Woody Guthrie: Poet of the People

Woody Guthrie: Poet of the People
Author: Bonnie Christensen
Published: October 9th 2001 by Knopf Books for Young Readers
Goodreads Rating: 4.02
ISBN10: 0375811133
Genre: Biography
Language English
Pages: 32
ISBN13: 9780375811135

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 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.