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A selection of Sandburg's fanciful, humorous short stories peopled with such characters as the Potato Face Blind Man, Susan Slackentwist, and Dippy the Wisp.

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Bibliographic Details
Main Author: Sandburg, Carl, 1878-1967.
Other Authors: Zelinsky, Paul O. (Illustrator), Hendrick, George.
Format: Book
Published: New York : Knopf : Distributed by Random House, c1993.
Table of Contents:
  • A girl named Silver Pitchers tells a story about Egypt, Jesse James and Spanish onions
  • The story of Peter Potato Blossom Wishes and how she went down into Rootabaga County and came back with five sky blue whispering cats
  • How the caterpillar told stories to a spink bug and a huck
  • How Susan Slackentwist sang a song to a cornfield scarecrow
  • The story of how dippy the wisp and ax me no questions learned about the village of pick ups
  • The story of burnt chestnuts, fish stars with fire tails and two prairie girls, the beans are burning and sweeter than the bees humming
  • How they are good to the green hat-eating horses
  • The hat dancers who came the year summer never came
  • The palace of pickles and the mud slingers with buckets of mud
  • How the fairies went away...and who took their places.