The Spirit of Tio Fernando: A Day of the Dead Story

The Spirit of Tio Fernando: A Day of the Dead Story

by Janice Levy, Morella Fuenmayor
     
 


It's the Day of the Dead and Nando and his mother are going to honor Tío Fernando. Nando, named for Uncle Fernando, listens as his mother tells him that later, at the cemetary, they will meet with Tío Fernando's spirit.  See more details below

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It's the Day of the Dead and Nando and his mother are going to honor Tío Fernando. Nando, named for Uncle Fernando, listens as his mother tells him that later, at the cemetary, they will meet with Tío Fernando's spirit.

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"Soft watercolor illustrations tenderly portray Nando's joyful experience."

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"Illustrations are done in soft watercolors that complement the text nicely."

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Gr 2-4As the Day of the Dead approaches, Nando and his mother make preparations to remember To Fernando. Nando's curiosity leads him to ask the adults around him how his uncle's spirit will find him when it returns: ``...Will I see him? Will he make noise? How will I know it is really him?'' That night, Nando discovers his uncle's spirit in a place he least expectsinside himself. Levy presents this story in both Spanish and English from the realistic viewpoint of a child experiencing the Day of the Dead celebration. She relates the customs of this traditional Mexican and Central American holiday. Unfortunately, though, the author fails to bring Nando to life. The watercolor illustrations are done in somber hues and merely reflect the tone of the text, adding nothing substantial to the story. George Ancona's Pablo Remembers (Lothrop, 1993) and Fiesta U.S.A. (Lodestar, 1995) are excellent nonfiction choices on this holiday and are available in Spanish.Maria Redburn, Collier County Public Library, Immokalee, FL

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780807575864
Publisher:
Whitman, Albert & Company
Publication date:
01/01/1995
Pages:
32
Sales rank:
1,134,651
Product dimensions:
7.90(w) x 10.04(h) x 0.10(d)
Lexile:
AD400L (what's this?)
Age Range:
5 - 8 Years

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