Uncle Monarch and the Day of the Dead

Uncle Monarch and the Day of the Dead

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Upon the death of her beloved Tio Urbano, who has taught her that monarch butterflies are the souls of the dead, young Lupita gains a deeper understanding of Dia de los Muertos, the Day of the Dead, as it is observed in rural Mexico. Includes glossary of Spanish terms and facts about the Day of the Dead.
Publisher: Honesdale, Pa. : Boyds Mills Press, c2008
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9781590784259
Branch Call Number: CJ G
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 22 x 29 cm
Additional Contributors: Moreno, Rene King - Illustrator


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Ann Langone Oct 07, 2011

A story about losing a relative and also about celebrating Día de los Muertos; accepting death as part of life.


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