The Day of the Dead/El Dia de Los Muertos

The Day of the Dead/El Dia de Los Muertos Cover

The Day of the Dead/El Dia de Los Muertos

By Bob Barner; Bob Barner (Illustrator); Teresa Mlawer (Translator)

Holiday House, Hardcover, 9780823422142, 32pp.

Publication Date: July 1, 2010

Description
Follow two children as they celebrate their ancestors on this vibrant holiday. They offer marigolds, sugar skulls, and special bread, and make delicious foods. By spreading marigold petals, they guide the dead home to join the festivities. Finally, after singing and dancing, it's time for bed. Bob Barner's luscious collages incorporate the traditional symbols of Day of the Dead. His poetic text is both English and Spanish. An author's note provides additional information on the holiday.