Cover image for To go singing through the world : the childhood of Pablo Neruda
Title:
To go singing through the world : the childhood of Pablo Neruda
Author:
Ray, Deborah Kogan, 1940-
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2006.
Physical Description:
1 v (unpaged.) ; color illustrations : 29 cm
Summary:
Pablo Neruda grew up in the rough and wild frontier town of Temuco, Chile. His father was a railroad man and not inclined to draw out the introspective boy. However, his stepmother, descended from the Mapuche people, was gentle and nurturing and told him stories of Chile's native people. But in her husband's presence, she was as silent as Pablo. So the child found refuge in nature and in books. And secretly he wrote down his thoughts. With the encouragement of Gabriela Mistral, an award-winning poet, teacher, and friend, Neruda's writing grew resonant and powerful. At age sixteen he left Temuco for the university in Santiago and went on to become the "people's poet" and to win the Nobel Prize in Literature.
Language:
English
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR LG 6.0 0.5 111173.
ISBN:
9780374376277
Format :
Book