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Woody Guthrie spent his life putting into words and music what the rest of America was thinking. He roamed from coast to coast and captured the despair of those displaced by the Great Depression and the dust bowl, eulogized workers, and celebrated the great natural beauty of America. This is an introductory biography presented as a picture book with a brief lyrical text and powerful, hand-tinted, woodcut-like illustrations. It includes the complete lyrics to “This Land Is Your Land” and excerpts from his other songs. A book for all ages, it makes this talented and tragic man accessible to young children and will please his older folksinging fans with its stunning art.

About the Author

Bonnie Christensen illustrated the Folio Societys limited edition of The Grapes of Wrath and several childrens books, including Moon over Tennessee: A Boys Civil War Journal.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780375811135
Subtitle:
Poet of the People
Author:
Christensen, Bonnie
Author:
illustrated by the author
Author:
Christensen, Bonnie
Publisher:
Knopf Books for Young Readers
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Biography & Autobiography - General
Subject:
Children's 4-8 - Biography / Autobiography
Subject:
Biography & Autobiography - Music
Subject:
Folk singers
Subject:
Music
Copyright:
Publication Date:
October 2001
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
Primary and secondary/elementary and high school
Language:
English
Illustrations:
FULL COLOR
Pages:
32
Dimensions:
11.34x8.88x.39 in. .86 lbs.
Age Level:
04-08

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