Carl Sandburg by Penelope Niven
Adventures of a Poet

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Hobo. Soldier. Reporter. Musician. Husband and father. Storyteller. Historian.
Carl Sandburg was all of these things. But he distinguished himself above all as the Poet of the People, a traveler and dreamer who carried poems, stories, and songs in his heart--and shared them with the many people he met in his travels. Seamlessly joining scenes from Sandburg's life, highlights from his poems and prose, and historically detailed illustrations, this thorough and thoughtful portrait turns biography into its own adventure.
A time line and notes about the illustrations supplement the text.
 

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PENELOPE NIVEN is renowned for her adult biography of Carl Sandburg. She lives in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, and is writer-in-residence at Salem College.CARL SANDBURG (1878-1967) distinguished himself through his writing--as the Poet of the People. His many literary honors include two Pulitzer Prizes, one each for history and poetry. MARC NADEL has created illustrations for many and diverse books. He lives in Burlington, Vermont.
 
Published August 1, 2003 by HMH Books for Young Readers. 32 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Travel, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Sandburg's long life (1878-1967) illustrates the great American success story: Emerging from an austere Swedish immigrant background, through work, discipline, clean living, and high thinking he achieved fame, love, power, and money, and was identified at his death, at age 89, with the voice of A...

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With grace and insight, Niven funnels the prodigious scholarship of her adult title Carl Sandburg, A Biography into a welcoming, child-friendly story; her though

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Attacked though he may have been by some literary critics, Sandburg (1878-1967) captured in his rugged free verse the varied substance and rhythms of American life more fully, says Niven, than any poet of his time.

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