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Gaston's devoted fans have followed him since he led Santa's team of flying alligators through the bayou on Christmas Eve in Cajun Night Before Christmas®. Now, Gaston the Green-Nosed Alligator® reveals how those holiday events came to pass. It recounts how Santa, through a series of mishaps, comes to reside in the bayou. His aging reindeer are too infirm to make their annual trek around the world, and Santa fears that Christmas may have to be postponed. However, Gaston saves the day by training seven other alligators to fly. Together, they set a new speed record, and Christmas arrives on time! This second edition features all-new, full-color artwork which brings a fresh face to Gaston's glowing green nose. This Christmas season, Gaston® will continue to bring smiles to the faces of children everywhere, as he has for nearly thirty years.
ISBN: 9780882891392
Format: Saddle Stitched
Publisher: Pelican Publishing
State: Louisiana
Series: Gaston Series
Images: 32
Pages: 32
Dimensions: 8.5 (w) x 11 (h)
"They say if you can make a living doing what you love then you never have to work. I haven't worked in years." -James Rice "Rice is especially good with facial expressions, whether they are on a Texas jackrabbit, a longhorn steer, a dusty cowboy, or the green and long-nosed alligator named Gaston." -Library Journal "Rice's detailed pictures are captivating." -Woman's Day This outpouring of praise is directed towards James Rice (1934-2004) and the outstanding list of children's books he wrote and illustrated. Widely acclaimed as the South's leading illustrator of juvenile books, Rice lives through the more than 2.5 million books in print that feature his work-a record that ranks him with top children's authors and illustrators nationally. Cajun Night Before Christmas®, Rice's first book, has been nationally recognized as a classic in its genre. Rice lent his talents to Pelican Publishing Company's The Night Before Christmas Series, which includes the tremendously popular An Irish Night Before Christmas, Redneck Night Before Christmas, and Gullah Night Before Christmas. It was through Cajun Night Before Christmas® that Rice developed the character of Gaston® the Green-Nosed Alligator, who went on to have his own series of books. Several of Rice's other sixty books are set in his home state of Texas. Trail Drive is just one that both entertains and teaches children about cowboys and Western life. Rice was born on a farm in Coleman County, Texas, and resided in Hico, Texas. He graduated with a bachelor of fine arts from the University of Texas, a master of fine arts from Stephen F. Austin State University, and a master of arts from Howard Payne University. Rice taught art and music at both high school and college levels at such schools as Southeastern Louisiana State University, Louisiana State University, and Dallas Baptist College. When not working on new books, Rice visited schools throughout the country to teach children the joys of writing and illustrating.
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