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  • L Frank Baum

    The Bluebird Books is a series of novels popular with teenage girls in the 1910s and 1920s. The series was begun by L. Frank Baum using his Edith Van Dyne pseudonym, then continued by at least three others, all using the same pseudonym. Baum wrote the first four books in the series, possibly with help from his son, Harry Neal Baum, on the third. The books are concerned with adolescent girl detectives- a concept Baum had experimented with earlier, in The Daring Twins (1911) and Phoebe Daring (1912). The Bluebird series began with Mary Louise, originally written as a tribute to Baum's favorite sister, Mary Louise Baum Brewster. Baum's publisher, Reilly & Britton, rejected that manuscript,...read more

  • L Frank Baum

    The Bluebird Books is a series of novels popular with teenage girls in the 1910s and 1920s. The series was begun by L. Frank Baum using his Edith Van Dyne pseudonym, then continued by at least three others, all using the same pseudonym. Baum wrote the first four books in the series, possibly with help from his son, Harry Neal Baum, on the third. The books are concerned with adolescent girl detectives- a concept Baum had experimented with earlier, in The Daring Twins (1911) and Phoebe Daring (1912). The Bluebird series began with Mary Louise, originally written as a tribute to Baum's favorite sister, Mary Louise Baum Brewster. Baum's publisher, Reilly & Britton, rejected that manuscript,...read more

  • L Frank Baum

    The Bluebird Books is a series of novels popular with teenage girls in the 1910s and 1920s. The series was begun by L. Frank Baum using his Edith Van Dyne pseudonym, then continued by at least three others, all using the same pseudonym. Baum wrote the first four books in the series, possibly with help from his son, Harry Neal Baum, on the third. The books are concerned with adolescent girl detectives- a concept Baum had experimented with earlier, in The Daring Twins (1911) and Phoebe Daring (1912). The Bluebird series began with Mary Louise, originally written as a tribute to Baum's favorite sister, Mary Louise Baum Brewster. Baum's publisher, Reilly & Britton, rejected that manuscript,...read more

  • L Frank Baum

    The "Little Wizard Stories of Oz" are six short stories written by L. Frank Baum in 1913. By all accounts, Baum intended to finish the Oz series with "The Emerald City of Oz," published in 1910. Following that, he attempted to write non-Oz books, publishing "The Sea Fairies" in 1911 and "Sky Island" in 1912. But, (as Baum himself laments in the prefaces of many of his Oz books,) his "little tyrants" were only interested in hearing more Oz stories. So in 1913, he returned to writing about Oz, putting out both The "Little Wizard Stories" and "The Patchwork Girl of Oz" that...read more

  • L Frank Baum

    Before he wrote the Oz books, L. Frank Baum wrote this book which was the best selling book of 1897. Taking 22 beloved nursery rhymes, he explains their meaning and fascinating history. What is the true story of Little Boy Blue? Why was Mary contrary? As he says in the introduction, "Many of these nursery rhymes are complete tales in themselves, telling their story tersely but completely; there are others which are but bare suggestions, leaving the imagination to weave in the details of the story. Perhaps therein may lie part of their charm, but however that may be I have thought the children might like the stories told at greater length, that they may dwell the longer upon their...read more

  • L Frank Baum

    This dazzling tale once again demonstrates L. Frank Baum's creative genius and his power to delight audiences young and old. Join Dorothy, the Tin Woodsman, and a host of new characters as they embark on a series of enchanting adventures in the magical land of Oz. After a doll made out of a patchwork quilts and cotton stuffing is brought to life by a magician, she must find a way to break a spell that has turned poor Unc Nunkie into a motionless statue. Unc's friend Ojo the Unlucky, the Patchwork Girl, and Bungle the glass cat set out on a mission to find the ingredients for a charm that will restore Unc back to life. Traveling to the Emerald City to visit the wise and powerful Ozma,...read more

  • L Frank Baum

    Experience the land of Oz as you have never thought possible. BFV's unabridged production of Frank Baum's classic tale relates the adventure of the Kansas farm girl, Dorothy, being whisked away by a cyclone to a magical country inhabited by small adults, animated china figurines, talking animals, and magical objects.....Much more than you were ever introduced to in the movie. You'll be enthralled as the narrator weaves the tale with vivid vocal characterizations, sound effects and musical background making this rendition of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz the most amazing and memorable you have ever...read more

  • L Frank Baum

    Aunt Jane's Nieces at Millville is a 1908 young-adult novel written by L. Frank Baum, famous as the creator of the Land of Oz. It is the third volume in "the successful Aunt Jane Series," following Aunt Jane's Nieces and Aunt Jane's Nieces Abroad. Aunt Jane's Nieces at Millville picks up the story of the three cousins, Patsy Doyle, Beth De Graf, and Louise Merrick, soon after their return from Europe in Aunt Jane's Nieces Abroad. As in that earlier book, their benign and eccentric millionaire Uncle John devotes much of his fortune to helping others - an effort managed by Patsy's father, Major Doyle. These efforts do not always yield fiscally sound results... (Summary by...read more

