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Antonio Castro, born in Zacatecas, Mexico, has lived in the Juárez–El Paso area for most of his life. He has illustrated dozens of children’s’ books, including Barry, the Bravest Saint Bernard (Random House), Pájaro Verde, The Treasure on Gold Street, The Day It Snowed Tortillas, The Gum-Chewing Rattler, and, most recently, My Pet Rattlesnake, his fourth collaboration with renowned storyteller Joe Hayes. Castro often works with his son, Antonio Castro H., who is one of Cinco Puntos’ primary designers. In 2005, the government of the state of Chihuahua, Mexico, commissioned Castro to paint a mural commemorating the anniversary of the Battle of Tomochic for the government palace. His work has been exhibited in galleries and museums in the United States, Mexico, Spain, and Italy.


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