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Dot and Tot of Merryland

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Join young Dot and her friend Tot as their boat is swept through a hidden tunnel into Merryland -- a fairyland made up of Seven Valleys, each with its own special magic From the Valley of the Clowns to the Valley Candy People to the Valley o??? Babies, Dot and Tot ar??? entranced with the wonders they encounter. Then i??? the Valley of Toys they meet the magnificent Queen ...more
Paperback, 154 pages
Published December 28th 1994 by Wonder Publishing (first published 1901)
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Neil
A Lesser effort from Baum his first attempt at a fantasy following the immense success of the wizard of Oz. Dot and tot lacks the narrative drive of the Wizard and is little more than a travelogue (as this is Baum that should be "fairylogue.")
In the introduction to the Wizard of Oz Baum condemns the "old-time fairy tale" for having "...horrible and blood-curdling incident devised by the author to point a fearsome moral" and then in the book it's self has amongst other examples: death by falling
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Gretchen Geser
As far as I know, this is the first edition of “Dot and Tot of Merryland,” by L. Frank Baum and illustrated by W.W. Denslow. I'm an illustrator, and Denslow is in my pantheon. It was published in 1901 and belonged to my grandmother when she was a child, then to her children (my mother was born in 1931), then to me. The illustrations are insanely great, to borrow an expression from Steve Jobs, whose bio I’m reading. It's possible to find a copy of this book, but it’s not readily available, and on ...more
Kat
A cute story with a fun one-off world and characters, awkward racist bits aside.
Elena
Not the best book by Baum but a fan will enjoy it. Like many early Oz books, Merryland is more or less just a description of fun and fanciful lands traveled through. Dot and Tot travel through the seven valleys of Merryland with no real purpose other than the loose idea that they need to return home. Many of the valleys are quite interesting and show Baum's gift for fantasy, although there is one chapter that will make the modern reader uncomfortable with its overtly racist tones. Overall this i ...more
Laurie
Wow, I can't believe this book is here! I had a copy as a child that got damaged (ithad been my grandfather's book). I always wanted to read it again. Looks like I may be able to find a copy of it all these years later.
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Lyman Frank Baum was an American author, actor, and independent filmmaker best known as the creator, along with illustrator W. W. Denslow, of one of the most popular books in American children's literature, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, better known today as simply The Wizard of Oz. He wrote thirteen sequels, nine other fantasy novels, and a plethora of other works (55 novels in total, 82 short stor ...more
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The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (Oz, #1) Ozma of Oz (Oz, #3) The Marvelous Land of Oz (Oz, #2) The Road to Oz (Oz, #5) Dorothy and the Wizard in Oz (Oz, #4)

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