Los Gatos Black on Halloween

Los Gatos Black on Halloween Cover

Los Gatos Black on Halloween

By Marisa Montes; Yuyi Morales (Illustrator)

Henry Holt & Company, Hardcover, 9780805074291, 32pp.

Publication Date: August 22, 2006

Description

Follow los monstruos and los esqueletos to the Halloween party

Under October's "luna," full and bright, the monsters are throwing a ball in the Haunted Hall. "Las brujas" come on their broomsticks. "Los muertos" rise from their coffins to join in the fun. "Los esqueletos" rattle their bones as they dance through the door. And the scariest creatures of all aren't even there yet

This lively bilingual Halloween poem introduces young readers to a spooky array of Spanish words that will open their "ojos" to the chilling delights of the season.

"Los Gatos Black on Halloween" is a 2007 Bank Street - Best Children's Book of the Year, the winner of the 2008 Pura Belpre Medal for Illustration and a Pura Belpre Honor Book for Narrative.



About the Author
Marisa Montes has written several books for young readers, including "Juan Bobo Goes to Work," which won a Pura Belpre Honor. She lives in northern California.Yuyi Morales is an author/illustrator whose books have won the Pura Belpre Award, the Christopher Award, and the Jane Addams Award. She lives in northern California."


Praise For Los Gatos Black on Halloween

"Just right for children who are beginning to find typical Halloween fare a bit too tame."
--School Library Journal
 
"This spookiness is what Halloween is all about."
--Booklist "A spooky seasonal treat and a great choice for any collection."
--Kirkus Reviews