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Funny bones : Posada and his Day of the Dead calaveras, by 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
by Duncan Tonatiuh
Creator
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 Jose 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 Dia 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. -- Publisher marketing
Summary
Presents the life of the Mexican artist, who became famous for his drawings of skeletons in multiple everyday poses which have become identified with the Mexican Day of the Dead
Illustration
Award
  • ALA Notable Children's Book, 2016
  • Booklist Editors’ Choice: Books for Youth, 2015
  • New York Times Best Illustrated Children's Book, 2015.
  • Notable Books for a Global Society, 2016.
  • Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Medal, 2016.
  • School Library Journal Best Nonfiction Book, 2015.
  • Tomas Rivera Mexican American Children's Book Award, 2016.
Biography type
individual biography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10445513
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Tonatiuh, Duncan
Dewey number
769.92
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 3
  • 6
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Posada, José Guadalupe
  • Engravers
  • Human skeleton in art
  • Posada, José Guadalupe
  • Engravers
  • Human skeleton in art
  • Mexico
Target audience
juvenile
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
Posada and his Day of the Dead calaveras
Label
Funny bones : Posada and his Day of the Dead calaveras, by Duncan Tonatiuh
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn897346087
Dimensions
28 cm
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Isbn
9781419716478
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2014042319
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
colored illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)897346087
Label
Funny bones : Posada and his Day of the Dead calaveras, by Duncan Tonatiuh
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn897346087
Dimensions
28 cm
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Isbn
9781419716478
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2014042319
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
colored illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)897346087

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