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Pablo Neruda: Poet of the People by Monica…

Pablo Neruda: Poet of the People (edition 2011)

by Monica Brown

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Title:Pablo Neruda: Poet of the People
Authors:Monica Brown
Info:Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) (2011), Hardcover, 32 pages
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This book is written about the amazing poet Pablo Neruda. At first his father didn't agree to his hobby so he changed his name and rose to fame over his poetry about love, odd things, and current event. His passionate poetry made him very famous, and this book describes just that. ( )
  ValRodriguez | Feb 6, 2019 |
This biography is about the life of Pablo Neruda. Pablo was from Chile and is internationally known as a famous poet. Pablo was also known as a politician who fought for workers rights and stood up for the rights of his people. I didn't know that Pablo had to run away from soldiers who were looking for him after writing poems that made leaders angry. I also didn't know about Pablo's subject matter of his early poems. He wrote about so many things that he loved such as his artist friends, his observations of nature, and his love of colors and changing season. I really loved the way this book was organized. Most of the written text is short, sweet, and to the point. The illustrations show words embedded in almost everything. Especially the things that Pablo specifically loved. This was great representation of how Pablo saw words in everything. The beauty he saw in the life around him was filled by words that he would use to express his deepest feelings. This use of illustrations was effective in emphasizing just how much Pablo thought like an artist, always contemplating his voice and craft. This book was very enjoyable and has inspired me to be more familiar with Pablo Neruda's poems and messages. ( )
  BeauLou | Nov 3, 2018 |
This book has very simple text which show the main points of Neruda’s life. It focuses on the things he wrote about lie the sea and flowers, and rocks. The author also describes Neruda’s commitment to helping the poor and marginalized in his country. The illustrations in this book are what gives it life. Every picture contains a plethora of words in Spanish and English which describe the things they are illustrating like a concrete poem. Pablo Neruda found inspiration in everyday objects, the illustrations depict that idea.
  helenaament | Jul 4, 2018 |
In my opinion, this is an amazing book. One of the reasons why is because the illustrations are phenomenal and really enhanced the story. The illustrations themselves are simple, but the illustrator added a mixture of English and Spanish words over top of the illustrations. For example, the words “wild” and “wildly” are written on flowers and words like “burbuja” and “luminous” and “plunge” are written on the river. It’s almost like a mystery as to why she added the mixture of random words, but they brought the story to life and made you pay attention to the details within the illustrations. Another reason why I liked this book is because of the main character Neftali (known as Pablo). I really like how he is a poet and he used his skills in different areas throughout the book to help others while promoting poetry. He surrounded himself with words and everything he touch basically became poetry for the reader to see. Overall, I believe the main message was about expressing the life of Pablo Neruda and how his poetry made an impact not only in Chile, but around the world. Also, that he had a kind, serving soul and was giving back to help his people.
  annamelton | Apr 4, 2017 |
I had mixed feelings about this book after reading it. I really liked it because it told a wonderful story about Pablo Naruda and would be great to read when teaching kids about poetry. For example, one of the very first pages says, "A very special teacher named Gabriela Mistral gave him wonderful books from far away places, and Neftali decided he wanted to be a writer too." So, the author did a great job by being brief, yet still including valuable information. The pictures were very vibrant and beautiful, however, I feel as if a child would be more distracted by the pictures than focusing on the content. For example, there is a page about scissors and there are beautiful colors and shapes all over the page, but there is so much going on even I had trouble wanting to read the text. The big idea of this story is how Pablo Neruda got into writing and where he came from. ( )
  klane10 | Sep 12, 2016 |
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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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Describes the life and times of the Nobel Prize-winning Chilean poet.

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