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Written for the casual Carnival observer as well as the veteran Mardi Gras fan, Mardi Gras in New Orleans: An Illustrated History is a concise and comprehensive pictorial account of the celebration from ancient times in Europe to post-Hurricane Katrina New Orleans. With more than 350 vintage and contemporary illustrations and 60,000 words of text.
Colorful illustrations of the rich cultural celebration re-create the look and mood of Carnival.
The big day has arrived and the youngest riders in the Mardi Gras Day parade are ready to share their beads and trinkets with the children of New Orleans. But as they prepare to start the parade, their float falters and breaks a wheel. Will the children be able to work together to bring the magic of Mardi Gras to the Crescent City?
Based on a song from Johnette Downing's album Swamp Romp, A Louisiana Dance Party for Children, this rhythmic original story celebrates king cake, the culinary centerpiece of New Orleans Mardi Gras. believed to have originated in twelfth-century France, the cake is an homage to the wise men or three kings.
"No, mon ami You can't catch me "
Georg' Porg' ate crab cakes,
saw one move, cried, "Heaven's sakes "
When he found out the crab still lived,
His plate, he dropped-his face, he hid.