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Baum, L. Frank (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). (from wikipedia.com)

The Sea Fairies

The Sea Fairies – L. Frank Baum

This is a tale of life beneath the sea, of mermaids and sea serpents and other strange inhabitants of the ocean depths. A little girl named Trot and Cap’n Bill, an old sailor, are invited by several mermaids to come and visit their under-water home. Baum wrote this story in the hope of interesting his readers in something other than Oz; in the preface he writes: „I hope my readers who have so long followed Dorothy’s adventures in the Land of Oz will be interested in Trot’s equally strange experiences.“ Of course, he did not succeed in distracting his fans from Oz, yet the book was eagerly read; the result of this attempt was that he was forced to introduce Trot and Cap’n Bill into the later Oz stories.

The Sea Fairies

The Sea Fairies

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The Sea Fairies.

ISBN: 9783849672133.

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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). Read more/Mehr lesen...

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American Fairy Tales

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

American Fairy Tales

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American Fairy Tales .

ISBN: 9783849672331.

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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). Read more/Mehr lesen...

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Mother Goose Stories

Mother Goose Stories – L. Frank Baum

This was the first of Baum’s books for children; it is a collection of very short stories, each based upon one of the familiar rhymes of Mother Goose. In the introduction, Baum explains that many of the rhymes „are but bare suggestions, leaving the imagination to weave in the details of the story. . .1 have thought the children might like to have the stories told at greater length.. . [and] for that reason I have written this book.“ Although he tells us that he has „followed mainly the suggestions of the rhymes“, actually the tales are original inventions of the author rather than (as one might suppose from the title) merely expansions of the old nursery rhymes. Dorothy, a little farm girl, appears in the last story, and it is likely that she is the original idea for the Dorothy who later becomes the heroine of Oz.

Mother Goose Stories

Mother Goose Stories

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Mother Goose Stories.

ISBN: 9783849675530.

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Glinda of Oz

Glinda of Oz – L. Frank Baum

This is the story of the adventures of Ozma and Dorothy when they set out to prevent a war between the Flatheads (who, for lack of a cranium, carry their brains in a can) and the Skeezers, whose island home can be submerged by their Queen. The two girls find themselves imprisoned below the lake and must be rescued with the help of Glinda the Good. Glinda of Oz was unfinished at the time of Baum’s death in May, 1919, and it was completed by one of his sons.

Glinda of Oz

Glinda of Oz

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Glinda of Oz.

ISBN: 9783849692148

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Plot of Glinda of Oz (from Wikipedia):

Princess Ozma and Dorothy travel to an obscure corner of the Land of Oz, in order to prevent a war between two local powers, the Skeezers and the Flatheads. The leaders of the two tribes prove obstinate. Unable to prevent the war, Dorothy and Ozma find themselves imprisoned on the Skeezers‘ glass-covered island, which has been magically submerged to the bottom of its lake. Their situation worsens when the warlike queen Coo-ee-oh, who is holding them captive and who alone knows how to raise the island back to the surface of the lake, loses her battle and gets transformed into a swan, forgetting all her magic in the process. Ozma and Dorothy summon Glinda, who, with help from several magicians and magical assistants, must find a way to raise the island and liberate its trapped inhabitants. Read more/Mehr lesen...

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The Magic of Oz

The Magic of Oz – L. Frank Baum

This is the thirteenth book in the Oz series. Trot and Cap’n Bill set out to search for a wonderful Magic Flower in a golden pot as a birthday present for Ozma. In the meantime, the Nome King attempts to raise an army of beasts to conquer the people of Oz. His fellow conspirator is a boy named Kiki. Transformations are the order of the day in this story, because Kiki knows the magic transformation word, and isn’t in the least restrained about using it. Properly enunciated the word PYRZQXGL can bring about any desired transformation—and a good deal of mischief. But all ends well when Ozma uses her Fountain of Oblivion to make her two enemies forget their wickedness.

The Magic of Oz

The Magic of Oz

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The Magic of Oz.

ISBN: 9783849692131

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Plot of The Magic of Oz (from Wikipedia):

At the top of Mount Munch lives a group of people known as the Hyups. One of their numbers, a Munchkin named Bini Aru, discovered a method of transforming people and objects by merely saying the word „Pyrzqxgl“. After Princess Ozma decreed that no one could practice magic in Oz except for Glinda the Good Witch and the Wizard of Oz, Bini wrote down the directions for pronouncing „Pyrzqxgl“ and hid them in his magical laboratory. Read more/Mehr lesen...

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The Tin Woodman of Oz

The Tin Woodman of Oz – L. Frank Baum

This is the twelfth book of the Oz series. Many years ago, before he had become a tin man, Nick Chopper was engaged to a lovely Munchkin girl named Nimmie Amee. He no longer loves her because when his limbs were replaced with tin, his body had no heart, and even the red silk one given to him by the Wizard did not succeed in reviving this love. But now the Woodman decides to find the girl, marry her and bring her home as Empress of the Winkies. He sets out with his friend the Scarecrow and Woot the Wanderer. On the way they meet another tin man, also a product of the skilled tinsmith who made our Tin Woodman. The two metal men soon discover that they are both engaged to the same girl, who fell in love with the tin soldier after Nick had left her ….

The Tin Woodman of Oz

The Tin Woodman of Oz

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The Tin Woodman of Oz.

ISBN: 9783849692124

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Plot of The Tin Woodman in Oz (from Wikipedia):

The Tin Woodman and the Scarecrow are regaling each other with tales at the Woodman’s palace in the Winkie Country when a Gillikin boy named Woot wanders in. After he is fed and rested, Woot asks the Woodman how he came made of tin. Read more/Mehr lesen...

