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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But if three boys go to the grocery for a jug of molasses each and all together then it is farl like always at all, at all.

Read them in your mind and you’ll appreciate Sandburg’s knack for homespun poetry of yesteryear. Overall, I thought this was an entertaining book; frustrating at times, rootahaga a worthwhile read. I’m hoping mobile phones haven’t shortened that Age to a nanosecond.

I remember loving his illustrations for Narnia, but I haven’t seem them since I was eight. In the section we just finished he was working on the first volume of his Lincoln biography. And she shuts her eyes when she doesn’t want to look at you. Storiees set of short stories is grouped together by one title. Sandburg went on about the storyteller, “In fact, he sometimes indicates that when he needs an animal or fool not yet seen or heard of, he can make it for himself and give it a character so it is real to him, and when he talks about it and tells its story, it is like telling about one of his own children.

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I found it stressful to read the stories, because it was kinda difficult to understand them. My childhood’s favorite bit: The umbrella that peels the potatoes with a pencil and makes a pink ink with the peelings stood up and said, “I am the umbrella that peels the potatoes with a pencil and makes a pink ink with the peelings. My dad used to read this book to us when we were little-he would be so animated when he read it that we really could picture all of the crazy things in this book as if they were reality.

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There was a problem with your submission. It is basically a funny story about the wedding of the ragdoll and the broom handle it also tells us the people who are in the parade of the wedding and some of the different characters in the wedding procession will make you laugh. This was marked as “juvenile” but I think it would work better for adults.

You join an elite group: Because the tone seemed to imply that they were, but I was not amused. Nevertheless, meaning comes through and truth is revealed. Each story has a one page illustration that is just as whimsical as the story itself. He won two Pulitzer Prizes, one for his poetry and another for a biography of Abraham Lincoln.

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Mar 19, Estott rated it sandbkrg liked it. There wasn’t much of a lesson or take-away either. 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.

Keep Exploring Britannica Mark Twain. I welcome dialogue with teachers. Our oldest loved it. Jan 29, Greg Kerestan rated it liked it.

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Discovered this collection of “American fairy tales” via Brain Pickings” and it was kindly loaned to be my a friend thanks, Don! Views Read Edit View history.

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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. The images are colorful and bizarre and we’d often pause in reading the story to check out the details. Good stuff for children still happily living in the Age of Nonsense. This page was last edited on 19 Juneat That life is arbitrary and we shouldn’t expect good luck or happy endings?


Refresh and try again. In the Preface of the little-known Potato Face, Sandburg wrote, “it is in Rootabaga Country, and in the biggest village of that country, the Potato Face Blind Man sits with his accordion on the corner nearest the post office. Return to Book Page. The narratives are very sandburrg, but nonsensical, car, while the words tripped off my tongue very easily, half the time I had no idea what the point of the story was or what the author was talking about.

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Bob Dylan, American folksinger who moved from folk to rock music in the s, infusing the lyrics of…. The “Rootabaga” stories were born of Sandburg’s desire rootzbaga “American fairy tales” to match American childhood.

It lacks, or I was too detached from it to detect, a discernible flow of ideas, a method to its madness, as, say, The Wizard of Oz or Alice in Wonderland have. If my children were younger and still interested in having me read to them, I think this would be a good book for that.

Aug 08, Jane rated it liked it. Since I am not in charge, I can only suggest that everyone read them: Sandburg’s prose begs to be heard – reading it to yourself is loses the rhythm and alliteration and all those other poetry tricks that he was a master of. Were these supposed to be funny? May 26, Gale rated it liked it Shelves: I am the umbrella that tells the sky when to begin raining and when to stop raining.

I had to force myself to finish it. I loved the lyrical language, but I really wasn’t a big fan of the nonsensical words or the repetition. She is most enthusiastic about this book.