FUNNY BONES, by Duncan Tonatiuh



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2015 紐約時報年度最美的繪本

2016 Children's Choice Award

2016 Sibert Award Winner, Pura Belpré (Illustrator) Honor Book

中文撰文:Heidi Su (尊重著作權,請勿擅自轉貼) 

有看過電影SPECTRE007:惡魔四伏》一定對影片開始的墨西哥嘉年華場景印象深刻。嘉年華中所有人都穿著以骷顱為裝飾的面具、衣服、飾品。片中拍攝的正是墨西哥一年一度的Día de los Muertos(中文翻:亡靈節或鬼節嘉年華)。

好好的為什麼要選"骷顱"做裝飾呢?其實,墨西哥以嘉年華狂歡的方式對於逝去親友表達思念。而這個嘉年華中最具代表的"骷顱"造型便是源於諷刺藝術家José Guadalupe (Lupe) Posada。墨西哥當時尚無言論自由,José Guadalupe (Lupe)經由"骷顱"為主體身著歐洲風的帽飾人物La Calavera Catrina來表達他對當時社會價值 (政府鎮壓、腐敗與大眾癡迷歐州所有文物) 的嘲諷。

繪本由以Separate is Not Equal獲凱迪克大獎的Duncan Tonatiuh寫作與插畫,是一本寫實(non-fiction)的繪本。書末有作者的創作筆記,對歷史與嘉年華想要進一步了解的讀者,可以根據索引找尋更多詳細的內容。

Funny Bones tells the story of how the amusing calaveras—skeletons performing various everyday or festive activities—came to be. They are the creation of Mexican artist José Guadalupe (Lupe) Posada (1852–1913). In a country that was not known for freedom of speech, he first drew political cartoons, much to the amusement of the local population but not the politicians. He continued to draw cartoons throughout much of his life, but he is best known today for his calavera drawings. They have become synonymous with Mexico’s Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) festival. Juxtaposing his own art with that of Lupe’s, author Duncan Tonatiuh brings to light the remarkable life and work of a man whose art is beloved by many but whose name has remained in obscurity.

The book includes an author’s note, bibliography, glossary, and index.

精裝; 40頁

商品尺寸(cm):24.6 x 29.9 x 1.5

ISBN: 9781419716478