Kid’s Books for Grown Folks – Carl Sandburg’s “Rootabaga Stories”

Originally written as bedtime stories for his daughters, Carl Sandburg’s “Rootabaga Stories” takes you to Rootabaga Country with Blixie Bimber, The Potato-Faced Blind Man, Rags Habakuk & the Blue Rats, The Wedding of the Ragdoll and the Broom Handle and much more. If you do read it, I highly suggest you try to read the copy illustrated by: Michael Hague.

Michael Hague “Rags Habukuk” (and the two blue rats).

My favorite Rootabaga story is “The Skyscrapers Who Wanted a Child,” about two skyscrapers who fall in love and their child is a railroad train.

Michael Hague “The Two Skyscrapers Who Decided to Have a Child.”

If you have kids around that you read to this is great to read aloud.

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3 Responses to Kid’s Books for Grown Folks – Carl Sandburg’s “Rootabaga Stories”

  1. orples says:

    Mr. Hague truly is a talented illustrator. Thank you for sharing his work.

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