Synopses & Reviews
Since its debut in the 1940s, Woody Guthrie's "This Land Is Your Land" has become one of the best-loved folk songs in America. Now the beloved picture book celebrating the classic ballad is brought to sparkling new life in this deluxe 10th Anniversary Special Edition the whole family will love to share. Includes a keepsake full-color poster featuring one of Kathy Jakobsen's exquisite art pieces from the book!
"... An ambitious tribute to a popular song that will live as long as the American spirit."--New York Times Book Review
"This effort is what great picture books are all about."--School Library Journal
"All and all, this beautifully designed book belongs in every school as a part of our musical history, as a tribute to the Dust Bowl era and the political activism that music can reinforce and encourage, and as an elegant example of picture book art."--Children's Literature
"This beautiful homage to America and to a favorite folksinger is sure to be a family treasure."--Publishers Weekly
Woody Guthrie's powerful lyrics and Kathy Jakobsen's detailed paintings invite readers on a journey across the country, creating an unforgettable portrait of our diverse land and the people who live it.
Since its debut in the 1940s, Guthrie's "This Land Is Your Land" has become one of the best-loved folk songs in America. Now, for the first time, the classic ballad is brought to life in a richly illustrated edition for the whole family to share. Gatefold.
About the Author
Woody Guthrie (1912-1967) wrote more than a thousand folk songs, with "This Land is Your Land" being the most famous of all. His musical legacy endures today as countless fans continue to listen to and discover his popular songs.
Kathy Jakobsen is one of America's premiere folk artists and the creator of the acclaimed picture book My New York and illustrator of Johnny Appleseed. Ms. Jakobsen lives in Weston, Connecticut.