Funny Bones

Posada and His Day of the dead Calaveras

Discover the little-known story of Mexican artist José Guadalupe Posada, in this 2016 Sibert winner.

By Duncan Tonatiuh Read by Armando Duran Biographies & Memoirs / Children's Nonfiction / Cultural English, Unabridged 24m Sell Sheet
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1 Audio CDs April 19, 2016 $14.99 $12.99 9781520011387 Add to Cart
							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 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.

"Playful but informative... a fascinating introduction to the artist and his work." - Booklist

"A stunning work..." - School Library Journal

"Narrator Armanda Duran's friendly style is ideal for this award-winning nonfiction gem." - Audiofile

A 2016 Sibert Award Winner, Pura Belpré (Illustrator) Honor Book, and a New York Times Best Illustrated Children's Books of 2015. - Awards

3 STARS "...this portrait of the life and times of a little-known artist is recommended." - Video Librarian, Starred Review