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The Lost Princess of Oz

The Lost Princess of Oz – L. Frank Baum

This is the eleventh book of the Oz series. In this story, Ozma is kidnapped by Ugu the Shoemaker, who has made a serious study of magic and who hopes to become master of all of Oz. Not only is Ozma stolen, but several objects having great magical power also disappear: Ozma’s Magic Picture; the Great Book of Records from Glinda, the powerful sorceress of Oz; and the Cookie Cook’s diamond-studded gold dish pan—all of these are gone. Immediately several rescue parties set out from the Emerald City to find Ozma, each searching in a different section of Oz. It is the group headed by Dorothy and the Wizard—with the help of the Patchwork Girl and her remarkable brains—that finally releases Ozma from captivity and returns the stolen objects to their owners.

The Lost Princess of Oz

The Lost Princess of Oz

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The Lost Princess of Oz.

ISBN: 9783849692117

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Plot of The Lost Princess of Oz (from Wikipedia):

Dorothy has risen from bed for the day and is seeing to her friends in the Emerald City and notices that Ozma has not awakened yet. Dorothy goes into Ozma’s chambers only to find she is not there. Read more/Mehr lesen...

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Rinkitink in Oz

Rinkitink in Oz – L. Frank Baum

This is the tenth book of the Oz series. Most of the story takes place outside the land of Oz in the Kingdom of Rinkitink, where King Rinkitink helps Prince Inga to release his parents from imprisonment by the Nome King. It is only in the last few chapters that any of our friends from Oz enter the story, when Dorothy, after reading about Inga’s adventures in Glinda’s Great Book of Records, „wherein is inscribed all important events that happen in every part of the world“, and watching him and his friends in Ozma’s Magic Picture, decides that she and the Wizard should go and „help them out of their troubles.“ They do, and all ends with a splendid banquet for every one concerned in Ozma’s palace.

Rinkitink in Oz

Rinkitink in Oz

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Rinkitink in Oz.

ISBN: 9783849692100

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Plot of Rinkitink in Oz (from Wikipedia):

Pingaree is an island in the Nonestic Ocean that surrounds the fairy countries that encircle the Deadly Desert that surrounds the Land of Oz. Many years before this story begins, the armies of Regos and Coregos sought to invade Pingaree, but their advance was repelled by Pingaree’s king with the help of three magic pearls given to him by the Mermaids. The Blue Pearl gave the king superhuman strength, the Pink Pearl protected him from any form of harm, and the White Pearl provided words of wisdom that only he could hear. Buoyed by the Pearl’s magic powers, the king of Pingaree led his people to victory and the invaders from Regos and Coregos drowned on the return trip. Read more/Mehr lesen...

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The Scarecrow Of Oz

The Scarecrow Of Oz – L. Frank Baum

This is the ninth book of the Oz series. Cap’n Bill and Trot, who have already appeared in “The Sea Fairies” and “Sky Island”, now find their way to the enchanted lands in the neighborhood of Oz. They are involved in several dangerous adventures, but with the help of the Scarecrow and the Ork, a strange bird without feathers and with a propeller for a tail, they conquer the King of Jinxland and put the lovely princess Gloria on the throne. Finally they join Ozma and Dorothy in the Emerald City, which seems to be getting rather crowded with earth people because of Ozma’s generosity.

The Scarecrow Of Oz

The Scarecrow Of Oz

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The Scarecrow Of Oz.

ISBN: 9783849692360

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Plot of The Scarecrow Of Oz (from Wikipedia):

Cap’n Bill, a sailor with a wooden peg-leg, and his friend, a little girl named Trot, set out from California on a calm day for a short ride in their row-boat. A freak whirlpool capsizes their boat and pulls them under water, where they are carried by mermaids (referred to but not seen) to a cave. They are soon joined by a flying creature called an Ork. Passing through a dark tunnel out of the cave, the three arrive at an island inhabited by a grim man calling himself Pessim the Observer. Cap’n Bill and Trot reduce their size by eating magic shrinking-berries, and the Ork carries them away from the island to the land of Mo, where they eat another type of magic berries and resume their normal size. Read more/Mehr lesen...

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Tik-Tok of Oz

Tik-Tok of Oz – L. Frank Baum

This is the eighth book of the Oz series. Queen Ann of Oogaboo, a minute kingdom at the northeastern tip of Oz, sets out to conquer the world with her army of sixteen officers and one private. Although she does not succeed in this ambitious endeavor, she and her army do help the Shaggy Man to rescue his long-lost brother from the Nome King, by whom he has been imprisoned. The Shaggy Man and his comrades from the Emerald City find themselves in all kinds of difficulties, and so Ozma sends Tik-Tok to help them. We are introduced to a newcomer to Oz, Betsy Bobbin, a little girl from Oklahoma who arrives in these enchanted parts after being shipwrecked, and who remains in the Emerald City as Dorothy’s playmate.

Tik-Tok of Oz

Tik-Tok of Oz

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Tik-Tok of Oz.

ISBN: 9783849692353

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Plot of  Tik-Tok of Oz (from Wikipedia):

Queen Ann Soforth of Oogaboo, a small monarchy separated from the rest of Oz’s Winkie Country, sets out to raise an army to conquer Oz. Seventeen men eventually make up the Army of Oogaboo; they march out of their valley. Glinda magically rearranges the path through the mountains and Queen Ann and her army march out of Oz into a low-lying, befogged country. Read more/Mehr lesen...

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