ISBN: 1565540697; Author: Moore, Elizabeth et al; Publisher: Pelican Publishing; Format: Hardcover; Mimi told Tante Conette all of the family news as they walked into the house that was warm with the smell of spicy jambalaya. When they had finished their dinner, the family took their pecan pie dessert outside to sit on the porch in the moonlit night. When Mimi asked Uncle Rabbit to tell her all about the Cajun Mardi Gras, slowly began -- "Mimi, our Mardi Gras goes back further in time than your New Orleans Mardi Gras ....It's totally different, you'll see. Mimi and Jean-Paul's Cajun Mardi Gras is an explanation and a celebration of the Courir du Mardi Gras, or "Running of Mardi Gras." Mimi, a native New Orleanian, has never seen this spectacle. Through Aunt Conette, Uncle Rabbit, and her cousin Jean-Paul, she will hear the history and customs of this little-known event. It will be one she will not soon forget. With authentic details from the building of the screen mask to the chasing of the chicken for the gumbo, this story will surely stir up interest in this unique cultural festival.