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Rootabaga Stories

Author : Carl Sandburg
ISBN : NYPL:33433076043185
Genre : Children's stories
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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

Author : Carl Sandburg
ISBN : 9781557094902
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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A selection of tales from Rootabaga Country peopled with such characters as the Potato Face Blind Man, the Blue Wind Boy, and many others.

Rootabaga Stories Fantastic Children S Adventures In Rootabaga Country

Author : Carl Sandburg
ISBN : 9788835814825
Genre : Fiction
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ROOTABAGA STORIES were born of Carl Sandburg's imagination and desire to inspire intellectual freedom and curiosity within children's lives. Sandburg creates a world where children's hearts and minds are freed from “normality” and are set free to soar. The land of Rootabaga is inspired by the magic of the American Midwest. Rootabaga country comes alive with friends with fantastic names and creatures like, Corn Fairies, Broom Can Handle It, Hot Dog the Tiger, and the Wind Blue Boy. In Rootabaga “the first words they speak as soon as they learn to make words shall be their names,” he said. “They shall name themselves.” That's how things go in Rootabaga, Axe me no questions, for Please Gimme don't knows-- here the windows are either open or shut, either upstairs or downstairs, just keep your eyes open and keep breathing, believing, and reading. They explore farms, trains, sidewalks, and skyscrapers- embrace the unknown and create the impossible. Potato Face Blind Man, an old minstrel of the Village of Liver-and-Onions, hangs out in front of the local post office telling stories and is the narrative guide in Rootabaga Country. The village of Liver-and-Onions is in Rootabaga Country, and is the silliest, biggest village of Rootabaga land. Potato Face Blind Man sits with his accordion on the corner nearest the post office. With his unseeing eyes, looking out and always searching, he sometimes finds within himself the whole human procession." The lesson of the Rootabaga books is, never restrict a child’s imagination, for it is from the imaginations of minds, unfettered by the rules and conventions taught in schools that amazing, innovative leaps in technology are made. Gene Roddenberry, who wrote the Star Trek series, also conceived of the hand held, mobile communicator, which we know today as cell, or, mobile phone. 10% of the profit from the sale of this book is donated to charities. Yesterday's Books for Today's Charities ============== KEYWORDS/TAGS: Rootabaga stories, Carl Sandburg, inspire, intellectual freedom, curiosity, children's stories, children’s books, Rootabaga land, American Midwest, Rootabaga country, fantastic names, fantastic creatures, Broom Can Handle It, Hot Dog the Tiger, Wind Blue Boy, Axe me no questions, Please Gimme, Fantasy stories, create the impossible, Potato Face, Blind Man, old minstrel, Village, Liver-and-Onions, post office, silliest village, village of Rootabaga, accordion, corner, unseeing eyes, lesson, never restrict, child’s imagination, unfettered minds, rules and conventions, innovations, leaps, technology, Spink, Skabootch, Zigzag Railroad, Pigs, Bibs, Circus Clown, Cream Puffs, Rusty Rats, Diamond Rabbit. Gold, Spring, Poker Face, Baboon, Toboggan-to-the-Moon, Dream, Gold Buckskin, Whincher, Blixie Bimber, Power, Jason Squiff, Popcorn Hat, Popcorn Mittens, Popcorn Shoes, Rags Habakuk, Blue Rats, Spot Cash Money, Deep Doom, Dark Doorways, Wedding Procession, Rag Doll, Broom Handle, Hat Ashes, Shovel, Snoo Foo, Jugs, Molasses, Secret Ambitions, Bimbo, Snip, Wind, Winding, Skyscrapers, Skyscrapers Child, Dollar Watch, Jack Rabbits, Wooden Indian, Shaghorn Buffalo, Dear Eyes , White Horse Girl, Blue Wind Boy, Six Girls, Balloons, Gray Man, Horseback, Hagglyhoagly, Guitar, Mittens, Slipper, Moon, Sand Flat Shadows, Corn Fairies, Blue Foxes, Flongboos, Medicine Hat,

Rootabaga Stories And Rootabaga Pigeons

Author : Carl Sandburg
ISBN : CORNELL:31924006270577
Genre : Children's stories
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A collection of fanciful, humorous short stories introducing such characters as the Potato Face Blind Man, Henry Hagglyhoagly, the Blue Wind Boy, Googler and Gaggler, and others.

Rootabaga Stories Rootabaga Pigeons

Author : Carl Sandburg
ISBN : 0156789019
Genre : Children's stories, American
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A two-volume collection of fanciful, humorous tales introducing such characters as the Potato Face Blind Man, Henry Hagglyhoagly, the Blue Wind Boy, Googler and Gaggler, and others.

Rootabaga Stories Rootabaga Stories

Author : Carl Sandburg
ISBN : UOM:49015000905464
Genre : Children's stories, American.
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Presents Sandburg's fanciful, humorous tales peopled with such characters as the Potato Face Blind Man, the Blue Wind Boy, and many others.

