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As children are taken from their mothers' arms, sadness and confusion settle over the crowd and Evangeline ...
As children are taken from their mothers' arms, sadness and confusion settle over the crowd and Evangeline and Gabriel are separated. For the rest of her life, Evangeline searches in vain for her lost love, so that "while her youth and beauty gradually faded, her love for Gabriel never died."
Authors Alice Couvillon and Elizabeth Moore both graduated from Newcomb College in New Orleans and now live in Covington, Louisiana, where the two continue to collaborate on writing projects. Their previous Pelican titles include Mimi's First Mardi Gras, Mimi and Jean-Paul's Cajun Mardi Gras, and Louisiana Indian Tales.
Alison Davis Lyne is a freelance illustrator who lives and works on a small farm in south-central Kentucky. She has done spot illustrations, magazine covers, greeting cards, traditional portraits, and portraits in the style of medieval icons and also paints for the fine-art market. Her love of historical illustration comes from wanting to "see" history as a child. To see more of her work, please visit her Web site at www.lyneart.com.
Retells in prose Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's epic poem about a young woman's search for her lover, Gabriel, after the Acadian exile from Canada.