Pelican Publishing Celebrates 50th Anniversary of Cajun Night Before Christmas ® with Two Special Editions
Published 9:30 am Sunday, September 11, 2022
New Orleans– Pelican Publishing is happy to reveal 2 luxurious 50 th Anniversary editions of their traditional tale,Cajun Night Before Christmas Both editions will be readily available for purchase October 24, 2022.
Take the traditional story of jolly oldSt Nicholas, location it in a Louisiana bayou setting, gown Santa Claus in muskrat “from his head to his foot,” stack his skiff high with toys, and drawback it to 8 friendly alligators. The result is this modern-day classic. Fifty years after its very first look, Cajun Night Before Christmas has actually functioned as the design for Pelican’s continuous, very popular Night
Before Christmas series. The Cajun Night Before Christmas has actually belonged of Louisiana’s vacation customs because it was very first released in 1973. A pleasure to both young and old with its rustic full-color illustrations and vibrant story, it has actually ended up being a classic addition to vacation events far beyond south Louisiana, reaching all corners of the nation with its lovely discussion of Christmas on the bayou and the break-out star of Gaston ® the Green-Nosed Alligator
Conceived by J. B. Kling, Jr., Cajun Night Before Christmas ® initially looked like a Christmas message from Bergeron Plymouth Company ofNew Orleans Under the pseudonymous byline “Trosclair,” the story won a Clio Award in 1967 from the Academy of Television andRadio Advertising Brought to life by the gifted James Rice, the funny illustrations of a vibrant bayou Christmas have actually been nationally acknowledged as a traditional in its category.
Regarding the 50 th anniversary, publisher Scott Campbell states, “After 50 years and over one million copies offered, Cajun Night Before Christmas is more popular and more precious than ever. This vacation traditional show a nationwide audience Louisiana’s fantastic Cajun individuals, their language, and their customizeds.”
The 50 th Anniversary edition, which retails for $24.95, consists of 8 pages of curated material launched from the Pelican archives that display the abundant tradition of storytelling within Louisiana and the far reach that a simple (or not so modest!) gator has actually had on Cajun culture, Louisiana, and the whole nation. An extra minimal edition $39.95 Special Edition consists of a slipcover.
Interviews, evaluation copies, and pictures are readily available upon demand. Please contact Hampton Ryan at hryan@arcadiapublishing or 904.671.5506 to find out more.
“Forget Dancer, Prancer, Comet, and Vixen … Good Clement, any place he is, will not be gnashing his teeth.”–New York Times Book Review
“Rice is specifically excellent with facial expressions, whether they are on a Texas jackrabbit, a longhorn guide, a dirty cowboy, or the green and long-nosed alligator called Gaston.”–Library Journal
“Rice is a master at making a story come alive with vibrant comprehensive illustrations.”– SouthEast Texas Examiner (Beaumont, TX)
James Rice (1934-2004) was a recently established illustrator when he worked together with late Pelican publisherDr Milburn Calhoun to develop his very first book, the well-liked classic Cajun Night Before Christmas ®.(* )his long, recognized profession as an author and illustrator, he would go on to produce more than sixty books for kids. In more than 2.5 million books in print, he ranks amongst the country’s very popular developers of kids’s books. With addition to the appreciation he got from the numerous schoolchildren he went to and all those young at heart,In Mr won numerous awards throughout the years from Rice of Printer Industries and the America‘sChildren Book Council. Mr passed away at his house in Rice, Hico, in Texas 2004.May
Award Winning Works consist of James Rice to Gaston Goes (Texas of Certificate, Award of Printer Industries 1979), America (The
Night Before Christmas of Certificate, Merit of Printer Industries 1990), America with Why Cowboys Sleep(Their Boots On
of Certificate, Merit of Printer Industries 1996), America ® (Cajun Night Before Christmas for Not Just, Children Anymore Classics CBC 2002
The Teachers (Night Before Christmas‘s Children, CBC/IRAChoices 2002), and a Why Cowboys Need(Pardner ‘s Children, CBCBooks Mean Business 2002).
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