Rootabaga Country

Author : Carl Sandburg
ISBN : UOM:39015002758525
Genre : Children's stories, American
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More Rootabaga Stories

Author : Carl Sandburg
ISBN : 0152047069
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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A selection of tales from Rootabaga Country peopled with such characters as the Huckabuck Family, Big Buff Banty Hen, Dippy the Wisp, and many others.

Rootabaga Pigeons Another Children S Fantasy Adventure In Rootabaga Land

Author : Carl August Sandburg
ISBN : 9788835826330
Genre : Fiction
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Carl Sandburg’s ROOTABAGA PIGEONS is the sequel to Rootabaga Stories. This ebook is a most wonderful, magical flight of imagination that could ever be put in a printed format. Wonderfully whimsical in the same genre of Lewis Carroll’s “Alice in Wonderland”, and like Alice in Wonderland, this volume is not to be missed. The whimsical, and sometimes melancholy stories, which often use nonsense language, were originally created for the three Sandburg daughters. The girl’s nicknames were “Spink”, “Skabootch” and “Swipes.” Each name appears in both Rootabaga stories, and offered here in the Rootabaga Pigeons. The Rootabaga stories were born of Sandburg’s desire for American fairy tales to match American childhoods. He felt that the European stories involving royalty and knights were inappropriate in an American setting, and so set his stories in the fictionalized Rootabaga country-that closely resembles the American Midwest-a place filled with farms, trains, and corn fairies. A large number of the stories are told by the Potato Face Blind Man, an old minstrel from the “Village of Liver-and-Onions” who watches the world go by from in front of the local post office. Originally published in 1923, the second volume of Carl Sandburg's beloved Rootabaga Stories includes tales about "Big People Now" and "Little People Long Ago." The Pulitzer Prize-winning poet wrote these American fairy tales for his children while they were growing up in the American Midwest. This edition contains the illustrations of Maud and Miska Petersham. 10% of the profit from the sale of this ebook will be donated to charities. ================= KEYWORDS/TAGS: Rootabaga Pigeons, fantasy stories, children’s stories, children’s books, folklore, fairy tales, fantasy tales, fables, Balloons, Blind, Blixie blimp, blue, boomers, Bozo, brass, bugs, buttons, cats, clock, corn, corner, Dippy, gold, goose, gringo, Hatrack, Hoo, Horse, Huckabuck, Jonas, king, lumber, moon, morning, people, Peter, pigs, Pony, pop, Potato face, Puffs, queen, Rootabaga land, roses, shadow, silver, sky, snoox, summer, thousand, umbrella, Village, wild, wildcats, wind, Wisp, Yang, yellow, zig-zag, zoom, Spink, Skabootch, Swipes, wonderful, whimsical, carl sandburg, nonsense, childhood, minstrel, liver-and-onions, post office, big people, little people, Pulitzer, prize-winning, American fairy tales, Midwest,

Rootabaga Pigeons

Author : Carl Sandburg
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Rootabaga Stories (1922) is a children's book of interrelated short stories by Carl Sandburg. The whimsical, sometimes melancholy stories, which often use nonsense language, were originally created for his own daughters. Sandburg had three daughters, Margaret, Janet and Helga, whom he nicknamed "Spink", "Skabootch" and "Swipes", and those nicknames occur in some of his Rootabaga stories.Rootabaga stories were born of Sandburg's desire to inspire intellectual freedom and curiosity within children's lives. Sandburg creates a world where children's hearts and minds can and do soar freely. Rootabaga is inspired by the magic of the American Midwest. Rootabaga country comes alive with friends such as Corn Fairies, Broom Can Handle It, Hot Dog the Tiger, and the Wind Blue Boy. In Rootabaga "the first words they speak as soon as they learn to make words shall be their names," he said. "They shall name themselves." That's how things go in Rootabaga, Axe me no questions, for Please Gimme don't knows-- here the windows are either open or shut, either upstairs or downstairs, just keep your eyes open and keep breathing, believing, and reading.They explore farms, trains, sidewalks, and skyscrapers- embrace the unknown and create the impossible.Potato Face Blind Man, an old minstrel of the Village of Liver-and-Onions, hangs out in front of the local post office telling stories and is the narrative guide in Rootabaga Country.In the Preface of the little-known Potato Face, Sandburg writes, "it is in Rootabaga Country, and in the [silliest] biggest village of that country, the Potato Face Blind Man sits with his accordion on the corner nearest the post office. There he sits with his eyes never looking out and always searching in. And sometimes he finds in himself the whole human procession."

