Rootabaga Stories [Carl Sandburg, Maud And Miska Petersham] on Amazon. com. *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Welcome to Rootabaga Country– where. Presents Sandburg’s fanciful, humorous tales peopled with such characters as the Potato Face Blind Man, the Blue Wind Boy, and many others. Rootabaga Stories. By. Carl Sandburg. Author of “Slabs of the Sunburst West,” ” Smoke and Steel,” “Chicago Poems,” “Cornhuskers”.

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Rootabaga Stories

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At the bottom of the article, feel free to list any sources that support your changes, so that we can fully understand their context. But no, apparently I don’t like him. Great read aloud books for children and others.

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She is most enthusiastic about this book. Aug 08, Jane rated it liked it. 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. I found it stressful to read the stories, because it was kinda difficult to understand them. Books by Carl Sandburg. Sandburg provides both visual and auditory description with musical, repetitious phrases and novel juxtaposition of words “a daughter who is a dancing shaft of light on the ax handles of morning”.


But these aren’t fairy tales, or even stories. If I think of other nonsense stories, such as Alice in Wonderland, or Edward Lear or even Boris Vian I ponder at how tricky it is to not fall into over fantastic. It’s that strong midwestern voice, reminiscent of a painting by John Stuart Curry or Thomas Hart Benton that saves this book from oblivion.

Characters in this fanciful world are equally peculiar: Your contribution may be further edited by our staff, and its publication is subject to our final approval. Some of the stories I wouldn’t want to read to a young sajdburg with content like someone sentenced to be hung on the gallows or people dying in a train wreck, but some are particularly sweet and all are colorfully creative.

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Carl August Sandburg was an American writer and editor, best known for his poetry. Rootabaaga remember loving his illustrations for Narnia, but I haven’t seem them since I was eight. Caro Sandburg’s language is delightful, inventive and funny, his characters are flat, enlivened only by Maud and Miska Petersham’s charming illustrations. The images are colorful and bizarre and we’d often pause in reading the story to check out the details.

I welcome dialogue with teachers. However, I found that they lacked the charm of European fairy tales.

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Welcome to Rootabaga Country–where the railroad tracks go from rootbaaga to zigzag, where the pigs wear bibs, and where the Village of Cream Puffs floats in the wind.

Dec 04, Peter rated it really liked it.

Sandburg was every bit as good an author of children’s stories as he was a poet or a biographer. Carl SandburgAmerican poet, historian, novelist, and folklorist. They do indeed sound surpassingly odd to modern ears, since they play with a rural America long gone, a midwestern America mostly de-populated and a richness of language that rolls off the tongue like old port.

Unlike traditional fairy tales, they have no perfect princesses and evil witches.

Still, we read this book in small bites, usually one short story each n This is a very sqndburg collection of short stories. It’s prose poetry on the theme of children’s stories, by an author known for his way with words and brawny, muscular use of American folk idiom as poetry.

Thank you for your feedback. Oct 16, Richard Thompson rated it liked it Shelves: The Editors of Encyclopaedia Britannica. Rootabaga Stories storiees like an amalgamation of mad libs, Dr.

There are no discussion topics on this book yet. These are something a little less than stories, a little more than literary nonsense. Want to Read saving…. I loved the lyrical language, but I really wasn’t a big fan of the nonsensical words or the repetition.


And if sandubrg look deep in her eyes when her eyes are open you will see lights there exactly like the lights on the pastures and the meadows when the mist is drifting on a Wednesday evening just between the twilight and gloaming. Our youngest hated it. Depending on which story is being used, students can discuss story elements, do raft writing rootwbaga as if they were sandburt of the other characters in the text.

This was book 49 on our Read-aloud list. It started out great A large number of the stories are told by the Potato Face Blind Man, an old minstrel of the Village of Liver-and-Onions who hangs out in front of the eandburg post office.

Like other national literatures, American literature was shaped by the history of the country that produced it. He won two Pulitzer Prizes, one for his poetry and another for a biography of Abraham Lincoln. He modeled his expansive fictional land on the American Midwest.

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