This Land Is My Land…this book is your book…

January 7, 2010 at 5:19 pm

This Land Is Your Land words and music by Woody Guthrie, illustrated by Kathy Jakobsen; published by Little Brown, Boston; 1998.

Jakobsen’s paintings highlight the mental images depicted by the lyrics of Woody Guthrie’s classic anthem.  Each page is brought to life in folk art images that mesh seamlessly with Guthrie’s folk song lyrics.   I loved that Pete Seeger wrote a tribute; the musical notation with all the lyrics are featured; and a photo-biography is included.

I’d definitely use this in a patriotic display or as a read-aloud/ sing-along with patriotic activities.  Perhaps I’d assemble Independence Day themed boxes for families to check out for summer reading together or to take on vacation (I’d include a CD of folk songs that includes this song).


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