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The Magic of Reality

Author : ,

ISBN10 : 1451690134

Publisher : Simon and Schuster

Number of Pages : 272

Category : Science

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Book Summary: Richard Dawkins, bestselling author and the world’s most celebrated evolutionary biologist, has spent his career elucidating the many wonders of science. Here, he takes a broader approach and uses his unrivaled explanatory powers to illuminate the ways in which the world really works. Filled with clever thought experiments and jaw-dropping facts, The Magic of Reality explains a stunningly wide range of natural phenomena: How old is the universe? Why do the continents look like disconnected pieces of a jigsaw puzzle? What causes tsunamis? Why are there so many kinds of plants and animals? Who was the first man, or woman? Starting with the magical, mythical explanations for the wonders of nature, Dawkins reveals the exhilarating scientific truths behind these occurrences. This is a page-turning detective story that not only mines all the sciences for its clues but primes the reader to think like a scientist as well.

A Tale of Magic...

Author : Chris Colfer

ISBN10 : 0316523496

Publisher : Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

Number of Pages : 496

Category : Juvenile Fiction

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Book Summary: This #1 New York Times bestseller is the first book in a new series set in Chris Colfer's Land of Stories universe, perfect for both new and longtime fans! When Brystal Evergreen stumbles across a secret section of the library, she discovers a book that introduces her to a world beyond her imagination and learns the impossible: She is a fairy capable of magic! But in the oppressive Southern Kingdom, women are forbidden from reading and magic is outlawed, so Brystal is swiftly convicted of her crimes and sent to the miserable Bootstrap Correctional Facility. But with the help of the mysterious Madame Weatherberry, Brystal is whisked away and enrolled in an academy of magic! Adventure comes with a price, however, and when Madame Weatherberry is called away to attend to an important problem she doesn't return. Do Brystal and her classmates have what it takes to stop a sinister plot that risks the fate of the world, and magic, forever? Fall in love with an all-new series from Chris Colfer, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Land of Stories, filled with adventure, imagination, and wonderfully memorable characters both familiar and new. A #1 New York Times bestsellerAn IndieBound bestseller A USA Today bestseller A Wall Street Journal bestseller Don't miss: A TALE OF WITCHCRAFT...

Into the Magic Shop

Author : James R. Doty, MD

ISBN10 : 0698404025

Publisher : Penguin

Number of Pages : 288

Category : Psychology

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Book Summary: The award-winning New York Times bestseller about the extraordinary things that can happen when we harness the power of both the brain and the heart Growing up in the high desert of California, Jim Doty was poor, with an alcoholic father and a mother chronically depressed and paralyzed by a stroke. Today he is the director of the Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education (CCARE) at Stanford University, of which the Dalai Lama is a founding benefactor. But back then his life was at a dead end until at twelve he wandered into a magic shop looking for a plastic thumb. Instead he met Ruth, a woman who taught him a series of exercises to ease his own suffering and manifest his greatest desires. Her final mandate was that he keep his heart open and teach these techniques to others. She gave him his first glimpse of the unique relationship between the brain and the heart. Doty would go on to put Ruth’s practices to work with extraordinary results—power and wealth that he could only imagine as a twelve-year-old, riding his orange Sting-Ray bike. But he neglects Ruth’s most important lesson, to keep his heart open, with disastrous results—until he has the opportunity to make a spectacular charitable contribution that will virtually ruin him. Part memoir, part science, part inspiration, and part practical instruction, Into the Magic Shop shows us how we can fundamentally change our lives by first changing our brains and our hearts.

