The Remembering Day = El Dia De Los Muertos
The Remembering Day = El Dia De Los Muertos
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Annotation: Long ago in what would come to be called Mexico, as Mama Alma and her granddaughter, Bella, recall happy times while walking in the garden they have tended together since Bella was a baby, Mama Alma asks that after she is gone her family remember her on one special day each year.
Catalog Number: #600295022
Format: Ebook
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Copyright Date: 2015
Edition Date: 2015
Territory: World
Availability: Available
ISBN: 1-611-92959-8
ISBN 13: 978-1-611-92959-1
Dewey: E
Language: Spanish
Bilingual: Yes
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There is no shortage of books about el Dia de los Muertos, but Mora brings the concept to a deeply personal level in this bilingual story that imagines the holiday's origins. Set long ago in a small village in Mexico, the story shows how Bella and her grandmother share a bond that transcends time. Together, they work in the fields, grow flowers, weave cloth, and play hide-and-seek. But, mostly, they talk. The gentle tone of their conversation is mirrored in the stillness of the illustrations. As Bella and Mamá Alma recall their life together, there is a hint of sadness and a premonition about what's to come. On their last day together, Mamá Alma tells Bella to teach people about remembering others. Of course, Bella does so, starting a tradition of dedicating a day to remembering loved ones no longer present. Casilla's gentle, earth-toned paintings bring Bella's world to life with remarkable realism.
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Word Count: 1,190
Reading Level: 4.0
Interest Level: K-3
Accelerated Reader: reading level: 4.0 / points: 0.5 / quiz: 177323 / grade: Lower Grades
Lexile: AD700L
Guided Reading Level: L

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