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Day of the Dead

Day of the Dead

Day of the Dead

by Linda Lowery
illustrated by Barbara Knutson
Lerner Publications
Paperback 978-1-57505-581-7
Multi-user ebook 978-0-82258-935-8

Spanish Edition
El Día de los Muertos
Paperback ASIN: B01FGPWHRW

The Day of the Dead is a special holiday celebrated in many places like Mexico and parts of the United States to honor people who have died. It’s celebrated between October 31 and November 2 and there are costumes, but no one says, “trick-or-treat.” There is candy, but this candy is shaped like coffins and skeletons. People picnic in cemeteries, go to parades, set off fireworks, and bake special breads and meals to remember friends and family members who have died.

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Reviews for Day of the Dead


“Knutson’s festive color illustrations effectively convey the spirit of this enduring holiday.”
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“Non-Latino youngsters will enjoy the links between Halloween and the Day of the Dead traditions and will shiver with pleasure at the decorations and treats that may seem slightly ghoulish to those unfamiliar with the holiday. Knutson’s lively illustrations reflect Mexican art, harvest celebrations, and the warm colors of autumn.”
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