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Woody Guthrie : poet of the people / Bonnie Christensen.

By: Christensen, Bonnie.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: New York : Knopf, 2001Edition: 1st ed.Description: 1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 29 cm.ISBN: 0375811133 (trade : alk. paper); 9780375811135 (trade : alk. paper); 0375911138 (lib. bdg. : alk. paper); 9780375911132 (lib. bdg. : alk. paper).Subject(s): Guthrie, Woody, 1912-1967 -- Juvenile literature | Folk singers -- United States -- Biography -- Juvenile literatureAdditional physical formats: Online version:: Woody Guthrie.DDC classification: 782.42162/13/0092 | B Summary: An introductory biography of famous folk singer Woody Guthrie presented as a picture book with a brief lyrical text and woodcut-like illustrations. Includes the complete lyrics to his "This Land is Your Land."
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An introductory biography of famous folk singer Woody Guthrie presented as a picture book with a brief lyrical text and woodcut-like illustrations. Includes the complete lyrics to his "This Land is Your Land."

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PreS-Gr 4-An introductory biography in a picture-book format. The particulars of Guthrie's life unfold chronologically, starting with his birth in 1912. Readers learn of his young years in Oklahoma and the difficulties the family endured when his father lost his job, and his mother died. When he was 17, his father went to Texas, and Guthrie was left to fend for himself. He learned to play the guitar and began writing songs. He crisscrossed America several times, talking to workers along the way, and became the voice of the poor throughout the Great Depression. After World War II, he settled down, had a family, and began writing and singing happier songs. A conclusion supplies further information about him. The song "This Land Is Your Land" is painted across the tops of the pages. End matter contains all seven verses of it (without the music) and a list of important events in Guthrie's life. Mixed-media paintings have the look of woodcuts, and include a lot of black and heavy black line. This Land Is Your Land (Little, Brown, 1998), illustrated by Kathy Jakobsen, features the same song as this book, with music, and a tribute by Pete Seeger that gives almost as much information as is found here. The subject matter is of limited appeal to today's youth, so purchase only where you feel there is a need for and/or to complement existing material.-Kathleen Simonetta, Indian Trails Public Library District, Wheeling, IL (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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Bonnie Christensen was born in Saranac Lake, New York in 1951. She received a bachelor's degree in theatre and communication from the University of Vermont. She worked backstage at Joseph Papp's Public Theater, the Actor's Studio, and other studios in New York City for 13 years. She also wrote several plays that were produced off-off Broadway. <p> She was an author, artist, and book illustrator. Her first book, An Edible Alphabet, was published in 1994. She wrote and illustrated a number of picture books including Django: World's Greatest Jazz Guitarist, Woody Guthrie: Poet of the People, Fabulous: A Portrait of Andy Warhol, The Daring Nelly Bly: America's Star Reporter, A Single Pebble: A Story of the Silk Road, and Elvis: The Story of the Rock and Roll King. She died of ovarian cancer on January 12, 2015 at the age of 63. <p> (Bowker Author Biography)

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