On Mardi Gras Day

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Dial Books for Young Readers, Jan 1, 1999 - Juvenile Fiction - 32 pages
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Two children participating in the traditional Mardi Gras celebration see such sights as the Zulu and Rex parades, where they enjoy the songs, bright costumes, and gigantic floats. Everything around them is a reflection of the joyful, old traditions.

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User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

It is dawn on a day of street parties, and children are donning minimalist costumes (an underwater mask for a deep-sea diver, a cowboy hat to evoke a cowboy) so that "even those who love us must guess ... Read full review

About the author (1999)

Floyd Cooper received a Coretta Scott King Award for his illustrations in The Blacker the Berry and a Coretta Scott King Honor for his illustrations in Brown Honey in Broomwheat Tea and I Have Heard of a Land. Born and raised in Tulsa, Oklahoma, Mr. Cooper received a degree in fine arts from the University of Oklahoma and, after graduating, worked as an artist for a major greeting card company. In 1984 he came to New York City to pursue a career as an illustrator of books and now lives in Easton, Pennsylvania, with his wife and children.

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