Mardi Gras in the Country by Mary Alice Fontenot (Book)


In this book, Marianne and Claude witness the traditions of le courir du Mardi Gras. The children ask questions about the tradition, learning the history of clowns, costumes and trickery. Rather than throwing baubles and toys, like they do in Mardi Gras celebrations in the city, the maskers amuse the families with their antics and dances. Learn the traditional Mardi Gras chant and witness the excitement at Maw-Maw Badeaux’s farm. The country celebration carries fewer spectables, but just as much history, tradition and fun as the festivals in urbanized areas.  Mary Alice Fontenot

Format: Hardcover
Page Count: 40
Orig. Publication Date: 1994
Dimensions: 7″ X 9″