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Introduces the holiday, Day of the Dead, or D ia de los Muertos, and describes how it is celebrated in Mexico and in the United States.
Paperback, 48 pages
Published January 1st 2004 by Carolrhoda Books (first published July 1st 2003)
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Bethe
Lots of information about the holiday, presented in chronological order, with some new facts I haven't come across during this unit. Wish the Spanish words in the text were in bold or italics to make them stand out. Pronunciations and definitions in the back.
Sarai
Feb 23, 2010 Sarai rated it really liked it
This book discusses various aspects of the D'a de los Muertos holiday. The author explains that the celebrations are used as a way to honor the dead, and how it is all a part of the cycle of life.

I checked this out because I decided I needed to know a little bit more about the holiday, since we have programs to celebrate it at the library. The book was very easy to read and understand, though I still find all the skeleton pieces of the holiday to be a bit ghoulish. :)

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Nancy Schroeder
This book introduces the Day of the Dead, or Dia de los Muertos as it's called in Spanish. In addition to giving an explanation behind the tradition, it outlines some activities done on each day of the 3-day celebration in Mexico and other places in North America.
Patricia
Oct 25, 2011 Patricia rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
What an excellent resource for Spanish teachers! Even though this is a translation, it is well written, clear, age-appropriate for children, and the illustrations are sweet and very helpful. This is one for me to buy for my personal library and use yearly!
Eva
This book says so much about el dia de los muertos but in such a child-friendly way that I can read it to my four year olds. I love the way the Lowery provides the historical connection to the celebration. Excellent work!
Jeanette
Mar 01, 2008 Jeanette added it
Recommends it for: Kids
I checked this out from the library to get ideas for our wedding since it's going to be Dia de los Muertos. I had no clue this was a kids book. It was still informative with a lot of cool pictures and a cute story.
Christian Padgett
Apr 10, 2011 Christian Padgett rated it really liked it
Shelves: halloween, holidays
This book does a great job of explaining what Day of the Dead is. It goes into detail about this history of the holiday and the purpose. Furthermore, it describes what occurs during the holiday.
S10_Kelly
Jul 17, 2010 S10_Kelly rated it really liked it
Shelves: latina-o
This book takes the reader throught the 3 day traditions and customs for The Day of the Dead.
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