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.--from the publisher
A Junior Library Guild Selection
40 pages 978-1944903343 Ages 5-9
Keywords: poet, diverse books, diversity, vegetable, life, 5 year old, 6 year old, 7 year old, 8 year old, 9 year old, career, poetry