Mother Goose takes a trip down South in this new and hilarious collection of nursery rhymes. A cast of classical characters is reimagined on a streetcar, in the French Quarter, and on the bayous. Come celebrate the fun of the Crescent City with such rhymes as “Peter, Peter Gumbo Mixer,” “Old King Rex,” and “Sing a Song of Parades.” Witty and charming, these jazzy rhymes will delight every Jacques and Gilles.
Bright illustrations lovingly depict the sights and sounds of the city. Mardi Gras, music, and food are just some of the topics included with a light touch and a sense of humor. This collection will become a favorite read-aloud for locals and visitors alike.
About the Author
Ryan Adam was born on the bayou and grew up in Houma, Louisiana. An avid reader, writer, and filmmaker, Adam works in the hospitality industry and as a film-production assistant. Two of his screenplays were semi-finalists for the 2006 Writer’s Network Annual Screenplay and Fiction Competition, and he has had several short stories published in Delgado Community College’s award-winning literary magazine, Images. Adam lives in New Orleans, Louisiana.
About the Illustrator
Marita Gentry is a professional artist whose artwork is featured in galleries throughout Louisiana. A recipient of numerous awards and commissions and an accomplished teacher, she is involved in several artist-in-residence programs each year. Gentry’s other titles with Pelican include Beware, Beware of the Big Bad Bear!, Madame Poulet and Monsieur Roach, The Cajun Cornbread Boy, The Gigantic Sweet Potato, There’s a Dragon in the Library, and Dinosaur Mardi Gras.
NEW ORLEANS MOTHER GOOSE
By Ryan Adam
Illustrated by Marita Gentry
JUVENILE FICTION / Nursery Rhymes
JUVENILE FICTION / Stories in Verse
JUVENILE FICTION / People & Places / United States / General
JUVENILE FICTION / Animals / Ducks, Geese, etc.
40 pp. 8 1/2 x 11
35 color illus.