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The Surprising Adventures of the Magical Monarch of Mo and His People

The Surprising Adventures of the Magical Monarch of Mo and His People by L. Frank Baum

The Magical Monarch of Mo is a set of stories about the titular king, his queen, and his royal children. The stories are uproariously funny, dealing with topics as absurd as a man losing his temper who then tries to find it, an evil midget who steals a princess's big toe, and an entire city filled with highly civilized monkeys! Join the Monarch and all his friends for a rollicking adventure, filled with fun for the whole family!

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With pictures by Frank Ver Beck


To the Comrade of my boyhood days Dr. Henry Clay Baum


This book has been written for children. I have no shame in acknowledging that I, who wrote it, am also a child; for since I can remember my eyes have always grown big at tales of the marvelous, and my heart is still accustomed to go pit a pat when I read of impossible adventures. It is the nature of children to scorn realities, which crowd into their lives all too quickly with advancing years. Childhood is the time for fables, for dreams, for joy.

These stories are not true; they could no be true and be so marvelous. No one is expected to believe them; they were meant to excite laughter and to gladden the heart.

Perhaps some of those big, grown up people will poke fun of us at you for reading these nonsense tales of the Magical Monarch, and at me for writing them. Never mind. Many of the big folk are still children even as you and I. We cannot measure a child by a standard of size or age... Continue reading book >>

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Reviews (Rated: 3 Stars - 2 reviews)

Reviewer: - April 14, 2014
Subject: Review
I'm sorry but this young lady is impossible to understand! Please have someone else read it. I would love to hare it then.
Reviewer: - July 27, 2013
Subject: Chapter 1
I find the accent, intonation, and speed of the reader of Chapter 1 to be a combination difficult on the ears.

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