Fables, Foibles, and Foobles
A collection of the great poet's fanciful nonsense pieces
Carl Sandburg (1878–1967) is best known for his poetry, his books for children, including Rootabaga Country and Potato Face, and his six-volume biography of Abraham Lincoln. The Pulitzer Prize-winning Illinois author devoted his life to writing, lecturing, reading from his own works, and collecting and singing folk songs.
Sandburg often incorporated proverbs, riddles, aphorisms, and vernacular wisdom in lectures, poetry, children's stories, and in his novel Remembrance Rock. Believing that silliness and fun helped preserve sanity and balance, he put together a collection of fanciful anecdotes--alive with alliteration--for his own amusement. Fables, Foibles, and Foobles truly reveals the playful spirit of this great American poet. Robert Harvey's whimsical drawings, scattered throughout the book, illuminate Sandburg's charming cast of characters.
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