Festival of Bones : Festival de las Calaveras
Written and Illustrated by Luis San Vicente
Hey, I’m flying!
The celebration is so far way…
Oh, they want to catch me.
Día de los Muertos, the Day of the Dead, fascinates kids in Mexico and the U.S.A. With fantastic illustrations and a wild and fanciful poem, Luis San Vicente captures the spirit of this most marvelous day in this classic essay, directed toward young readers, which explains this important Mexican tradition, and the fun things kids can do to join in the festivities.
We thank Cinco Puntos Press, publisher of Festival of Bones, for allowing us to feature a few of the illustrations of this classic work, just in time for the festivities. Check it out at FestivalofBones. Translation by John Byrd and Bobby Byrd.
Luis San Vicente is a Mexican artist who studied at the Autonomous Metropolitan University in Mexico City and has exhibited his works in Mexico, Venezuela, Europe and the U.S.A. UNESCO awarded him its prestigious NOMA Encouragement Concours Prize for Illustration and honored his work in their prestigious Youth and Children’s Catalog of Illustrations (1997, 1998 and 1999).