  • L Frank Baum

    Dot and Tot of Merryland is a 1901 novel by L. Frank Baum. After Baum wrote The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, he wrote this story about the adventures of a little girl named Dot and a little boy named Tot in a land reached by floating on a river that flowed through a tunnel. The land was called Merryland and was split into seven valleys. (Summary by...read more

  • L Frank Baum

    The timeless story of the Wizard Of Oz. Follow Dorothy as she leaves Kansas for Oz on a cyclone. She meets many strange, and wonderful people and creatures along the way. Enjoy it again with your children and family. L. Frank Baum's classic story that has made pop culture status. Summary by J....read more

  • Marc Platt

    After a tornado uproots her from her home in Kansas, Dorothy and her dog Toto are whisked away to the magical Land of Oz, where the Wicked Witch of the West will do everything in her power to ensure that Dorothy never makes it back to...read more

  • L Frank Baum

    Aunt Jane's Nieces Abroad is the second of the ten book series of Aunt Jane's Nieces. The story continues with the three much loved girls - the sweet and generous Patsy, the cunning Louise, and the sullen Beth. This time they're on a tour of Europe with their down-to-earth uncle John Merrick. The benevolent uncle and his nieces meet mysterious and sinister Victor Valdi, his daughter Tato, and a pretend nobleman, Count Ferralti, who fancies Louise. The story revolves around travel and kidnapping, and the subsequent adventures of the three young girls, told in Baum's own inimitable style that keeps us at the edge of our seats. (Summary by Neeru...read more

  • L Frank Baum

    The story chronicles the adventures of a girl named Dorothy Gale in the Land of Oz. As Baum says in the introduction "It aspires to being a modernized fairy tale, in which the wonderment and joy are retained and the heartaches and nightmares are left out." And it succeeds wonderfully. It is one of the best-known stories in American popular culture and has been widely translated. This is the first of thirteen more Oz...read more

  • L Frank Baum

    American Fairy Tales: classic folk stories and fairy tales of L. Frank...read more

  • L Frank Baum

    Mother Goose in Prose is a collection of classic children's stories based on Mother Goose nursery rhymes. It was the first children's book written by L. Frank Baum. Produced by Devin Lawrence Edited by Macc Kay Production executive Avalon Giuliano ICON Intern Eden Giuliano Music By AudioNautix With Their Kind Permission ©2020 Eden Garret Giuliano (P) Eden Garret Giuliano Geoffrey Giuliano is the author of over thirty internationally bestselling biographies, including the London Sunday Times bestseller Blackbird: The Life and Times of Paul McCartney and Dark Horse: The Private Life of George Harrison. He can be heard on the Westwood One Radio Network and has written and produced...read more

  • Jerry Robbins

    Dorothy Gale and her Uncle Henry and Aunt Em are coming to live in Oz permanently. Dorothy then takes them on a tour of Oz, and during their journey they encounter King Kleaver with his Spoon Brigade and Miss Cuttenclip of the land of paper dolls. Meanwhile, the wicked Nome King has joined forces with the horrible Growleywogs, the terrifying Whimsies and the wicked Phanfasms in a plot to capture the Emerald...read more

  • L Frank Baum

    Betsy Bobbin encounters many strange and exciting adventures and people in the land of Oz; a side-plot is Queen Ann of Oogaboo’s mission to take over...read more

  • L Frank Baum

    Join Dorothy, Toto, The Scarecrow, The Tin Woodsman, and The Cowardly Lion in their journey down the yellow brick road to the Emerald City. This new recording showcases the voice talent and versatility of veteran voice actor B.J. Harrison, of The Classic Tales Podcast. Whether it’s witches, munchkins, mice or monkeys -Harrison’s characterizations will astound and entertain in this production sure to tickle the fancies of children of all...read more

  • L Frank Baum

    Part of the Oz series. In route to an Australian vacation via a steamboat, Dorothy is accidentally tossed overboard with Billina, a yellow hen that was also on the ship. They wash ashore in the Land of Ev, where Billina has gained the ability to talk. The two, along with Tik-Tok, a mechanical man who runs on clockwork motors, run into trouble and are imprisoned by Princess Langwidere. Will Ozma and friends come to Dorothy's rescue in time? And how will they get to the Land of Ev from Oz? And just how will Dorothy get home this...read more

  • L Frank Baum

    Oh My Goodness! What a lot of incredible adventures are packed into this epic. The evil gnome king plots to destroy Oz and enslave it's people; evil creatures from many places are enlisted in this dastardly plan that has every chance of success. Dorothy brings her Aunt and Uncle from Kansas where they have been evicted from the farm, to live in Oz and they are given a tour of parts of Oz that have never been visited before. A city of paper dolls, a city of jig saw people, a city of bunnies and many many more odd and wonderful people are visited and enjoyed. But will the evil creatures succeed in invading and destroying OZ and enslaving all it's unique and marvelous people? Will this...read more