Dia de Los Muertos

Dia de Los Muertos


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It’s Dia de Los Muertos (Day of the Dead) and children throughout the pueblo, or town, are getting ready to celebrate! They decorate with colored streamers, calaveras, or sugar skulls, and pan de muertos, or bread of the dead. There are altars draped in cloth and covered in marigolds and twinkling candles. Music fills the streets. Join the fun and festivities, learn about a different cultural tradition, and brush up on your Spanish vocabulary, as the town honors their dearly departed in a traditional, time-honored style.


¡Es el Día de los Muertos y todos los niños del pueblo y ciudad están listos para celebrar! Decoran con calaveras lo calavera de azucar, pan de muertos y banderas. Hay altares cubriertos de manta con muchas flores, y velas parpadiendo. Musica llena las calles. Hay que unirse con los festivales y abrender una diferente cultura y traduciones y repasar el vocabulario en español, mientras el pueblo honra sus queridos en una tradución con el transcurso y con el estilo del tiempo.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780807515662
Publisher: Whitman, Albert & Company
Publication date: 09/01/2015
Pages: 32
Sales rank: 85,022
Product dimensions: 8.80(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.40(d)
Lexile: AD840L (what's this?)
Age Range: 4 - 8 Years

About the Author

Roseanne Greenfield Thong was born in California, but lived abroad for 18 years (Hong Kong, Taiwan, Guatemala and Mexico). Her multicultural children’s books have received international recognition in the Hispanic and Asian communities. Her book, Green Is a Chile Pepper was a 2015 Pura Belpre honor book.

Carles Ballesteros was born near Barcelona, Spain. He now lives in Chile, where he teaches art classes and illustrates picture books and greeting cards.

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Día De Los Muertos

By Roseanne Greenfield Thong


Copyright © 2015 Roseanne Greenfield Thong
All rights reserved.
ISBN: 978-0-8075-1566-2


It's Día de Los Muertos, the sun's coming round, as niños prepare in each pueblo and town.

For today we will honor our dearly departed with celebraciónes — it's time to get started!

At home we've adorned our altares with care.

They're heaped with recuerdos and good things to share ...

Sweet calaveras, so sugary white — they give toothy smiles, but never a fright.

A black-and-white photo of Grandpa Padilla, who's riding on horseback just like PanchoVilla!

And toys for remembering small angelitos, a train and a dollhouse are both favoritos.

Then off to the graveyard we head with ofrendas and colorful blankets to make meriendas.

We carry incienso and velas to burn that will guide spirits back for their yearly return.

And bursts of caléndulas, fragrant and bright — the color of sunsets and gold candlelight.

A path of pétalos will help lead our guest to pillows and blankets for taking a rest.

Above we hang streamers of papel picado that wave in the breeze like a rainbow pintado.


Excerpted from Día De Los Muertos by Roseanne Greenfield Thong. Copyright © 2015 Roseanne Greenfield Thong. Excerpted by permission of ALBERT WHITMAN & Company.
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