Ode to an Onion: Pablo Neruda & His Muse

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Ode to an Onion: Pablo Neruda & His Muse
Giardino, Alexandria
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.
A Junior Library Guild Selection
$17.95
9781944903343