Rootabaga Stories

Rootabaga Stories


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780342943388
Publisher: Franklin Classics
Publication date: 10/14/2018
Pages: 246
Product dimensions: 6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.52(d)

About the Author

Carl Sandburg (1878–1967) received three Pulitzer Prizes, two for his poetry and one for his 1940 biography of Abraham Lincoln. Before achieving literary fame, Sandburg's occupations included milkman, ice harvester, dishwasher, salesman, and fireman. His classic works include the Rootabaga Stories, written early in his career for his children.

Table of Contents

1 Three Stories About the Finding of the Zigzag Railroad, the Pigs with Bibs On, the Circus Clown Ovens, the Village of Liver-and-Onions, the Village of Cream Puffs

How They Broke Away to Go to the Rootabaga Country 3

How They Bring Back the Village of Cream Puffs When the Wind Blows It Away 19

How the Five Rusty Rats Helped Find a New Village 29

2 Five Stories About the Potato Face Blind Man

The Potato Face Blind Man Who Lost the Diamond Rabbit on His Gold Accordion 41

How the Potato Face Blind Man Enjoyed Himself on a Fine Spring Morning 45

Poker Face the Baboon and Hot Dog the Tiger 53

The Toboggan-to-the-Moon Dream of the Potato Face Blood Man 59

How Gimme the Ax Found Out About the Zigzag Railroad and Who Made It Zigzag 65

3 Three Stories About the Gold Buckskin Whincher

The Story of Blixie Bimber and the Power of the Gold Buckskin Whincher 73

The Story of Jason Squiff and Why He Had a Popcorn Hat, Popcorn Mittens and Popcorn Shoes 79

The Story of Rags Habakuk, the Two Blue Rats, and the Circus Man Who Came With Spot Cash Money 89

4 Four Stories About the Deep Doom of Dark Doorways

The Wedding Procession of the Rag Doll and the Broom Handle and Who Was in It 99

How the Hat Ashes Shovel Helped Snoo Foo 105

Three Boys with Jugs of Molasses and Secret Ambitions 109

How Bimboo the Snip's Thumb Stuck to His Nose When the Wind Changed 123

5 Three Stories About Three Ways the Wind Went Winding

The Two Skyscrapers Who Decided to Have a Child 133

The Dollar Watch and the Five Jack Rabbits 141

The Wooden Indian and the Shaghorn Buffalo 151

6 Four Stories About Dear, Dear Eyes

The White Horse Girl and the Blue Wind Boy 159

What Six Girls with Balloons Told the Gray Man on Horseback 167

How Henry Hagglyhoagly Played the Guitar With His Mittens On 175

Never Kick a Slipper at the Moon 185

7 One story-"only the Fire-Born Understand Blue"

Sand Flat Shadows 191

8 Two Stories About Corn Fairies, Blue Foxes, Flongboos and Happenings That Happened in the United States and Canada

How to Tell Corn Fairies if You See 'Em 205

How the Animals Lost Their Tails and Got Them Back Traveling from Philadelphia to Medicine Hat 213

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Rootabaga Stories 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Contrary to the publisher's information, this book contains no illustrations by Michael Hague. The Michael Hague illustrations apparently appear in these two editions: Rootabaga Stories, Vol. 1 ISBN-13: 9780152690618 ISBN: 0152690611 Rootabaga Stories, Part Two, Vol. 2 ISBN-13: 9780152690625 ISBN: 015269062X I recommend against buying the Nabu Press edition, particularly if you are looking for an edition with Michael Hague's illustrations.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
This is the kind of story that held true for me years ago as a child, but now I must travel many miles to see the kind of land and wilderness that this book describes - but it's worth it - ten times over! Stories like this are healthy for kids because they get them to leave their homes for a while and go into the wooded areas of their town or city - and that's not a pity.