Pablo Neruda by Monica Brown
Poet of the People

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Once there was a little boy named Neftalí who loved wild things wildly and quiet things quietly. From the moment he could talk, he surrounded himself with words. Neftalí discovered the magic between the pages of books. When he was sixteen, he began publishing his poems as Pablo Neruda.

Pablo wrote poems about the things he loved—things made by his friends in the café, things found at the marketplace, and things he saw in nature. He wrote about the people of Chile and their stories of struggle. Because above all things and above all words, Pablo Neruda loved people.

 

About Monica Brown

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Monica Brown is the author of several bilingual books for children inspired by her Peruvian-American heritage. She is a recipient of the Américas Award for Children’s Literature and a professor of English at Northern Arizona University. www.monicabrown.net Julie Paschkis has illustrated many award-winning books, including Glass Slipper, Gold Sandal: A Worldwide Cinderella by Paul Fleischman and Through Georgia’s Eyes by Rachel Rodríguez. For this book, Julie traveled to Chile to see Neruda’s home and the people that inspired him. www.juliepaschkis.com
 
Published March 29, 2011 by Henry Holt and Co. (BYR). 32 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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More than a heartwarming portrait of Chile's most revered poet, this splendid tribute to Pablo Neruda animates his global appeal with a visceral immediacy capable of seducing readers of any age.

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This gentle tribute to Chilean poet Neruda explores his formative experiences, from searching for beetles and birds' eggs in the forest to discovering his love for books. Paschkis incorporates Spani

Dec 20 2010 | Read Full Review of Pablo Neruda: Poet of the People

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This gentle tribute to Chilean poet Neruda explores his formative experiences, from searching for "beetles and birds' eggs" in the forest to discovering his love for books.

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After I read Neruda’s The Book of Questions, I knew that I wanted to integrate my own questions throughout the story—questions that might parallel the events of his childhood.

Dec 08 2010 | Read Full Review of Pablo Neruda: Poet of the People

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