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Rootabaga Stories, Part Two

4.31 of 5 stars 4.31  ·  rating details  ·  35 ratings  ·  3 reviews
This second volume of unique fairy tales includes stories originally published in 1923. Each reflects the warmth of a midwestern childhood, a zest for life, and a love of the American language that has never been equaled.
Hardcover, 179 pages
Published April 10th 1989 by HMH Books for Young Readers (first published December 31st 1974)
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Larry Bassett
Carl Sandburg’s Rootabaga Stories, Part Two was 1922, 1923. They are portrayed as children’s stories and are best experienced when read out loud. My eight year old daughter loved them in all their incomprehensibleistness.

Here are a couple of chapter titles:

How Dippy the Wisp and Slip Me Liz Came to the Moonshine Where the Potato Face Blind Man Sat with His Accordion

The Huckabuck Family and How They Raised Pop Corn in Nebraska and Quit and Came Back

And several paragraphs so you can get the non-
Jori Richardson
Mar 21, 2013 Jori Richardson rated it 3 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: children, or parents looking for bed-time read-alouds
"Rootabaga Stories" reminded me of Dr. Seuss, without as many illustrations and written for children a bit older. I can see it as being a wonderful read aloud, as the story skips along in melodious wording and words that sound good put side by side.
The author uses repetition, well, repeatedly. 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 chi
I LOVE LOVE LOVE this book. One of my all-time favorites. Especially with Hague's illustrations.
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Carl August Sandburg was an American writer and editor, best known for his poetry. He won two Pulitzer Prizes, one for his poetry and another for a biography of Abraham Lincoln. H. L. Mencken called Carl Sandburg "indubitably an American in every pulse-beat".

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