Mother Goose in Prose by L. Frank Baum, Fiction, Fantasy, Fairy Tales, Folk Tales, Legends & Mythology
The volume begins with an historical overview written by Baum himself, in which he notes that the first use of the name "Mother Goose" was by the great French author of fantasies, Charles Perrault -- the inventor of Sleeping Beauty, Little Red Riding Hood, Cinderella and Puss in Boots. Each tale begins with the nursery rhyme, and then a tale that illustrates the rhyme follows -- told in Baum's charming, natural fashion. Mother Goose in Prose is a delight for childre the rhyme follows -- told in Baum's charming, natural fashion. Mother Goose in Prose is a delight for children of all ages. The book's last selection features a girl named Dorothy who can talk to animals — an anticipation of the Oz books. When Baum later included this story in his Juvenile Speaker (1910) and The Snuggle Tales (1916–17), he changed the girl's name to Doris, to avoid confusing her with Dorothy Gale.… read more
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FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY. Dink, Josh, and Ruth Rose get an urgent call from Mrs. Davis--her canary is missing and he'...s not the only one--two other pets are missing as well. The kids suspect a petnapper. read more
Midnight on Fireworks Island is a hilarious yet deep and compelling story of two mischievous boys sent to Rockweiler Academy for b...oys, the toughest school in the world since Kremlin high, in Moscow back in forty-five. Rockweiler is a correctional institute for kids too young to be in the main prison system. Rockweiler Academy is notoriously evil. There are stories about a mysterious School Master who could read peoples' minds; they say the punishments are so severe, kids beg to be paddled. For those who not only survive Rockweiler but raise to the top and graduate with honors, there is Fireworks Island; a private Island paradise where you fire off your own personal fireworks display every night. read more
Mr. Bear spends the night searching for enough peace and quiet to go to sleep.
This exciting kids' character book is sure to be a hit with both moms and children. It teaches the essential character qualities o...f attentiveness, decisiveness, boldness, joyfulness, orderliness, endurance, thoroughness, courage, flexibility, generosity,availability, and compassion. Practical, hands-on projects make learning come alive. Interesting application questions; make it easy for you and your child to apply character lessons to real life situations. You will meet a variety of worthy heroes here including General Douglas Mac Arthur, blind hymn writer Fanny Crosby,-even canine hero Balto the sled dog who saved Nome from the plague by carrying the vaccine through an impossible blizzard. Each character quality is illustrated in history, Scripture, and ;everyday life; stories. And it all comes to life through the eyes of ;the cousins; as a series of charming photos illustrate stories throughout the book. Prepare to be amazed at how much fun great character can be! read more
Trot is the young daughter of a California schooner captain. She is accompanied by Captain Bill -- an old sailor with a wooden leg... who was her father's captain. Trot meets Button-Bright, a boy using a magic umbrella to travel from his home in Philadelphia. Trot, Button, and Captain Bill decide to travel with the umbrella, which takes them to a literal island in the sky. Sky Island is divided in half, one side pink, and the other blue, and the blues and pinks are at war. Trot, Button, and Captain Bill are imprisoned, and must somehow escape and end the conflict so they can return home. read more
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz has been translated into more than forty languages, and of course, served as the basis for one of histo...ry's most popular films, The Wizard of Oz, first released in 1939. Ozma of Oz is the third "Oz" book, published in 1907. In this story, Dorothy is shipwrecked in a wondrous land on her way to Australia. The land is not Oz, however, but another magical land that has a perilous Deadly Desert and also many marvelous things. Ozma of Oz introduces wonderful new characters like Tik-Tok the wind-up man, and the Hungry Tiger -- yet another adventurous delight. Ozma of Oz is the first Oz book where the majority of the action takes place outside of the Land of Oz. Only the final two chapters take place in Oz itself. read more
Dorothy's adventures begin when she tries to help a stranger find the road he is seeking. On the way, they encounter the boy Butto...n Bright, get lost, and find themselves in Oz. Once in Oz they encounter a variety of new characters, good, bad, and amusing, as they try to reach the Emerald City in time for Ozma's birthday. L. Frank Baum is best known for his "Oz" books, starting with The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. Baum wrote a total of fourteen Oz books during his lifetime, plus a collection of stories. read more
