L. Frank Baum
The acclaimed author of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz and many other juvenile fantasy books, L. Frank Baum had a lifelong fascination with fables, folklore, mythology, and fairy tales. This volume collects a series of engaging fantasy stories that follow the format of the world's best-loved fairy tales, combining imagination and adventure with valuable moral lessons.
Although Frank L. Baum is best remembered as the author of the Wizard of Oz series of books, he also penned a variety of stories geared for young readers under various pen names. Mary Louise is part of Baum's Bluebird Books series, which centers on the exploits and triumphs of intrepid teen detective Mary Louise Burrows.
Although it ranks among the most popular and critically acclaimed of his fictional works, Frank L. Baum did not publish this delightful story for children under his own name—it's one of only a handful of works that were attributed to a pseudonym, Laura Bancroft. This tale follows the adventures of a kindhearted bird whose job it is to maintain peace and order in the forest.
Travel to an enchanted land borne from the imagination of Frank L. Baum, the author of the beloved Wizard of Oz series. The mysterious island of Yew is as fantastical as Oz, but this story offers more that will please fans of traditional and medieval-inspired fantasy tales, including warring nights, magical castles, fairies, and much more.
14) Rinkitink in Oz
16) Glinda of Oz
18) THE MAGIC OF OZ
19) Ozma of Oz
20) The Sea Fairies
This delightful underwater fantasia from Wizard of Oz author L. Frank Baum is sure to enthrall younger readers—and any parents or grandparents who happen to come along for the ride. A little girl named Mayre Griffiths wishes desperately to catch a glimpse of a mermaid. Not only is her wish granted, but she is also invited to pay a visit to the enchanted kingdom of these beautiful creatures.