Barrilete A Kite for the Day of the Dead

Collection Name: Drachen Foundation Collection
Artist or Author: Elisa Amado and Joya Hairs
Creation Year: 1999
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Summary: ISBN: 0-88899-366-8 Language: English Description: In Guatemala, there is a village called Santiago Sacatepeques. It is a very small but famous place because once a year, on the Day of the Dead, the people of Santiago fly some of the biggest kites in the world. As large as seven meters( twenty-three feet) wide, they fill the sky over the cemetery with brilliant colors. Juan and his brothers always helped their grandfather build the kite for the Day of the Dead. But their grandfather has recently died, and the boys must carry on the tradition on their own. This beautifully photographed book shows us the village of Santiago and tells us Juan's story as he gathers the materials, builds the kite and, finally, with his friends' help, flies it. Copyright1999 by Elisa Amado 31 pages
Type: Book
Geographic: Guatemala
Materials: Bamboo, Paper
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A Kite for the Day of the Dead Barrilete
A Kite for the Day of the Dead