Pablo Neruda: Poet of the People

People, Identity & Culture
Social Justice
Pablo Neruda: Poet of the People
Author(s):
Monica Brown
Illustrator(s):
Julie Paschkis
Age Group:
6-9
Publisher:
Henry Holt and Co.
ISBN:
978-0805091984
Year:
People, Identity & Culture
Social Justice

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.

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