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The Dreamer (Ala Notable Children's Books. Older Readers) by [Pam Munoz Ryan, Pam Muñoz Ryan, Peter Sis]

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Gr 4-9–Pam Munoz Ryan's fictionalized biography (Scholastic, 2010) of Chilean Nobel prize-winning poet Pablo Neruda is lovingly read by Tony Chiroldes. Named Neftali at birth, he lived with his disapproving widower father in central Chile. Frail as a child, Neftali was always dreaming and examining the natural world around him. His tyrannical, pro-government father wanted his son to pursue a medical or teaching career, neither of which interested the boy. As a teen, Neftali began an apprenticeship with his uncle, a newspaper printer, who encouraged the boy and published his essays in his newspaper. Impressed by other poets who advocated government reform, Neftali enrolled in a university to better learn the craft of poetry. To keep his passion a secret from his father, he carefully chose a pen name, Pablo Neruda. Much of his writing was devoted to ending atrocities against humanity and promoting freedom of speech. Woven into Ryan's text is information about the plight of the Mapuche people in Chile. Chiroldes perfectly embraces the story, reading with sensitivity and, at times, poetic sound effects. His distinctive diction and calm demeanor will hold the attention of young people mature enough to be interested in the life of this remarkable man. A bonus DVD features artist Peter Sis's black-and-white pointillist illustrations from the book to accompany the recitation of two of Neruda's poems.–Jennifer Ward, Albany Public Library, NY . (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted. --This text refers to the audioCD edition.

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*Starred Review* Respinning the childhood of the widely beloved poet Pablo Neruda, Ryan and Sís collaborate to create a stirring, fictionalized portrait of a timid boy’s flowering artistry. Young Neftalí Reyes (Neruda’s real name) spends most of his time either dreamily pondering the world or cowering from his domineering father, who will brook no such idleness from his son. In early scenes, when the boy wanders rapt in a forest or spends a formative summer by the seashore, Ryan loads the narrative with vivid sensory details. And although it isn’t quite poetry, it eloquently evokes the sensation of experiencing the world as someone who savors the rhythms of words and gets lost in the intricate surprises of nature. The neat squares of Sís’ meticulously stippled illustrations, richly symbolic in their own right, complement and deepen the lyrical quality of the book. As Neftalí grows into a teen, he becomes increasingly aware of the plight of the indigenous Mapuche in his Chilean homeland, and Ryan does a remarkable job of integrating these themes of social injustice, neither overwhelming nor becoming secondary to Neftalí’s story. This book has all the feel of a classic, elegant and measured, but deeply rewarding and eminently readable. Ryan includes a small collection of Neruda’s poetry and a thoughtful endnote that delves into how she found the seeds for the story and sketches Neruda’s subsequent life and legacy. Grades 4-8. --Ian Chipman --This text refers to the hardcover edition.

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  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B00COAE4I8
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Scholastic Press (September 24, 2013)
  • Publication date ‏ : ‎ September 24, 2013
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 97479 KB
  • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Not enabled
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  • Word Wise ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 384 pages
  • Lending ‏ : ‎ Enabled
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Pam Muñoz Ryan is the author of the New York Times Best Seller, ECHO, a 2016 Newbery Honor Book, and winner of the Kirkus Prize. She has written over forty books for young people—picture books, early readers, and middle grade and young adult novels. She the author recipient of the NEA's Human and Civil Rights Award, the Virginia Hamilton Literary Award, the Willa Cather Award, the Pura Belpré medal, the PEN USA award, and many others. Her novels include Esperanza Rising, Riding Freedom, Becoming Naomi León, Paint the Wind, The Dreamer, and Echo. She was born and raised in Bakersfield, California, holds a bachelor's and master's degree from San Diego State University and lives in north San Diego county with her family.

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