Thursday, November 01, 2007

All Saints' Day 2007

Happy All Saints' Day! Two of my favorite resources for stories of the saints for children are Once Upon a Time Saints and More Once Upon a Time Saints, both by Ethel Pochocki. Tomie DePaola and Demi have been quite prolific in the saints picture-books department, too. A quick search online lead me to Caedmon's Song by Ruth Asby, illustrated by Bill Slavin, and published in 2006. I don't know yet if it's good, but I'll let you know when I get my hands on a copy.

November 2 is the Feast of All Souls. I really appreciate the Mexican Dia de los Muertos, and would like to participate in a festival someday.

5 comments:

HipWriterMama said...

Happy All Soul's Day! Peace to you and your family.

Alkelda the Gleeful said...

Thanks, HWM. As usual, I've gotten the dates all switched around, even though they're written clearly on my calendar.

TadMack said...

You know, we had a Dia de los Muertos altar at Mills, and it got bigger every year. It was fabulous -- fab, fab, fabulous. Did you read Gina's post about hers?? Start here and just scroll down. I miss California so much reading this.

Alkelda the Gleeful said...

Thanks for the link, Tadmack! I hadn't gotten to Gina's post yet. I despair of getting caught up on blog-reading, and may have to declare brain-bankruptcy at some point.

Lone Star Ma said...

You are my all-time favorite writer-about-saints. Ariel is next.