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Gaston Drills an Offshore Oil Well

Rice, James

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ISBN 10: 0882892894 / ISBN 13: 9780882892894
Published by Pelican Pub Co Inc, 1982
Used Condition: Very Good+ Hardcover
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Tight unmarked book in dust jacket with 3 cm edgetear and other edgewear. ; 11.50 X 9 X 0.50 inches; 46 pages. Bookseller Inventory # 35537

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Title: Gaston Drills an Offshore Oil Well

Publisher: Pelican Pub Co Inc

Publication Date: 1982

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Very Good+

Dust Jacket Condition: Good+

Edition: First Edition

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Gaston, a Louisiana gator, learns how oil is found and produced, what kinds of oil rigs can be used, and how a new well is capped

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Praise for James Rice's Night Before Christmas series illustrations:

"Forget Dancer, Prancer, Comet, and Vixen. . . . Good Clement, wherever he is, will not be gnashing his teeth." --New York Times Book Review

"Rice is especially good with facial expressions, whether they are on a Texas jackrabbit, a longhorn steer, a dusty cowboy, or the green and long-nosed alligator named Gaston."
--Library Journal

Intrepid Gaston, the green-nosed alligator, one of the most celebrated characters in modern juvenile literature, embarks on a brand-new adventure--drilling an oil well in the Gulf of Mexico off the coast of Louisiana.

Gaston--whose previous quests have taken him on a Christmas Eve flight with St. Nicholas, to a Mardi Gras celebration in New Orleans, on a stint as a cowboy on the Texas range, and to a job as a pipeline roughneck--decides to invest his hard-earned savings in an oil well after learning of the oil business's profitability and receiving a tip from a friendly crab.
As in Gaston's previous adventures, the locale, terminology, and techniques described are authentic. Gaston Drills an Offshore Oil Well gives young people a basic introduction to the problems and procedures involved in producing America's oil.

Widely acclaimed as the South's leading illustrator of juvenile books, James Rice is the illustrator and/or author of over sixty titles with almost two million copies in print. Rice was born on a farm in Coleman County, Texas, and currently resides in Hico, Texas. He has taught art at the grammar-school, high-school, and university levels and enjoys talking to schoolchildren across the country about writing and art.

"Rice's pictures are well drawn, each character is an individual. Even his animals have 'personality'--and the pictures are more than funny, they are witty."
--New Orleans Times-Picayune

"James Rice's imagination is clever and his creation of Gaston the alligator . . . brings joy, smiles, laughter and chuckles all year 'round. . . . The author-illustrator captures the fancy and imagination of children and grown-ups, regardless of age."
--Irving Ward-Steinman

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