Return to home page
Searching: Bluffton library catalog
  Previous Record Previous Item Next Item Next Record
  Reviews, Summaries, etc...
BOOK
Author Tonatiuh, Duncan,
Title Funny bones : Posada and his Day of the Dead calaveras / Duncan Tonatiuh.
Imprint New York : Abrams Books for Young Readers, 2015.

LOCATION CALL # STATUS MESSAGE
 BLUFFTON JUVENILE  NE546.P6 T65 2015    AVAILABLE  
LOCATION CALL # STATUS MESSAGE
 BLUFFTON JUVENILE  NE546.P6 T65 2015    AVAILABLE  
Subject Posada, José Guadalupe, 1852-1913. -- Juvenile literature.
Posada, José Guadalupe, 1852-1913 -- Biography.
Engravers -- Mexico -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Human skeleton in art -- Juvenile literature.
Description 40 pages : colored illustrations ; 28 cm
Audience Elementary Grade
Bibliography Note 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.
Note Text in English.
Awards Robert F. Sibert Medal, 2016
Pura Belpre Award for Illustration Honor Book, 2016
ISBN 9781419716478 (hardcover)
1419716476 (hardcover)
OCLC # 897346087