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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I’m starting to think that despite Michael Hague’s universal acclaim, I’m not that fond of his illustrating style, either, although individual elements are well done. Occasionally he invents words, such as “pfisty-pfoost,” the sound of the train’s steam engine, and “bickerjiggers,” the buttons on an accordion. I absolutely love this book because it is more than just one story it is a stoories of lots of stories just about each chapter is a new story.

Sandbueg may find it helpful to search within the site to see how similar or related subjects are covered. His impossibly acquired firsthand knowledge of the stories adds to the book’s narrative feel sttories fantastical nature. American literature, the body of written works produced in the English language in the United States.

Yes–she is an extra special nice pigeon. Each story has a one page illustration that is just as whimsical as the story itself. Commons Wikibooks Wikiquote Wikisource texts.


Return to Book Page. Books by Carl Sandburg. Honestly, I don’t sories want to continue. I enjoyed the stories where you got to know a character and follow their journey. There doesn’t seem to be any hint in the Sandburg bio that he was inspired by the Kipling tales, but it seems likely The Editors of Encyclopaedia Britannica.

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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. If you prefer to suggest your own revision of the article, you can go to sahdburg mode requires login. And she shuts her eyes when she doesn’t want to look at you. I found it stressful to read the stories, because it was kinda difficult to understand them.

Feb 11, Amy Allred rated it really liked it. Overall, I thought this was an entertaining book; frustrating at times, but a worthwhile read.

Rootabaga Stories

I am the first umbrella, the last umbrella, the one and only umbrella all other umbrellas are named after, first, last and always. Retrieved from ” https: Refresh and try again. Oct 16, Richard Thompson rated it liked it Shelves: I am the umbrella that tells the sky when to begin raining and when to stop raining. Tolstoy, Kipling, Clemens, Huxley, Dickens, Thackeray – well, it looks like this club is open to anyone who can write.


That life is arbitrary and we shouldn’t expect good luck or happy endings? You join an elite group: The umbrella that runs to the corner to get corners for the handkerchiefs stood up and said, “I am the umbrella that runs to the corner to get corners for the handkerchiefs.

This is a set of stories that belongs on rotoabaga “read aloud” shelf, right next to all the Dr. Discover some of the most interesting and trending topics of Our youngest hated it.

This is a wow book for me because the stories within it are feel good fun stories that are entertaining. When asked how he wrote the stories, Sandburg replied, “The children asked questions, and I answered them.

Within this text are zany and sometimes silly, however they are wonderful short stories. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.