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Rootabaga Stories

by Carl Sandburg

These stories were born of Sandburg's desire for "American fairy tales" to match an American childhood. Feeling that European stories involving royalty and knights were inappropriate, he set his stories in a fictionalized American Midwest called "Rootabaga country" and fill the land with farms, trains, and corn fairies.

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