Search Results: "Woody Guthrie"


BOOK REVIEW

WOODY GUTHRIE by Bonnie Christensen
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Oct. 9, 2001

"A powerful, lyrical tribute to the musician whose music is so much a part of our lives. (Biography. 8-10)"
This moving biography honors the life and work of the legendary folk singer who celebrated the lives of working people all over the US. Read full book review >

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WOODY GUTHRIE by Janelle Yates
BIOGRAPHY
Released: March 1, 1995

"Exemplary work, even better than Yurchenko's A Mighty Hard Road (McGraw Hill, 1970). (b&w photographs, index, end notes, chronology, bibliography, discography) (Biography. 12+)"
An illuminating, solidly documented portrait of this country's most influential white folk singer. Read full book review >

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WOODY GUTHRIE, AMERICAN RADICAL by Will Kaufman
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 2011

"Not likely to hold wide appeal, but a solid choice for scholars and folk-music lefties."
Overdue rediscovery of folk music's great agitator. Read full book review >

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WOODY by Porter Schell
Released: Dec. 21, 2016

"A joyfully written, American-as-apple-pie tale about what a successful life looks like."
A young baseball star wrestles with disappointment in Schell's debut YA novel. Read full book review >

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HOUSE OF EARTH by Woody Guthrie
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 5, 2013

"An entertainment—and an achievement even more than a curiosity, yet another facet of Guthrie's multiplex talents."
Radical American folk singer Guthrie, gone 45 years now, turns in an accomplished if somewhat symbol-dense piece of fiction. Read full book review >

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WOODY'S 20 GROW BIG SONGS by Woody Guthrie
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 30, 1992

"Also available with a cassette recording by son Arlo. (Nonfiction. 0-6)"
With easy, singable tunes, lots of repetitive verses with real child appeal, and the hallowed folk singer's own lively, freely rendered sketches, this replication of an unpublished book that the Guthries put together in 1948 for their children will be especially valuable to parents and in day-care centers. Read full book review >

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WOODY by David Evanier
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 3, 2015

"A fan letter in the form of a biography."
A celebratory biography of the director "whose public persona is instantly and eternally assumed to be his real personality." Read full book review >

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MY DOLLY by Woody Guthrie
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2001

"Two obviously well-loved dolls belonging to the illustrator appear as themselves in collage photographs; one might have a little more trouble appreciating the occasional scribble of his children and their friends. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Radunsky has illustrated several other Woody Guthrie tunes (Howdi Do, 2000, etc.) with his familiar gouache and collage figures: a yellow dog, a multi-striped cat, and a little girl with a teacup chapeau. Read full book review >

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HOWDI DO by Woody Guthrie
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2000

"Along with 1998's edition of This Land Is Your Land, illustrated by Kathy Jacobsen, here's proof that both the breadth and the depth of vision in Guthrie's music can survive the transition to another medium. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Radunsky (An Edward Lear Alphabet, 1999, etc.) suspends collage people constructed with large pieces of brightly colored, painted, or patterned paper over infectiously feel-good lyrics that invite readers and listeners to "stick out your little hand to every woman, kid and man," while singing out the "Howjee, heejee, hijee, hojee, how di do, sir, doodle doo" nonsense chorus. Read full book review >

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HONEYKY HANUKAH by Woody Guthrie
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 23, 2014

"Sure to become a tradition at Hanukkah parties everywhere. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A Woody Guthrie Hanukkah folk tune written in part for his wife's Jewish family is brought to life with droll cartoon illustrations and a toe-tapping klezmer musical arrangement. Read full book review >

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NEW BABY TRAIN by Woody Guthrie
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2004

"Unfortunately, as charming as the illustrations are, this train isn't bound for glory, as there is no music included for the unfamiliar song (which was only recently recorded for the first time) and the lyrics are not particularly successful as text to be read aloud. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Rather than airborne transport of newborns by the stork, singer and songwriter Woody Guthrie imagined distribution of infants by a special-delivery train. Read full book review >