120 pages, 8.27 × 6.42 × 0.31 in
September 12, 2011
American Girl Publishing Inc
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 1593696612
ISBN - 13: 9781593696610
From the Publisher
Cécile Rey can't wait for Mardi Gras - the dazzling season of parties and costume balls in New Orleans. For the grandest event of all, the Children's Ball, Cécile is determined to come up with a fantastic costume like no other. Everyone will notice her! And after Mardi Gras, Cécile's beloved brother, Armand, will finally come home after two long years in faraway France. But Mardi Gras season turns out to be even more exciting than Cécile expects when she meets a new girl named Marie-Grace Gardner. Together they form an unlikely friendship - and share a daring adventure! Includes an illustrated "Looking Back" essay about the history of free people of color in New Orleans. The story continues in the third book in the series, Marie-Grace and the Orphans.
About the Author
Denise Lewis Patrick was born in Natchitoches, Louisiana. She received a degree in journalism from Northwestern State University of Louisiana in 1977. She has been both a writer and editor in various areas of the publishing industry, particularly for children.