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4 edition of Rootabaga country found in the catalog.

Rootabaga country

selections from Rootabaga stories and Rootabaga pigeons

by Carl Sandburg

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Published by Harcourt, Brace and Company in New York .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Statementby Carl Sandburg, with illustrations by Peggy Bacon.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPZ8.S25 Roc
The Physical Object
FormatHardcover
Pagination7 p. l., 3-258 p., 1 l. incl. illus., plates.
Number of Pages258
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL6733711M
LC Control Number29022258
OCLC/WorldCa1988439

Books similar to Rootabaga Stories Rootabaga Stories. by Carl Sandburg. avg. rating Ratings. 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 . These stories were born of Sandburg's desire for "American fairy tales" to match an American childhood. Feeling that European stories involving roy.


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The sometime narrator of these tales, he transports readers and listeners to Rootabaga Country, where the railroad tracks go from straight to zigzag, the pigs wear bibs, and the Village of Cream Puffs floats in the wind, looking like a little hat that you could wear on the end of your thumb.4/5(31).

Sandburg was of that generation who wished to discard European tropes like knights and castles in his kid's stories, so the "Rootabaga Country" somewhat T.S.

Eliot was one, of course (Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats), and had I not moved to the Midwest as a young adult, I'm not sure I'd ever have learned of these wonderful Rootabaga Stories by big-shouldered Chicago /5.

Appears in 2 books from Page 16 - And so if you are going to the Rootabaga Country you will know when you get there because the railroads change from straight to. The White Horse Girl grew up far in the west of the Rootabaga Country. All the years she grew up as a girl she liked to ride horses.

Best of all things for her was to be straddle of a white horse loping with a loose bridle among the hills and along the rivers of the west Rootabaga Country. Adapted from Carl Sandburg's book Rootabaga Stories, the opera introduces Gimme the Ax and his two children, Please Gimme and Ax Me No Questions, who have sold their possessions as they prepare to travel to Rootabaga Country, a land in the sky.

Rootabaga Country is governed by absurdity as well as by justice, by tragedy as well as by whimsy. Sandburg may have looked like a comforting old bard in that coffee table book, but here his work is brazen and strange, as tense and fresh as it.

“The next we come to is the Rootabaga Country where the big city is the Village of Liver-and-Onions,” said Gimme the Ax, looking again in his pocket to be sure he had the long slick yellow leather slab ticket with a.

Free Country is one of the funniest books I've ever read and it is a book that celebrates the tremendous kindness that exists in the world.

George and Ben completed their journey thanks to the kindness of strangers, but after reading the tale of their journey, I feel that I owe them much more than the meager cost of this book for the laughter /5(K). Books at Amazon. The Books homepage helps you explore Earth's Biggest Bookstore without ever leaving the comfort of your couch.

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Carl Sandburg. Harcourt, Brace and Company, - Children's stories - pages. 2 Reviews. Presents Sandburg's fanciful, humorous tales peopled with such characters as the Potato Face Blind Man, the Blue Wind Boy, and many others.4/5(2).

Originally published inRootabaga Stories was written by one of America's most beloved folk chroniclers. He wrote these stories for "people from 5 to " This reproduction of the first edition includes the illustrations of Maud and Miska Petersham.3/5(1). Join Sarasota Youth Opera Nov.

11 and 12 for the world-premiere of Rachel J. Peters’ Rootabaga Country, based on the writings of iconic American author Carl Sandburg. Sure to delight audiences. Carl Sandburg, the beloved folk chronicler and three-time Pulitzer Prize winner, invented these stories for his own daughters.

Populated by corn fairies, circus performers, and such memorable characters as Poker Face the Baboon, Hot Dog the Tiger, and Gimme the Ax, Rootabaga Country is built with the homespun poetry of the American frontier.

Carl Sandburg, the beloved folk chronicler and three-time Pulitzer Prize winner, invented these stories for his own daughters. Populated by corn fairies, circus performers, and such memorable characters as Poker Face the Baboon, Hot Dog the Tiger, and Gimme the Ax, Rootabaga Country is built with the homespun poetry of the American frontier.4/5(31).

Additional Physical Format: Online version: Sandburg, Carl, Rootabaga country. New York, Harcourt, Brace and Co.

[©] (OCoLC) Page 3 - How They Broke Away to Go to the Rootabaga Country 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 5/5(1). A selection of tales from Rootabaga Country peopled with such characters as the Potato Face Blind Man, the Blue Wind Boy, and many others.

Table of Contents V. 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. Rootabaga Stories () is a children's book of interrelated short stories by Carl Sandburg.

The whimsical, sometimes melancholy stories, which often use nonsense language,[1] were originally created for his own : Carl Sandburg.

The fall season will mark the world premiere of Sarasota Youth Opera’s 6 th commission, Rootabaga Country by Rachel J. Peters. The work is an adaptation of selections from Carl Sandburg’s book Rootabaga Stories which is a collection of whimsical short stories created out of Sandburg’s desire to invent “American fairy tales” to match American childhood.

