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Book of questions : selections / Pablo Neruda ; illustrated by Paloma Valdivia ; translated by Sara Lissa Paulson = Libro de las preguntas : selecciones / Pablo Neruda ; ilustrado por Paloma Valdivia ; traducido por Sara Lissa Paulson.

Neruda, Pablo, 1904-1973 (author.). Valdivia, Paloma, (illustrator.). Paulson, Sara Lissa, Abridgement of (expression): (translator.). Neruda, Pablo, 1904-1973 Container of (expression): Libro de las preguntas. (Added Author). Neruda, Pablo, 1904-1973 Container of (expression): Libro de las preguntas. Selections. (Added Author). Neruda, Pablo, 1904-1973 Libro de las preguntas. Selections. English. (Added Author).

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  • ISBN: 9781592703227
  • ISBN: 1592703224
  • Physical Description: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 32 cm
  • Publisher: New York : Enchanted Lion Books, 2022.

Content descriptions

General Note:
Abridged and illustrated version of Libro de las Preguntas (1974) aimed at younger audiences.
Summary, etc.:
"This Spanish-English bilingual edition is the first fully illustrated selection of Book of Questions: comprising 70 questions of the original 320, these poems, carefully woven together by theme and accompanying full-page illustrations, invite us to wonder at the natural world and the myriad mysteries it contains. "Book of Questions," written by beloved Chilean poet and Nobel Prize winner Neruda, was completed just months before his death in 1973, and is his last great work of poetry. By turns lyrical andcosmic, dreamlike and nonsensical, paradoxical and playful, each of these unanswerable questions asks us to set aside certainty and constraint and to enter into the vastness of the unknown. With riddles like "Where is the center of the sea? / Why don't waves break there?" and "What do you call a flower / that flits from bird to bird?", Neruda inspires us to unravel our assumptions and re-envision our relationship to nature. The only answer that is sure to arise from these questions is a closer observation of and reflection on the world in which we live, and a renewed sense of curiosity and wonder at our shared universe"-- Provided by publisher.
Target Audience Note:
Ages 6-14 Enchanted Lion Books
Grades 2-3 Enchanted Lion Books
Subject: Neruda, Pablo, 1904-1973 > Translations into English.
Children's poetry, Chilean.
Chilean poetry > Juvenile literature.
Spanish language materials > Bilingual > Juvenile literature.
Poetry > Juvenile literature.
Bilingual books > Juvenile literature.
Genre: Poetry.
Toy and movable books.

Available copies

  • 3 of 3 copies available at Missouri Evergreen. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Rolla Public.


  • 0 current holds with 3 total copies.
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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Rolla Public Library JNF 861.64 NER (Text) 38256101854051 Juvenile Nonfiction Available -

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