Ode to an Onion

Ode to an Onion

by Alexandria Giardino

ODE TO AN ONION is 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.


Ages: 4-8
Illustrated by: Felicita Sala
ISBN: 9781944903343
Price: $17.95
Published by: Cameron Kids

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