Platero by Juan Ramón Jiménez

Platero is the eponymous donkey of the 1914 story Platero y yo (Spanish for Platero and I). The book is one of the most popular works by Spanish poet Juan Ramón Jiménez, the recipient of the 1956 Nobel Prize in Literature. The Italian composer Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco wrote the music of the stories. Platero ("silvery") is described in the lyric prose of the book as a "small donkey, a soft, hairy donkey: so soft to the touch that he might be said to be made of cotton, with no bones. Only the jet mirrors of his eyes are hard like two black crystal scarabs." The little donkey remains a symbol of tenderness, purity and naiveté, and is used by the author as a means of reflection about the simple joys of life, memories, and various characters and their ways of life.

The 659th greatest fiction book of all time


This book is on the following lists:

  1. - 1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die (The Book)
  2. - The New York Public Library's Books of the Century (New York Public Library)

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Name Binding Sales Rank Lowest New Lowest Used Published
Platero y Yo contado a los niños / Platero and I told to children (Spanish Edition) Paperback 1270797 $2.49 $24.00 2013
Platero Y Yo Hardcover 1707010 $0.28
PLATERO Y YO Paperback 14435088 $6.00 $16.99
Platero y yo - Version française (A la marge) (French Edition) CD-ROM 3801473 $36.30 2009
Platero y Yo Paperback 3337866 $7.19 $3.24 1990
Platero Y Yo / Platero and I (Literatura espanola) (Spanish Edition) Paperback 3432795 $10.04 $4.54 2005
Platero y yo (El libro de bolsillo - Literatura) (Spanish Edition) Paperback 24770501 $10.48 $11.67 2014
Platero y Yo/ Platero and I (Spanish Edition) Hardcover 18404265 $59.95 $115.65 2006
Platero y yo (Spanish Edition) Paperback 2543077 $7.20 $8.59 2017
Platero Y Yo/ Platero And I (Spanish Edition) Hardcover 1481966 $123.41 $18.50 2006
Estampas de Platero y yo (Cucana) (Spanish Edition) Paperback 6589038 $7.22 $3.75 2005
Platero and I Paperback 864531 $2.49 $2.47 2000
Platero and I Paperback 954992 $18.07 $1.99 1983
Platero y Yo contado a los ninos / Platero and I Told to Children (Biblioteca Escolar Clasicos / School Library Classics) (Spanish Edition) Paperback 984683 $6.00 $25.67 2009
Platero and I Mass Market Paperback 1580970 $64.34 $2.70 1960
Platero y yo (Spanish Edition) Paperback 1486630 $7.00 $8.69 2016
Platero and I/Platero y yo: A Dual-Language Book (Dover Dual Language Spanish) Kindle Edition 710104 2012
Platero y yo / Platero and I (Spanish-English Bilingual Edition) (English and Spanish Edition) Hardcover 1116161 $35.00 $4.00 1994
PLATERO Y YO: Biblioteca de Grandes Escritores (Spanish Edition) Kindle Edition 739387 2015
Platero y Yo: Seleccion with CD (Audio) (de Viva Voz) (Spanish Edition) Hardcover 6449247 $18.48 $22.47
Platero and I Kindle Edition 793977 2010
Platero and I Hardcover 1950098 $140.81 $3.98
Platero and I Paperback 9968409 $2.99 $27.79 1990
Platero y yo/ Platero & I (Clasicos De Siempre) (Spanish Edition) Paperback 7788470 $6.00 $13.04 2004
Platero y yo (Spanish Edition) Hardcover 9436481 $23.95 2016
Platero and I Paperback 4365338 $64.53 $1.61 1978
Platero and I Hardcover 7491160 $90.12 $5.98 1979
Platero y yo Hardcover 6412778 $16.99 $6.07
Platero y Yo (Spanish Edition) Paperback 7808814 $13.34 $2.11
Platero Y Yo/Platero and Me (El Libro de bolsillo ; 851. Selección Literatura) Paperback 1801636 $195.99 $7.84 1985
Platero Y Yo Paperback 13056623 $15.49 2011
Platero y Yo de Juan Ramon Jimenez contado a los ninos (Spanish Edition) Hardcover 884396 $19.87 $24.99 2006
Platero y yo / Platero and I (Spanish-English Bilingual Edition) Hardcover 892188 $51.67 $4.85 1994
Platero y Yo (1907-1916) (Classic Reprint) (Spanish Edition) Hardcover 5038261 $27.52 2018
Platero y Yo (1907-1916) (Classic Reprint) (Spanish Edition) Paperback 5836497 $12.21 2018
Platero y yo / Platero and I (Spanish Edition) Hardcover 1977502 $47.23 $43.23 2006
Platero y yo Kindle Edition 661004 2016
Platero y yo / Platero and I (Spanish Edition) Paperback 5173431 $6.00 $3.84 2007
Platero y yo (Sepan Cuantos # 066) (Spanish Edition) Paperback 6761523 $3.50 $29.00 2016
Platero y Yo (Libros Clasicos) (Spanish Edition) Paperback 11156148 $6.29 2017
Platero y Yo/Platero and I: Illustrated Bilingual Spanish/English Edition with Notes, Exercises and Vocabulary (Spanish and English Edition) Paperback 1666470 $39.54 2013
Juan Ramón Jiménez. Platero y yo (Poesía Para Niños) (Spanish Edition) Hardcover 1958433 $18.82 $33.45 2001
Platero y yo (1907-1916) (Vol-1) (Spanish Edition) Paperback 8069986 $22.99 2012
Diario de Platero y Yo. (Spanish Edition) Paperback 10747444 $11.55 $29.00 2013
Diario de Platero y Yo. (Spanish Edition) Kindle Edition 2332441 2013
Platero y yo (Clásicos de la literatura) (Spanish Edition) Hardcover 5207185 $17.65 2019
Platero y yo (Nueva Biblioteca EDAF) (Spanish Edition) Paperback 6506414 $6.45 $39.16 2009
Platero and I/Platero y yo: A Dual-Language Book (Dover Dual Language Spanish) Paperback 131941 $8.35 $1.97 2004
Platero y Yo (Spanish Edition) Paperback 704263 $7.00 $3.00 2013
Platero Y Yo (Spanish Edition) Paperback 1006190 $2.44 $15.20 2012
Platero y Yo/Platero and I paperback Bilingual Spanish/English (Spanish and English Edition) Paperback 1423402 $67.90 $14.81 2003
Platero y yo Paperback 14455751 $6.33 $3.78 1985
Platero y Yo (Classic Reprint) (Spanish Edition) Hardcover 22246145 $27.83 2018
PLATERO Y YO Mass Market Paperback 17747522 $5.45
Platero y yo / Platero and I (Spanish Edition) Paperback 9008034 $56.35 $53.87 2000