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Trosclair ignores his father's warning about Gargantua, the rogue alligator living in nearby Bayou Fontaine, and heads off into Bee Island Swamp to hunt for turtle eggs
An eight-year-old helping lead his father's "Injun tribe" on Mardi Gras gets separated from them in the busy streets of New Orleans but his spirit dog, Cheyenne, a policewoman, and his box of crayons help reunite them
A version of the famous tale placed in a Louisiana bayou setting, in which young Merrae helps break the spell on her toy nutcracker and watches it change into a handsome prince