Author(s): Carl Sandburg; Harriet Pincus (Illustrator)
Here come the Dirty Bibs, the Spoon Lickers, the Easy Ticklers, and the Musical Soup Eaters - all part of the grand procession for the marriage of the Rag Doll and the Broom Handle. This tale of wedding pomp and madcap mirth comes from Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Carl Sandburg and his classic book of American fairy tales, The Rootabaga Stories. Fantastical drawings by Harriet Pincus, a noted illustrator of children's books and recipient of numerous awards - including the American Library Association and The New York Times - enhance this splendid hardcover edition. AGES: 4 to 8 years AUTHOR: Carl Sandburg (1878-1967) received three Pulitzer Prizes, one for his 1940 biography of Abraham Lincoln and two for his poetry. His classic works include The Rootabaga Stories, written early in his career for his children, from which the text of this volume was taken. Sandburg considered traditional fairy tales about knights and royalty too far removed from the experience of American children and set about devising his own folkloric tales, which unfold amid the farms and towns of the Midwest. Harriet Pincus (1938-2001) was an author, editor, and illustrator of children's books whose works garnered a School Library Journal Best Books nod, a New York Times Outstanding Book of the Year listing, a National Book Award nomination, and an ALA Notable Book award. The Wedding Procession was the first of her publications, which include Minna and Pippin, Tell Me a Mitzi, and Little Red Riding Hood.