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Around the world Santa Claus has many names. But in a deep, swampy bayou of Louisiana, he's known as Papa Noe l. In such a hot and humid place, there can be no sleds or reindeer, so Papa Noe 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 evAround the world Santa Claus has many names. But in a deep, swampy bayou of Louisiana, he's known as Papa Noe l. In such a hot and humid place, there can be no sleds or reindeer, so Papa Noe 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 Noe 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 Noe 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."...

Title : The Legend of Papa Noel: A Cajun Christmas
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ISBN : 9781585362561
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 40 Pages
Status : Available For Download
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The Legend of Papa Noel: A Cajun Christmas Reviews

  • Emily Vrotsos
    2018-11-09 14:49

    I am Children’s Lead Bookseller at a B&N in Baton Rouge, Louisiana (aka Cajun country). We see TONS of holiday and Christmas children’s books come and go that are based in Louisiana or published by local authors at small-stakes local-area publishing houses, and many of them are not worth the pages they’re printed on. Not only is Papa Noël the only Cajun holiday story I’ve purchased, I couldn’t wait to do so. The story is fresh and lovely. The illustrations have beautiful rich colors and perfectly reflect the words used in the story. This is my top recommendation for any Louisiana/Cajun Christmas story. It blows all contemporaneous Cajun Christmas stories out of the bayou.

  • Cindi
    2018-12-04 15:06

    This delightful picture book illustrated by Laura Knorr and written by Terri Hoover Dunham, is a great way to introduce children to the various ways Christmas is celebrated across America.Peppered with Cajun phrases and bits of French, the story is charming. Although different than the traditional stories of Santa and Rudolph, enough of the generalities remain so that the story is easy to follow. The illustrations make the reader feel as if they are traveling down the Mississippi River with Papa Noel and his alligators and the voice of a Cajun storyteller can almost be heard as one reads page after page of this non-traditional Christmas story.Read more of this review!http://www.examiner.com/review/have-a...

  • Danielle
    2018-11-10 22:09

    Loved this book! Great to read aloud to kids, and the language is playful and fun. I appreciated the pronunciation guide, and adored the phonetic slang. Beautiful art, and a fun Santa story for the holidays. I definitely recommend this.

  • Teri
    2018-11-19 19:10

    Pretty funny story with alligators instead of reindeer. Papa Noel instead of Santa. Papa Noel lives in a deep dark swamp in Louisiana instead of Santa's North Pole.There is a pronunciation guide at the front of the book with the French word, the correct pronunciation and the definition. Unique.

  • Katherine Moses
    2018-11-26 14:47

    The Legend of Papa Noel: A Cajun Christmas is the story of the Cajun Santa Claus. Papa Noel and his alligators are the main characters in the story. This story is a legend about Papa Noel delivering toys in Cajan country.As a literary teacher, I would use this book in my classroom during a christmas around the world unit. This book would be appropriate for classroom use because it uses cajun dialogue such as pirogue. I could also use it to talk to the children about cajun symbols like alligators and the bayou. The children could use this text to give them a visual understanding of Cajun country.The author Terri Hoover Dunham was born in Baton Rouge, so she is very familiar with Cajun country. She did a great job of taking a familiar Christmas symbol, Santa, and putting a Cajun spin on it. This book can take a well known part of American culture and shows it in a different light.

  • Dillon
    2018-11-10 17:04

    A wonderful alteration to the usual Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer story. This book mimics that story except for a few different details that are included instead. Instead of reindeer Papa Noel (the Santa Claus figure) has alligators that take him through the waters of the local bayous. Rudolph is replaced with a white alligator that gives off a bright white light from his body to lead the way. Also French words are scattered throughout this story, and it includes a glossary in the front to help students know what the words mean. This would be a great book to introduce vocabulary words to young students from other languages.

  • Nancy
    2018-11-22 14:54

    I might use this book for our story time at our Stakes Nativity Event. It's a Cajun folk tale of Papa Noel, instead of Santa Claus. Papa Noel travels the water pulled by alligators, and he makes it through the fog, because the people light fires along the way. I liked the illustrations.

  • Bethe
    2018-11-18 13:54

    Delightful Cajun flavor to this holiday tale, readers will recognize many familiar Christmas motifs. I really like the perspective fo the underwater spread. Endpapers feature the lyrics to a song based on the book, or vise versa, storytime may break out into a sing along!

  • Christine Turner
    2018-11-22 13:52

    This Cajun version of Santa's Christmas Eve deliveries tells of Papa Noël living in a Louisiana swamp and bringing gifts in a boat pulled by alligators along the Mississippi River. www.hcpl.net

  • Dray
    2018-11-16 13:55

    Totally precious; wonderful illustrations

  • Jessica
    2018-12-08 22:09

    Beautiful illustrations! The "cajun" wording can be a little distracting, but its a gorgeous book. Very cute. I love the gator "sleigh" team.

  • Jnase1
    2018-11-09 18:59

    Beautiful pictures. Plot is a little lacking, but kids will enjoy learning about a different version of Santa.