The endearing hero of many other Gaston books is swept up out of his comfortable bayou lair by a hurricane and dropped in the plains of West Texas. Taken in by a group of rough-looking cowboys, Gaston begins his western adventure, one that leads him through the tribulations facing a greenhorn cowboy determined to ride broncos, tame mustangs, bulldog steers, and lasso and brand mavericks.
Fetchingly decked out in his ten-gallon Stetson and cowboy boots, the unpracticed alligator learns first-hand the difficult life of a cowboy on the range, but he adapts to the challenge, winning the grudging respect of his fellow cowhands.
About the Author/Illustrator
Author/illustrator James Rice (1934-2004) produced sixty books, including the illustrations for Pelican’s treasured The Night Before Christmas Series. Mr. Rice’s first book, the well-loved classic Cajun Night Before Christmas, has more than 750,000 copies in print. Young readers can enjoy more of Gaston’s adventures in Gaston Goes to Mardi Gras and sample Mr. Rice’s other children’s literature with favorites such as Texas Jack at the Alamo. With over 1.5 million copies of his books in print, Mr. Rice ranks among the nation’s best-selling creators of children’s books, receiving awards from Printer Industries of America and the Children’s Book Council.
GASTON GOES TO TEXAS
Written and Illustrated by James Rice
JUVENILE FICTION / People & Places / United States / General
32 pp. 8 1/2 x 11
Color and b/w illus. 3rd ptg.