Wow, I can smell tamales from the living room. Delicious!
Alex does not have school today because it is November 1st, the Day of the Dead. Which means that he is allowed to stay home. On top of that, he can smell an aroma of tamales from the air.
The aroma that Alex can smell is coming from the tamales that his mom and grandma were making. Alex's grandfather used to love tamales, before he passed away. These tamales that are being made will be placed on an altar to honor Alex's grandfather for Dia de los Muertos.
Yes they are!
Are these tamales for grandpa's altar?
One of the most interesting items on the altar for Alex's grandfather was a book, full of diagrams and drawings. Alex observed this book with much attention. Consequently, he asked his grandma about the importance of these drawings.
Grandma, what are these diagrams for?
Your grandfather loved to explore caves. He would receive money for these caves that he explores.
These drawings are your grandfather's. They are from his explorations.