Woody Guthrie: Poet of the People

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Woody Guthrie spent his life putting into words and music what the rest of America was thinking. He roamed from coast to coast and captured the despair of those displaced by the Great Depression and the dust bowl, eulogized workers, and celebrated the great natural beauty of America. This is an introductory biography presented as a picture book with a brief lyrical text and powerful, hand-tinted, woodcut-like illustrations. It includes the complete lyrics to “This Land Is Your Land” and excerpts from his other songs. A book for all ages, it makes this talented and tragic man accessible to young children and will please his older folksinging fans with its stunning art.


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User Review  - JeffCarver - LibraryThing

First, I must openly admit that I checked this book out by mistake, thinking it was Elizabeth Partridge's award winning Woody Guthrie biography "This Land Is Your Land." About halfway through the book ... Read full review

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User Review  - matthewbloome - LibraryThing

With the text to various songs running through the illustrations, this book covered the life of the famous songwriter quite well. I enjoyed it. Read full review

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About the author (2001)

Bonnie Christensen illustrated the Folio Society's limited edition of The Grapes of Wrath and several children's books, including Moon over Tennessee: A Boy's Civil War Journal.

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