Includes the tales:"The Emperor", "The Swineherd", "The Real Princess", "The Shoes of Fortune", "The Fir Tree", "The Snow Queen", ..."The Leap Frog", "The Elderbush", "The Bell The Old House", "The Happy Family", "The Story of a Mother", "The False Collar", "The Shadow", "The Little Match Girl", "The Dream of Little Tuk", "The Naughty Boy" and "The Red Shoes". read more
Frank Baum was a famous author of children's books. He is best noted for his book The Wizard of Oz. France, England, and America a...ll claim the origin of Mother Goose. In 1650 a small book was published in England containing some of these stories, but without the name Mother Goose. In 1697 Charles Perrault published in France a book of children's tales entitled "Contes de ma Mere Oye," and this is really the first time we find authentic record of the use of the name of Mother Goose. At the beginning of the 18th century "Songs of the Nursery; or, Mother Goose's Melodies for Children." was printed in the U S. Frank Baum has taken the stories that are so familiar and written them filling in details and lengthening some of the stories. read more
Long before Judy Garland sang "Over the Rainbow," the denizens of Oz had already captivated the American reading public. The quint...essential American fairy tale, L. Frank Baum's The Wonderful Wizard of Oz has had a singular influence on our culture since it first appeared in 1900. Yet, as Michael Riley shows, Baum's achievement went far beyond this one book, or even the thirteen others he wrote about that magic kingdom.The Land of Oz was just one in a whole continent of fantasy countries whose histories, geographies, and citizens Baum developed in detail over the course of his writing career. In this Other-world, Baum created a full-scale mythology that foreshadowed Tolkien's Middle Earth in its imaginative detail.Taking us on an entertaining tour of this endearing and unforgettable Other-world, Riley illuminates Baum's richly creative imagination in the Oz books and other works of fantasy, like the much neglected Life and Adventures of Santa Claus. He restores for millions of readers Baum's original conception of Oz as it existed long before other writers were hired to continue the immensely popular series following Baum's death in 1919. Equally important, he shows us how Oz and its companion countries evolved over time, as Baum repeatedly responded to a loyal readership clamoring for an endless supply of Oz stories.While there have been other studies of Baum, this is the first to examine his Other-world in its entirety. Oz and Beyond provides the first comprehensive analysis of all of Baum's fantasy creations and his evolution as a fantasy writer, demonstrating that Baum had a more consistent and disciplined imagination than is generally recognized. It also explains the influence of Baum's childhood and adult experiences on his writing and illuminates his philosophy concerning nature, civilization, and industrialization.Oz's enduring influence on American culture is indisputable--witness its endless replication in books, films, musicals, and theme parks. In returning to the original source of that influence, Riley serves as our guide to that land over the rainbow and inspires renewed appreciation for a great writer's magical vision."An excellent introduction to the work of America's greatest writer of children's fantasy, Oz and Beyond is also a remarkable achievement in the criticism of Baum and American popular culture. It breaks new ground and opens up, really for the first time, all sorts of entrancing possibilities for critical dialogue."--Douglass Parker, professor of classics, University of Texas."This is not, I hope, the last work that places Baum's Oz books into an account of his entire career, but it is a most welcome first one. Queen Xixi of Ix and The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus, marvelous books almost lost to us, are here given the attention they deserve."--Roger Sale, author of Fairy Tales and After: From Snow White to E. B. White."The best critical analysis of Baum and his contributions to American children's literature since the publication in 1929 of Edward Wagenknecht's Utopia Americana. Given that Baum still has a huge readership, the book should also have a large commercial market."--Douglas G. Greene, director, Institute of Humanities, Old Dominion University. read more
William Wirt Sikes (1836-1883) was an author, journalist and critic, born in America. In Chicago, he worked for the Times and the ...Evening Journal. He began to write, and published his stories in the Youthâ€™s Companion and Oliver Opticâ€™s Magazine. He wrote under several pen names. His works include: A Book for the Winter Evening Fireside (1858), One Poor Girl: The Story of Thousands (1869), British Goblins: Welsh Folk-lore, Fairy Mythology, Legends and Traditions (1880), Rambles and Studies in Old South Wales (1881) and Studies of Assassination (1881). read more
