Prairie-Town Boy (Paperback)

By Carl Sandburg, Joe Krush (Illustrator)

HMH Books for Young Readers, 9780152633325, 208pp.

Publication Date: August 24, 1990

Other Editions of This Title:
Hardcover (8/31/2015)

List Price: 18.95*
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Always the Young Strangers, the author’s recollections of his childhood and youth in Galesburg, Illinois, is presented in a shortened version for younger readers.

About the Author

CARL SANDBURG (1878–1967) was twice awarded the Pulitzer Prize, first in 1940 for his biography of Abraham Lincoln and again in 1951 for Complete Poems. Before becoming known as a poet, he worked as a milkman, an ice harvester, a dishwasher, a salesman, a fireman, and a journalist. Among his classics are the Rootabaga Stories, which he wrote for his young daughters at the beginning of his long and distinguished literary career.