by Woody Guthrie (words and music) and Kathy Jakobsen (illustrations) - £14.99 Little, Brown & Company (2020)
hardback ISBN 13: 9780316458054 | ISBN 10: 0316458058
Since Woody Guthrie wrote “This Land Is Your Land” in the 1940s, it has become one of the most familiar and best-loved folk songs in America. This is the only fully illustrated edition of the song in the marketplace.
Now more timely than ever, this classic is brought to life in a richly illustrated and annotated edition for the whole family to share. Legendary folksinger-songwriter Woody Guthrie’s stirring lyrics and acclaimed folk artist Kathy Jakobsen’s detailed paintings invite readers on a journey across the country, creating an unforgettable portrait of our diverse land and its people.
Featuring the complete lyrics and musical notation, as well as a biographical scrapbook, this new edition also includes a list of behind-the-scenes details about the pictures in the book compiled by Woody’s daughter, Nora Guthrie. This book is a celebration of the power of a song to move people and inspire change, passing on Guthrie’s undying belief that “this land was made for you and me” to a new generation.
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