Days of the Dead

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Disney-Hyperion, Oct 30, 1994 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 48 pages
Many cultures have celebrations that commemorate their ancestors. Mexico's celebration, los Dias de Muertos, the Days of the Dead, can be like a carnival. This author and photographer capture the spirit of this vibrant holiday with vivid prose and brilliant full color photographs.

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SUMMARY: This book is a lengthy informational text that describes the Day of the Dead in the Mexican culture. It gives the detailed description of how Mexican people celebrate their loved ones who ... Read full review

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SUMMARY This book details the traditions of the Mexican holiday of Los Dias de Muertos, or Days of the Dead. People dress up in costumes and ask for treats like candy skulls or buy bread with bone ... Read full review


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About the author (1994)

Kathryn Lasky was born in Indianapolis, Indiana on June 24, 1944, and knew she wanted to be a writer from the time she was ten. She majored in English in college and after graduation wrote for various magazines and taught. Her first book, I Have Four Names for My Grandfather, was published while she was teaching. She has written more than seventy books for children and young adults on everything from historical fiction to picture books and nonfiction books including the Dear America books and the Guardians of Ga'Hoole series. Many of her books are illustrated with photographs by her husband, Christopher Knight. She has received many awards for her titles including Sugaring Time which was a Newberry Honor Book; The Night Journey which won the National Jewish Book Award for Children; Pageant which was an ALA Notable Children's book; and Beyond the Burning Time which was an ALA Best Book for Young Adults. She has also received the Washington Post's Children's Book Guild Award for her contribution to children's nonfiction. She lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

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