“Forget Dancer, Prancer, Comet, and Vixen . . . . Good Clement, wherever he is, will not be gnashing his teeth.”
--New York Times Book Review
New Orleans storyteller, Coleen Sally lends an authentic air to these classic tales.
Side 1 presents Cajun Night Before Christmas®, which takes the story of jolly St. Nicholas’s annual visit and places it in a Louisiana bayou setting. Santa Claus is dressed in muskrat “from his head to his toes,” with his skiff, piled high with toys, hitched to eight friendly alligators.
Side 2 contains Gaston® the Green-Nosed Alligator, which explains the fascinating events that precede Cajun Night Before Christmas®. What exactly lead Santa Claus to move his workshop from the snowy North Pole to the moss-draped bayou country? Why were his faithful reindeer replaced by alligators? And how did he manage to assemble a team of flying alligators for his all-important Christmas journey?
ABOUT THE NARRATOR
Professor emerita of children’s literature at University of New Orleans, Coleen Salley, has brought her storytelling skills to hundreds of libraries and classrooms. Ms. Salley served as the inspiration for Ann Miranda’s To Market, To Market, an ABBY Honor-winning title. She is also the author of Who’s That Tripping Over My Bridge and narrator of the Cajun Night After Christmas/Cajun Night Before Christmas® Audiocassette.
CAJUN NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS®/
GASTON® THE GREEN-NOSED ALLIGATOR AUDIOCASSETTE
Narrated by Coleen Salley
Running time: 20 min.
EAN: 978-1-56554-269-3 Audio