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Publisher Description

Pura Belpré Award Winner

A tender, transcendent, and meticulously crafted novel from Newbery Honoree, Pam Muñoz Ryan, and three-time Caldecott Honoree, Peter Sís!

From the time he is a young boy, Neftalí hears the call of a mysterious voice. Even when the neighborhood children taunt him, and when his harsh, authoritarian father ridicules him, and when he doubts himself, Neftalí knows he cannot ignore the call. He listens and follows as it leads him under the canopy of the lush rain forest, into the fearsome sea, and through the persistent Chilean rain on an inspiring voyage of self-discovery that will transform his life and, ultimately, the world.

Combining elements of magical realism with biography, poetry, literary fiction, and transporting illustrations, Pam Muñoz Ryan and Peter Sís take readers on a rare journey of the heart and imagination as they explore the inspiring early life of the poet who became Pablo Neruda.

GENRE
Young Adult
RELEASED
2013
September 24
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
384
Pages
PUBLISHER
Scholastic Inc.
SELLER
Scholastic Inc.
SIZE
195.4
MB
AUDIENCE
Grades 2-5

Customer Reviews

YCSD Teacher ,

5th Grade Teacher

Masterful use of imagery and emotion combined with relevant historical impact! Beautiful

Stripysauce ,

Amazing book

Amazing book, gives the reader insight as to what Pablo Neruda's personal life was like during his childhood. A great read if you want to find out more about this well-known poet or just looking for a good book. The illustations, combined with short verses, also add to the story.

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The dreamer

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