Rootabaga Stories

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An Odyssey/Harcourt Young Classic, Mar 4, 2003 - Juvenile Fiction - 176 pages
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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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User Review  - joririchardson - LibraryThing

"Rootabaga Stories" reminded me of Dr. Seuss, without as many illustrations and written for children a bit older. I can see it as being a wonderful read aloud, as the story skips along in melodious ... Read full review


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CARL SANDBURG (1878-1967) was twice awarded a Pulitzer prize, first in 1940 for his four-volume Abraham Lincoln: The War Years and again in 1951 for Complete Poems. Before becoming known as a poet, he worked as a milkman, an ice harvester, a dishwasher, a salesperson, a firefighter, and a journalist. He wrote the "rootabaga" stories for his young daughters at the beginning of his long and distinguished literary career.

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