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To Carnival!: A Celebration in Saint Lucia
Baptiste Paul, illustrations by Jana Glatt


The sights, sounds and tastes of vibrant Saint Lucia come to life in this cumulative tale of a girl’s journey to Carnival. When a series of unexpected delays disrupts her journey to the big parade, Melba must adjust both her expectations and her route to the festivities. Who will she meet and what will she learn along the way?


Baptiste Paul is a children’s picture book author. His first book for NorthSouth, The Field, received 3 starred reviews and won the Sonia Lynn Sadler Award, was a Junior Library Guild selection, and also appeared on the Horn Book Fanfare Best of 2018, the School Library Journal Best of 2018, and the CCBC 2018 Choices lists. Baptiste loves sports, likes to roast his own coffee, and grills. He lives in Wisconsin with his family.


★ ‘‘A must-have picture book that educates while it thoroughly entertains’’ -- Kirkus Reviews

“Young readers are transported to the Caribbean in this introduction to its culture and wildlife . . . Paul and Glatt’s characters sparkle on the page as they add to their group of friends and realize that they, too, can shine in their own parade” -- Booklist

“Imagine a celebration that lasts for 2 ½ months. You don’t have to if you have this book” -- Betsy Bird, Librarian, @FuseEight

“The vibrant rainbow of Carnival is reflected in illustrations that marry digital art with childlike drawings, and a section at the back educates children on the culture of Saint Lucia and the history of Carnival” -- Foreword Reviews

[H]  Barefoot Books  /  April 01, 2021

0.4" H x 10.8" L x 8.6" W (0.85 lbs) 32 pages

[P]  Barefoot Books  /  April 01, 2021

 0.2" H x 10.5" L x 8.5" W (0.3 lbs) 32 pages