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Dia de Los Muertos

Dia de Los Muertos Cover

Dia de Los Muertos

By Roseanne Greenfield Thong; Carles Ballesteros (Illustrator)

Albert Whitman & Company, Hardcover, 9780807515662, 32pp.

Publication Date: September 1, 2015

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Description
It's Dia de Los Muertos (Day of the Dead) and children throughout the pueblo, or town, are getting ready to celebrate They decorate with colored streamers, calaveras, or sugar skulls, and pan de muertos, or bread of the dead. There are altars draped in cloth and covered in marigolds and twinkling candles. Music fills the streets. Join the fun and festivities, learn about a different cultural tradition, and brush up on your Spanish vocabulary, as the town honors their dearly departed in a traditional, time-honored style.

SPANISH DESCRIPTION

Es el Dia de los Muertos y todos los ninos del pueblo y ciudad estan listos para celebrar Decoran con calaveras lo calavera de azucar, pan de muertos y banderas. Hay altares cubriertos de manta con muchas flores, y velas parpadiendo. Musica llena las calles. Hay que unirse con los festivales y abrender una diferente cultura y traduciones y repasar el vocabulario en espanol, mientras el pueblo honra sus queridos en una traducion con el transcurso y con el estilo del tiempo.


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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