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Rootabaga pigeons / by Carl Sandburg ... illustrations and decorations by Maud and Miska Petersham.

Rootabaga pigeons / by Carl Sandburg ... illustrations and decorations by Maud and Miska Petersham.
Sandburg, Carl, 1878-1967
New York : Harcourt, Brace and Company, 1923.

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ix, 218 p. incl. illus., plates. col. front.; 21 cm.
  • short stories.
  • Humorous fiction
  • Short stories
  • Nouvelles.
The skyscraper to the moon and how the green rat with the rheumatism ran a thousand miles twice -- Slipfoot and how he nearly always never gets what he goes after -- Many, many weddings in one corner house -- Shush, Shush, the big buff banty hen who laid an egg in the postmaster's hat -- How Ragbag Mammy kept her secret while the wind blew away the village of Hat Pins -- How six pigeons came back to Hatrack the Horse after many accidents and six telegrams -- How the three wild Babylonian baboons went away in the rain eating bread and butter -- How six umbrellas took off their straw hats to show respect for the one big umbrella -- How Bozo the Button Buster busted all his buttons when a mouse came -- How Googler and Gaggler, the two Christmas babies, came home with monkey wrenches -- How Johnny the Wham sleeps in money all the time and Joe the Wimp shines and sees things -- How Deep Red Roses goes back and forth between the clock and the looking glass -- How Pinky Peony sent Spuds, the ballplayer, up to pick four moons -- How Dippy the Wisp and Slip Me Liz came in the moonshine where Potato Face Blind Man sat with his accordion -- How Hot Balloons and his pigeon daughters crossed over into the Rootabaga Country -- How two sweetheart dippies sat in the moonlight on a lumber yard fence and heard about the Sooners and the Boomers -- The haystack cricket and how things are different up in the moon towns -- Why the big ball game between Hot Grounders and the Grandstanders was a hot game -- The Huckabuck family and how they raised pop corn in Nebraska and quit and came back -- Yang Yang and Hoo Hoo, or, The song of the left foot of the shadow of the goose -- How a skyscraper and a railroad train got picked up and carried away from Pig's Eye Valley far in the Pickax Mountains -- Pig Wisps -- Kiss Me -- Blue silver.
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