Calavera Abecedario

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Calavera Abecedario

A Day of the Dead Alphabet Book

By Jeanette Winter

Harcourt Children's Books, Hardcover, 9780152051105, 48pp.

Publication Date: September 1, 2004

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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