Pablo Remembers

Pablo Remembers

by George Ancona

Hardcover(1st ed)

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From October 31 to November 2, people in Mexico celebrate the festival of el Dia de Los Muertos, the Day of the Dead. This photodocumentary follows Pablo and his family as they prepare to honor the memory of Pablo's grandmother.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780688112493
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 09/28/1993
Edition description: 1st ed
Pages: 48
Product dimensions: 9.87(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.25(d)
Lexile: NC920L (what's this?)
Age Range: 4 - 8 Years

About the Author

George Ancona lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

George Ancona lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

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pacifickle on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is the story of Pablo, who lives in a small village in Mexico outside of Oaxaca. He remembers and celebrates the life and legacy of his grandmother throughout the three-day fiesta. This novel is perfect for older children, with clear explanatory text and beautiful photographs of Pablo and his family as they celebrate. The book details many cultural practices of the holiday including pan du muertos (bread of the dead), sugar skulls, estampas (the delicately-cut tissue-paper decorations), copal (a resin incense) and cempasuchil (marigolds, the holiday¿s flower). It outlines how Pablo and his family make ofrendas, or altars presenting their offerings to the departed. It also details the ingredients and processes of the various foods they prepare and eat for the holiday. The photographs show the process of preparing for the fiesta with careful attention, and really demonstrate the connection the family still has to their departed loved ones as they celebrate in Mexico. The book ends with a three-page note from the author that explains the historical background of Día de los Muertos, and how it evolved from its ancient beginnings to how it is practiced now, and also has a glossary of Spanish words used in the book.