Rafael Pombo





Rafael Pombo


Born
in Bogota, Colombia
November 07, 1833

Died
May 05, 1912


José Rafael de Pombo y Rebolledo was a Colombian poet. Trained as a mathematician and an engineer in a military school, Rafael Pombo served in the army and he traveled to the United States of America as Secretary of the Legation in Washington. After the termination of this diplomatic position, he was hired by D. Appleton & Company in New York to translate into Spanish nursery rhymes from the Anglo-Saxon oral tradition. The product of this work, more than a translation, was a transformative adaptation published in two books under the titles Cuentos pintados para niños and Cuentos morales para niños formales.

In spite of his extensive and diverse literary works, Rafael Pombo is mostly remembered for this contribution to children's literatu
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Average rating: 4.28 · 117 ratings · 1 review · 27 distinct works
Fabulas y Verdades

3.91 avg rating — 23 ratings — published 1916 — 3 editions
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Cuentos Ilustrados de Rafae...

4.50 avg rating — 20 ratings — published 2000 — 3 editions
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Cuentos Pintados y Morales

4.31 avg rating — 16 ratings — published 1997 — 4 editions
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El Libro Mágico de Pombo

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Rin Rin, Simón Y La Viejeci...

4.25 avg rating — 8 ratings — published 1990
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Rafael Pombo Poesia

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El Gato Bandido y Otros Versos

4.50 avg rating — 6 ratings — published 2007 — 3 editions
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Morality Tales

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Mirringa, Mirronga

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Rinrín Renacuajo y otros pe...

4.25 avg rating — 4 ratings — published 2013
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