Sky Island

      L. Frank Baum / Fantasy
Sky Island

Lyman Frank Baum is one of America’s most read authors, and he is widely considered one of the premier authors of children’s books. Trot is near her home on the coast of southern California when she meets a strange little boy with a large umbrella. Button Bright has been using his family's magic umbrella to take long-range journeys from his Philadelphia home, and has gotten as far as California. After an explanation of how the magic umbrella works, the two children, joined by Cap'n Bill, decide to take a trip to a nearby island; they call it "Sky island," because it looks like it's "halfway in the sky" but the umbrella takes them to a different place entirely, a literal island in the sky.
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    The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus

      L. Frank Baum / Young Adult
The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus

Every child knows about Santa Claus, the jolly man who brings gifts to all on Christmas. There are many stories that tell of his life, but the delightful version relayed in The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus is by far the most charming and original of all. Only L. Frank Baum, the man who created the wonderful land of Oz, could have told Santa's tale in such rich and imaginative detail. Acclaimed children's artist Michael Hague has created strikingly beautiful illustrations for this wondrous holiday story. In delicate ink drawings and lush watercolor paintings he brings to life that most beloved of all childhood heroes, Santa Claus, in a gorgeous Christmas classic that will be cherished for years to come.
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    The Story of Peter Pan, Retold from the fairy play by Sir James Barrie

      L. Frank Baum / Fantasy
The Story of Peter Pan, Retold from the fairy play by Sir James Barrie

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    The Patchwork Girl of Oz

      L. Frank Baum / Fantasy
The Patchwork Girl of Oz

In this dazzling tale, L. Frank Baum proves once again his power to delight and enchant readers of all ages. Follow the adventures of a charming new band of characters as they explore the wondrous land of Oz and discover that you learn more by traveling than by staying at home.Forced to venture out of the dark forest, Unc Nunkie and Ojo the Unlucky call on the Crooked Magician, who introduces them to his latest creation: a living girl made out of patchwork quilts and cotton stuffing. But when an accident leaves beloved Unc Nunkie a motionless statue, it is up to Ojo to save him. In his search for the magic ingredients that will restore his uncle to life, Ojo is joined by the Patchwork Girl and by the conceited Glass Cat, who boasts of her hard ruby heart, the resourceful Shaggy Man, and the lovable block-headed Woozy, whose tail hairs are just one of the things Ojo needs to rescue Une Nunkie.As they travel to the Emerald City, home of the wise and powerful Ozma, they meet Dorothy, the kind and sensible girl from Kansas; the gallant Scarecrow; and, of course, Toto. But no one proves more loyal than the spirited Patchwork Girl, who, although she was brought to life as a servant, is determined to see the wide world for herself.The Patchwork Girl of Oz has captivated readers for over eighty years. Now, in this stunning new edition--featuring all fifty-one of John R. Neill's original full-color plates as well as eighty black-and-white illustrations--a whole new generation can discover the beauty and wonder of Oz that have made this classic series an enduring favorite.Follow the adventures of a charming band of characters as they join Dorothy and the Scarecrow to explore the wondrous Land of Oz. Meet a living girl made out of patchwork quilts, a conceited Glass Cat, and the lovable block-headed Woozy. A favorite for over eighty years, this stunning facsimile of the rare fist edition features all fifty-one of Neill's full-color plates as well as eighty black-and-white illustrations. A Books of Wonder Classic.
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    Mary Louise

      L. Frank Baum / Young Adult
Mary Louise

Lyman Frank Baum (May 15, 1856 – May 6, 1919) is one of America’s most read authors, and he is widely considered one of the premier authors of children’s books. Baum wrote dozens of novels and short stories, as well as hundreds of poems, and he even foresaw technological innovations such as computers, televisions and mobile phones, all of which made their way into his writing.Baum, however, is still best known and best regarded for The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, and several other titles that took place in the fantasy world of Oz. Every American is familiar with Dorothy and Toto, and Oz has been adapted for movies, screenplays, and more ever since.
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    The Surprising Adventures of the Magical Monarch of Mo and His People

