The Festival of Bones / El Festival de Las Calaveras (Paperback)

The Festival of Bones / El Festival de Las Calaveras By Luis San Vicente, Luis San Vicente (Illustrator), Bobby Byrd (Translator) Cover Image

The Festival of Bones / El Festival de Las Calaveras (Paperback)

By Luis San Vicente, Luis San Vicente (Illustrator), Bobby Byrd (Translator)


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Dance and rattle along with skeletons on their way to celebrate their day--the Day of the Dead

Baila y meneate junto a las calaveras en camino a su d a: el D a de Muertos

If you think Day of the Dead is a time of celebration for the living, just think how much more exciting it is for the guests of honor Renowned Mexican artist, Luis San Vicente, lets children join the fun with playful, rhythmic text in English and Spanish. His wild and whimsical artwork imagines how skeletons might revel as they're called back to Earth for this holiday of remembrance. You can also learn about how the living world celebrates Day of the Dead: A helpful afterword provides a brief history of the holiday in Mexico and some pointers on how to celebrate, including instructions for creating altars for dead loved ones and making traditional treats like sugar skulls.

Si crees que el D a de Muertos es un momento de celebraci n para los vivos, piensa cu nto m's emocionante es para los invitados de honor El reconocido artista mexicano, Luis San Vicente, permite que los ni os se unan a la diversi n con textos l dicos y r tmicos en ingl's y espa ol. Su arte din mico y extravagante imagina c mo las calaveras podr an deleitarse cuando son llamadas a regresar a la Tierra para esta festividad de recordar. Tambi n puedes aprender c mo se celebra el D a de Muertos en el mundo de los vivos: un ep logo til detalla una breve historia del D a de Muertos en M xico y algunos consejos de c mo se puede celebrar, incluyendo c mo hacer un altar para seres queridos difuntos y recetas de delicias tradicionales como las calaveras de az car.

Luis San Vicente is an artist and author based in Mexico City. He has illustrated more than fifty children's books for publishers all around the world, including Mexico, the US, and Spain. His artwork has been exhibited in Cuba, Korea, Slovakia, and many more countries. He has also received numerous international accolades, including two first-place awards in the Catalog of Children's and Youth illustrations by Mexico's National Council for Culture and Arts, selection for the prestigious Ibero-American Illustration Catalog, and the Encouragement Prize from UNESCO's Noma Concours for Picture Books. You can learn more about him at Bobby Byrd was a beloved poet and publisher. He and his wife, Lee Byrd, cofounded Cinco Puntos Press in 1985 and published hundreds of award-winning books before selling the press to Lee & Low Books in 2021. The pair garnered many accolades, including Cultural Freedom Fellowships for Excellence in Publishing from the Lannan Foundation. Bobby was the author of nine adult poetry books, including The Price of Doing Business in Mexico (Cinco Puntos Press/Lee & Low Books). Bobby died in 2022. John Byrd, writer and editor, is the former president of Cinco Puntos Press. He co-edited Puro Border (Cinco Puntos/Lee & Low Books) and Lone Star Noir (Akashic Books). He also translated the children's book The Festival of Bones/El festival de las calaveras by Luis San Vicente and the novel Out of Their Minds by Luis Humberto Crosthwaite. He is now a Senior Editor at the Aerospace Center at the University of Texas in El Paso.
Product Details ISBN: 9781941026038
ISBN-10: 1941026036
Publisher: Cinco Puntos Press
Publication Date: September 23rd, 2014
Pages: 32
Language: Spanish