Calavera Abecedario

A Day of the Dead Alphabet Book

By Jeanette Winter
(Harcourt Children's Books, Hardcover, 9780152051105, 48pp.)

Publication Date: September 1, 2004

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Description
Every year Don Pedro and his family make papier-mache skeletons, or" calaveras, " for Mexico's Day of the Dead" fiesta." From "A""ngel" and "D""octor" to" M""ariachi" and "U""nicornio, " each letter of the alphabet has its own special "calavera."
Come dance with them in this unusual ABC book inspired by a real Mexican family of artists and the many colorful folk-art traditions surrounding the celebration of the Day of the Dead.
"Includes a glossary of Spanish words and an author's note."



About the Author

JEANETTE WINTER has written and illustrated many books for children, including Day of the Dead by Tony Johnston and her own My Name Is Georgia and Josefina. She lives in New York City.

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