Rootabaga Pigeons

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ROOTABAGA
PIGEONS

 

BY

 

ILLUSTRATIONS AND DECORATIONS
BY
MAUD AND MISKA PETERSHAM

 
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NEW YORK
HARCOURT, BRACE AND COMPANY

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COPYRIGHT, 1923, BY
HARCOURT, BRACE AND COMPANY, INC.

 

PRINTED IN THE U.S.A. BY
THE QUINN & BODEN COMPANY
RAHWAY. N. J

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In compliance with current
copyright law, LBS Archival
Products produced this
replacement volume on paper
that meets the ANSI Standard
Z39.48-1984 to replace the
irreparably deteriorated
original.

1992

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To Three Illinois Pigeons

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CONTENTS

1.

The Skyscraper to the Moon and How the Green Rat with the Rheumatism Ran a Thousand Miles Twice3

Slipfoot and How He Nearly Always Never Gets What He Goes After9

2.

Many, Many Weddings in One Corner House19

Shush Shush, the Big Buff Banty Hen Who Laid an Egg in the Postmaster's Hat27

3.

How Ragbag Mammy Kept Her Secret While the Wind Blew Away the Village of Hat Pins33

How Six Pigeons Came Back to Hatrack the Horse After Many Accidents and Six Telegrams41

How the Three Wild Babylonian Baboons Went Away in the Rain Eating Bread and Butter49

How Six Umbrellas Took Off Their Straw Hats to Show Respect to the One Big Umbrella55

How Bozo the Button Buster Busted All His Buttons When a Mouse Came63

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How Googler and Gaggler, the Two Christmas Babies, Came Home with Monkey Wrenches75

How Johnny the Wham Sleeps in Money All the Time and Joe the Wimp Shines and Sees Things87

5.

How Deep Red Roses Goes Back and Forth Between the Clock and the Looking Glass97

How Pink Peony Sent Spuds, the Ballplayer, Up to Pick Four Moons105

6.

How Dippy the Wisp and Slip Me Liz Came in the Moonshine Where the Potato Face Blind Man Sat with His Accordion115

How Hot Balloons and His Pigeon Daughters Crossed Over into the Rootabaga Country127

How Two Sweetheart Dippies Sat in the Moonlight on a Lumber Yard Fence and Heard About the Sooners and the Boomers139

7.

The Haystack Cricket and How Things Are Different Up in the Moon Towns153

Why the Big Ball Game Between Hot Grounders and the Grand Standers Was a Hot Game161

8.

The Huckabuck Family and How They Raised Pop Corn in Nebraska and Quit and Came Back169

Yang Yang and Hoo Hoo, or the Song of the Left Foot of the Shadow of the Goose181

9.

How a Skyscraper and a Railroad Train Got Picked Up and Carried Away from Pig's Eye Valley Far in the Pickax Mountains191

10.

Pig Wisps201

Kiss Me207

Blue Silver215

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FULL-PAGE ILLUSTRATIONS


Rag Bag Mammy brings out candy with red and white stripes wrapped around it
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On the last step of the stairway my foot slips
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The Hot Cookie Pan came with a pan of hot cookies and the Coal Bucket with coal
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The mouse bit the knot and cut it loose
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They went to sleep on top of the wagon
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She was sitting on a ladder feeding baby clocks to the baby alligators
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One of the pigeons rang the bell
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She carried the squash into the kitchen
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Out into the snowstorm Flax Eyes rode that day
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