Marvelous Cornelius

Marvelous Cornelius

Hurricane Katrina and the Spirit of New Orleans

Book - 2015
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A man known as the "Trashcan Wizard" sings and dances his way through the French Quarter in New Orleans, keeping his beloved city clean, until Hurricane Katrina's devastation nearly causes him to lose his spirit.
Publisher: San Francisco, California : Chronicle Books LLC, 2015
ISBN: 9781452125787
Branch Call Number: FICTION Bil
Description: 38 unnumbered pages : color illustrations ; 25 x 29 cm
Additional Contributors: Parra, John


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The "Trashcan Wizard" sings and dances his way through New Orleans keeping it clean until Hurricane Katrina comes through and makes it hard for him to hear his song. (Historical Fiction)

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Dec 22, 2017

This book made me weep. Right from the beginning with the quote from Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., right until the end. I love this tale of Cornelius, and the truth at the end (the author explains that probably the real Cornelius didn't make a pyramid with trash bags). Cornelius in life and now in legend deserves his place as a hero, even before Katrina's devastation. And even without the legacy, this is just a great kids book- beautiful illustrations and story and rhythm.


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