AMERICAN FAIRY TALES (Special Nook Edition) by L. FRANK BAUM Author of THE WONDERFUL WIZARD OF OZ (L. Frank Baum) BESTSELLING CHILDREN'S AUTHOR NOW AVAILABLE ON NOOK (NOOKBOOK)

AMERICAN FAIRY TALES (Special Nook Edition) by L. FRANK BAUM Author of THE WONDERFUL WIZARD OF OZ (L. Frank Baum) BESTSELLING CHILDREN'S AUTHOR NOW AVAILABLE ON NOOK (NOOKBOOK)

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AMERICAN FAIRY TALES (Special Nook Edition)
BY L. FRANK BAUM
Author of THE WONDERFUL WIZARD OF OZ

L. Frank Baum
BESTSELLING CHILDREN'S AUTHOR NOW AVAILABLE ON NOOK (NOOKBOOK)

TABLE OF CONTENTS

THE BOX OF ROBBERS
THE GLASS DOG.
THE QUEEN OF QUOK
THE GIRL WHO OWNED A BEAR
THE ENCHANTED TYPES
THE LAUGHING…  See more details below

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AMERICAN FAIRY TALES (Special Nook Edition)
BY L. FRANK BAUM
Author of THE WONDERFUL WIZARD OF OZ

L. Frank Baum
BESTSELLING CHILDREN'S AUTHOR NOW AVAILABLE ON NOOK (NOOKBOOK)

TABLE OF CONTENTS

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


Excerpt

"The King of the Polar Bears lived among the icebergs in the far north country. He was old and monstrous big; he was wise and friendly to all who knew him. His body was thickly covered with long, white hair that glistened like silver under the rays of the midnight sun. His claws were strong and sharp, that he might walk safely over the smooth ice or grasp and tear the fishes and seals upon which he fed.
The seals were afraid when he drew near, and tried to avoid him; but the gulls, both white and gray, loved him because he left the remnants of his feasts for them to devour.

Often his subjects, the polar bears, came to him for advice when ill or in trouble; but they wisely kept away from his hunting grounds, lest they might interfere with his sport and arouse his anger.

The wolves, who sometimes came as far north as the icebergs, whispered among themselves that the King of the Polar Bears was either a magician or under the protection of a powerful fairy. For no earthly thing seemed able to harm him; he never failed to secure plenty of food, and he grew bigger and stronger day by day and year by year.

Yet the time came when this monarch of the north met man, and his wisdom failed him.

He came out of his cave among the icebergs one day and saw a boat moving through the strip of water which had been uncovered by the shifting of the summer ice. In the boat were men."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940013003439
Publisher:
Children's Classic Stories and Fairy Tales Press
Publication date:
12/11/2011
Series:
American Fairy Tales | Folk Tales | Chrildren's Books | Children's Classics | NOOK
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
830,992
File size:
178 KB

Meet the Author

Lyman Frank Baum (May 15, 1856 – May 6, 1919) was an American author of children's books, best known for writing The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. He wrote thirteen novel sequels, nine other fantasy novels, and a host of other works (55 novels in total, plus four "lost" novels), 82 short stories, over 200 poems, an unknown number of scripts, and many miscellaneous writings), and made numerous attempts to bring his works to the stage and screen. His works predicted such century-later commonplaces as television, laptop computers (The Master Key), robots (Ozma of Oz) wireless telephones (Tik-Tok of Oz), women in high risk, action-heavy occupations (Mary Louise in the Country), and the ubiquity of advertising on clothing (Aunt Jane's Nieces at Work).

Brief Biography

Date of Birth:
May 15, 1856
Date of Death:
May 6, 1919
Place of Birth:
Chittenango, New York
Place of Death:
Hollywood, California
Education:
Attended Peekskill Military Academy and Syracuse Classical School

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American Fairy Tales 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 12 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Well if my cousin loves this book theres a reason y shouldnt i since she does its intetesting though. With great imagination and topic fanasty choice very great intelgent job you guys with the book i love and its very great how you guys how the bkids the fairy tales but you know when they grow up theyll know the total truth its not real
aromaoils More than 1 year ago
Our children LOVE these stories and we enjoyed reading them.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
When I had my old, poor quality kindle 3G, I had this charming book. I loved it. So glad I can get it on my awesome nook color!
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Two thumbs up for a truly excellent collection.
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Very old fashoned. Boring.
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Happy but bad
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I HATE IT