Dia de Los Muertos

Dia de Los Muertos


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El Día de Muertos, Day of the Dead, is here—a holiday for celebrating the lives of departed family and friends. Altars are decorated with sugar skulls and marigolds. Tamales and sweets are ready to eat. Soon it will be time for picnics, music, and a costume parade! Come join in these joyful and vibrant festivities that are a tradition in Mexico, the United States, and throughout Latin America.

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ISBN-13: 9780807515662
Publisher: Whitman, Albert & Company
Publication date: 09/01/2015
Pages: 32
Sales rank: 357,274
Product dimensions: 8.80(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.40(d)
Lexile: AD840L (what's this?)
Age Range: 4 - 8 Years

About the Author

Roseanne Greenfield Thong was born in California, but lived abroad for 18 years (Hong Kong, Taiwan, Guatemala and Mexico). Her multicultural children’s books have received international recognition in the Hispanic and Asian communities. Her book, Green Is a Chile Pepper was a 2015 Pura Belpre honor book.

Carles Ballesteros was born near Barcelona, Spain. He now lives in Chile, where he teaches art classes and illustrates picture books and greeting cards.

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Día De Los Muertos

By Roseanne Greenfield Thong


Copyright © 2015 Roseanne Greenfield Thong
All rights reserved.
ISBN: 978-0-8075-1566-2


It's Día de Los Muertos, the sun's coming round, as niños prepare in each pueblo and town.

For today we will honor our dearly departed with celebraciónes — it's time to get started!

At home we've adorned our altares with care.

They're heaped with recuerdos and good things to share ...

Sweet calaveras, so sugary white — they give toothy smiles, but never a fright.

A black-and-white photo of Grandpa Padilla, who's riding on horseback just like PanchoVilla!

And toys for remembering small angelitos, a train and a dollhouse are both favoritos.

Then off to the graveyard we head with ofrendas and colorful blankets to make meriendas.

We carry incienso and velas to burn that will guide spirits back for their yearly return.

And bursts of caléndulas, fragrant and bright — the color of sunsets and gold candlelight.

A path of pétalos will help lead our guest to pillows and blankets for taking a rest.

Above we hang streamers of papel picado that wave in the breeze like a rainbow pintado.


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