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Barnesville Public Library E 782.42 GUT (Text) 33500009026436 Main Available -
Warroad Public Library e 782.42 GUT (Text) 35500003740964 Main Available -

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  • ISBN: 0316065641 :
  • Physical Description: 1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 23 x 29 cm. + 1 sound recording [laser disc]
  • Edition: 2nd ed.
  • Publisher: Boston, MA : Little, Brown, c1998.

Content descriptions

General Note: ALA Notable Books, 1999
Jane Addams Honor Book, 1999
Includes musical notation (p.).
Formatted Contents Note: CD. This land is your land -- Howdi do -- Jig along home -- Mail myself to you -- Bling-bling -- Riding in my car -- All work together -- Grassey grass grass -- So long, it's been good to know you.
Summary, etc.: This well-known folk song is accompanied by a tribute from folksinger Pete Seeger, the musical notation, and a biographical scrapbook with photographs.
Awards Note:
Jane Addams Honor Book, 1999
ALA Notable Books, 1999

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Monthly Selections - #1 August 1998
    /*Starred Review*/ Gr. 3^-6, younger for singing aloud. This lovely picture book celebrates one of America's most important treasures, the familiar folk song sung by people everywhere, of all ages and backgrounds. Originally written by Guthrie to call attention to the plight of those ordinary Americans hit hardest by the Depression of the 1930s, the song is a paean to America's beautiful geography and landscapes, the diversity of its inhabitants, and the indomitable spirit of the American people. Here the complete lyrics serve as the book's main text and are brought to life by stunning, vibrant folk-art illustrations of the people and places of America, coast to coast and past to present. As the lines of the song unfold page by page, meticulously detailed, tiny vignettes and gorgeous, expansive vistas add depth and drama to the words and introduce the beauty and diversity of America. Viewers and readers follow the path taken by Guthrie, from the stark, beautiful deserts and wide-open prairies to the bustling cities with their crowds and awesome architectural feats of engineering. Labeling of many of the vignettes is helpful, although some depictions of historical phenomena and events may puzzle younger children. A complete musical notation is included, as is a tribute to Guthrie written by folksinger Pete Seeger. The biographical scrapbook at the book's end is both fascinating and informative, with photos and text highlighting Guthrie's life and career, the history of the song, and the impact of the Depression era to illuminate further the importance and emotional appeal of "This Land Is Your Land." Like the song itself, this book is a treasure. ((Reviewed August 1998)) Copyright 2000 Booklist Reviews

Author Notes

Woody Guthrie is one of America's best-known folksingers. His daughter, Nora Guthrie, is the director of the Woody Guthrie archives in New York city.

Kathy Jakobsen is one of America's premier folk artists and author of the best-selling My New York.

Subject: Folk songs, English United States Texts
Children's songs Texts
Folk songs United States
Genre: Children's songs.
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