American Fairy Tales

American Fairy Tales

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by L. Frank Baum
     
 

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Author of the much-loved Oz books, L. Frank Baum transforms the familiar with his magical mix of humor and enchantment.Young cowboy lassoes Father Time; dummy in Mr. Floman's department store window comes to life; and 10 other fairy tales. 41 illustrations.

Overview

Author of the much-loved Oz books, L. Frank Baum transforms the familiar with his magical mix of humor and enchantment.Young cowboy lassoes Father Time; dummy in Mr. Floman's department store window comes to life; and 10 other fairy tales. 41 illustrations.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780486236438
Publisher:
Dover Publications
Publication date:
06/01/1978
Series:
Dover Children's Classics Series
Pages:
240
Sales rank:
616,839
Product dimensions:
5.42(w) x 7.98(h) x 0.49(d)
Age Range:
9 - 12 Years

Meet the Author

Lyman Frank Baum (May 15, 1856 - May 6, 1919), was an American author who was a specialist in children's books. He was particularly famous for his The Wonderful Wizard of Oz series, a sensational hit among children and continues to do so.

He was better known by his pen name L. Frank Baum.

His stories have formed the basis for such popular films as The Wizard of Oz (1939), produced by the famous Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc. and Oz the Great and Powerful (2013).

Named "Lyman" after his uncle, Baum didn't like his first name much obviously and chose to be called by his middle name "Frank" instead.

Baum wrote about his purpose in introduction of his book: "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz was written solely to pleasure children today. It aspires to being a modernized fairy tale, in which the wonderment and joy are retained and the heart-aches and nightmares are left out."

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 1 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
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I HATE IT