“One realizes soon enough that the authors know exactly
what they are doing: telling the truth about the archeology and the traditions
of Louisiana Indians.”
Percy on Louisiana Indian Tales
Elizabeth Moore knows the traditions and culture of Louisiana because that is
where she was raised. Moore grew up in Louisiana, experiencing first-hand the
traditions detailed in her children's books. Although she has participated in
the Mardi Gras tradition since she was little, as the mother of six children,
she still had the opportunity to experience the excitement of a first Mardi Gras
through their eyes. This, in part, inspired the creation of Mimi's First
Mardi Gras. The story details a young girl's first New
Orleans Mardi Gras, complete with costumes, hot beignets, and king cake. Moore's
own experiences prompted her to write about Mimi's premier Carnival thrill.
Along with Mimi's First Mardi Gras, Moore has coauthored
three books with Alice Couvillon, including Mimi and Jean-Paul's Cajun
Mardi Gras, Louisiana Indian Tales, and Evangeline
for Children. Moore brings her strong cultural ties to her
work, revealing the rich history and events that have shaped her own life.
Keeping close to her native ties, Moore attended school in her home state.
She graduated from Newcomb College in New Orleans and now serves as a writer for
a New Orleans newspaper. She currently resides in Covington, Louisiana.