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ISBN13: 9780152024468
ISBN10: 0152024468
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A fresh, funny take on the Day of the Dead that's packed with kid appeal!

Every skeleton in the Land of the Dead is excited to celebrate el Día de los Muertos with the Living. But not Angelito. His big sister has told him all about their horrifying bulgy eyes and squishy skin. So when Angelito is separated from his family in the Land of the Living, he's petrified—until he makes a new friend who is just as terrified of THEM as Angelito is. Then his new buddy turns out to be (gulp!) a living boy! Angelito runs as fast as his bony feet can carry him. Fortunately the traditions of the Day of the Dead reunite the two boys, just in time for some holiday fun.

Full of wild, Tim Burton-esque art, this clever tale is sure to become un libro favorito for the Day of the Dead, Halloween season, and beyond.

“A colorful story about facing fears and accepting differences . . . lush and vibrantly hued . . . The ending satisfies, and the story as a whole addresses many issues pertinent to primary- grade children.”—School Library Journal

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"A warm, fictional introduction." Kirkus Reviews

Review:

"The text and pictures abound with the rhythms of the Spanish language and the joyousness of the tradition of remembering relatives who have died." Children's Literature

Synopsis:

Above a small town in Mexico, the sun rises like a great marigold, and one family begins preparations for an annual celebration, El día de los muertos, the Day of the Dead. Soon they will go out into the night, join their neighbors, and walk to the graveyard to welcome the spirits of their loved ones home again. Framed by decorative borders and peppered with Spanish words, Day of the Dead is a glorious introduction to a fascinating celebration. A note at the end of the book provides factual information about the holiday.

Synopsis:

This written tribute to the Mexican holiday Day of the Dead is filled with cultural icons, rituals, and customs that bring the holiday to life for the reader. Full-color illustrations.

About the Author

Tony Johnston lives in Southern California.

Jeanette Winter lives in south Texas and New York City.

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misskp, January 3, 2007 (view all comments by misskp)
This is an absolutely ADORABLE book. I collect Day of the Dead stuff, and this is a great part of my collection. This book helps you learn Spanish while brushing up on your Mexican history! The illustrations are cute and well-done, the book is well-written and definitely for any age!
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780152024468
Author:
Johnston, Tony
Publisher:
HMH Books for Young Readers
Illustrator:
Winter, Jeannette
Illustrator:
Winter, Jeanette
Author:
Winter, Jeanette
Author:
Bernatene, Poly
Author:
Bracegirdle, P. J.
Subject:
General
Subject:
Mexico
Subject:
Ethnic - Hispanic & Latino
Subject:
Holidays & Festivals - Other - Religious
Subject:
All Souls' Day
Subject:
People & Places - United States - Hispanic/Latino
Subject:
Holidays & Celebrations - Other, Religious
Subject:
All Souls' Day -- Mexico.
Subject:
Children s-General
Subject:
Holidays & Festivals - Other - Non-religious
Subject:
Day of the Dead; Die de Los Muertos; holiday; Halloween; Mexico; Mexican; el Dia de Los Muertos
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Picture book
Publication Date:
20000901
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Grade Level:
from P up to 3
Language:
English
Illustrations:
YES
Pages:
48
Dimensions:
6.5 x 6 in 0.2 lb
Children's Book Type:
Picture / Wordless
Age Level:
03-UP

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Product details 48 pages Voyager Books - English 9780152024468 Reviews:
"Review" by , "A warm, fictional introduction."
"Review" by , "The text and pictures abound with the rhythms of the Spanish language and the joyousness of the tradition of remembering relatives who have died."
"Synopsis" by ,
Above a small town in Mexico, the sun rises like a great marigold, and one family begins preparations for an annual celebration, El día de los muertos, the Day of the Dead. Soon they will go out into the night, join their neighbors, and walk to the graveyard to welcome the spirits of their loved ones home again. Framed by decorative borders and peppered with Spanish words, Day of the Dead is a glorious introduction to a fascinating celebration. A note at the end of the book provides factual information about the holiday.

"Synopsis" by , This written tribute to the Mexican holiday Day of the Dead is filled with cultural icons, rituals, and customs that bring the holiday to life for the reader. Full-color illustrations.

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