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

I dare say there are several questions you would like to ask at the very beginning of this history. First: Who is the Monarch of Mo? And why is he called the Magical Monarch? And where is Mo, anyhow? And why have you never heard of it before? And can it be reached by a railroad or a trolley-car, or must one walk all the way? These questions I realize should be answered before we (that "we" means you and the book) can settle down for a comfortable reading of all the wonders and astonishing adven-tures I shall endeavor faithfully to relate.
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    A Kidnapped Santa Claus

      L. Frank Baum / Fantasy
A Kidnapped Santa Claus

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    THE MASTER KEY

      L. Frank Baum / Fantasy
THE MASTER KEY

Founded Upon The Mysteries Of Electricity And The Optimism Of Its Devotees. It Was Written For Boys, But Others May Read It.Founded Upon The Mysteries Of Electricity And The Optimism Of Its Devotees. It Was Written For Boys, But Others May Read It.Founded Upon The Mysteries Of Electricity And The Optimism Of Its Devotees. It Was Written For Boys, But Others May Read It.
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    Sky Island

      L. Frank Baum / Fantasy
Sky Island

Lyman Frank Baum is one of America’s most read authors, and he is widely considered one of the premier authors of children’s books. Trot is near her home on the coast of southern California when she meets a strange little boy with a large umbrella. Button Bright has been using his family's magic umbrella to take long-range journeys from his Philadelphia home, and has gotten as far as California. After an explanation of how the magic umbrella works, the two children, joined by Cap'n Bill, decide to take a trip to a nearby island; they call it "Sky island," because it looks like it's "halfway in the sky" but the umbrella takes them to a different place entirely, a literal island in the sky.
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    The Woggle-Bug Book

      L. Frank Baum / Fantasy
The Woggle-Bug Book

The Woggle-Bug Book features the broad ethnic humor that was accepted and popular in its era, and which Baum employed in various works. The Woggle-Bug, who favors flashy clothes with bright colors (he dresses in ”gorgeous reds and yellows and blues and greens” and carries a pink handkerchief), falls in love with a gaudy ”Wagnerian plaid” dress that he sees on a mannequin in a department store window. Being a woggle bug, he has trouble differentiating between the dress and its wearers, wax or human. The dress is on sale for $7.93 (”GREATLY REDUCED” reads the tag). The Bug works for two days as a ditchdigger (he earns double pay since he digs with four hands) for money to buy the dress. He arrives too late, though; the dress has been sold, and makes its way through the second-hand market. The Bug pursues his love through the town, ineptly courting the women (Irish, Swedish, and African-American, plus one Chinese man) who have the dress in turn. His pursuit eventually leads to an accidental balloon flight to Africa. There, menacing Arabs want to kill the Woggle-Bug, but he convinces them that his death would bring bad luck. In the jungle he falls in with the talking animals that are the hallmark of Baum’s imaginative world. --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition. --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.
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    John Dough and the Cherub

      L. Frank Baum / Fantasy
John Dough and the Cherub

From the author of The Wizard of Oz comes a delicious fantasy novel featuring a life-size gingerbread man named John Dough. All John Dough has to do is avoid being eaten by a crowd of gingerbread-loving characters! The tasty fellow journeys to the Isle of Phreex where he meets a charming child of indeterminate gender. Together they escape the island in an incredible flying-machine. But they still have to survive the mischievous Mifkets, a den of hungry Pirates, and many other characters with a passion for gingerbread! Joined by a bouncing rubber bear called Para Bruin they finally reach a marvelous land where they might just find a home! In the style of Baum s famous Wizard of Oz series, John Dough and the Cherub is available again for the first time in many years. This beautiful reprint includes all of John R. Neill s wonderful illustrations and an informative Foreword by J. L. Bell.
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    The Sea Fairies

      L. Frank Baum / Fantasy
The Sea Fairies

Lyman Frank Baum was an American author widely known for his children’s books. Baum was born Chittenango, New-York into a devout Methodiste family He had German, Scots-Irish, and English ancestry, and was the seventh of nine children of Cynthia Ann and Benjamin Ward Baum, only five of whom survived into adulthood. "Lyman" is the name of his father's brother, but he always disliked it and preferred his middle name "Frank". The Sea Fairies is a children's fantasy novel published in 1911 by the Reilly & Britton Company, the publisher of Baum's series of Oz books. Baum dedicated the book to the otherwise-unknown “Judith of Randolph, Massachusetts” most likely one of the child readers who corresponded with the author.
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