The Magic Misfits: The Second Story

Author : Neil Patrick Harris

ISBN10 : 0316391832

Publisher : Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

Number of Pages : 336

Category : Juvenile Fiction

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Book Summary: From award-winning actor Neil Patrick Harris comes the magical second book in the New York Times bestselling Magic Misfits series--with even more tricks up its sleeve. Growing up in an orphanage, Leila was bullied for being different. She turned her hardship into skill by becoming an escape artist--a valuable trait when you belong to a group of magical best friends. But when a famous psychic comes to town, Leila and her pals can't escape the big mystery heading their way. Whether chasing mad monkeys or banishing ghosts from haunted hotels, these six friends will do their best to keep their home of Mineral Wells safe--but can they protect themselves? Join the Magic Misfits as they discover adventure, friendship, and more than a few hidden secrets in this delightful new series. Whether you're a long-time expert at illusion or simply a new fan of stage magic, hold onto your top hat! ...have more questions? I thought you might. Here are some answers: WHERE? A sleepy town in New England. Within the town is a magic shop, run by the friendly but mysterious Dante Vernon--the gang's caped and top-hatted mentor. WHO? Carter, who can make things vanish. Leila, who can escape from anything. Theo, who can make things levitate. Ridley, who can invent anything. And twins Olly and Izzy, who can make anyone laugh. WHY? Because together, these six magical misfits will discover adventure, friendship, and the town's long-hidden secrets. (Psst. Hey, you! Yes, YOU! Congratulations on reading this far down. As a reward, I'll let you in on a little secret... This book isn't just a book. It's a treasure trove of secrets and ciphers and codes and even tricks. Keep your eyes peeled and you'll discover more than just a story--you'll learn how to make your own magic!)

The Magic

Author : Rhonda Byrne

ISBN10 : 1451673450

Publisher : Simon and Schuster

Number of Pages : 272

Category : Body, Mind & Spirit

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Book Summary: One word changes everything... For more than twenty centuries, words within a sacred text have mystified, confused, and been misunderstood by almost all who read them. Only a very few people through history have realized that the words are a riddle, and that once you solve the riddle—once you uncover the mystery—a new world will appear before your eyes. In The Magic, Rhonda Byrne reveals this life-changing knowledge to the world. Then, on an incredible 28-day journey, she teaches you how to apply this knowledge in your everyday life. No matter who you are, no matter where you are, no matter what your current circumstances, The Magic is going to change your entire life!

Sweet & Bitter Magic

Author : Adrienne Tooley

ISBN10 : 1534453873

Publisher : Simon and Schuster

Number of Pages : 368

Category : Young Adult Fiction

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Book Summary: In this charming debut fantasy perfect for fans of Sorcery of Thorns and Girls of Paper and Fire, a witch cursed to never love meets a girl hiding her own dangerous magic, and the two strike a dangerous bargain to save their queendom. Tamsin is the most powerful witch of her generation. But after committing the worst magical sin, she’s exiled by the ruling Coven and cursed with the inability to love. The only way she can get those feelings back—even for just a little while—is to steal love from others. Wren is a source—a rare kind of person who is made of magic, despite being unable to use it herself. Sources are required to train with the Coven as soon as they discover their abilities, but Wren—the only caretaker to her ailing father—has spent her life hiding her secret. When a magical plague ravages the queendom, Wren’s father falls victim. To save him, Wren proposes a bargain: if Tamsin will help her catch the dark witch responsible for creating the plague, then Wren will give Tamsin her love for her father. Of course, love bargains are a tricky thing, and these two have a long, perilous journey ahead of them—that is, if they don’t kill each other first.

The Magicians

Author : Lev Grossman

ISBN10 : 1101082283

Publisher : Penguin

Number of Pages : 416

Category : Fiction

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Book Summary: The New York Times bestselling novel about a young man practicing magic in the real world, now an original series on SYFY “The Magicians is to Harry Potter as a shot of Irish whiskey is to a glass of weak tea. . . . Hogwarts was never like this.” —George R.R. Martin “Sad, hilarious, beautiful, and essential to anyone who cares about modern fantasy.” —Joe Hill “A very knowing and wonderful take on the wizard school genre.” —John Green “The Magicians may just be the most subversive, gripping and enchanting fantasy novel I’ve read this century.” —Cory Doctorow “This gripping novel draws on the conventions of contemporary and classic fantasy novels in order to upend them . . . an unexpectedly moving coming-of-age story.” —The New Yorker “The best urban fantasy in years.” —A.V. Club Quentin Coldwater is brilliant but miserable. A high school math genius, he’s secretly fascinated with a series of children’s fantasy novels set in a magical land called Fillory, and real life is disappointing by comparison. When Quentin is unexpectedly admitted to an elite, secret college of magic, it looks like his wildest dreams have come true. But his newfound powers lead him down a rabbit hole of hedonism and disillusionment, and ultimately to the dark secret behind the story of Fillory. The land of his childhood fantasies turns out to be much darker and more dangerous than he ever could have imagined. . . . The prequel to the New York Times bestselling book The Magician King and the #1 bestseller The Magician's Land, The Magicians is one of the most daring and inventive works of literary fantasy in years. No one who has escaped into the worlds of Narnia and Harry Potter should miss this breathtaking return to the landscape of the imagination.

