This Land Is Your Land (Hardcover)
This land is your land, this land is my land.
The simple words of this classic song resonate across generations, and renowned folk artist Kathy Jakobsen’s oil paintings showcase the beauty and complexity of our country. A staple for every home.— Bethany Strout, Director of Buying
An illustrated version of the classic Woody Guthrie folk song, perfect for a family singalongs!
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 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.
About the Author
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 books My New York and My Washington, DC, and the illustrator of Johnny Appleseed. She lives in Florida.
Praise for This Land is Your Land:
"An ambitious tribute to a popular song that will live as long as the American spirit."—New York Times Book Review
"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