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Sandburg out loud
Sandburg, Carl, 1878-1967.
Publication Information:
Little Rock, AR : August House Publishers, [2002]

Physical Description:
1 audio disc (62 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
General Note:
"A selection of Carl Sandburg's Rootabaga stories, poetry, and folksongs collected in The american songbag"--Container.

Compact disc.
Chicken reel -- Little girl, be careful what you say -- Chicken reel -- How they broke away to go to the Rootabaga Country -- Lisa Jane -- How the potato face blind man enjoyed himself on a fine spring morning -- Railroad Bill -- Doors -- Sourwood mountain -- The story of Blixie Bimber and the power of the gold buckskin whincher -- Sittin on top of the world -- The junk man -- Wanderin -- Baby song of the four winds -- The two skyscrapers who decided to have a child -- Wanderin -- The white horse girl and the blue wind boy -- Red River valley -- Arithmetic -- How Henry Hagglyhoagly played the guitar with his mittens on -- Never kick a slipper at the moon -- Bye'm bye.
Reading Level:
For all ages.
Format :
Music CD


Call Number
Material Type
Home Location
Item Holds
PS3537.A618 A25 2002 Juvenile Compact Disc Audio Visual

On Order



A group of America's best-loved storytellers join together to share their love of Carl Sandburg's work and words. This unique recording features group and solo performances by Angela Lloyd, Carol Birch, and Bill Harley of some of Sandburgs most popular poems and selections from The Rootabaga Stories. Instrumental music and folksongs from Sandburgs classic The American Songbag include contributions by David Holt on banjo and guitar. Sandburgs stories and poems are a glorious celebration

Reviews 1

School Library Journal Review

K-Gr 6-Three talented storytellers and one talented musician take on the offbeat works of Carl Sandburg in this exuberant recording. Storytellers Bill Harley, Carol Birch, and Angela Lloyd offer four of Sandburg's poems and seven of his Rootabaga Stories, and their interpretations bring to life the almost surreal quality of Sandburg's imaginative landscape. At times, two or three tellers blend their voices, offering point and counterpoint in a feast of words, as in "Arithmetic," "How They Broke Away to Go to the Rootabaga Country," and "Doors." At other times, one teller takes center stage, creating powerful voices for individual characters in stories such as "How the Potato Face Blind Man Enjoyed Himself on a Fine Spring Morning," "The Story of Blixie Bimber and the Power of the Gold Buckskin Wincher," and "How Henry Hagglyhoagly Played the Guitar with His Mittens On." David Holt provides lively music from The Ameri- can Songbag, much of it instrumental, though he is joined occasionally by his collaborators on vocals. This recording is a treat for the whole family, and allows kids of all ages to enjoy Sandburg's work as it was meant to be enjoyed: out loud.-Kathy MacMillan, Maryland School for the Deaf, Columbus (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.