Alexandria Giardino is a writer and translator. Her work includes translating My Life with Pablo Neruda by Matilde Urrutia and her essays have appeared in the Village Voice Literary Supplement, Marie Claire, Discover, American Poetry Review, and on air at KQED. Giardino lives with her family in Northern California. Ode to an Onion is her first children’s book.
Felicita Sala is the illustrator of several picture books, including Mr. Crum’s Potato Predicament, Big Foot and Little Foot, and My Father Is a Polar Bear. Sala lives in Rome with her family.
“This one is a treat for the eyes and ears.”—Maria Russo, New York Times children’s book editor
“Sala’s exuberant illustrations are playful and colorful . . . a sweet story about the creative process.”—Kirkus Reviews
“Onionskin endpapers are a nice touch to an introduction to the Chilean poet who paid tribute to familiar objects.” —Booklist
“An ode to the layered and varied complexities of life, rendered in mesmeric illustrations. A perennial favorite from last year.”—Book Bloom