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Day of the Dead
Kitty Williams and Stevie Mack
This exciting title by Kitty Williams and Stevie Mack is a must for anyone with an interest in the Days of the Dead. With over 120 full-color photographs depicting many aspects of the festivities, the informative text covers the origins of the celebration, the use of ofrendas (altars) in homes and in communities, the cemetery vigils, and special foods and sweets. A chapter dedicated to the Mexican printmaker Jose Guadalupe Posada recounts the story of his use of skeleton images and his creation of the famous Catrina print. Examples of folk art created from a variety of materials, including clay, sugar, papier-mâché and more are featured. Readers who wish to create a celebration of their own will enjoy the recipes and instructions for making sugar skulls, building an ofrenda, making bread of the dead and other tasty treats. Perfect for personal and educational use, you will be thrilled this new title is part of your library.
Hardback, 128 pp.       (1662)      $19.99
 
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