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 it s short sweet and colorful 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 uite well The text focused primarily on his music Career Though And The though and the events that
EFFECTED IT THE ENDNOTES IN ADDITIONit The endnotes in addition 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 Still I enjoyed it I could not believe my eyes when I saw this a picture book about my favorite folk singer It is a well written history about Woody without being overly detailed making it suitable for all ages The illustrations match up with the folk style Beautifully illustrated book for children about the folksinger Woody Guthrie He will always be remembered for writing the words This Land is your Land And at the end all the verses to the song are given some of them having been forgotten I think it s just amazing that this book exists and the art which is GORGEOUScouldn 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 My view on Social Studies I believe that social studies is the study of humans their interactions with A beautiful tribute to America’s greatest folksingerWoody 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 cele. Good for a biography unit The book tells all about the musician and explains what brought him to where he was It and explains what brought him to where he was It 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 Excellent children s biography of Woody Guthrie with illustrations that perfectly reflect Guthrie s genre Recommend This fine biography of social activist and Musician Woody Guthrie Introduces A Woody Guthrie introduces a who was interested IN SPEAKING FOR THOSE WHOSE VOICES WERE OFTEN IGNORED speaking for those whose voices were often ignored 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 now about any of this background but they will likely be familiar with his song This Land Is Your Land and enjoy learning about its creator and its inspiration The text may be lengthy but it is worth reading for its insight and passion into the man and the times in which he lived I couldn t help but think about all those families heading to California for jobs only to find nothing and no way back home Ah how lost how homesick and how desperate they must have felt Resembling woodcuts with dark and light play the illustrations are filled with scenes that prompt emotional responses For naysayers who belie the power of well chosen words or a song that comes from the heart this picture book provides ready evidence that they matter. All ages it makes this talented and tragic man accessible to young children and will please his older folksinging fans with its stunning art A Boston Globe–Horn Book Honor BookAn ALA Notable BookA New York Times Notable BookA Parents’ Choice Gold Award WinnerAn Oklahoma Book Award Finali. Ach other and the world Around Them As Teachers them As teachers we open the eyes of students to the diverse cultures around us Every individual is uniue and can offer something to the world Summary and integration of bookThis 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 though He really wanted to give back and enjoy Woody Gunthrie Poet of the People is a biography of the life of Woody Guthrie This book is written by Bonnie Christensen The first thing I noticed about this book when I opened it was the illustrations The illustrations really pop out of the page Since the illustrations were so vivid it made me want to read the book This book started out by talking about the famous song This Land Is Your Land which was written by the one and only Woody Gunthrie This Land Is Your Land is famous around the world and sung in many schools by all different children The book continued to talk about his life and why he wrote the songs that he did It talked about his passion for writing songs and so much Woody Guthrie was truly an inspiration to others because he sang about problems going on and struggles in America He wanted everyone to have a voice he sang until he could not sing any On top of the amazing illustrations Christensen put the lyrics of This Land Is Your Land throughout every page I thought this really added to the story I highly recommend this biography for any ages However I think 5th grade would be a perfect age group I love this book This is another book that would be. Brated 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.