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American Fairy Tales

L. Frank Baum (1856-1919)

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1. 01 – The Box of Robbers
2. 02 – The Glass Dog
3. 03 – The Queen of Quok
4. 04 – The Girl Who Owned a Bear
5. 05 – The Enchanted Types
6. 06 – The Laughing Hippopotamus
7. 07 – The Magic Bon Bons
8. 08 – The Capture of Father Time
9. 09 – The Wonderful Pump
10. 10 – The Dummy That Lived
11. 11 – The King of the Polar Bears
12. 12 – The Mandarin and the Butterfly

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Summary

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)

Reviews

Julie

- 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.