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Twinkle and Chubbins: Their astonishing adventures in nature fairyland

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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 Da
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paperback, 384 pages
Published July 1st 2005 by International Wizard of Oz Club (first published 1906)
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Orion
Jun 09, 2012 Orion rated it really liked it
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L. Frank Baum, using the name Laura Bancroft, wrote these six stories in 1905 as separate booklets which were later published together in 1911 as this book. The color illustrations are by Frank Lloyd Wright's younger sister Maginel Wright Enright.

In this collection of short stories Twinkle is a girl living on the North Dakota prairie whose magical adventures concerning the animals she meets there are brought on by her tendency towards narcolepsy and vivid dreaming. Baum uses the animals' behavio
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Harle
Oct 02, 2011 Harle rated it it was amazing
It took me forever to find this book on here; I thought it was called The Twinkle Tales.

I love this book; surprisingly, it's the only book by Baum I really enjoy. It combines nonsense and fey-lore into something definitely worth reading. If you like the Spiderwick books, Sisters Grimm, 13 Curses, or really anything having to do with faerie magic, I deeply recommend this book. It reminds me of Alice in Wonderland by Carroll; but, where Alice in Wonderland simply drives me up the wall if I read i
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Laura
Jul 30, 2007 Laura rated it it was amazing
Cute short stories originally published by "Laura Bancroft" (Baum's pseudonym) and illustrated by Maginel Wright Enright (sister of Frank Lloyd and mother of Elizabeth Enright). You can see many of the same influences in his Oz stories, but still worth reading.
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While these stories are very good, it's easy to see why they were not as enduring as the Oz books. First, the confusion of the pseudonym kept Baum fans from knowing about the stories. Second, they are in a very dated style. The children are so passive in some of the stories, they are more travelogue than adventure. They get to see a prairie dog town, a city made of sugar, and other magical places, but rarely do they get to DO anything of significance. Even in the longest story, their only active ...more
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