Woody Guthrie: Poet of the People

Woody Guthrie Poet of the People Woody Guthrie spent his life putting into words and music what the rest of America was thinking He roamed from coast to coast and captured the despair of those displaced by the Great Depression and th

  • Title: Woody Guthrie: Poet of the People
  • Author: Bonnie Christensen
  • ISBN: 9780375811135
  • Page: 372
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Woody Guthrie spent his life putting into words and music what the rest of America was thinking He roamed from coast to coast and captured the despair of those displaced by the Great Depression and the dust bowl, eulogized workers, and celebrated the great natural beauty of America This is an introductory biography presented as a picture book with a brief lyrical text anWoody Guthrie spent his life putting into words and music what the rest of America was thinking He roamed from coast to coast and captured the despair of those displaced by the Great Depression and the dust bowl, eulogized workers, and celebrated the great natural beauty of America This is an introductory biography presented as a picture book with a brief lyrical text and powerful, hand tinted, woodcut like illustrations It includes the complete lyrics to This Land Is Your Land and excerpts from his other songs A book for all ages, it makes this talented and tragic man accessible to young children and will please his older folksinging fans with its stunning art.

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    1. Barbara

      This fine biography of social activist and musician Woody Guthrie introduces a man who was interested in speaking for those whose voices were often ignored or silenced. Guthrie led a peripatetic life when growing up, and money was not abundant. As he traveled the countryside searching for work himself, he also noticed and wrote folk songs about poverty and the bleak economic reality caused by the Great Depression. Young readers may not know about any of this background, but they will likely be f [...]

    2. Katey

      My view on Social Studies: I believe that social studies is the study of humans, their interactions with each other and the world around them. As teachers, we must open the eyes of our students to the diverse cultures around us. Every individual is unique and can offer something to the world. Summary and integration of book:This book reads like a children's biography on Woody yet with vivid and imaginative pictures. I used this book for my student to better understand the hard life Woody went th [...]

    3. Matthew

      With the lyrics to This Land is Your Land running through the illustrations and a lengthy description of the many phases in Guthrie's life covered in the text, this book covered the life of the famous songwriter quite well. The text focused primarily on his music career though, and the life events that effected it. The endnotes, in addition to containing the full seven verses of This Land is Your Land, also carried a timeline of his life that revealed many details that were omitted from the text [...]

    4. (NS) Sue

      This is a simple, folksy biography of folk legend Woody Guthrie. It tells about his early tragic family life and hardscrabble existence in Oklahoma during the Great Depression when he learned to play the guitar, his social activism and songwriting, and his more settled later life as husband and father. The author effectively weaves snippets of Guthrie's lyrics throughout the book, and the words of "This Land is Your Land" are painted across the tops of the pages. The muted illustrations in shade [...]

    5. Samantha Grimaldi

      This is another book that would be good for a biography unit. The book tells all about the musician and explains what brought him to where he was. It also discusses the messages and reasons behind his songs. In the back of the book is a timeline of important events which can be used to help show students how to determine whether something is important or not.

    6. Kathryn

      The illustrations are really the highlight of this book. The text is a little overwhelming for a picture book about a folk singer, but she watercolor snapshots of Guthrie's life and time are wonderful.

    7. Katherine

      I think it's just amazing that this book exists—and the art (which is GORGEOUS)couldn't be better suited to Woody Guthrie the man or the message he was trying to convey through his music. My only complaint is that the text seemed to shy every-so-slightly away from his politics.

    8. Nancy

      Picked up this delightful book about folk musician Woody Guthrie after viewing an exhibition about him at the Tacoma Art Museum several years ago. Came across it while cleaning out a book shelf and re-read it--it's short, sweet and colorful.

    9. Shannon

      Not too shabby. I would have given it three stars, but my kids were so excited by it that I'll bump it up to four.

    10. Susan

      Sadly some of this made me think of our current situation with employers feeling like they can take advantage of workers because there are so many in need of jobs.

    11. Grady Ormsby

      A biography of Woody for kids. Well done! All of the spirit and compassion comes through. And even a little of the socialism. Juvenile readers.

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