Rootabaga Stories Illustrated Edition

Author : Carl Sandburg
ISBN : EAN:4057664190284
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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Rootabaga Stories is a children's book of interrelated short stories by Carl Sandburg. The whimsical, sometimes melancholy stories, which often use nonsense language, were originally created for his own daughters. Sandburg had three daughters, Margaret, Janet and Helga, whom he nicknamed "Spink", "Skabootch" and "Swipes", and those nicknames occur in some of his Rootabaga stories. The "Rootabaga" stories were born of Sandburg's desire for "American fairy tales" to match American childhood. A large number of the stories are told by the Potato Face Blind Man, an old minstrel of the Village of Liver-and-Onions who hangs out in front of the local post office. His impossibly acquired first-hand knowledge of the stories adds to the book's narrative feel and fantastical nature. Excerpt: "Gimme the Ax lived in a house where everything is the same as it always was. 'The chimney sits on top of the house and lets the smoke out, said Gimme the Ax. The doorknobs open the doors. The windows are always either open or shut. We are always either upstairs or downstairs in this house. Everything is the same as it always was..."

The Words

Author : Carla Harryman
ISBN : STANFORD:36105028809700
Genre : Fiction
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Fiction. In THE WORDS, Harryman playfully examines the family, the suburbs, daily life, the position of woman, while boldly undermining notions about character and plot. There's a ferocity to her wit, a cunning to her deconstructions -- and always a devotion to language, its elasticity and limits. I admire Harryman's rare mind, its gleeful feminism, broad intelligence and anarchic inventiveness! -- Lynne Tillman. At last, children's literature has been liberated, liberated into fiction! Carla Harryman's WORDS is a fiction in which the mischief is perpetually unnaming names in an ongoing discursive cross-wind beneficial to hybridizing texts. Bold and subversive! -- Marjorie Welish.

American Fairy Tales

Author : Neil Philip
ISBN : 0606131221
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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Includes works and discussion of Washington Irving, Horace E. Scudder, M.S.B., Frank Stockton, Howard Pyle, Louisa May Alcott, L. Frank Baum, Laura E. Richards, Ruth Plumly Thompson, Will Bradley, Carl Sandburg, and Neil Philip.

Tales For Little Rebels

Author : Philip Nel
ISBN : 9780814757208
Genre : Literary Collections
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Presents a collection of twentieth-century American leftist children's literature, including contributions from such well-known writers as Dr. Seuss and Julius Lester, and many from less familiar figures.

Who Is Who In American Literature

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Boys And Girls Forever

Author : Alison Lurie
ISBN : 9781440650109
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Are some of the world's most talented children's book authors essentially children themselves? In this engaging series of essays, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Alison Lurie considers this theory, exploring children's classics from many eras and relating them to the authors who wrote them, including Little Women author Louisa May Alcott and Wizard of Oz author Frank Baum, as well as Dr. Seuss and Salman Rushdie. Analyzing these and many others, Lurie shows how these gifted writers have used children's literature to transfigure sorrow, nostalgia, and the struggles of their own experiences.

The Whole Story Handbook

Author : Carol L. Birch
ISBN : 0874835666
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Reading a story silently is a private act; hearing one told aloud is a communal act. Like musical scores that come to life when played, stories take on an added dimension when shared aurally. Carol Birch - storyteller, children's librarian, and teacher - tackles the slippery topic of the difference between memorizing a written story, reciting it aloud, telling it directly and engagingly to a group of listeners.

Fables Foibles And Foobles

Author : Carl Sandburg
ISBN : 0252060180
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Gathers humorous stories, jokes, and poems about books, reading, and animals

Literature And Politics Today The Political Nature Of Modern Fiction Poetry And Drama

Author : M. Keith Booker
ISBN : 9781610699365
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Focusing on the intersection of literature and politics since the beginning of the 20th century, this book examines authors, historical figures, major literary and political works, national literatures, and literary movements to reveal the intrinsic links between literature and history. • Covers numerous authors from around the world ranging from the beginning of the 20th century to the modern era • Enables students to better understand literary works central to the curriculum by considering them in their political contexts • Helps readers to use literature in order to learn about modern political and social issues across cultures and better appreciate the political significance of contemporary writings • Contains a number of "gateway" entries that survey entire national literatures, thereby giving readers an introduction to the authors who are important within those literatures • Assists students in evaluating rhetorical strategies and political views, thus fostering critical thinking in support of the Common Core State Standards

What The Dormouse Said

Author : Amy Gash
ISBN : 9781565129061
Genre : Reference
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This one-of-a-kind collection reminds weary adults not to lose sight of the values and virtues they learned as kids. Here are over three hundred quotations from over two hundred well-loved children's books, such as Charlotte's Web, Peter Pan, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, Eloise, Sounder, Number the Stars, and Goodnight Moon, organized by topic, among them Acceptance, Goodness, Family Woes, and Growing Old. On Silence: "I assure you that you can pick up more information when you are listening than when you are talking."--E. B.White, The Trumpet of the Swan. On Reverence: "Dying's part of the wheel, right there next to being born. . . . Being part of the whole thing, that's the blessing."--Natalie Babbitt, Tuck Everlasting. With clever illustrations from Pierre Le-Tan, here is a book to share with a friend or keep by your own bedside. It's the perfect gift for your sister, your mother, your brother, your nephew, your kid's teacher, your daughter away at college, your son in the Navy, your mailman, your priest, for the old lady next door, or for the baby just born. Most importantly, give it to yourself. It will help you remember why you loved reading in the first place.

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