Gaston Lays an Offshore Pipeline

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After adventuring through Louisiana's placid swamplands and Texas's prairies, the irrepressible, friendly alligator named Gaston directs his attention offshore to assist some new-found friends in laying a pipeline.

While lolling lazily in the cool of the bayou, Gaston has his curiosity stirred by a huge barge loaded with pipes. He follows it to the Gulf of Mexico, where he soon gets outfitted in a hardhat and steel-toed shoes and happily joins ...

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Overview

After adventuring through Louisiana's placid swamplands and Texas's prairies, the irrepressible, friendly alligator named Gaston directs his attention offshore to assist some new-found friends in laying a pipeline.

While lolling lazily in the cool of the bayou, Gaston has his curiosity stirred by a huge barge loaded with pipes. He follows it to the Gulf of Mexico, where he soon gets outfitted in a hardhat and steel-toed shoes and happily joins the crew in laying an offshore pipeline to obtain much-needed oil.

Gaston finds that the life of an offshoreman is not easy, but he enthusiastically accepts every assignment. As a welder, a diver, and a rigger, Gaston proves that alligators, too, can contribute to solving the energy crisis.

Widely acclaimed as the South's leading illustrator of juvenile books, James Rice was the illustrator and/or author of sixty-six titles, including eighteen titles in The Night Before Christmas Series. There are almost two million copies of his books in print. He taught art at the grammar-school, high-school, and university levels and enjoyed talking to schoolchildren across the country about writing and art. James Rice passed away at his home in Hico, Texas, in May 2004.

Gaston, the green-nosed alligator, heads offshore, dons a hard hat and steel toes, and helps pipeliners lay a pipeline.

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  • ISBN-13: 9780882891774
  • Publisher: Pelican Publishing Company, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 6/10/1982
  • Pages: 32
  • Age range: 5 - 8 Years
  • Product dimensions: 8.89 (w) x 11.32 (h) x 0.35 (d)

Meet the Author

James Rice (1934-2004), in his long, distinguished career as an author and illustrator, produced more than sixty children's books, among them several additions to The Night Before Christmas Series. Cajun Night Before Christmas , Rice's first book, has been nationally recognized as a classic in its genre. Rice taught art and music at both high school and college levels and loved teaching children the joys of writing and illustrating. With more than 2.5 million copies of his books in print, Rice ranks among the nation's best-selling creators of children's books, having received awards from Printer Industries of America and the Children's Book Council.

James Rice (1934-2004), in his long, distinguished career as an author and illustrator, produced more than sixty children's books, among them several additions to The Night Before Christmas Series. Cajun Night Before Christmas , Rice's first book, has been nationally recognized as a classic in its genre. Rice taught art and music at both high school and college levels and loved teaching children the joys of writing and illustrating. With more than 2.5 million copies of his books in print, Rice ranks among the nation's best-selling creators of children's books, having received awards from Printer Industries of America and the Children's Book Council.

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