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The Resource Funny bones : Posada and his Day of the Dead calaveras, Duncan Tonatiuh

Funny bones : Posada and his Day of the Dead calaveras, Duncan Tonatiuh

Label
Funny bones : Posada and his Day of the Dead calaveras
Title
Funny bones
Title remainder
Posada and his Day of the Dead calaveras
Statement of responsibility
Duncan Tonatiuh
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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 José 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 Día 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. The book includes an author's note, bibliography, glossary, and index
Awards note
  • Sibert Award, 2016.
  • Pura Belpré Honor Book (Illustrator), 2016.
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
769.92
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
NE546.P6
LC item number
T65 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Target audience
juvenile
Label
Funny bones : Posada and his Day of the Dead calaveras, Duncan Tonatiuh
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page 39) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
28 cm
Extent
40 pages
Isbn
9781419716478
Lccn
2014042319
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
colored illustrations
System control number
ocn897346087
Label
Funny bones : Posada and his Day of the Dead calaveras, Duncan Tonatiuh
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page 39) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
28 cm
Extent
40 pages
Isbn
9781419716478
Lccn
2014042319
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
colored illustrations
System control number
ocn897346087

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