Spy Boy, Cheyenne, and Ninety-Six Crayons: A "Mardi Gras" Indian's Story

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Ninety-six colors are barely enough for Spy Boy on Mardi Gras Day! Eight-year-old Spy Boy is hard-headed and smart, and this year is the first year he is masking in his father's Mardi Gras Indian tribe! He worked all year on his beaded and feathered suit. When Spy Boy gets lost, he has only his spirit guide, Cheyenne, and his box of crayons to help him find his way. Spy Boy uses the lessons his dad, Big Chief, has taught him as he looks for the Laser Lemon and Granny Smith Apple suits of his tribe.
ISBN: 9781455617999
Format: Hardback
Publisher: Pelican Publishing
State: Louisiana
Images: 31
Pages: 32
Dimensions: 8.5 (w) x 11 (h)
An artist, screenwriter, and filmmaker, Rob Owen has been creating art since he was old enough to hold a crayon. Since receiving his bachelors of fine arts degree from Loyola University in New Orleans, Owen has worked as a professional artist. He specializes in writing, graphic design, drawing, photography, videography, and painting. A native of the South, Owen has lived in Mississippi, Texas, and South Carolina. Although he did not move to New Orleans until high school, his fascination with its people and culture began much earlier. During his early years in the Crescent City, his natural affinity for art and storytelling truly flourished. In 2006, shortly after Hurricane Katrina, Owen was diagnosed with glioblastoma multiforme cancer, a typically fatal disease. While fighting for his life, Owen explored art and writing as a means of acceptance and emotional healing. He is one of the rare survivors of this cancer. Owen lives in New Orleans with his wife, two daughters, a dog, and a cat.
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