American Fairy Tales – L. Frank Baum
This is a collection of twelve short stories, or as Baum put it „modern tales about modern fairies“. The book includes the following stories:
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
American Fairy Tales .
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Biography of Lyman Frank Baum (from Wikipedia):
Lyman Frank Baum (May 15, 1856 – May 6, 1919), better known as L. Frank Baum, was an American author chiefly famous for his children’s books, particularly The Wonderful Wizard of Oz and its sequels. He wrote a total of 14 novels in the Oz series, plus 41 other novels, 83 short stories, over 200 poems, and at least 42 scripts. He made numerous attempts to bring his works to the stage and the nascent medium of film; the 1939 adaptation of the first Oz book would become a landmark of 20th century cinema. His works anticipated such century-later commonplaces as television, augmented reality, laptop computers (The Master Key), wireless telephones (Tik-Tok of Oz), women in high-risk and action-heavy occupations (Mary Louise in the Country), police corruption and false evidence (Phoebe Daring), and the ubiquity of advertising on clothing (Aunt Jane’s Nieces at Work).
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