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Author Tonatiuh, Duncan, author.

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

Publication Info. New York : Abrams Books for Young Readers, 2015.


Location Call No. Status
 Avon Free Public Library - Children's Department  J 92 POSADA    Check Shelf
 Berlin-Peck Memorial Library - Children's Department  J 920 POSADA    Check Shelf
 Bloomfield, McMahon Wintonbury Library - Children's Department  J-B POSADA    Check Shelf
 Bloomfield, Prosser Library - Children's Department  J-B POSADA    Check Shelf
 Bristol, Main Library - Children's Department  J769.92 TON    Check Shelf
 Burlington Public Library - Children's Department  JB POSADA    Check Shelf
 Canton Public Library - Children's Department  J BIO POSADA    Check Shelf
 Cheshire Public Library - Children's Department  J BIO POSADA    Check Shelf
 East Hartford, Raymond Library - Children's Department  JB POSADA, JOSE GUADALUPE T    Check Shelf
 Glastonbury, Welles-Turner Memorial Library - Storage  J 769.92 POSADA    Storage

Description 40 pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm
Audience Elementary Grade.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (page 39) and index.
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.
Language Text in English.
Awards Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Award, 2016
Pura Belpré Illustrator Honor, 2016
NCTE Orbis Pictus Award for Outstanding Nonfiction for Children Honor, 2016
Subject Posada, José Guadalupe, 1852-1913 -- Juvenile literature.
Engravers -- Mexico -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Human skeleton in art -- Juvenile literature.
Posada, José Guadalupe, 1852-1913 -- Biography.
Engravers -- Mexico -- Biography.
Human skeleton in art.
Posada, José Guadalupe, 1852-1913. (OCoLC)fst00068175
Engravers. (OCoLC)fst00912438
Human skeleton in art. (OCoLC)fst01903534
Mexico. (OCoLC)fst01211700
Genre/Form Biographies (OCoLC)fst01919896
Biography. (OCoLC)fst01423686
Juvenile works. (OCoLC)fst01411637
ISBN 9781419716478 (hardcover)
1419716476 (hardcover)
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