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

By: Tonatiuh, Duncan [author.].
Material type: TextTextPublisher: New York : Abrams Books for Young Readers, 2015Description: 40 pages : colored illustrations ; 28 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781419716478; 1419716476.Subject(s): Posada, Jos�e Guadalupe, 1852-1913 -- Juvenile literature | Engravers -- Mexico -- Biography -- Juvenile literature | Human skeleton in art -- Juvenile literature | Posada, Jos�e Guadalupe, 1852-1913 -- Biography | Engravers -- Mexico -- Biography | Human skeleton in artGenre/Form: Biographies.DDC classification: 769.92 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 Jos�e 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 D�ia 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.
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Elementary Grade

Includes bibliographical references (page 39) and index.

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 Jos�e 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 D�ia 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.

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