Day of the Dead
From the Series On My Own Holidays
The Day of the Dead is a special holiday celebrated in many places like Mexico and parts of the United States to honor people who have died. It’s celebrated between October 31 and November 2 and there are costumes, but no one says, “trick-or-treat.” There is candy, but this candy is shaped like coffins and skeletons. People picnic in cemeteries, go to parades, set off fireworks, and bake special breads and meals to remember friends and family members who have died.
Encourage understanding of diverse cultures. Featuring full-page illustrations, these beautiful editions look at the history and customs associated with various holidays and present early readers with high-interest offerings.
|Interest Level||Grade 2 - Grade 4|
|Reading Level||Grade 3|
|Category||5 Kinds of Nonfiction, 5KN: Traditional Nonfiction, Holidays|
|Publisher||Lerner Publishing Group|
|Brand||On My Own Books|
|Imprint||First Avenue Editions ™, Millbrook Press ™|
|Number of Pages||48|
|BISACS||JNF026090, JNF038070, JNF053030|
|Dimensions||5.875 x 8.5|
|Guided Reading Level||N|
|ATOS Reading Level||3.7|
|Accelerated Reader® Quiz||77058|
|Accelerated Reader® Points||0.5|
|Features||Maps, Note to adults, Recipes, Teaching Guides, Timeline, and eSource|
Author: Linda Lowery
Illustrator: Barbara Knutson
Barbara Knutson was the award-winning author and illustrator of many children’s books, including How the Guinea Fowl Got Her Spots and Love and Roast Chicken. A resident of St. Paul and a cherished member of Twin Cities literary community, Ms. Knutson grew up in South Africa and traveled extensively throughout the world. She drew on her firsthand experiences abroad to create the rich, multicultural stories and folktales for which she became so well known. She passed away in 2005.
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On My Own Holidays
Encourage understanding of diverse cultures. Featuring full-page illustrations, these beautiful editions look at the history and customs associated with various holidays and present early readers with high-interest offerings. View available downloads →