Festival of the Bones / El Festival de las Calaveras
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Pub Date: 09/01/2002

Pages: 32

Trim: 7 x 7

Publisher: Cinco Puntos Press

Imprint: Cinco Puntos Press

ISBN 13: 9780938317678

ISBN 10: 0938317679

Price: $14.95 / $19.99 CAN

Category: JUVENILE FICTION / Holidays & Celebrations / Other, Religious

Festival of the Bones / El Festival de las Calaveras

By Luis San Vicente, Bobby Byrd, Benjamin Alire Saenz

Price: $14.95



About the Book

Mexico’s Day of the Dead fascinates U.S readers, whether for its joyful celebration of an unusual tradition or because it simply feels like home. San Vicente lets children join the celebration as they watch the skeletons rock, rattle, and roll those long old bones as they get ready for the biggest event of their social calendar. A short and fun essay, directed toward young readers, will explain this important Mexican holiday.

The works of Mexico City artist Luis San Vicente have been exhibited in Mexico, Venezuela, Europe, and the United States. He has won UNESCO’s prestigious NOMA Encouragement Concours Prize for Illustration, and UNESCO honored his work (1997, 1998, and 1999) in their prestigious Youth and Children’s Catalog of Illustrations.

About the Book

On Mexico's Day of the Dead, the skeletons rattle and roll in their biggest party ever.


Poet, essayist and publisher, Bobby Byrd, with his wife Lee, recently received the Lannan Fellowship for Cultural Freedom.
Benjamin Alire Sáenz is a novelist, poet, essayist and writer of children's books. He has received the Wallace Stegner Fellowship, the Lannan Fellowship and an American Book Award. He teaches at the University of Texas at El Paso, and considers himself a fronterizo, a person of the border.