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Download Rootabaga Stories Audiobook (Unabridged)

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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (274 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Carl Sandburg Narrator: Flo Gibson Publisher: Audio Book Contractors Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: February 2012 ISBN:
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These tales are full of play-on-words and unusual characters that will charm children and grown-ups alike. Come along with us and meet Gold Buskin Wincher, the Potao-Face Blind Man, Rags Habakuk, the Flongboos, Hatrack the Horse, Slipfoot, and many others!

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Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Christina | 1/9/2014

    " I've never forgotten the drawings and stories in this book. The characters were so perfectly absurd; they made sense to me as a child. I was thrilled to find a copy at a book sale. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jen | 1/3/2014

    " I read this when very small and find it still makes my head light up with the ideas of funny things like two buildings in love. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dagezi | 1/1/2014

    " The foxes and flongboos making their train jump the tracks at the horseshoe curve in Altoona might just be my favorite moment in literature. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rebecca | 12/30/2013

    " These stories remind me of Gertrude Stein... which is never a good thing. The only thing that kept me enjoying the stories was the fact that I didn't have to analyze them too deeply. I could just read them for face value. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Clayton Chase | 12/23/2013

    " Some of the best out-loud reading I've done in a long time. Great for kids with whimsical & fertile imaginations. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jason | 12/14/2013

    " I'm reading it for my literature class, so im only reading a selection of stories from it. They are pretty off beat and interesting. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Claire S | 12/12/2013

    " I just love these. Actually heard them more then read them - grew up listening to an album my parents gave me of him reading his stories. So imaginative and rich. Very luscious! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mckinley | 12/4/2013

    " Had this on record and would listen to it over and over. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sem | 6/28/2013

    " I can understand why this didn't grab me when I was a child but all I have to say now is 'was he on acid, or what?' "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 James Govednik | 6/3/2013

    " Interesting as an example of children's literture of the 1920s. A couple of my favorites: The Story of Jason Squiff and The White Cloud Girl and the Blue Horse Boy. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michael Jay | 5/18/2013

    " My wife Aundreta suggested it to me - a favorite of hers. Synchronizing what I like in my pleasure reading with what I like in my study. Fanciful and imaginative, it is making for a good journey so far. (15 Jun 2011) "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 JG (The Introverted Reader) | 5/3/2013

    " I tried to read this, thought it was boring, and couldn't finish it as a child. I might change my mind if I picked it up again now. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Becca | 4/17/2013

    " one of my all time favorite books from childhood and on. i love reading it now with my own almost six year old daughter. this has been a formative influence for me... "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Joni | 3/9/2013

    " The formatting on this book was very poor. This book is a series of stories that Carl Sandburg told his children. I am afraid that because of changing times, children now might not think these stories were as enchanting as they once were. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lupine | 11/30/2012

    " If I was in charge, I would make everyone read these stories. Since I am not in charge, I can only suggest that everyone read them :-) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 James Giddings | 10/1/2012

    " One of the best children's series of all time, now in public domain. You can listen to a free audiobook of this at Librivox.org "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Charlie Byers | 9/10/2012

    " This is one of my very favorite pieces of children's lit. Sandburg's language is magical, and if you have any connection to American prairie country, it's guaranteed to make you homesick. One for the ages. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Danielle | 5/14/2012

    " Some things translate well over time and generations, some things don't. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Leah | 5/4/2012

    " HOly amazing. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Terry | 2/27/2012

    " these are supposed to be great but I guess I didn't get it---too silly "

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About the Author
Author Carl Sandburg

Carl Sandburg (1878–1967) was twice awarded the Pulitzer Prize, first in 1940 for his biography of Abraham Lincoln and again in 1951 for Complete Poems. In 1952, he was awarded the American Academy of Arts and Letters Gold Medal for History. Before becoming known as a poet, he worked as a milkman, an ice harvester, a dishwasher, a salesman, a fireman, and a journalist. Among his classics are the Rootabaga Stories, which he wrote for his young daughters at the beginning of his long and distinguished literary career.