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The Twinkle Tales Paperback – 30 Jul 2005


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Product details

  • Paperback: 270 pages
  • Age Range: 8 - 11 years
  • Publisher: University of Nebraska Press (30 July 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0803262426
  • ISBN-13: 978-0803262423
  • Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 1.5 x 22.9 cm
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 4,856,987 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Synopsis

L. Frank Baum (1856-1919), author of "The Wizard of Oz" and thirteen more "Oz" books, created many other appealing fantasies for children. Writing under the pseudonym of Laura Bancroft, Baum related the adventures of Twinkle in these stories for small children that, like the "Oz" books, have something to say to adults as well. Growing up in the village of Edgeley on the North Dakota prairie, Twinkle is an inquisitive little farm girl who is constantly swept away into the worlds of enchantment surrounding her. She and her friend Chubbins are miniaturized by a prairie dog magician and discover the secret life of a prairie dog town. Twinkle falls asleep by a woodchuck hole and suddenly finds herself the prisoner of a well-dressed, very bourgeois Mr. Woodchuck.In another tale, Twinkle's murderous crow pays a dear price for his actions. Climbing Sugar Loaf Mountain in the Ozarks, Twinkle and Chubbins enter a world of sugar people, whose society mirrors that of humans in some unsettling ways.

In "Policeman Bluejay," the children are transformed into larks by the hideous tuxix, are befriended by Policeman Bluejay, and enter a world of birds that casts disturbing light on the world of humans. Originally, all of these stories were published separately. Baum wanted them to be reissued in a single volume, as they are here for the first time. Katharine M. Rogers is a professor emerita of English at the City University of New York and the author of "L. Frank Baum: Creator of Oz".

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Katharine M. Rogers is a professor emerita of English at the City University of New York and the author of L. Frank Baum: Creator of Oz.


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