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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (2,202 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Pam Munoz Ryan Narrator: Tony Chiroldes Publisher: Scholastic Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Neftalí's father wants him to be a doctor. But Neftalí is not like other children. How he reconciles his own dreams with his father's is at the heart of this profoundly moving story of the life of poet Pablo Neruda.

From the time he is a young boy, Neftalí hears the call of a mysterious voice. Even when the neighborhood children taunt him, and when his harsh, authoritarian father ridicules him, and when he doubts himself, Neftalí knows he cannot ignore the call. Under the canopy of the lush rain forest, into the fearsome sea, and through the persistent Chilean rain, he listens and he follows.

Combining elements of magical realism with biography, poetry, and literary fiction, Pam Muñoz Ryan takes listeners on a rare journey of the heart and imagination.

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Marija | 2/11/2014

    " Wonderful fictional biography of the famous Chilean poet Pablo Neruda. I loved all of the literary elements within the book. Great addition to any school library. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Catalina | 2/7/2014

    " This book is great one to read to to children who are facing angry adults, children who are having a hard time with their social lives, or any type of children. It does take the reader through the story of Neftali, creating very strong empathetic feelings. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Carla | 1/24/2014

    " I need to read this book again to savor the descriptive language. Plus, the book is about my favorite poet, Pablo Neruda. The story reveals how he took the name, Pablo Neruda. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Katie | 1/24/2014

    " This is a beautiful book. The layout, type, illustrations and poem format in many parts of the book make it a joy to hold in your hand and read. Do not do as an audio book. I will be recommending this one! "

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