Ode to an Onion: Pablo Neruda and his Muse

Ode to an Onion: Pablo Neruda and his Muse


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A poetic, beautifully illustrated picture book inspired by Ode to the Onion by Chilean poet Pablo Neruda (1904–1973). 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.
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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781944903343
Publisher: ABRAMS
Publication date: 10/09/2018
Pages: 40
Sales rank: 150,489
Product dimensions: 10.20(w) x 11.60(h) x 0.40(d)
Lexile: AD600L (what's this?)
Age Range: 4 - 8 Years

About the Author

Alexandria Giardino is a writer and translator. Her work includes translating My Life with Pablo Neruda by Matilde Urrutia and her essays have appeared in the Village Voice Literary Supplement, Marie Claire, Discover, American Poetry Review, and on air at KQED. Giardino lives with her family in Northern California. Ode to an Onion is her first children’s book. Felicita Sala is the illustrator of several picture books. Sala lives in Rome with her family.

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