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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Still, we read this book in small bites, usually one short story each n This is a very odd collection of short stories.

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I think it is because they are mostly missing the conflict between good and evil that most rootabwga fairy tales have. There was a problem with your submission. Brought to mind Italo Calvino’s Cosmicomicswhich I read earlier this year. Charles Dickens, English novelist, generally considered the greatest of the Victorian era.

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Read them in your mind and you’ll appreciate Sandburg’s knack for homespun poetry of yesteryear. I was slightly less displeased by the ones that seemed to try for less humor and more melancholy, like the two Skyscrapers Who Decided to Have a Child, but sndburg still seemed sad and pointless.

Feb 11, Amy Allred rated it storles liked it. Gimme the Ax doesn’t seem like a guy who should have children are they even his?

Preview — Rootabaga Stories by Carl Sandburg. I think they’re wonderful, and recommend them highly to parents and kids who can read.

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Commons Wikibooks Wikiquote Wikisource texts. And I was somewhere in between. This should be dandburg as it is, silly but imaginative, as befits a children’s book.

I found it stressful to read the stories, because it was kinda difficult to understand them. I enjoyed the stories where you got to know a character and follow their journey. Perhaps that time has come. Honestly, I don’t even want to continue. Rootabaga Stories is a children’s book of interrelated short stories by Carl Sandburg. Our editors will review what you’ve submitted, and if it meets our criteria, we’ll add it to the article. This is a wow book for me because the stories within it are feel good fun stories that are entertaining.

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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 wtories a pencil and makes a pink ink with the peelings.

This book is made up of short stories that are funny but bizarre.

He knows, it seems, rootqbaga young people are young no matter how many years they live; that there are children born old and brought up to be full of fear; that a young heart keeps young by a certain measure of fooling as the years go by; that men and women old in years sometimes keep a fresh child heart and, to the last, salute the dawn and the morning with a mixture of reverence and laughter.

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Please note that our editors may make some formatting changes or correct spelling or grammatical swndburg, and may also contact you if any clarifications are needed. The guest list is written wtories the story in the most humorous way. Any text you add should be original, not copied sandburv other sources. It’s that strong midwestern voice, reminiscent of a painting by John Stuart Curry or Thomas Hart Benton that saves this book from oblivion.

Yes–she is an extra special nice pigeon. Keep Exploring Britannica Mark Twain. I used to open at coffeehouses by reading this. The term made me laugh.

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Carl August Sandburg was an American writer and editor, best known for his poetry. Dec 04, Peter rated it really liked it.

I’m going to give Sandburg the ssndburg of the doubt and assume there are a few more gems mixed in the book somewhere. Occasionally he invents words, such as “pfisty-pfoost,” the sound of the train’s steam engine, and “bickerjiggers,” the buttons on an accordion.

However, I found that they lacked the charm of European fairy tales. These stories are lyrical, whimsical and contain some elements of chiasmus which may be of interest to some acquainted with the form.