The Wisdom of Merlin

Author : T. A. Barron

ISBN10 : 0698184904

Publisher : Penguin

Number of Pages : 80

Category : Juvenile Nonfiction

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Book Summary: A book of advice from Merlin, the greatest wizard of all time Based on an address he gave to students at the University of Oxford in 2013, T.A. Barron, author of the New York Times bestselling Merlin Saga, channels the wizard Merlin and offers advice on how to live a meaningful life. Divided into sections, each revolving around a magical word, this book poetically explores the concepts of Gratitude, Courage, Knowledge, Belief, Wonder, Generosity, Hope, and Love. A gem of inspiration, this is the perfect graduation gift, sure to encourage readers of all ages to live life to the fullest. Praise for The Wisdom of Merlin: "Perfect for a graduate's gift."--Kirkus Reviews

The Choice of Magic

Author : Michael G. Manning

ISBN10 : 1943481318

Publisher : Michael Manning

Number of Pages : 408

Category : Young Adult Fiction

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Book Summary: The ancient magic of wizards was anything but dark. It was the enlightenment that lifted humanity from the squalor of superstition, and the worship of fell spirits and capricious gods, but those days are gone. The shining glory of the sorcerers burned away the subtlety of wisdom, replacing it with easy power, held only in the hands of the elite—a new age built upon the elemental supremacy of aristocrats and the ignorance of the masses. But this will change, for the greatest power comes with knowledge, and the deeper teachings of wizardry have not been utterly lost. The last wizard of the old tradition still survives in solitude, nursing tired grudges and waiting for death. His passing might have gone unnoticed, but for the imposition of a youth too stubborn to accept his refusal to take an apprentice. With a new student comes new hope, and that hope has caused old powers to stir again. That the world will change is inevitable, but the shape of the future is anything but certain.

Writing Home

Author : Laura Boffa

ISBN10 : 1630761346

Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield

Number of Pages : 32

Category : Juvenile Nonfiction

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Book Summary: Thomas Wolfe remains one of America's most famous writers and figures. His experiences and relationships with his family and his hometown shaped his writing later in life, adding a level of realism and depth to his books still celebrated to this day. In Laura Boffa's book, Writing Home, she explores Wolfe's early life from his childhood home in Asheville, North Carolina to his travels around the Midwest, and eventual return to Asheville. Beautiful illustrations throughout bring Wolfe's story to life. It is the story of one young man's journey to become a writer, a journey filled with triumph, longing, and a desire to follow one's dream...

The Magic of Thinking Big

Author : David J. Schwartz

ISBN10 : 0698198581

Publisher : Penguin

Number of Pages : 256

Category : Self-Help

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Book Summary: The timeless and practical advice in The Magic of Thinking Big clearly demonstrates how you can: Sell more Manage better Lead fearlessly Earn more Enjoy a happier, more fulfilling life With applicable and easy-to-implement insights, you’ll discover: Why believing you can succeed is essential How to quit making excuses The means to overcoming fear and finding confidence How to develop and use creative thinking and dreaming Why making (and getting) the most of your attitudes is critical How to think right towards others The best ways to make “action” a habit How to find victory in defeat Goals for growth, and How to think like a leader "Believe Big,” says Schwartz. “The size of your success is determined by the size of your belief. Think little goals and expect little achievements. Think big goals and win big success. Remember this, too! Big ideas and big plans are often easier -- certainly no more difficult - than small ideas and small plans."

When We Were Magic

Author : Sarah Gailey

ISBN10 : 1534432892

Publisher : Simon and Schuster

Number of Pages : 352

Category : Young Adult Fiction

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Book Summary: “Profoundly thoughtful…An intimate portrait of female friendship laced with literal and metaphorical magic.” —Kirkus Reviews “A laugh-out-loud, exciting ride…a darkly comedic coming-of-age story.” —School Library Journal A moving, darkly funny novel about six teens whose magic goes wildly awry from Magic for Liars author Sarah Gailey, who Chuck Wendig calls an “author to watch.” Keeping your magic a secret is hard. Being in love with your best friend is harder. Alexis has always been able to rely on two things: her best friends, and the magic powers they all share. Their secret is what brought them together, and their love for each other is unshakeable—even when that love is complicated. Complicated by problems like jealousy, or insecurity, or lust. Or love. That unshakeable, complicated love is one of the only things that doesn’t change on prom night. When accidental magic goes sideways and a boy winds up dead, Alexis and her friends come together to try to right a terrible wrong. Their first attempt fails—and their second attempt fails even harder. Left with the remains of their failed spells and more consequences than anyone could have predicted, each of them must find a way to live with their part of the story.

