Julie P. Rowley will be signing her book, The Little Purple Mardi Gras Bead, on Saturday, February, 11th from 5:00-7:00.
When Carnival rolls around in New Orleans, it’s time for everyone to celebrate—including the beads! Hanging from his hook on a parade float, a little purple bead hopes to be caught by someone special. He spots a little girl in the crowd who would be perfect for him, but will he be thrown in time for her to catch him? The bigger and more decorated beads tell him that he’s much too plain to ever get picked, but if there’s one thing this bead knows best, it’s that a little hope and determination can go a long way! With delightful illustrations and a story sure to charm the entire family, The Little Purple Mardi Gras Bead delivers all the magic and heart that make Mardi Gras an experience like no other.
Raised in New Orleans among the Mardi Gras madness, Julie Rowley specializes in early childhood education. She holds a master’s of education in early childhood curriculum and instruction from the University of New Orleans. Her stories were inspired by her daughter’s imagination—a trait that definitely runs in the family as her father illustrated this tale! Rowley lives in Chalmette, Louisiana. Read more about the story behind the book and Julie Rowley in an article The Times-Picayune wrote about her last week.
For more information or to reserve your copy of, The Little Purple Mardi Gras Bead please contact Bay Books at 228.463.2688.
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