Day of the Dead


Author: Kitty Williams,Stevie Mack

Publisher: Gibbs Smith

ISBN: 1423620526

Category: Social Science

Page: 128

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The Day of the Dead Celebration is the most important holiday of the year in Mexico and parts of the American Southwest, a joyful time when families remember their dead. Day of the Dead provides a colorful look at the iconic folk art and family traditions that play a vital role in the event, which happens across the country from October 31 through November 2.

Day of the Dead


Author: Tony Johnston,Jeanette Winter

Publisher: Paw Prints

ISBN: 9781442018013

Category: All Souls' Day

Page: N.A

View: 1496

Above a small town in Mexico, the sun rises like a great marigold, and one family begins preparations for an annual celebration, El día de los muertos, the Day of the Dead. Soon they will go out into the night, join their neighbors, and walk to the graveyard to welcome the spirits of their loved ones home again. Framed by decorative borders and peppered with Spanish words, Day of the Dead is a glorious introduction to a fascinating celebration. A note at the end of the book provides factual information about the holiday.

Day of the Dead Mystery


Author: Gertrude Chandler Warner

Publisher: Albert Whitman & Company

ISBN: 0807507393

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 128

View: 5955

The Aldens are visiting friends for a big Dia de los Muertos celebration. The kids love learning about the holiday and helping out—that is until mysterious events threaten to ruin everyone's preparations. Can the Aldens figure out what's going on and help their friends save the celebration?

Día de Los Muertos

A Day of the Dead Anthology


Author: Angela Charmaine Craig

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780982855409

Category: Fiction

Page: 232

View: 1333

An ancient spirit grapples with the new spirit of youth and greed for control over the season of the dead. A woman and her lover take a romantic trip to Mexico where she learns that both love and death are more than she believes. And a dead writer discovers an opportunity for the ultimate revenge. Featuring the work of Dru Pagliassotti, Ron Savage, Gerri Leen and others, Dia de los Muertos provides 29 tales based on the days of the dead, that time of year when the dead are permitted to return to walk again amongst the living.

Felipa and the Day of the Dead


Author: Birte Müller,Marianne Martens

Publisher: North South Books

ISBN: 9780735818941

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 36

View: 2764

When she discovers that the souls of the dead live on forever, Felipa partakes in the Day of the Dead celebrations by honoring loved ones who have died and finally finds her beloved grandmother's soul.

Day of the Dead Origami


Author: Hinkler Books

Publisher: Barron's Educational Series

ISBN: 9781438011004


Page: 240

View: 6076

Find folding instructions for 20 designs, plus 70 sheets of pre-printed origami paper that will help you create beautiful Dia de los Muertos-themed crafts and projects, including sugar skulls, Aztec-inspired flowers, flower crowns, Spanish boxes, standing fans, candy, and more.

Day of the Dead Crafts

More Than 24 Projects that Celebrate Da de los Muertos


Author: Kerry Arquette,Andrea Zocchi,Jerry Vigil

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470437995

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 144

View: 4643

Celebrated on November 1 and 2, Day of the Dead honors the memory of departed souls, welcoming them back to celebrate the best of life. Families decorate grave sites with marigolds and set up stunning altars. Streets flutter with paper banners. Store windows glisten with sugar skulls. Skeleton figures grin rakishly from every corner. Day of the Dead Crafts is filled with dozens of terrific projects that allow you to participate in the excitement of the holiday while expressing your own creativity. You'll enjoy showcasing these unique, fun, and meaningful projects throughout the year. Inside you'll find step-by-step instructions, ideas, and inspiration for a wide range of projects, including: Calaveras, those comical and clever skeleton figures caught in the act of enjoying life's favorite activities Masks and skulls made from paper mache, gourds, and even sugar A meaningful and artistic ofrenda, or altar, to honor those who have passed Necklaces, earrings, bracelets, and more to wear day or night Pieces guaranteed to liven up any decor Colorful, whimsical, and often dramatic, Day of the Dead art is steeped in rich history and symbolism. The projects in Day of the Dead Crafts honor the traditional, while taking advantage of today's materials for a fresh and exciting twist.

Day of the Dead

A Celebration of Life and Death


Author: Amanda Doering

Publisher: Capstone

ISBN: 9780736869317

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 24

View: 1104

"A brief description of what Day of the Dead is, how it started, and ways people celebrate this cultural holiday"--Provided by publisher.

Day of the Dead

El Dia de Los Muertos


Author: Maria Van Den Broeke

Publisher: Publishamerica Incorporated

ISBN: 9781607037163

Category: Fiction

Page: 182

View: 5971

The main character, Manuel, narrates how he resorted to brujeriaafolk magicato change his fate, or so he believes. The spell goes bad, reasons Manuel, when his motheras life becomes endangered because he allowed her to become involved in brujeria without her knowledge. Manuelas story occurs in his small town, Vistahermosa, during autumn, around the time of the Day of the Dead (El Dia de los Muertos). The spirit of this Mexican national holiday serves as an appropriate backdrop for a novel concerned with the many faces of death, such as the death of childhood, the coming of age, and even the demise of agrarian society, and with it, the slow death of tradition, not to mention human physical death, which also figures prominently in the story.

The Day of the Dead

When Two Worlds Meet in Oaxaca


Author: Shawn D. Haley,Curt Fukuda

Publisher: Berghahn Books

ISBN: 9781845450830

Category: Social Science

Page: 149

View: 8828

Spine and cover title: Day of the dead.