Book of Questions (Hardcover)

Book of Questions By Pablo Neruda, Paloma Valdivia (Illustrator), Sara Lissa Paulson (Translator) Cover Image

Book of Questions (Hardcover)

By Pablo Neruda, Paloma Valdivia (Illustrator), Sara Lissa Paulson (Translator)


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Where is the center of the sea? Why do the waves never break there? A book containing unanswerable, fantastical questions, inviting us to be curious, while simultaneously embracing what we cannot know.
A New York Times Best Children's Book of 2022A Marginalian (fka Brain Pickings) Favorite Book of 2022A New York Times Bestseller
A USBBY Outstanding International Book of 2023

A 2023 Bologna Ragazzi Award Amazing Bookshelf Selection

Selected for the Academy of American Poets 2022 Featured Fall Books List for Young Readers
Starred reviews in The Horn Book, Kirkus, SLJ, and PW

This bilingual Spanish-English edition is the first illustrated selection of questions, 70 in all, from Pablo Neruda's original poem (320 questions) The Book of Questions.

Holding the wonder and mystery of childhood and the experience and knowing that come with growing up, these questions are by turns lyrical, strange, surreal, spiritual, historical and political. They foreground the natural world, and their curiosity transcends all logic; and because they are paradoxes and riddles that embrace the limits of our ability to know, they engage with human freedom in the deepest way, removing the burden and constraint that somehow, we are meant to have answers to every question.

Gorgeously, cosmically illustrated by Paloma Valdivia, here Neruda's questions, already visual in themselves, gain a double visuality that makes them even more palpable and resonant. So clearly rooted in Chilean landscapes as they are, the questions are revealed as a communion with nature and its mysteries.

Product Details ISBN: 9781592703227
ISBN-10: 1592703224
Publisher: Enchanted Lion Books
Publication Date: April 26th, 2022
Pages: 80
Language: English