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Maria Molina and the Days of the Dead

Last updated Sunday, October 23, 2005

Author: Katherine Krull
Illustrator: Enrique O. Sanchez
Date of Publication: 1994
ISBN: 0027509990
Grade Level: 5th    (GLCs: Click here for grade level guidelines.)
Date(s) Used: Oct. 2001, Oct. 2000

Synopsis: In Mexico, Maria and her family celebrate Los Dias de los Muertos, The Days of the Dead. Includes a recipe for pan de los muertos.

Discussion topics: To be posted soon ...

Craft ideas:
•  Who would you honor on the Days of the Dead? How would you do that? Draw what you would honor them with, their favorite things, etc. (if no one, how would you want to be honored, your favorite things?)
•  What's another way to combine these two holidays? illustrate.
•  Make a skeleton bookmark.

*Note: These craft ideas are just suggestions. You can use them, but you don’t have to use them. You can expand upon them, or add your own twist. Remember, though, that the focus of your time should not be on the development and execution of a craft; the focus should be on the read-aloud and the enjoyment of the book!