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Book Club: Rootabaga Stories

July 12, 2019 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

Free

July’s read is Carl Sandburg’s Rootabaga Stories. Published in 1922, Rootabaga Stories is a children’s book of interrelated short stories. The whimsical, sometimes melancholy stories, which often use nonsense language, were originally created for Sandburg’s daughters. The stories were born of Sandburg’s desire for “American fairy tales” to match American childhood. He felt that the European stories involving royalty and knights were inappropriate, and so set his stories in a fictionalized American Midwest called “the Rootabaga country” filled with farms, trains, and corn fairies. 

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Date:
July 12, 2019
Time:
11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Cost:
Free
Website:
https://www.history.swannanoavalleymuseum.org/book-club/

Venue

Black Mountain Library
105 N Dougherty Street
Black Mountain, NC 28711
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Organizer

Swannanoa Valley Museum & History Center
Phone:
828-669-9566
Email:
info@swannanoavalleymuseum.org
Website:
www.swannanoavalleymuseum.org