Many favorite folk and fairy tales offer a perfect segue for introducing young children to early STEM concepts. Children explore w...ays to help the Gingerbread Man cross the river, design sturdy homes for the Three Little Pigs, build a wolf-proof fence for Little Red Riding Hood’s grandmother, and more. Each folk and fairy tale comes with three STEM activities and companion recording sheets. A joyful way to spark a love of science in little learners! read more
L. Frank Baum's wondrous tale has enthralled readers for generations. The Short Tales Classic brings Dorothy and Toto's ride in th...e cyclone to life for even the youngest audience. Short Tales is an imprint of Magic Wagon, a division of ABDO Publishing Group. Grades 1-4. read more
Excerpt from Folk and Fairy TalesTo understand the inner worth of the tales, we should know, perhaps, something of their author's ...career. Education made him a zoologist, but nature stepped ih, and claimed him for a poet; he has dutifully stretched out a hand to the one fostermother and to the other. Peter Christen Asbjérnsen was born at Christiania on the lgth of January, 1812. Of his life at school his biographers have told us nothing, and yet there must be something worth telling about it, for there, when a very little boy, he met a child still younger than himself, with whom he formed a close friendship that has lasted ever since, and has left strong traces on his intellectual development. This friend was the charming lyrical poet Jo'rgen Moe, now Bishop of Christianssand. Before they were twenty years of age these boys began to put down in writing the bogie-tales and old wives' fables which they had heard in the nursery, and as many more as the folks around them would' consent to recollect.About the PublisherForgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.comThis book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works. read more
Nearly everyone is familiar with the story of Dorothy from Kansas, and her little dog Toto. This is Dorothy's original adventure i...n Oz, when she's carried away from her Kansas farm by the fateful tornado. Together with her friends the Tin Woodsman, the Cowardly Lion, and the Scarecrow, Dorothy overcomes the Wicked Witch of the West, and befriends the amazing and wonderful Wizard of Oz. Those familiar only with the movie will find many more adventures in this book -- adding to the delight and wonder. First published in 1900, L. Frank Baum's classic children's tale is one of the world's most beloved, enduring fantasy classics -- and, perhaps not as recognized as it ought to be for establishing a new, wholly-American sort of mythology. read more
The whimsical, sometimes melancholy stories, which often use nonsense language, were originally created for his own daughters. Gim...me the Ax decided to let his children name themselves. "The first words they speak as soon as they learn to make words shall be their names," he said. "They shall name themselves." When the first boy came to the house of Gimme the Ax, he was named Please Gimme. When the first girl came she was named Ax Me No Questions. And both of the children had the shadows of valleys by night in their eyes and the lights of early morning, when the sun is coming up, on their foreheads. And the hair on top of their heads was a dark wild grass. And they loved to turn the doorknobs, open the doors, and run out to have the wind comb their hair and touch their eyes and put its six soft fingers on their foreheads. read more
Excerpt from The Laughing Prince: A Book of Jugoslav Fairy Tales and Folk TalesThe renderings in every case are my own and are not... in any sense translations. I have taken the old stories and retold them in a new language. To do them justice in this new language I have found it necessary to pre sent them with a new selection of detail and with an occa sioual shifting of emphasis. I do not mean by this that I have invented detail in any unwarranted fashion. I haven't had to for any folk tale, however bald, contains all sorts of things by implication. The true story teller.About the PublisherForgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.comThis book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works. read more
This is a reproduction of a book published before 1923. This book may have occasional imperfections such as missing or blurred pag...es, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. that were either part of the original artifact, or were introduced by the scanning process. We believe this work is culturally important, and despite the imperfections, have elected to bring it back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide. We appreciate your understanding of the imperfections in the preservation process, and hope you enjoy this valuable book. read more
