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Los Gatos Black on Halloween

Los Gatos Black on Halloween

Marisa Montes; illustrations by Yuyi Morales

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Follow los monstruos and los esqueletos to the Halloween party in this bilingual poem written by Marisa Montes, with illustrations by award-winning author and illustrator Yuyi Morales

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.

Award-winning author and illustrator Yuyi Morales is the author of Caldecott Honor and Pura Belpré (Illustrator) Medal-winning Viva Frida, Pura Belpré (Illustration) Medal and Pura Belpré (Narrative) Honor book Los Gatos Black on Halloween, stunning bilingual bedtime story Little Night/Nochecita, Rudas: Niño's Horrendous Hermanitas, and other picture books for young readers. She also illustrated Thunder Boy Jr., written by Sherman Alexie.

ALA Notable Children's Books, Bank Street Best Children's Book of the Year, CCBC Choice (Univ. of WI), Pura Belpre Illustrator Honor, Pura Belpre Author Award

Praise for Los Gatos Black on Halloween

“Just right for children who are beginning to find typical Halloween fare a bit too tame.” —School Library Journal

“This spookiness is what Halloween is all about.” —Booklist

“A spooky seasonal treat and a great choice for any collection.” —Kirkus Reviews

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Marisa Montes; illustrations by Yuyi Morales

Marisa Montes has written several books for young readers, including Juan Bobo Goes to Work, which won a Pura Belpré Honor. She lives in northern California.

Yuyi Morales is an author and artist. She has won numerous awards, including a Caldecott Honor, the Jane Addams Award, four Pura Belpre Medals, and three Pura Belpre Honors. She divides her time between the San Francisco area and Veracruz, Mexico, where she was born.

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Marisa Montes

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Yuyi Morales

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