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Wedding Procession of the Rag Doll and the Broom Handle and Who Was in It Hardcover – February, 1967

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CARL SANDBURG (1878–1967) was twice awarded the Pulitzer Prize, first in 1940 for his biography of Abraham Lincoln and again in 1951 for Complete Poems. Before becoming known as a poet, he worked as a milkman, an ice harvester, a dishwasher, a salesman, a fireman, and a journalist. Among his classics are the Rootabaga Stories, which he wrote for his young daughters at the beginning of his long and distinguished literary career. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Harcourt Brace & World (February 1967)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0152949305
  • ISBN-13: 978-0152949303
  • Product Dimensions: 10.7 x 8 x 0.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,625,490 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Lori Dremel on November 22, 2002
Format: Paperback
Though I have always enjoyed Carl Sandburg's poetry, I had never encountered this book until my son discovered it at the library on his first library visit. We took it home, read it every night for 2 weeks and he didn't want to take it back. The day we returned it, we went to the book store and got our own copy. When my daughter came along, I ordered a copy from Amazon, as she also fell in love with the story. The Wedding Procession is a lovely go-to-sleep book, telling the story of the sweet Rag Doll who was loved by all, but who chose to marry the Broom Handle. We each have our favorite group from the procession. My son loves the musical soup eaters, my daughter adores the easy ticklers. And my favorites, after the clean ears, are of course the sleepyheads. Children will want you to read this to them nearly every night. And parents and caregivers will oblige happily because it is a quite, lovely, charming story that will march your children right along to bed in the Wedding Procession of the Rag Doll and the Broom Handle.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Joan C. Frank on October 13, 2005
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In the late '60s and early '70s, my mother read this story to my sister and me - MANY times - from a collection of bedtime stories that had belonged to her younger sister (my aunt). We still talk about "chubbing our chubs" and having a "chocolate chin" in the regular course of family conversation. I was delighted to find that this, and other Carl Sandburg stories, are still in print. His clever use of language and image puts him in a rather elite group of writers. Sandburg helped me to develop an abiding love and respect for words and a feeling of expectant wonder every time I open a new book.

There are a few children's books that I recommend without qualification. Needless to say, this is one of them. (Others in this category include: Ogden Nash's "Animal Garden" and Lore Segal's "Tell Me a Mitzy" and "Tell Me a Trudy.")

If you have not read "The Wedding Procession of the Rag Doll and the Broom Handle and Who Was in It," do it now!
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13 of 15 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on December 23, 1997
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I can remember checking this book out from the library dozens of times when I was a child. My mother finally insisted that I learn to read it myself, since she had long since tired of it. It was one of the first books that I could read. I loved the pictues, and the whole procession of Spoon-lickers and Easy-ticklers and Dirty-bibs delighted me each time. I read this book to my own children many times.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on July 6, 1998
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I don't even have kids and I'm ordering this book just to have around the house. Though I haven't read it in probably 25 years, I can still recite whole passages from it. I only wish it were still available in hardcover.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on January 7, 2002
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This was truly my favorite book as a child. I was surprised to find it available. Many happy hours were spent on my mother's
lap reading and looking at the unique pictures. I hope my Johnnie
loves it also!
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4 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on March 31, 2012
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This book is so weird, and in a creepy way. The illustrations are creepy, the story is strange and best I can describe it is "artsy". It actually perturbs me just hearing it when my wife reads it to my son. It's the only book I've asked as a favor for her to not read around me. But she liked it growing up, and my son doesn't mind it (although he doesn't like it), so obviously many will differ with me.
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This was a favorite of one of our children, now grown, and I was thrilled to finally find an affordable copy to purchase for her daughter, our granddaughter. I don't know if Carl Sandburg wrote any other children's books, but this one is wonderful.
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I have three daughter, all in their 30s. They all enjoyed this book when they were young and I have now bought it for my two granddaughters, so my daughters can share it with them
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