Gaston(r) Goes to the Kentucky Derby James Rice

ISBN: 9781565540651

Published: September 30th 1994

Hardcover

32 pages


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Gaston(r) Goes to the Kentucky Derby  by  James Rice

Gaston(r) Goes to the Kentucky Derby by James Rice
September 30th 1994 | Hardcover | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, AUDIO, mp3, ZIP | 32 pages | ISBN: 9781565540651 | 8.30 Mb

colorful illustrations are just delightful, each covering two pages, thus giving a powerful sense of movement to the story. --Childrenis Literature James Rice, known foremost as the illustrative master behind Cajun Night Before Christmas, amuses andMorecolorful illustrations are just delightful, each covering two pages, thus giving a powerful sense of movement to the story. --Childrenis Literature James Rice, known foremost as the illustrative master behind Cajun Night Before Christmas, amuses and educates children all over the country through his works.

One of his hallmarks has been the creation of recurring characters from his Christmas stories to his cowboy legends. But among them all no character attracts as much attention as the bayou alligator Gaston, whose numerous adventures introduce children to many aspects of the world around them. This time Gaston leaves the Louisiana bayous atop a Cajun steed named Black Lightning.

Their destination is the world-famous Churchill Downs racetrack, home of the Kentucky Derby. The first jewel of the Triple Crown, this race is seen by millions either at the track or at home on television each year. Now through the lovable Gaston and his antics, children get to witness this American tradition as well. Gaston Goes to the Kentucky Derby teaches children about the grand festival of the Derby in Louisville and the challenges all the riders face to make it to the most esteemed horse race in the country.

Peppered with humor and seasoned with Rices colorful artwork, this is a delightful volume for young and old and a must-have addition for anyone collecting Rices books. James Rice is widely acclaimed as the Souths leading author and illustrator of juvenile books. With more than one million copies of his books in print, he ranks among the nations top authors and illustrators.

Rice completed his M.F.A. at Stephen F. Austin State University. He holds degrees in art from the University of Texas and Howard Payne College and has taught art and music at both the high school and college levels.



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