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Mi Familia Calaca / My Skeleton Family: A Mexican Folk Art Family in English and Spanish (First Concepts in Mexican Folk Art) (Hardcover)

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By Cynthia Weill, Jesus Zarate (Illustrator)
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Welcome to the family It's just like yours: father, mother, sister, brother, abuelita, gato, even a great-great grandmother. Well, but there's something just a little bit different about this particular family. Maybe it's those clothes they wear . . . just a little bit fashion backward. And the colors So vibrant and . . . lively. Maybe that's what it is. They are just so full of life while looking almost other worldly.

Bienvenidos a la familia Es justo como la tuya: pap , mam , hermana, hermano, abuelita, gato, hasta un a vis-abuela. Pero hay algo un poco diferente sobre esta familia. Tal vez es la su un poco anticuada. Y los colores Tan vibrantes y...vivos. Tal vez eso es, solo est n llenos de vida, al mismo tiempo pareciendo de otro mundo.

Cynthia Weill's bilingual collaboration with artist Jesus Canseco Zarate teaches young readers basic information about relationships, while also celebrating the colorful tradition of Mexico's Day of the Dead. Canseco Zarate long-limbed sculptures are a playful twist on traditional Mexican iconography of the skeleton that stretches back through the country's art history to Jos Guadalupe Posada's engravings and Aztec sculpture.

La colaboraci n biling e entre autora Cynthia Weill y artista Jesus Cnaseco Zarate le ense a a lectores j venes informaci n b sica sobre familias, al mismo tiempo celebrando la tradici n colorida del D a de Muertos. Las esculturas de brazos largos de Canseco Zarate le dan un toque juguet n a la iconograf a Mexicana tradicional del esqueleto, que se ve a lo largo de la historia art stica del pa's, hasta los grabados de Jos Guadalupe Posada, y las esculturas Aztecas.

Cynthia Weill holds a master's degree from Wesleyan University in Art History and a Doctorate in Education from Teachers College Columbia. While working on her dissertation at Columbia, Cynthia collaborated with artisans in Oaxaca, Mexico to create the folk art pieces that became the successful First Concepts in Mexican Folk Art series. She is currently the director of the Center for Children's Literature at the Bank Street College of Education.

Cythia Weill tiene una maestr a de Historia del Arte de Wesleyan University, y un doctorado de Educaci n del Colegio de Maestros de Columbia University. Durante su tiempo trabajando en su tesis en Columbia, Cynthia colabor con artesanos y artesanas de Oaxaca, M xico, para crear las piezas que se fueron despu's presentadas en la exitosa serie, Primeros Conceptos en Artesan a Mexicana. Actualmente es la directora del Centro para Literatura Infantil en el Colegio de Educaci n Bank Street..

Jesus Canseco Zarate is a young Oaxacan folk artist whose medium of choice is paper m ch . In 2008 he won first prize in the Friends of Oaxacan Folk Art completion for young artists.

Jes's Canseco Z rate es un artesano de Oaxaca conocido por sus complejas calacas de papel mach . En el 2008, gan el primer premio en la competici n de Amigos de Artesan a de Oaxaca para artistas j venes.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781935955504
ISBN-10: 1935955500
Publisher: Cinco Puntos Press
Publication Date: November 19th, 2013
Pages: 1
Language: English
Series: First Concepts in Mexican Folk Art