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American Fairy Tales

American Fairy Tales by L. Frank Baum
By: (1856-1919)

This collection of fantasy stories was originally serialized in regional newspapers, prior to being published as a complete volume. The stories, as critics have noted, lack the high-fantasy aspect of the best of Baum’s work, in Oz or out. With ironic or nonsensical morals attached to their ends, their tone is more satirical, glib, and tongue-in-cheek than is usual in children’s stories; the serialization in newspapers for adult readers was appropriate for the materials. (Introduction by Wikipedia and Matthew Reece)

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American Fairy Tales

By L. FRANK BAUM

Author of

FATHER GOOSE; HIS BOOK, THE WONDERFUL WIZARD OF OZ, ETC.

CONTENTS

THE BOX OF ROBBERS THE GLASS DOG THE QUEEN OF QUOK THE GIRL WHO OWNED A BEAR THE ENCHANTED TYPES THE LAUGHING HIPPOPOTAMUS THE MAGIC BON BONS THE CAPTURE OF FATHER TIME THE WONDERFUL PUMP THE DUMMY THAT LIVED THE KING OF THE POLAR BEARS THE MANDARIN AND THE BUTTERFLY

THE BOX OF ROBBERS

No one intended to leave Martha alone that afternoon, but it happened that everyone was called away, for one reason or another. Mrs. McFarland was attending the weekly card party held by the Women's Anti Gambling League. Sister Nell's young man had called quite unexpectedly to take her for a long drive. Papa was at the office, as usual. It was Mary Ann's day out. As for Emeline, she certainly should have stayed in the house and looked after the little girl; but Emeline had a restless nature.

"Would you mind, miss, if I just crossed the alley to speak a word to Mrs. Carleton's girl?" she asked Martha... Continue reading book >>


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Reviews (Rated: 4 Stars - 1 review)

Reviewer: - May 7, 2014
Subject: Review
These short stories are different then Franks usual stories but I still enjoyed them. Mathew does a very good job of narrating. Thank you.


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