When I Was A Boy Neruda Called Me Policarpo

When I Was A Boy Neruda Called Me Policarpo

A Memoir

Book - 2006
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Poli D#65533;lano's real name is Enrique. But when his mother was expecting him, Pablo Neruda, the great Chilean poet, took to calling him Policarpo. The name stuck and today Enrique D#65533;lano, also a noted Chilean writer, is still known as Poli. Besides his nickname, Poli D#65533;lano owes many happy childhood memories to Neruda. For a time, he and his parents, who were Chilean diplomats, lived in Mexico with the poet, his wife Delia, and their ornery pet badger. This delightful book recalls the period when he saw the fun-loving, eccentric Nerudas nearly every day. He learned a wide array of things from the man he called T#65533;o Pablo -- how to swim, what fate is, how to eat grasshoppers, how to talk to the spider-woman at the fair, and how to stand up to Nazis and bullies. Neruda's almost childlike sense of joy, his love of nature, and his great enthusiasm for the world resonates with young readers.
Publisher: Toronto : Groundwood Books/House of Anansi Press, 2006.
ISBN: 9780888997265
0888997264
Characteristics: 84 p. :,col. ill. ;,23 cm.

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Poli Delano had a magical childhood connection to the great Nobel Prize winning poet, Pablo Neruda.


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