Sad about the subject of a poem he is writing, Pablo Neruda visits his friend Matilde who shows him, through a simple onion, that happiness can be found even through tears. Includes facts about Pablo and Matilde, and Neruda’s Ode to the Onion in Spanish and English.
Alexandria Giardino lives in northern California, where she teaches writing, practices karate (she’s a black belt!), and rides her mountain bike all over Mt Tam. Alex grew up in the Bay Area, but she has also lived in great big cities, from New York to Los Angeles, Mexico City, and Santiago, Chile. In addition to her books, her writing has appeared in the Village Voice Literary Supplement, Ms., Marie Claire, The American Poetry Review, and on air at KQED. Her first picture book, Ode to an Onion, inspired by the poet Pablo Neruda, is a Junior Library Guild Selection for 2018. Two more children’s books are forthcoming in 2020.
Felicita is a self taught illustrator. She graduated in Philosophy from the University of Western Australia. She has illustrated several picture books, such as Mr.Crum’s Potato Predicament, Big Foot and Little Foot, She Made a Monster and Ode to an Onion. She is the author and illustrator of Lunch at n.10, Pomegranate Street. She draws inspiration from folk art and music, mid-century illustration, byzantine iconography, nature, and children. She lives in Rome with her husband and their daughter, Nina.