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Product Details

  • Age Range: 5 - 8 years
  • Grade Level: Kindergarten - 3
  • Lexile Measure: 400L (What's this?)
  • Paperback: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Albert Whitman & Company (January 1, 1995)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0807575860
  • ISBN-13: 978-0807575864
  • Product Dimensions: 10 x 7.9 x 0.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #703,225 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Grade 2-4?As the Day of the Dead approaches, Nando and his mother make preparations to remember Tio Fernando. Nando's curiosity leads him to ask the adults around him how his uncle's spirit will find him when it returns: "...Will I see him? Will he make noise? How will I know it is really him?" That night, Nando discovers his uncle's spirit in a place he least expects?inside himself. Levy presents this story in both Spanish and English from the realistic viewpoint of a child experiencing the Day of the Dead celebration. She relates the customs of this traditional Mexican and Central American holiday. Unfortunately, though, the author fails to bring Nando to life. The watercolor illustrations are done in somber hues and merely reflect the tone of the text, adding nothing substantial to the story. George Ancona's Pablo Remembers (Lothrop, 1993) and Fiesta U.S.A. (Lodestar, 1995) are excellent nonfiction choices on this holiday and are available in Spanish.?Maria Redburn, Collier County Public Library, Immokalee, FL
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Ages 5^-10. "The Day of the Dead is a time to remember people who have died, whom we will always love," Nando's mother tells him as they prepare to celebrate the holiday and honor Tio Fernando, who died six months earlier. After they decorate a makeshift altar, Nando's mother sends him to buy things that remind him of his uncle to take to the cemetery that night. Buying a "skeleton of marzipan candy and a cake baked narrow and skinny, like Tio Fernando," the boy wonders how he will meet his uncle's spirit. But after he and his mother have decked Tio's grave with marigolds and sung his favorite songs, Nando's heart is full, and he is sure that Tio Fernando knows that he is loved and not forgotten. Soft watercolor illustrations tenderly portray Nando's joyful experience. Including the traditional activities, and imbued with an authentic sense of the Mexican holiday, the warm, well-told story, provided in a bilingual format, will be welcomed as a picture book featuring a child's celebration of the Day of the Dead. Pair it with Ancona's photo-essay Pablo Remembers: The Fiesta of the Day of the Dead (1993) for a multicultural alternative to the typical fall Halloween program. Annie Ayres --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By F.L.E. on April 21, 2000
Format: Paperback
This book features beautiful colorful illustrations and a very cute story, full of accurate cultural details. To be enjoyed by children and adults alike, it also is a great way to "teach" your kids about death, or to help them deal with mourning, whether or not you are hispanic.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on March 28, 2000
Format: Paperback
El Espiritu de Tio Fernando is an excellent book describing the mexican celebration of Days of the Dead. The book follows a young boy and his mother as they remember his uncle who has died within the last year. The book is simple yet includes many aspects of the celebration. The illustrations are wonderfully detailed so as to show the emotions of each part of the celebration. The text is in both English and Spanish allowing all children to enjoy it equally.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Miss M's Fourth Graders on May 4, 2008
Format: Hardcover
The spirit of Tio Fernando by Janice Levy is a book about the Day of the Dead.
Fernando wakes up and today is the Day of the Dead and they are going to see the spirit of Tio Fernando. Fernando`s mother set all Tio Fernando `s favorite foods on the table. She also put out some pictures of Tio Fernando. After Fernando`s mother gave him some pesos to go buy things that Tio Fernando liked also to remember him. Fernando went to the market and saw Senor Romero and then Senor Romero gave Fernando a skull with his name on it. Fernando saw Senora Magdalia and Senora Magdlia gave him a little ghost and Senor Magdalia tells Fernando how he will meet Tio Fernando's spirit and how he will feel good inside. After Fernando went home they went to the cemetery to Tio Fernando's cross and put marigolds there. Fernando's mother sang Tio Fernando's favorite songs. Fernando heard a heart beating but maybe it was only Fernando. Fernando feels something in his body. Then they stayed at the cemetery for the Day of the Dead.

The lesson I learned from the book was that your loved ones will always be beside you. In one part of the book I found they tell Tio Fernando's spirit to join them. Even if Tio Fernando is dead he knows he isn't forgotten. Fernando feels his uncle in his body and by the sounds too. Fernando remembers Tio Fernando by the pictures and by the second toe of his right foot. I like the way this book tells you about the Day of the Dead and that your loved ones will always be beside you.

By Graciela
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More About the Author

Janice Levy is the award-winning author of twenty children's books. Her childhood dream was to play centerfield for the New York Yankees, but while she waits for the call, she's busy writing more books! Her work has been translated into Spanish, Japanese, Chinese and Italian. Her stories are both fun and educational, making children laugh and think. They are featured in reading programs, classroom coursework and used by mental health professionals and social workers. Janice teaches at Hofstra University, writes adult fiction for literary magazines and anthologies and has won several national writing contests. As a writing coach and editorial consultant, she mentors aspiring - and perspiring writers. Explaining her writing process, she says, "As I write for children, I pretend I am a child. When I write for adults, I am still a child; I now just have bigger parts!"
Visit her website at www.janicelevy.com for more details and to order autographed copies of her books.

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