Old Mother West Wind sweeps across the woods and into the meadow, and opens her bag full of the Merry Little Breezes -- who quickl...y spin and fly around all their animal friends, including Peter Rabbit, Jimmy Skunk, Bobby Coon and Johnny Chuck.Then one shakes Mr. Bob White."Wake up!" says the willful little Breeze. "Reddy Fox and Hooty the Owl are coming to the Brown Pasture to gobble up you and Mrs. Bob White and all the little Bob Whites!" read more
MEADOW MOUSE SMELLS... A RAT! Grandfather Frog told the story: "Back then there was a great deal of trouble, for someone was stealing -- yes, stealing! Mr. Rabbit complained first. But no one really believed what Mr. Rabbit said, for he had a bad name for telling things which were not so. No one paid much heed to what Mr. Rabbit said until Happy Jack Squirrel went the big chestnut tree where he stores his nuts and discovered half had been stolen! "It was a terrible time, for everyone suspected everyone else, and no one on the Green Meadows was happy. "One evening Mr. Meadow Mouse went for a stroll and along his way he met his cousin, Mr. Wharf Rat. "'Will you do a favor for me?' Mr. Wharf Rat asked. "Mr. Meadow Mouse said he would, of course. He was fond of Mr. Wharf Rat. "'Just tote this bag down to the chestnut tree.' "Now no one had ever suspected Mr. Meadow Mouse of stealing -- no indeed! Striped Chipmunk would have gone his way and thought no more about it, had it not happened that there was a hole in the bag and from it something dropped at his feet. "'Good night,' said Mr. Meadow Mouse, once more shouldering the bag. "'Good night,' said Striped Chipmunk. "No sooner had Mr. Meadow Mouse disappeared in the darkness down the Crooked Little Path than Striped Chipmunk hurried to his granary. Someone had been there and stolen all his acorns. . . !" Burgess used his outdoor observations of nature as plots for his stories. In Burgess' first book, Old Mother West Wind (1910), the reader meets many of the characters found in later books and stories. The characters in the Old Mother West Wind series include Peter Rabbit (known briefly as Peter Cottontail), Jimmy Skunk, Sammy Jay, Bobby Raccoon, Little Joe Otter, Grandfather Frog, Billy Mink, Jerry Muskrat, Spotty the Turtle, Old Mother West Wind, and her Merry Little Breezes. read more
This collection of Grimm's Fairy Tales was originally published in 1917. It contains over 60 classic tales illustrated by Louis Rh...ead. read more
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Louise de la Ramée -- also known as Ouida -- was a remarkable nineteenth century writer, with a heck of a range -- she published c...lassic adventure novels, like Under Two Flags; but she also wrote lots of essays -- and books, like this charming tale, for children. That's not to say adult readers should feel shy of it; Ouida's children's fiction has an enduring and endearing quality that makes the pages sing. read more
"Chug-a-rum!" said Grandfather Frog. And then he told why Peter Rabbit -- and all rabbits -- cannot bend their wrists. He told a t...housand stories, in fact, because that's what Grandfather Frog was meant to do. Stories of Rabbits, Chipmunks, Possums, Foxes -- Grandfather Frog knows the important stuff about everybody who lives around the meadow. read more
When Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm published their Children's and Household Tales in 1812, followed by a second volume in 1815, they had... no idea that such stories as "Rapunzel," "Hansel and Gretel," and "Cinderella" would become the most celebrated in the world. Yet few people today are familiar with the majority of tales from the two early volumes, since in the next four decades the Grimms would publish six other editions, each extensively revised in content and style. For the very first time, The Original Folk and Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm makes available in English all 156 stories from the 1812 and 1815 editions. These narrative gems, newly translated and brought together in one beautiful book, are accompanied by sumptuous new illustrations from award-winning artist Andrea Dezsö.From "The Frog King" to "The Golden Key," wondrous worlds unfold―heroes and heroines are rewarded, weaker animals triumph over the strong, and simple bumpkins prove themselves not so simple after all. Esteemed fairy tale scholar Jack Zipes offers accessible translations that retain the spare description and engaging storytelling style of the originals. Indeed, this is what makes the tales from the 1812 and 1815 editions unique―they reflect diverse voices, rooted in oral traditions, that are absent from the Grimms' later, more embellished collections of tales. Zipes's introduction gives important historical context, and the book includes the Grimms' prefaces and notes.A delight to read, The Original Folk and Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm presents these peerless stories to a whole new generation of readers. read more