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Carl Sandburg

Author, Editor

(1878 - 1967)

Carl Sandburg

Carl Sandburg was an American writer and editor, best known for his poetry. He was the recipient of three Pulitzer Prizes: two for his poetry and another for his biography of Abraham Lincoln. H. L. Mencken called Sandburg “indubitably an American in every pulse-beat”.



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Abe Lincoln Grows Up (1928)

Here we have Lincoln’s babyhood and boyhood at Knob Creek Farm and on Little Pigeon Creek, his games and chores.

Author(s): Carl Sandburg
Illustrator(s): James Daugherty

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The Children’s Hour Volume 4 (1953)

A collection of humorous and nonsense stories and verse.  Includes a selection from Mr. Popper's Penguins with illustrations by Robert Lawson. 

Author(s): Florence Atwater
Richard Atwater
Walter R. Brooks
Richard Hughes
Hugh Lofting
Betty MacDonald
Laura E. Richards
Carl Sandburg
Various
Carolyn Wells
Illustrator(s): Robert Lawson
Robert McCloskey
John Tenniel
Keith Ward
Kurt Wiese
Et al

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Early Moon (1930)

A collection of poems by the Prairie Poet.

1930

Author(s): Carl Sandburg
Illustrator(s): James Daugherty

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How the Five Rusty Rats Helped to Find a New Village (1922)

This is the first periodical publication of part three of chapter 1 of Rootabaga Stories. The image above is online at freelibrary.

Author(s): Carl Sandburg
Illustrator(s): Robert Lawson

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How to Break Away and Go to the Rootabaga Country (1922)

This was the headline illustration for the first periodical publication of the first of the three stories in Chapter 1 of Part One of Rootabaga Stories. It appeared in volume 56, Issue 4 (September 1922) of The Designer and the Woman's Magazine, on pages 10 and 11.

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The image above is available online at freelibrary.

Author(s): Carl Sandburg
Illustrator(s): Robert Lawson

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More Rootabagas (1993)

Ten more American fairy tales from the poet of the prairies.

Author(s): Carl Sandburg
Illustrator(s): Paul O. Zelinsky

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More Stories About the Potato Face Blind Man (1922)

This is the first periodical publication of a story about the Potato Face Blind Man from Rootabaga Stories printed in The Designer and The Woman's Magazine, probably in January 1923.

The image above is available online at freelibrary.

Author(s): Carl Sandburg
Illustrator(s): Robert Lawson

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The New Times and Places (1962)

An elementary school reader which contains an excerpt from Thimble Summer by Elizabeth Enright which was illustrated by Stephani Godwin, and a version of Bartholomew and the Oobleck by Dr. Seuss which was illustrated by Mary Gehr.

Author(s): Elizabeth Enright
Sterling North
Carl Sandburg
Dr. Seuss
Et al
Illustrator(s): Various

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Potato Face (1930)

A further collection of Rootabaga stories from the Potato Face Blind Man.

Author(s): Carl Sandburg
Illustrator(s): None

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Rootabaga Country: Selections from Rootabaga Stories & Rootabaga Pigeons (1929)

A selection of stories from the first two volumes of Rootabaga Stories.

Author(s): Carl Sandburg
Illustrator(s): Peggy Bacon

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Rootabaga Stories (1922)

The first collection of American fairy tales from the poet of the prairies. This is the first edition containing eight chapters. Later editions with this title also include the stories from Rootabaga Pigeons. Read online at Hathitrust. Or at archive.org.

Author(s): Carl Sandburg
Illustrator(s): Maud Petersham
Miska Petersham

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Rootabaga Stories (1951)

Omnilbus collection of American fairy tales from the poet of the prairies including Rootabaga Stories and Rootabaga Pigeons.

Author(s): Carl Sandburg
Illustrator(s): Maud Petersham
Miska Petersham

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Rootabaga Stories - Part One (1988)

Fairy tales as American as the Iowa cornfields.

Author(s): Carl Sandburg
Illustrator(s): Michael Hague

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Rootabaga Stories - Part Two (1989)

American fairy tales including how the Huckabuck family raised popcorn in Nebraska.

Author(s): Carl Sandburg
Illustrator(s): Michael Hague

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Stories from the Rootabaga Country (1958)

A collection of Rootabaga stories by the poet of the prairies.

Author(s): Carl Sandburg
Illustrator(s): Maud Petersham
Miska Petersham

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The Story of Jason Squiff and Why He Had a Popcorn Hat, Popcorn Mittens and Popcorn Shoes (1922)

This is the first periodical publication of this story from Rootabaga Stories. The image is available online at freelibrary.

Author(s): Carl Sandburg
Illustrator(s): Robert Lawson

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Storytime Tales (1950)

A collection of sixty-seven favorite stories, poems and songs. There is also an early edition with forty-two selections.

Author(s): Margaret Wise Brown
Byron Jackson
Kathryn Jackson
Lois Lenski
Carl Sandburg
Val Teal
Et al
Illustrator(s): Corinne Malvern

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