A perfect sing-along classic for the entire family
Since its debut in the 1940s, Woody Guthrie's "This Land Is Your Land" has become one of the best-loved and most timely folk songs in America, inspiring activism and patriotism for all. This classic ballad is now brought to life in a richly illustrated edition for the the whole family to share. Kathy Jakobsen's detailed paintings, which invite readers on a journey across the country, create an unforgettable portrait of our diverse land and the people who live it.
Woody Guthrie (1912-1967) wrote more than a thousand folk songs, with "This Land is Your Land" being the most famous of all. His activism and musical legacy endures today as countless fans continue to listen to and discover his popular songs.
Kathy Jakobsen is one of America's premiere folk artists and the creator of the acclaimed picture book My New York and illustrator of Johnny Appleseed. Ms. Jakobsen lives in Weston, Connecticut.
"This beautiful homage to America and to a favorite folksinger is sure to be a family treasure."Publishers Weekly
"This effort is what great picture books are all about."School Library Journal
"... An ambitious tribute to a popular song that will live as long as the American spirit."New York Times Book Review
"All and all, this beautifully designed book belongs in every school as a part of our musical history, as a tribute to the Dust Bowl era and the political activism that music can reinforce and encourage, and as an elegant example of picture book art."Children's Literature