Pablo Neruda: Poet of the People by Monica Brown, Julie Paschkis
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 lovedthings 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.
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.
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 Pablo Neruda, Julie traveled to Chile to see Neruda's home and the people that inspired him.
Pablo Neruda: Poet of the People 4 out of 5based on
More than 1 year ago
This book was not as entertaining as I thought it would be. At the same time, it was entertaining. I guess I would have to say that the fact that this book has absolutely no dialogue, it even lost my attention and the attention of my two year old. I am not sure if even a second grader would be able to keep interest in this book. Having said that, the illustrations are absolutely beautiful and creative. The book is about Pablo Neruda and words are hidden in the illustrations, they are words of different languages and they are words that go along with the pictures. it is brilliant. Even though this book has no dialogue, I think the illustrations could create dialogue in a bilingual classroom especially, and even in a non bilingual classroom that has english language learners in the classroom. Above all, this book is very informative. I even learned about the life of Pablo Neruda in this book and the illustrations are a lot of fun.