Bob Books Sight Words: Kindergarten

Author : Lynn Maslen Kertell

ISBN10 : 1941148395

Publisher : Bob Books Publications

Number of Pages : N.A

Category : Juvenile Nonfiction

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Book Summary: Sight words are common words that appear again and again in your childrenÕs reading material. Knowing these words Òby sightÓ is essential for reading fluency. This set provides practice at the beginning reading level, and introduces 30 of the most common and easy sight words. Our method makes the process of learning to recognize sight words very simple for the young reader. Consistent short vowels and simple stories mean children sound out (decode) the story, and learn only three sight words per book. With plenty of repetition and context clues, your young reader will quickly master early sight words with Bob Books Sight Words - Kindergarten. Inside this eBook youÕll find: - 10 easy-to-read, hilarious small books, 12 pages each - All stories told in three and four letter words, plus sight words - Consistent short vowels mean easy decoding in the rest of the story - Three new sight words introduced in each book

The Wizards of Once

Author : Cressida Cowell

ISBN10 : 1444936719

Publisher : Hachette Children\'s

Number of Pages : 384

Category : Juvenile Fiction

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Book Summary: From the bestselling author of How to Train Your Dragon comes an exciting high-adventure series - set in an ancient, magical time, full of Wizards, Warriors, Giants and Sprites. Winner of the Blue Peter Book Award This is the story of a young boy Wizard and a young girl Warrior who have been taught since birth to hate each other like poison; and the thrilling tale of what happens when their two worlds collide. Perfect for boys and girls who love fantasy adventure... Once there was Magic, and the Magic lived in the dark forests. Until the Warriors came... Xar is a Wizard boy who has no Magic, and will do anything to get it. Wish is a Warrior girl, but she owns a banned Magical Object, and she will do anything to conceal it. In this whirlwind adventure, Xar and Wish must forget their differences if they're going to make it to the dungeons at Warrior Fort. Where something that has been sleeping for hundreds of years is stirring...

A Darker Shade of Magic

Author : V. E. Schwab

ISBN10 : 1466851376

Publisher : Macmillan

Number of Pages : 400

Category : Fiction

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Book Summary: A Darker Shade of Magic, from #1 New York Times bestselling author V.E. Schwab Kell is one of the last Antari—magicians with a rare, coveted ability to travel between parallel Londons; Red, Grey, White, and, once upon a time, Black. Kell was raised in Arnes—Red London—and officially serves the Maresh Empire as an ambassador, traveling between the frequent bloody regime changes in White London and the court of George III in the dullest of Londons, the one without any magic left to see. Unofficially, Kell is a smuggler, servicing people willing to pay for even the smallest glimpses of a world they'll never see. It's a defiant hobby with dangerous consequences, which Kell is now seeing firsthand. After an exchange goes awry, Kell escapes to Grey London and runs into Delilah Bard, a cut-purse with lofty aspirations. She first robs him, then saves him from a deadly enemy, and finally forces Kell to spirit her to another world for a proper adventure. Now perilous magic is afoot, and treachery lurks at every turn. To save all of the worlds, they'll first need to stay alive. "A Darker Shade of Magic has all the hallmarks of a classic work of fantasy. Schwab has given us a gem of a tale...This is a book to treasure."—Deborah Harkeness, New York Times bestselling author of the All Souls trilogy Shades of Magic series 1. A Darker Shade of Magic 2. A Gathering of Shadows 3. A Conjuring of Light At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

