American Fairy Tales

The title of a serialized collection of twelve fantasy stories with illustrations by L. Frank Baum. Audiobook format is available simultaneously with a free eBook publication download.

L. Frank BAUM (1856 - 1919)
This collection of fantasy stories was originally serialized in regional newspapers, prior to being published as a complete volume. The stories, as critics have noted, lack the high-fantasy aspect of the best of Baum's work, in Oz or out. With ironic or nonsensical morals attached to their ends, their tone is more satirical, glib, and tongue-in-cheek than is usual in children's stories; the serialization in newspapers for adult readers was appropriate for the materials. (Introduction by Wikipedia and Matthew Reece)
Genre(s): Children's Fiction, Fantastic Fiction

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