March 18, 2018

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Funny Bones: Posada and His Day of the Dead Calaveras

Duncan Tonatiuh. Abrams.

Gr 3-6–His name may not be familiar to many, but José Guadalupe Posada’s calavera prints featuring strutting skeletons in their Day of the Dead finery are legendary. Tonatiuh recounts the life, times, career, and legacy of this 19th-century Mexican artist, mingling his own signature earth-toned art with reproductions of the master’s work. A handsomely designed picture book, supported by explanations and illustrations of the printing process, notes on the holiday, and a glossary of art and Spanish terms.

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