Imagine a world where the trains run in zig-zags rather than straight lines, where pigs wear patterned bibs, and where the greatest storyteller is the Potato Face Blind Man who sits with his accordion outside the post office in the village of Liver-and-Onions.
Rootabaga Stories is a collection of American Fairy Tales by award-winning and nationally-acclaimed author Carl Sandburg. These fanciful stories do not include princesses to be rescued, knights in shining armor, or evil witches, but instead cast a whimsical spin in the American Midwest.
A delightful read for children and adults alike!
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The Classics CornerCarl Sandburg's 1920 Rootabaga Stories and 1923 More Rootabaga Stories are back, in all their goofy read-aloud glory, in handsome cloth and paper reissues with interior illustrations by Maud and Miska Petersham. As the tales begin, Gimme the Ax's family sells everything they have pigs, pastures, pepper pickers, pitchforks and prepares to move as the neighbors speculate: They are going to Kansas, to Kokomo, to Canada, to Kankakee, to Kalamazoo, to Kamchatka, to the Chattahoochee.