PreS-Gr 2-While visiting his cousin in Louisiana, Paul sends his parents a letter on each day from December 26 to January 6. The African-American cousins explore the Tchefuncte River and listen to jazz in Jackson Square. On the left side of each spread is Paul's letter describing his day (a trip to the Tabasco factory, for instance). The right side features the paraphrased words to the traditional song-"On the eighth day of Christmas, my cousin gave to me . . . 8 bottles of hot sauce, 7 secret treasures . . . " and so on. The vivacious cartoon illustrations bring to life the region's diversity and character. This book could be useful throughout the year, as it is less a Christmas book than a fact-filled compendium of fascinating state lore.-Eva Mitnick, Los Angeles Public LibraryCopyright 2007 Reed Business Information
The Twelve Days of Christmas in Louisianaby Jean Cassels, Lynne Avril Cravath (Illustrator)
Rosalie is sending her cousin Paul a ticket to come to Louisiana for the twelve days of Christmas—and that’s a very special time there, because Christmas doesn’t really end in New Orleans until Twelfth Night, January 6th. And that very same evening, Carnival, with its joyful parades and gorgeous costumes, begins.
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I am from New Orleans and love most books that educate readers of our history and geography. This is a cute book and a great way of sharing but the author needs a geography lesson on the origin of the Mississippi River. In the book it states the Mississippi originates in Wisconsin when in fact it originates in Minnesota! I was also disappointed the editors didn't catch this blatant mistake. It is a sad commentary on our education system! J Peck
This book is adorable. It is something to share with anyone from the South, familiar with Louisiana, who come from Louisiana or who are lucky enough to live in Louisiana now. I come from Cajun ancestry. Delightful book to pass on to my son.