Mardi Gras


The Culture of Mardi Gras
Mardi Gras: Chronicles of the New Orleans Carnival Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781455617647
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Published: Pelican Publishing Company - September 10th, 2013

This extravagantly illustrated volume from a well-respected New Orleans expert covers such topics as the place of the old-line krewes in the evolution of Mardi Gras, women's groups, flambeaux, the Carnival foods, and more. Even with its loyalty to tradition, Carnival in New Orleans has changed dramatically since the 1980s.


Mardi Gras in New Orleans Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780930892449
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Published: Arthur Hardy Enterprises, Inc. - January 2014

Written for the casual Carnival observer as well as the veteran Mardi Gras fan, Mardi Gras in New Orleans: An Illustrated History is a concise and comprehensive pictorial account of the celebration from ancient times in Europe to post-Hurricane Katrina New Orleans. With more than 350 vintage and contemporary illustrations and 60,000 words of text.


Dinosaur Mardi Gras Cover Image
$19.88
ISBN: 9781589809666
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Published: Pelican Publishing Company - December 19th, 2011

"It's a roaring reading party Pass out the sparkly beads, put on the catchy Mardi Gras tunes, and let the kids CHOMP CHOMP and STOMP STOMP to the infectious beat of Dinosaur Mardi Gras. A perfect read-aloud "
-John Schumacher, librarian, founder of MrSchuReads.com, a 2011 Library Journal Mover & Shaker


Big Chief Harrison and the Mardi Gras Indians Cover Image
By Al Kennedy, Herreast Harrison (Foreword by)
$40.95
ISBN: 9781589806962
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Published: Pelican Publishing Company - February 2010

Big Chief of the Guardian of the Flames, philosopher, family man, and advocate for education, Donald Harrison took center stage in life. He demanded a well-deserved respect from his peers.


Mardi Gras Indians Cover Image
By Michael Smith, Alan Govenar (Foreword by)
$39.95
ISBN: 9780882898964
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Published: Pelican Publishing Company - March 31st, 1994

One of the most dazzling elements of the Mardi
Gras celebrations, the Mardi Gras Indians receive the attention and respect of
carnival-goers for their elaborately beaded costumes and entertaining dances.
But what few realize about the groups is that the parading is more than just
for show. Costuming, dancing, and all of the rituals of these groups are acts


Mardi Gras Treasures: Jewelry of the Golden Age Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781565547254
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Published: Pelican Publishing Company - October 2006

Exquisite in design and craftsmanship, Mardi Gras jewelry, offered as favors by krewe members, are cherished gifts, proudly worn year after year by the lucky recipients. As is everything related to Mardi Gras, these specially designed and crafted keepsakes are unique to the celebration and reveal the intricate detail observed in carrying out the annual tradition.


Mardi Gras Treasures-Costume: Costume Designs of the Golden Age Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781565547247
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Published: Pelican Publishing Company - September 30th, 2002

The fantastic costumes of Carnival's Golden Age (1870-1930) depicted themes drawn from mythology, epic literature, history, nature, and whimsy. Beginning with the first tableaux and pageant balls of the Twelfth Night Revelers, Rex, and the Knights of Momus, Golden Age costume design was a tremendous spectacle of whimsy, mythology, and satire.


Mardi Gras Treasures: Invitations of the Golden Age Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781565547223
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Published: Pelican Publishing Company - September 25th, 2000

New Orleans collectibles, and especially Mardi Gras collectibles, continue to be popular worldwide. This gorgeous volume of vintage Mardi Gras ball invitations, dance cards, and admit cards shows off just what kinds of collectibles are still available. Mardi Gras Treasures offers a wonderful look back on the glories of Carnival art, in a single volume that is itself a collector's item.


Mardi Gras Treasures-Float: Float Designs of the Golden Age Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781565547230
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Published: Pelican Publishing Company - October 31st, 2001

The fantastic parade floats of Carnival's Golden Age (1870-1930) depicted themes drawn from mythology, epic literature, history, nature, and whimsy. The glimmering processions of the masked gods and bearded kings of New Orleans Carnival occupy a central position among the rites and glories of this great festival.


Mardi Gras: A Pictorial History of Carnival in New Orleans Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780882891606
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Published: Pelican Publishing Company - January 31st, 1976

In this pictorial study, the author recounts the history of Carnival in New Orleans, bringing to life in photographs and in text the color, the pulse, and the pageantry that have earned for this annual extravaganza the distinction as "the greatest free show on earth " Author Leonard Huber traces the evolution of carnival from its modest beginnings, including: Lavish balls during the American re


Jenny Giraffe's Mardi Gras Ride Cover Image
By Cecilia Dartez, Andy Green (Illustrator)
$19.88
ISBN: 9781565541825
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Published: Pelican Publishing Company - December 31st, 1996

Mardi Gras in New Orleans is perhaps the only place where a.


Gaston Goes to Mardi Gras (Gaston(r)) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781565547735
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Published: Pelican Publishing Company - January 31st, 2000

Gaston 1/2 the Green-nosed Alligator has returned from the swamp and is taking adventurous readers on a colorful tour of Mardi Gras. From the Jefferson City Buzzards, the oldest marching group in the city, to the Krewes of Rex and Zulu, author and illustrator James Rice captures the magic of the carnival season in a coloring book designed for children of all ages.


D. J. and the Zulu Parade (D.J.) Cover Image
By Denise McConduit, Emile Henriquez (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9781565540637
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Published: Pelican Publishing Company - December 31st, 1994

Every child loves the fun and excitement of
wearing costumes and pretending. Now imagine if you got the chance to dress up
and ride in a Mardi Gras parade. That is exactly what happens to the main
character in D.J. AND THE ZULU PARADE . Yet riding on the popular
Zulu parade on Fat Tuesday, dressed as a page to the queen of Zulus, he finds


Mimi's First Mardi Gras Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780882898407
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Published: Pelican Publishing Company - November 1991

Mimi awakens on Fat Tuesday morning and hurries to a breakfast of hot beignets (French doughnuts). At the table, Mimi's parents explain Mardi Gras traditions such as king cake, and the observances of Ash Wednesday and Lent.