Rootabaga Stories

Paperback | April 1, 2003

byCarl SandburgIllustratorMaud and Miska Petersham

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Welcome to Rootabaga Country - where the railroad tracks go from straight to zigzag, where the pigs wear bibs, and where the Village of Cream Puffs floats in the wind. You'll meet baby balloon pickers, flummywisters, corn fairies, and blue foxes - and if you're not careful, you may never find your way back home!These beautiful new editions retain the original illustrations by Maud and Miska Petersham, and feature gorgeous new jackets by acclaimed illustrator Kurt Cyrus. Carl Sandburg's irrepressible, zany, and completely original Rootabaga Stories and More Rootabaga Stories will stand alone on children's bookshelves - when they aren't in children's hands.

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Welcome to Rootabaga Country - where the railroad tracks go from straight to zigzag, where the pigs wear bibs, and where the Village of Cream Puffs floats in the wind. You'll meet baby balloon pickers, flummywisters, corn fairies, and blue foxes - and if you're not careful, you may never find your way back home!These beautiful new edit...

CARL SANDBURG (1878 - 1967) was twice awarded the Pulitzer Prize, first in 1940 for his biography of Abraham Lincoln and again in 1951 for Complete Poems. Before becoming known as a poet, he worked as a milkman, an ice harvester, a dishwasher, a salesman, a fireman, and a journalist. Among his classics are the Rootabaga Stories, which ...

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Format:PaperbackPublished:April 1, 2003Publisher:Houghton Mifflin HarcourtLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:015204714x

ISBN - 13:9780152047146

Appropriate for ages: 7

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"Takes the home-bred American fantasy of The Wizard of Oz even further."--School Library Journal

"Glorious for reading aloud."--The New York Times Book Review