Agricultural Literacy Curriculum Matrix
Ode to an Onion
A poetic, beautifully illustrated picture book inspired by Ode to the Onion by Chilean poet Pablo Neruda (1904-1973). Pablo has a lunch date with his friend Matilde, who shows the moody poet her garden. Where Pablo sees conflict and sadness, Matilde sees love and hope. The story is a simple ode to a vegetable that is humble and luminous, dark and light, gloomy and glad, full of grief and full of joy—just like life.
Lessons Associated with this Resource
- My Life as a Fruit or Vegetable
- FoodMASTER: Vegetables
- Esperanza Rising
- Apple Science: Comparing Apples and Onions