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Oct 26, 2020

'The Wooden Indian and the Shaghorn Buffalo' is a rather wistful story and the last of our stories from Sandburg's "Rootabaga Stories" for a bit.

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Oct 23, 2020

In Sandburg's 'The Dollar Watch and the Five Jack Rabbits' we get a story of loss that's familiar to every pet owner - even if we didn't get our pets by saving a man from the gallows.

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Oct 21, 2020

'The Two Skyscrapers Who Decided to Have a Child' is a sad story about parenting and the first of three stories to feature the wind as a character in Sandburg's "Rootabaga Stories".

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Oct 19, 2020

Sandburg's 'How Bimbo the Snip’s Thumb Stuck to His Nose When the Wind Changed' is an American version of my favorite type of story, a progressive tale - and the first with a traffic directing monkey.

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Oct 16, 2020

Our final fairytale from Sandburg's "Rootabaga Stories" this week is a the tale of three boys on an adventure to realize their greatest ambition.

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