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Rootabaga pigeons

Author: Carl Sandburg; Maud Petersham; Miska Petersham
Publisher: New York : Harcourt, Brace and Co., ©1923.
Edition/Format:   Book : Fiction : Juvenile audience : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Presents Sandburg's fanciful, humorous tales peopled with such characters as the Potato Face Blind Man and many others.
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Genre/Form: Humorous stories
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Sandburg, Carl, 1878-1967.
Rootabaga pigeons.
New York, Harcourt, Brace and Co. [©1923]
(OCoLC)644518683
Material Type: Fiction, Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Carl Sandburg; Maud Petersham; Miska Petersham
OCLC Number: 1703910
Description: ix, 218 p., [1] leaf of plates : ill. (some col.) ; 21 cm.
Contents: The skyscraper to the moon and how the green rat with the rheumatism ran a thousand miles twice --
Slipfoot and how he nearly always never gets what he goes after --
Many, many weddings in one corner house --
Shush, Shush, the big buff banty hen who laid an egg in the postmaster's hat --
How Ragbag Mammy kept her secret while the wind blew away the village of Hat Pins --
How six pigeons came back to Hatrack the Horse after many accidents and six telegrams --
How the three wild Babylonian baboons went away in the rain eating bread and butter --
How six umbrellas took off their straw hats to show respect for the one big umbrella --
How Bozo the Button Buster busted all his buttons when a mouse came --
How Googler and Gaggler, the two Christmas babies, came home with monkey wrenches --
How Johnny the Wham sleeps in money all the time and Joe the Wimp shines and sees things --
How Deep Red Roses goes back and forth between the clock and the looking glass --
How Pinky Peony sent Spuds, the ballplayer, up to pick four moons --
How Dippy the Wisp and Slip Me Liz came in the moonshine where Potato Face Blind Man sat with his accordion --
How Hot Balloons and his pigeon daughters crossed over into the Rootabaga Country --
How two sweetheart dippies sat in the moonlight on a lumber yard fence and heard about the Sooners and the Boomers --
The haystack cricket and how things are different up in the moon towns --
Why the big ball game between Hot Grounders and the Grandstanders was a hot game --
The Huckabuck family and how they raised pop corn in Nebraska and quit and came back --
Yang Yang and Hoo Hoo, or, The song of the left foot of the shadow of the goose --
How a skyscraper and a railroad train got picked up and carried away from Pig's Eye Valley far in the Pickax Mountains --
Pig Wisps --
Kiss Me --
Blue silver.
Responsibility: by Carl Sandburg ; illustrations and decorations by Maud and Miska Petersham.

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Presents Sandburg's fanciful, humorous tales peopled with such characters as the Potato Face Blind Man and many others.

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