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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. #Download õ The Spirit of Tio Fernando: A Day of the Dead Story ⛄ It S The Day Of The Dead And Nando And His Mother Are Going To Honor T O Fernando Nando, Named For Uncle Fernando, Listens As His Mother Tells Him That Later, At The Cemetery, They Will Meet With T O Fernando S Spirit SPANISH DESCRIPTION Es El D A De Los Muertos Y Nando Y Su Madre Van A Honrar A T O Fernando Nando, Nombrado En Honor De T O Fernando, Escucha A Su Madre Decirle Que Mas Adelante En El Cementerio Se Van A Encontrarse Con El Espirito De T O Fernando 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 Great story I just use the Spanish half with my intermediate students and the story is simple enough for them to understand The illustrations are great and the tale is nicely told This book is bilingual and each page shows both the English text and the Spanish text At the beginning, the author has included a paragraph describing the traditions of D a de los Muertos and the cultural context of the holiday The Day of the Dead is a centuries old holiday, mixing ancient Aztec and traditional Catholic customs It is celebrated throughout Mexico and Central America During this time, people who have died are honored their spirits are believed to visit the earth As this story shows, there are a variety of customs associated with the holiday, preparing altars to honor the dead, making the foods that they enjoyed most in life, and visiting the cemeteries to celebrate and be with the spirits The holiday is an occasion to remember the positive qualities of the people we ve lost, to celebrate the beauty and the life that once was, and make peace with feelings of longing and remorse When the holiday is over and the spirits have returned to the spirit world, the celebrants are happy and at peace, knowing they have made the souls of the dead feel loved and remember Personally, I find that people who are experiencing loss are often conflicted by a seemingly irreconcilable task wanting to feel better and move on without forgetting about the person who has passed This holiday is a lovely way of keeping the person s memory alive, and investing time in their memory, while also taking care of the self, learning to make peace with feelings of grief, and channeling those feelings through this cultural catharsis.The story centers on a young protagonist, Nando, whose uncle whom he s named after, T o Fernando, has just passed away six months ago Although the boy s deceased uncle, of course, is not physically present within the storyline, we learn some intimate details about him through the boy s memories of him, and through the ways in which the boy sees parts of his uncle reflected in himself T o Fernando had long, skinny legs, and the second toe of his right foot was longer than his big toe just like mine His moustache would tickle my chin when he lifted me in the air He always brought me coconut candy that got stuck in my teeth Although the uncle is deceased, we can still feel his presence resonate throughout the story, much like the boy who can feel his presence resonate through his own being.As the boy prepares for the Day of the Dead celebrations with his mother, readers will get a glimpse of some of the cultural traditions that make up this holiday For example, we see Nando go to the market to buy sugar skulls, set up an altar with some of his uncle s old belongings, and prepare his uncle s favorite foods to also put on the altar As Nando goes through the motions of preparing for the holiday, he wonders about how he will actually be able to reconnect with his uncle s spirit How will I meet T o Fernando s spirit The vendor at the market replies, I don t know, Nando But when you do, you will feel good inside Here we also see how this tale focuses on the young protagonist s self growth and development Although many people in Nando s family and community are teaching him about D a de los Muertos and guiding him through some of the rituals, they also show him the tools for answering some of his own tough questions himself.What is also especially valuable about this story is its use of a male protagonist Many of the books that I ve reviewed lately focus on female protagonists, and when dealing with emotional themes, such as death and grief, I find it especially important to include young boys, who are often discouraged from showing emotion, or from participating in sentimental rituals This particular book also reminds me a lot of a book I reviewed at this time last year, Uncle Monarch and the Day of the Dead, which also illustrated the many rituals associated with Day of the Dead through a young protagonist s personal journey of confronting death and loss and learning to heal Essentially, these books show how the process of working through complicated emotions, which is often considered an internal process, especially in hyper individualistic cultures such as that of the United States, can also be experienced and expressed socially, culturally and communally Although D a de los Muertos is not practiced as ubiquitously in the United States, we can incorporate many of these values into the classroom We can help our students through these tough times by showing them that grief can be shared and expressed with others, and does not have to be an isolating, solitary and internalized process.For the full review, visit teachinglatinamericathroughliterature.wordpress.com