October 29, 2016

REVIEW: THE ART OF THE BOOK OF LIFE BY JORGE R. GUTIERREZ


    
As we count down to Halloween and Day of the Dead this week, 
The Latina Book Club will bring you some “dark and intriguing” books to stay up late with.  
Happy Reading.  And always, Read Latino!  


Dark Horse Books

THE ART OF THE BOOK OF LIFE by Jorge R. Guitiérrez is full of vivid colors, incredible images -- life like and eerie simultaneously -- and wonderful storytelling.  The art celebrates the traditions of Mexico, but more importantly it conveys the eternal battle of good against evil and the universal promise of true love.

Once you finish this book, don’t hesitate to get the Fox movie—The Book of Life—starring Zoe Saldana and Diego Luna.  And there is also a book by Stacia Deutsch.


Book Summary:  This volume is an inspirational behind-the-scenes look at the making of the animated feature film The Book of Life, from visionary producer Guillermo del Toro (Pan's Labyrinth) and director Jorge R. Gutierrez (El Tigre: The Adventures of Manny Rivera).

A tale packed with adventure, The Book of Life celebrates the power of friendship and family, and the courage to follow your dreams.  To determine whether the heart of humankind is pure and good, two godlike beings engage in an otherworldly wager during Mexico's annual Day of the Dead celebration. They tether two friends, Manolo and Joaquin, into vying for the heart of the beautiful and fiercely independent Maria, with comical and sometimes dangerous consequences. 


About the Author:  Jorge R. Gutiérrez is a Mexican animator, painter, writer and director who created (with wife Sandra Equihua) the multiple Annie Award and Emmy Award-winning animated television series, "El Tigre: The Adventures of Manny Rivera" for Nickelodeon, and directed "The Book of Life" which was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Best Animated Feature Film.

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