Pablo Neruda: Poet of the People by Monica Brown illus. by Julie Paschkis
Beginning when Neruda was just a little boy with the given name Neftali. It shows the poet at different stages in his life in such a beautiful way that it's easy to get lost in his world.
Brown's text has a rhythm that would make any poet proud.
"Pablo loved the stones of Chile. He wrote about stones by waves onto the beach and stones polished by sand and salt."
Paschkis beautiful illustrations pop and adding more life to the story. I am a fan of Brown and Paschkis, so I was very happy to see how well their styles blend. Words in English and Spanish are sprinkled within the art. It's a goregous collaboration between artist and illustrator.
If there was greater back matter I would've loved this biography even more. An author's note and resources are included.
A starred Kirkus Review
A book preview
I've linked this post to Non fiction Monday. This week's round up can be found at Amy O'Quinn's