Woody Guthrie: Poet of the People

by Bonnie Christensen

A handsomely designed picture book biography provides an apt introduction to the... read more

A handsomely designed picture book biography provides an apt introduction to the life and work of Woody Guthrie, who always used his art to call attention to the plight of common workers. In the stunning illustrations, heavy black lines give the mixed media paintings the appearance of woodcut prints. The lyrics of several of his songs are excerpted here, and all seven verses of “This Land Is Your Land” are also included with a note that it always troubled Guthrie to hear the verses about hardship dropped. (Ages 7–10)

© Cooperative Children's Book Center, Univ. of Wisconsin - Madison, 2002

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