The Legend of Papa Noel
A Cajun Christmas StoryBook - 2006
Around the world Santa Claus has many names. But in a deep, swampy bayou of Louisiana, he's known as Papa No#65533;l. In such a hot and humid place, there can be no sleds or reindeer, so Papa No#65533;l rides the river in a boat that's pulled by eight alligators, with a snowy white one named Nicollette in the lead. On this particular Christmas Eve, it's so foggy on the river that even Nicollette's magical glowing-green eyes may not be enough to guide Papa No#65533;l. The alligators are tired, grumpy and bruised from banging into cypress trees, and Papa is desperate to get all the gifts to the little children. Well, "quicker than a snake shimmies down the river," the clever Cajun people come up with a solution that saves the day. A colorfully inventive Christmas tale, Papa No#65533;l is a lesson in fast thinking, as well as a witty introduction to a part of America that's rich in folklore and legend.
Publisher: Chelsea, MI : Sleeping Bear Press, 
Copyright Date: ©2006
Branch Call Number: JP Dunha
Characteristics: 1 volume (unpoaged) : color illustrations ; 29 cm