late into the night as krewe members dance the night away at magical balls. Come join Gaston in his Mardi Gras discovery!
ABOUT THE AUTHOR AND ILLUSTRATOR
James Rice currently has more than a million and a half copies of his fifty-plus books in print--his most famous being the bestseller Cajun Night Before Christmas, in which Gaston the flying alligator was first introduced. When James Rice is not touring the country promoting his books, speaking to schoolchildren and teacher’s groups, or spending time with his seven grandchildren, he is working on new projects! He completed his M.F.A. at Stephen F. Austin State University and also holds degrees in art from the University of Texas and Howard Payne College. Both his stories and his detailed illustrations continue to captivate readers of any age.
GASTON GOES TO MARDI GRAS ORNAMENT
By James Rice
32 pp. 31/16 X 4
31 color illustrations
EAN: 978-1-56554-889-3 (G)