Los Gatos Black on Halloween by Marisa Montes & Yuyi Morales

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Follow los monstruos and los esqueletos to the Halloween party  Under October’s luna, full and bright, the monsters are throwing a ball in the Haunted Hall. Las brujas come on their broomsticks. Los muertos rise from their coffins to join in the fun. Los esqueletos rattle their bones as they dance through the door. And the scariest creatures of all aren’t even there yet!
This lively bilingual Halloween poem introduces young readers to a spooky array of Spanish words that will open their ojos to the chilling delights of the season. Los Gatos Black on Halloween is a 2007 Bank Street - Best Children's Book of the Year, the winner of the 2008 Pura Belpre Medal for Illustration and a Pura Belpre Honor Book for Narrative.

About Marisa Montes & Yuyi Morales

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Marisa Montes has written several books for young readers, including Juan Bobo Goes to Work, which won a Pura Belpr Honor. She lives in northern California. Yuyi Morales is an author/illustrator whose books have won the Pura Belpr Award, the Christopher Award, and the Jane Addams Award. She lives in northern California.
Published August 22, 2006 by Henry Holt and Co. (BYR). 32 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Travel, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, Nature & Wildlife. Fiction

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Eerie music resonates throughout the night, and all of the creatures begin to waltz, boogie and bop—until tres loud raps (“Rap!

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Marisa Montes spins a bilingual Halloween tale in Los Gatos Black on Halloween.

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Lines mix English and Spanish words, which flow musically against the backdrop of the spine-tingling illustrations to create a simple story in which traditions of an American Halloween intermingle with the Mexican Dia de los Muertos.

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