Rootabaga Stories (Part One)

By: Sandburg, Carl

Price: $20.00

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Book Condition: Very Good in Very Good dust jacket


Quarter bound in publisher's blue cloth over gray boards, red lettering on spine. Generously illustrated with 26 full-page, full-color plates by Michael Hague. This is a newly-illustrated edition of a collection of children's stories by Carl Sandburg, first published in 1922. These fanciful tales reflect Sandburg's interest in folk ballads and nonsense verse. He modeled his expansive fictional land on the American Midwest. 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 (1923), Rootabaga Country (1929), and Potato Face (1930). . Ex-Library with the usual markings and pocket, else fine. The dust jacket is only mildly shelf-worn, but bright and clean, with a Mylar cover taped around the boards. VERY GOOD/VERY GOOD. . Ex-Library. Color Plates. 4to 11" - 13" tall. 188, (1) pp

Title: Rootabaga Stories (Part One)

Author Name: Sandburg, Carl

Illustrator: Illustrated by Michael Hague

Categories: Fiction, Children's Books,

Edition: First Edition. First Printing

Publisher: NY, Harcourt Brace Jovanovich: 1988

ISBN Number: 0152690611

ISBN Number 13: 9780152690618

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Very Good in Very Good dust jacket

Item: 1.00 lbs

Seller ID: 23948

Keywords: Children's Books; Rootabaga Stories; Carl Sandburg;