The Magical Language of Others: A Memoir

Author : E. J. Koh

ISBN10 : 1947793470

Publisher : Tin House Books

Number of Pages : 203

Category : Biography & Autobiography

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Book Summary: A tale of deep bonds to family, place, language—of hard-won selfhood told by a singular, incandescent voice. The Magical Language of Others is a powerful and aching love story in letters, from mother to daughter. After living in America for over a decade, Eun Ji Koh’s parents return to South Korea for work, leaving fifteen-year-old Eun Ji and her brother behind in California. Overnight, Eun Ji finds herself abandoned and adrift in a world made strange by her mother’s absence. Her mother writes letters, in Korean, over the years seeking forgiveness and love—letters Eun Ji cannot fully understand until she finds them years later hidden in a box. As Eun Ji translates the letters, she looks to history—her grandmother Jun’s years as a lovesick wife in Daejeon, the horrors her grandmother Kumiko witnessed during the Jeju Island Massacre—and to poetry, as well as her own lived experience to answer questions inside all of us. Where do the stories of our mothers and grandmothers end and ours begin? How do we find words—in Korean, Japanese, English, or any language—to articulate the profound ways that distance can shape love? Eun Ji Koh fearlessly grapples with forgiveness, reconciliation, legacy, and intergenerational trauma, arriving at insights that are essential reading for anyone who has ever had to balance love, longing, heartbreak, and joy. The Magical Language of Others weaves a profound tale of hard-won selfhood and our deep bonds to family, place, and language, introducing—in Eun Ji Koh—a singular, incandescent voice.

Zach King: My Magical Life

Author : Zach King

ISBN10 : 0062677209

Publisher : HarperCollins

Number of Pages : 208

Category : Juvenile Fiction

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Book Summary: Award-winning digital media star Zach King brings his unique brand of magic to the first installment of a lively, fun-filled trilogy about Zach, a middle schooler in search of his magical powers while navigating the crazy, confusing world of public school. Big Nate meets DanTDM in a debut middle grade adventure by social media superstar Zach King. The book comes complete with a code for a downloadable app that brings Zach’s vibrant world to fully animated, three-dimensional life. Zach King: My Magical Life is also coming to theaters soon, as the project has been picked up by Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Entertainment. Everyone in Zach King’s family has a magical power. His father can turn back time, his sister can turn invisible, and his mother can transform any object into something else. And Zach…well, he hasn’t found his magical power yet and his family is growing worried that he’s been “skipped.” So his parents decide to stop homeschooling him in magical arts and send him instead to a regular middle school with regular kids. To Zach, it’s the worst news ever. Who wants to be ordinary when everyone around them is extraordinary? But Zach quickly learns that going to regular school with regular kids isn’t all that bad. Who knew having real friends would be so much fun? And just when Zach least expects it, he discovers a pair of magical snapbacks that might just be the magical thing he’s been looking for his whole life. The only thing standing in his way is the school bully, Tricia Stands. She’s determined to make sure Zach doesn’t get more popular than she is, and so she plans a prank so awful, so evil, it could cause the biggest disaster Horace Greeley Middle School has ever seen. For fans of Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Timmy Failure, and DanTDM: Trayaurus and the Enchanted Crystal and anyone who’s ever wondered where they belong, this is the perfect book for you.

The Year of Magical Thinking: The Play

Author : Joan Didion

ISBN10 : 0307498913

Publisher : Vintage

Number of Pages : 80

Category : Drama

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Book Summary: In this dramatic adaptation of her award-winning, bestselling memoir, Joan Didion transforms the story of the sudden and unexpected loss of her husband and their only daughter into a stunning and powerful one-woman play. “This happened on December 30, 2003. That may seem a while ago but it won’t when it happens to you . . .” Michiko Kakutani in The New York Times called the memoir that was the basis for the play, “an indelible portrait of loss and grief . . . a haunting portrait of a four-decade-long marriage." The first theatrical production of The Year of Magical Thinking opened at the Booth Theatre on March 29, 2007, starring Vanessa Redgrave and directed by David Hare.

