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Rootabaga stories.

Author: Carl Sandburg; Maud Petersham; Miska Petersham
Publisher: New York, Harcourt, Brace [©1923]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : Juvenile audience : EnglishView all editions and formats
Forty-nine whimsical and humorous tales introduce such characters as the Potato Face Blind Man, Henry Hagglyhoagly, the Green Rat, the Blue Wind Boy, and many others.

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Genre/Form: Humorous stories
Short stories
Humorous fiction
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Sandburg, Carl, 1878-1967.
Rootabaga stories.
New York, Harcourt, Brace [©1923]
Material Type: Fiction, Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Carl Sandburg; Maud Petersham; Miska Petersham
OCLC Number: 229333
Description: x, 218 pages illustrations 21 cm
Contents: pt. 1. Rootabaga stories: How they broke away to go to the Rootabaga Country --
How they bring back the Village of Cream Puffs when the wind blows it away --
How the five rusty rats helped find a new village --
The Potato Face Blind Man who lost the diamond rabbit on his gold accordion --
How the Potato Face Blind Man enjoyed himself on a fine spring morning --
Poker Face the Baboon and Hot Dog the Tiger --
The toboggan-to-the-moon dream of the Potato Face Blind Man --
How Gimme the Ax found out about the zigzag railroad and who made it zigzag --
The story of Blixie Bimber and the power of the gold buckskin whincher --
The story of Jason Squiff and why he had a popcorn hat, popcorn mittens, and popcorn shoes --
The story of Rags Habakuk, the two blue rats, and the circus man who came with spot cash money --
The wedding procession of the Rag Doll and the Broom Handle and who was in it --
How the hat ashes shovel helped Snoo Foo --
Three boys with jugs of molasses and secret ambitions --
How Bimbo the Snip's thumb stuck to his nose when the wind changed --
The two skyscrapers who decided to have a child --
The dollar watch and the five jack rabbits --
The Wooden Indian and the Shaghorn Buffalo --
The White Horse Girl and the Blue Wind Boy --
What six girls with balloons told the gray man on horseback --
How Henry Hagglyhoagly played the guitar with his mittens on --
Never kick a slipper at the moon --
Sand flat shadows --
How to tell corn fairies when you see 'em --
How the animals lost their tails and got them back traveling from Philadelphia to Medicine Hat. pt. 2. Rootabaga pigeons: 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 to 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 Pink Peony sent Spuds, the ballplayer, up to pick four moons --
How Dippy the Wisp and Slip Me Liz came in the moonshine where the 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 the Hot Grounders and the Grand Standers 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: Illus. and decorations by Maud and Miska Petersham.


Forty-nine whimsical and humorous tales introduce such characters as the Potato Face Blind Man, Henry Hagglyhoagly, the Green Rat, the Blue Wind Boy, and many others.


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