Author: Georgina Lázaro León
Illustrator: Valeria Cis
Series: Personajes Del Mundo Hispanico / Historical Figures of the Hispanic World (Spanish)
Paperback: 32 pages
Publisher: Alfaguara Infantil (June 30, 2012)
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I came across this book while browsing a bookstore here in Los Angeles. I was glad to see they had a Spanish selection that even though was small, it had great titles such as the one I am introducing here.
Conoce a Pablo Neruda is one of the many books in this series of famous figures of Latin America. The series include titles such as: Conoce a Gabriela Mistral, Conoce a Miguel de Cervantes among others.
Conoce a Pablo Neruda is written following a poetry form (stanzas) and each couple of lines rhyme really nicely together. The story gives readers an inside peek at Pablo Neruda’s life in Sri Lanka (where he served as an ambassador). Born in Parral, Chile, Pablo Neruda is known as one of Latin America’s most gifted writers.
This book would be a GREAT addition to any classroom or home library. Did I mention that the book also includes a friendly glossary? Honestly, what a better way to share with our children a small piece of Latin American History.
*The opinions expressed in this post are completely my own. I have not been compensated by anyone including the publisher or any other distribution channels.