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Rootabaga Stories [Paperback]

By Carl Sandburg (Author), Maud Fuller Petersham (Illustrator) & Miska Petersham (Illustrator)
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This second volume of unique fairy tales includes stories originally published in 1923. Each reflects the warmth of a midwestern childhood, a zest for life, and a love of the American language that has never been equaled.

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Originally published in 1922, Rootabaga Stories was written by one of America's most beloved folk chroniclers. He wrote these stories for "people from 5 to 105." This reproduction of the first edition includes the illustrations of Maud and Miska Petersham.

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Item Specifications...

Studio: Applewood Books
Pages   240
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 9.06" Width: 6" Height: 0.63"
Weight:   0.8 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Oct 1, 1998
Publisher   Applewood Books
Age  9-12
ISBN  155709490X  
ISBN13  9781557094902  

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More About Carl Sandburg, Maud Fuller Petersham & Miska Petersham

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Carl Sandburg was twice awarded the Pulitzer Prize, the first for History in 1940 for his six-volume biography of Abraham Lincoln, and the second for Poetry in 1951 for his Complete Poems. Born in Illinois of Swedish immigrant parents, Sandburg worked early in a wide variety of jobs, ranging from shoeshine-boy, milkman, fireman, and farmhand, to a soldier in the Spanish-American War. After college he went on to become a newspaperman, a political organizer, a collector of folk songs, author of children's books, lecturer, poet and historian. The son of a man who could not write his own name, Carl Sandburg went on to write over thirty books and earned the title in America of ?The Poet of the People.?

Carl Sandburg lived in Galesburg, in the state of Illinois. Carl Sandburg was born in 1878 and died in 1967.

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Product Categories

1Books > Subjects > Children > Ages 4-8 > General
2Books > Subjects > Children > Ages 9-12 > General
3Books > Subjects > Children > Authors & Illustrators, A-Z > ( S ) > Sandburg, Carl
4Books > Subjects > Children > Literature > Fairy Tales, Folk Tales & Myths > Stories
5Books > Subjects > Children > Literature > Short Story Collections
6Books > Subjects > Literature & Fiction > Short Stories > Anthologies

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Book is a bound photocopy. Cover Art is missing  Dec 10, 2008
Book is bound photocopy of a New York Public Library edition. It is lacking cover art. So yes, it is hadbound, but it is not an authetic printing of the original.
Interesting, but very strange  Oct 9, 2007
My wife and I love and highly recommend Carl Sandburg's other book "The Wedding Procession of the Rag Doll and the Broom Handle". This is a picture book that is very funny, and was one of her favorite books growing up as a kid.

Rootabaga stories doesn't have any pictures, and is a bit strange. Don't get me wrong, the author is brilliant and the writing is interesting, but it wasn't a fun kid's book like we were expecting.
Great stories for children  Mar 15, 2006
A Sandburg classic - for children. Best read out loud. A collection of very short stories. A quick read. Fun. Non-sensical fantasy. Though a bit dated, it is amazing how relevant most of these stories still feel.
The Best American Bedtime Stories!  Feb 18, 2006
If you have kids, if you are one yourself or if you have ever been one, you want this book. This is Sandburg at his wacky-best. It will have you all laughing.
Soothing, not boring  Dec 9, 2005
As a child, I found Sandburg's Rootabaga Stories quite odd and rather difficult to read to myself beyond the first few stories. Yet as an adult, I think they are the best read-aloud bedtime stories around. The characters and plots are off-kilter enough to be engaging, yet the pace of the stories is calm and gently repetitive.


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