Colorful illustrations of the rich cultural celebration re-create the look and mood of Carnival.
- Pelican Publishing Company, Incorporated
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- Product dimensions:
- 8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x (d)
- Age Range:
- 5 - 8 Years
Meet the Author
Alice Couvillon and Elizabeth Moore are both Louisiana natives who reside in Covington and graduated from Newcomb College in New Orleans.
Alice Couvillon and Elizabeth Moore are both Louisiana natives who reside in Covington and graduated from Newcomb College in New Orleans. Together they wrote the Pelican titles Mimiís First Mardi Gras, Mimi and Jean-Paulís Cajun Mardi Gras, and Louisiana Indian Tales.
Illustrator Marilyn Carter Rougelot, who also provided the illustrations for Mimi's First Mardi Gras and Mimi and Jean-Paul's Cajun Mardi Gras as well as Portraits of Extraordinary Women, is a native New Orleanian. She began her art training in the city's Vieux Carr and is an accomplished painter specializing in portraiture.
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Thru the eye's of a child, wonderful memories of the event are indeed magnified and impressionable! First Lady Laura Bush read this story to a class of Parisian children. Ideally, this book is a wonderful reference to share with children about how our regional customs do vary. The illustrations are beautifully depicted as one can just imagine how children celebrate the unique tradition of Mardi Gras.
This is a cute story, but a child will struggle reading it on his own. I was hoping the vocabulary would be more "kid friendly" for my kindergarteners. It was also a little too lengthy to read aloud. I could only show them some of the pictures of Mardi Gras.
I had purchased this book online with the intention of reading it to my elementary school students (K-4) as an introduction to Mardi Gras. However, after a few pages, I realized that it would not be appropriate for ANY grade level. The text was much too long-winded for the younger students, while the tone and ideas were appropriate for the younger students but would make the older students feel patronized. The narrative took many "explanatory" detours, and even I got lost trying to figure out what was important in the book. I promptly returned this book, and I would not recommend it to anyone. The one star I gave it were for the illustrations, which were quite pretty.
My granddaughter fell in love with this book when we checked it out from our local library. She was crushed to learn that someone else had checked it out and not returned it last summer, so I was delighted to find it still available. While our family has never been to Mardi Gras, we both adored the story, and Marilyn Rougelot's lavish illustrations are truly works of art. It is clearly written for middle-school children, but even at 3 years of age, she found it enchanting.