Funny Bones

Posada and His Day of the Dead Calaveras
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Product Number: Z100104068
Released: Apr 19, 2016
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781520011400
Narrator/s: Armando Duran
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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 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.


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Funny Bones
Product Number: BX00051694
Product Number:DD25106
Product Number:Z100104068

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Author(s): Duncan Tonatuih
Narrator(s): Armando Duran
Product Number DD25106
Released: Apr 19, 2016
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781520011387

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