Thursday, June 9, 2011

The Dreamer

The Dreamer by: Pam Munoz Ryan and Peter Sis

This fictional biography captures the sensitive life of Pablo Neruda, the Nobel Prize-winning poet. Born Neftali Reyes, Neftali struggles to have his father's approval and understanding, unfortunately, it doesn't happen. Neftali's overbearing father is continuously disappointed with his creative and poetic son. "You are nothing but a brittle twig", he tells little Neftali. My heart went out to the young Neftali, but his beautiful nature and poetic voice is detailed with Ryan's artistic writing. 4 stars.

1 comment:

  1. Sadly, many children can identify with Neftal. I'm sure that this book can inspired them to pursue their dreams regards of what others may think of them. :)