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Funny Bones: Posada and His Day of the Dead Calaveras

Written & illustrated by Duncan Tonatiuh
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Aug 25, 2015
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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.

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Book Topics › skeletons
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Book Topics › Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead)
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Book Topics › Mexico
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Duncan Tonatiuh

<b>Duncan Tonatiuh</b> was born in Mexico City and grew up in San Miguel de Allende. His books have received many awards over the years. He currently lives in San Miguel with his wife and children but travels to the US often.

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ISBN:
9781419716478
Publication Date:
August 25, 2015
ASIN/ISBN 10:
1419716476

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