Seasons of Magic The Complete Series

Author : Sarah Biglow

ISBN10 :

Publisher : Biglow Fantasy Reads

Number of Pages : 1100

Category : Fiction

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Book Summary: Enjoy this spell-binding omnibus box set by USA Today Bestselling urban fantasy author Sarah Biglow... For every season there is a Savior…and for every Savior a destiny. When a series of brutal crimes lands in her lap, newly-minted Detective Ezri Trenton sets out to prove to herself and her non-magical partner she can handle the investigations. And when members of the magical community lose their magic, Ezri scrambles to unearth the how and why. The deeper she digs, the more evidence mounts that dark magic is behind each case. Every step forward threatens her resolve, making her question her title of Savior of the magical community. But when darkness reigns, can she stand as a beacon of light? Or will she make the ultimate sacrifice to defend her world? SEASONS OF MAGIC: THE COMPLETE SERIES bundles all four books in the Seasons of Magic Urban Fantasy series plus two exclusive bonus short stories. This series is full of strong female leads, exciting magic and mystery. Binge the complete series collection and delve into this supernatural world today. ◆◆◆ Here’s what urban fantasy fans are saying about Seasons of Magic ★★★★★ "Superb urban fantasy" - Naomi McDonald (online reviewer) ★★★★★ "If you are a fan of urban fantasy like I am,....this series is for you." - Erin E Wolf (Goodreads reviewer) ★★★★★ "An outstanding MUST read." - Liz Virchota (online reviewer) ★★★★★ "A magical and exciting read" - Madilynn Dale (BookBub reviewer) ★★★★★ "Another book that I need more stars for!" – Ember Daley (Goodreads reviewer) ★★★★★ “One heart-pounding ride” – Kaye Gunter (BookBub reviewer) ★★★★★ “A wonderful adventure” – Rose Brown (Goodreads reviewer) ★★★★★ “Gripping and poignant” – Dianne Ascroft (Amazon reviewer) ★★★★★ “There is something for everyone in this book” – Aimee Bower (BookBub reviewer) KEYWORDS: urban fantasy series, witch, magic, urban fantasy books, fantasy books, fantasy series, supernatural police, detective, supernatural mystery, urban fantasy ebook, urban fantasy collection, urban fantasy series boxset, urban fantasy omnibus, fantasy series box set, urban fantasy box set

L. FRANK BAUM Ultimate Collection:Complete Wizard of Oz Series, The Aunt Jane's Nieces Collection, Mary Louise Mysteries, Fantasy Novels & Fairy Tales (Illustrated)

Author : L. Frank Baum

ISBN10 : 8075832329

Publisher : e-artnow

Number of Pages : 5290

Category : Fiction

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Book Summary: Musaicum Books presents to you this carefully created collection of L. Frank Baum's renowned children's book classics, fantasy novels and fairy tales. This ebook has been designed and formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices. Content: Wizard of Oz Collection: The Wonderful Wizard of Oz The Marvelous Land of Oz The Woggle-Bug Book Ozma of Oz Dorothy and the Wizard in Oz The Road to Oz The Emerald City of Oz The Patchwork Girl of Oz Little Wizard Stories of Oz Tik-Tok of Oz The Scarecrow of Oz Rinkitink in Oz The Lost Princess of Oz The Tin Woodman of Oz The Magic of Oz Glinda of Oz Other Works: Mother Goose in Prose The Magical Monarch of Mo Dot and Tot of Merryland American Fairy Tales The Master Key The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus The Enchanted Island of Yew Queen Zixi of Ix John Dough and the Cherub The Sea Fairies Sky Island Short Stories: The Runaway Shadows A Kidnapped Santa Claus Nelebel's Fairyland The Tiger's Eye The Enchanted Buffalo Under pseudonyms: As Edith Van Dyne: Aunt Jane's Nieces Aunt Jane's Nieces Abroad Aunt Jane's Nieces at Millville Aunt Jane's Nieces at Work Aunt Jane's Nieces in Society Aunt Jane's Nieces and Uncle John Aunt Jane's Nieces on Vacation Aunt Jane's Nieces on the Ranch Aunt Jane's Nieces Out West Aunt Jane's Nieces in the Red Cross Mary Louise Mary Louise in the Country Mary Louise Solves a Mystery Mary Louise and the Liberty Girls As Laura Bancroft: Twinkle and Chubbins Policeman Bluejay L. Frank Baum (1856-1919) was an American author chiefly known for his children's books, particularly The Wonderful Wizard of Oz which chronicles the adventures of a young farm girl named Dorothy in the magical Land of Oz, after she and her pet dog Toto are swept away from their Kansas home by a cyclone. The novel is one of the best-known stories in American literature and The Library of Congress has declared it "America's greatest and best-loved homegrown fairytale."