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Funny Bones: Posada and His Day of the Dead Calaveras

Funny Bones: Posada and His Day of the Dead Calaveras

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Funny Bones: Posada and His Day of the Dead Calaveras

Funny Bones: Posada and His Day of the Dead Calaveras

Audio CD

04/19/2016

1 Audio CD

24 minutes

9781520011387

Audio Library Digital

04/19/2016

24 minutes

9781520011400

Audio Retail Digital

04/19/2016

24 minutes

9781520011417

DVD

04/19/2016

1 DVD

24 minutes

9781520011424

Video Library Digital

04/19/2016

24 minutes

9781520011431

Video Retail Digital

04/19/2016

24 minutes

9781520011448

Video Library Digital (Readalong)

04/19/2016

24 minutes

9781520011431R

Description:

Funny Bones tells the story of how the amusing calaveras-skeletons performing various everyday or festive activities-came to be. They are the creation of Mexican artist Jose Guadalupe (Lupe) Posada (1852-1913). In a country that was not known for freedom of speech, he first drew political cartoons, much to the amusement of the local population but not the politicians. He continued to draw cartoons throughout much of his life, but he is best known today for his calavera drawings. They have become synonymous with Mexico's Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) festival. Juxtaposing his own art with that of Lupe's, author Duncan Tonatiuh brings to light the remarkable life and work of a man whose art is beloved by many but whose name has remained in obscurity.

Quotes:

***. ...this portrait of the life and times of a little-known artist is recommended., Video Librarian

A stunning work..., School Library Journal

The program effectively takes on the look of a classic movie when showing examples of Posada's calaveras as viewed through a projector., Booklist

Playful but informative... a fascinating introduction to the artist and his work., Booklist

Narrator Armanda Duran's friendly style is ideal for this award-winning nonfiction gem., AudioFile Magazine

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