An excerpt from the world premiere production by Sarasota Youth Opera Music and Libretto by Rachel J. Peters Adapted from the book Rootabaga Stories by Carl Sandburg sung by Ashley Lewis and.

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. You'll meet baby balloon pickers, flummywisters, corn fairies, and blue foxes&#;and if you're not careful, you may never /5(3).

Buy a cheap copy of Rootabaga Stories book by Carl Sandburg. 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 Free shipping over $/5(5). The lighthearted stories, referred to as moral tales by Sandburg, feature such silly characters as Hot Dog the Tiger, Gimme the Ax, White Horse Girl, Blue Wind Boy, and Jason Squiff the Cistern Cleaner.

Succeeding books in the same vein include Rootabaga Pigeons (), Rootabaga Country (), and Potato Face (). In inimitable prose, Sandburg created Rootabaga Country — where the railroad tracks go from straight to zigzag, where the pigs have bibs on, and where the Village of Cream Puffs floats in the wind — and populated it with baby balloon pickers, flummywisters, Poker Face the Baboon and Hot Dog the Tiger, the White Horse Girl and the Blue Wind.

"These stories out of the Rootabaga Country have taken root in American soil — they are here to stay." — New York Herald Tribune. "Glorious for reading aloud." ― The New York Times Book Review.

In the village of Liver-and-Onions, there was a Potato Face Blind Man who used to play an accordion on the corner near the post :   And after a while the train zigzagged on into the Village of Liver-and-Onions, known as the biggest city in the big, big Rootabaga country.

And so if you are going to the Rootabaga country you will know when you get there because the railroad tracks change from straight to zigzag, the pigs have bibs on and it is the fathers and mothers who fix it.

music and libretto by Rachel J. Peters adapted from the book Rootabaga Stories by Carl Sandburg from the world premiere production by Sarasota Opera. "Far back in the long time," out on the prairies of Rootabaga Country, "the razorback hogs came then, eating pignuts, potatoes, pawpaws, pumpkins.

The wild horse, the. Rutabaga has many national and regional names. Rutabaga is the common North American term for the plant. This comes from the Swedish dialectal word rotabagge, from rot + bagge (lump, bunch).

In the U.S., the plant is also known as Swedish turnip or yellow turnip. The term swede (from "Swedish turnip") is used in many Commonwealth Nations, including much of England, Species: Brassica napus.

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. You'll meet baby balloon pickers, flummywisters, corn fairies, and blue foxes—and if you're not careful, you may never fin.

Daddy, daddy, daddy, come home to us in the Rootabaga country where the pigeons call ka loo, ka loo, ka lo, ka lo, where the squirrels carry ladders and the wildcats ask riddles and the fish jump out of the rivers and speak to the frying pans, where the baboons take care of the babies and the black cats come and go in orange and gold stockings.

How They Broke Away to Go to the Rootabaga Country. 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. Uncommonly good collectible and rare books from uncommonly good booksellers. Find Stories From the Rootabaga Country by Sandburg, Carl at Biblio. Uncommonly good collectible and rare books from uncommonly good booksellers.

COVID Update. May 5, Biblio is open and shipping orders. The book’s opening sentences, from the story, “How They Broke Away to Go to the Rootabaga Country,” read: 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. Youth Opera presents world premiere of ‘Rootabaga Country’ performances in the world premiere of Rachel J.

Peters’ “Rootabaga Country.” The opera is based on a book Author: Carrie Seidman. About this Item: Harcourt Childrens Books, Orlando, Florida, U.S.A., Hard Cover. Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. First Thus.

DJ rubbed with some edge wear, two closed tears, one small damaged area along the hinge (one inch longe, front portion of DJ), price-clipped, book is very clean and bright, signed by Hague on half title page with a full.

There is a preface that gives a summation of the growth of American fairy tales (written by Alison Lurie), and each tale is prefaced by a short biographical piece on the author.

Illustrations by Michael McCurdy are Twelve stories penned by American authors such as Nathaniel Hawthorne, Louisa May Alcott, Washington Irving, Carl Sandburg, and others/5. The Rootabaga stories were born of Sandburg’s desire for American fairy tales to match American childhood.

He felt that the European stories involving royalty and knights were inappropriate, and so set his stories in the fictionalized Rootabaga country-that closely resembles the American Midwest-a place filled with farms, trains, and corn. Rootabaga Stories. View all 4 comments.

Still, we read this book in small bites, usually one short story each n This is a very odd collection of short stories. Thank you for your feedback. Rootabaga Stories is a children’s book of interrelated short stories by Carl Sandburg.

Rootabaga Stories by Carl Sandburg. Most likely, the book would be nearly half its size if Carl Sandburg had decided that repeating everything is annoying.

And yes, I did find it irritating, but that is beside the point. This book is for "Rootabaga Stories" reminded me of Dr. Seuss, without as many illustrations and written for children a bit older/5.

Succeeding books in the same vein include Rootabaga Pigeons (), Rootabaga Country (), and Potato Face ().

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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 .