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- DescriptionA family celebrates Dia de Muertos, a holiday for remembering those who have passed. When the monarch butterflies return to her Mexican countryside, Lupita kws that Dia de Muertos, the Day of the Dead, is near. She and her favorite uncle watch the butterflies flutter in the trees. When a butterfly lands on Lupita's hand, her uncle reminds her that she should never hurt a monarch because they are believed to be the souls of the departed. Lupita and her family get ready for the holiday. When the first of November arrives, the family will go to the cemetery to hor the memories of their loved ones. But this year is differentLupita's uncle cant join them. Now, Lupita learns the true meaning of the celebration.
- Author BiographyJudy Goldman was born and lives in Mexico City. Brought up bilingual, she has published eighteen books in Spanish. Her folktales have appeared in Spider and Highlights for Children magazines, and she has written academic and newspaper articles about children's literature. She is the regional adviser of the SCBWI in Mexico. Rene King Moreno was born in North Carolina and grew up in Indiana. Shegraduatedfrom the Rhode Island School of Design. She is the illustrator of Under the Lemon Moon by Edith Hope Fine and Fiesta! and Siesta, both by Ginger Foglesong Guy. She lives in Chicago, Illinois.
- Author(s)Judy Goldman
- PublisherBoyds Mills Press
- Date of Publication11/09/2008
- SubjectChildren's Fiction
- Place of PublicationHonesdale
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintBoyds Mills Press
- Content Notecolour illustrations
- Weight449 g
- Width285 mm
- Height223 mm
- Spine9 mm
- Illustrator(s)Reme King Moreno
- Format DetailsPicture book,Sewn,Paper over boards,With dust jacket
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