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Ode to an Onion : Pablo Neruda & His Muse
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Alexandria Giardinoand Felicita Sala's poetic, beautifully illustrated picture book is inspired by Ode to the Onion by Chilean poet Pablo Neruda (1904-1973). A Junior Library Guild Selection Pablo has a lunch date with his friend Matilde, who shows the moody poet her garden. Where Pablo sees conflict and sadness, Matilde sees love and hope. The story is less a biography of Neruda and his muse, Matilde Urrutia (1912-1985), and more a simple ode to a vegetable that is humble and luminous, dark and light, gloomy and glad, full of grief and full of joy--just like life. "Children who love words should warm to Alexandria Giardino's Ode to an Onion: Pablo Neruda & His Muse . . . In Felicita Sala's vivacious and beautifully detailed drawings, done in colored pencil, Mathilde's smile and Pablo's glum expression give a tender humor to this real-life relationship." --New York Times "Gloomy versus hopeful. Therein lies the timeless tension between Nobel Laureate Pablo Neruda and his wife-to-be in this lovingly envisioned and supremely handsome book." --San Francisco Chronicle

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  • ISBN-13: 9781944903343
  • ISBN-10: 1944903348
  • Publisher: Harry N. Abrams
  • Publish Date: October 2018
  • Dimensions: 11.6 x 10.2 x 0.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.3 pounds
  • Page Count: 40
  • Reading Level: Ages 4-8

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