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Little  Wizard  Stories  of  Oz 
By  L  Frank  Baum  ( 1 856- 1919) 

The  "Little  Wizard  Stories  of  Oz"  are  six  short  stories  written  by  L.  Frank  Baum  in 
1913.  By  all  accounts,  Baum  intended  to  finish  the  Oz  series  with  "The  Emerald  City  of 
Oz,"  published  in  1910.  Following  that,  he  attempted  to  write  non-Oz  books, 
publishing  "The  Sea  Fairies"  in  1911  and  "Sky  Island"  in  1912.  But,  (as  Baum  himself 
laments  in  the  prefaces  of  many  of  his  Oz  books,)  his  "little  tyrants"  were  only 
interested  in  hearing  more  Oz  stories.  So  in  1913,  he  returned  to  writing  about  Oz, 
putting  out  both  the  "Little  Wizard  Stories"  and  "The  Patchwork  Girl  of  Oz"  that  year. 

According  to  this  comprehensive  Oz  FAQ  site,  the  Little  Wizard  Stories  were  geared 
toward  younger  children  and  were  originally  published  separately,  "similar  in  style  to 
today's  Little  Golden  Books."  The  next  year,  they  were  published  together  as  one 
volume. 

Each  Little  Wizard  Story  revolves  around  the  adventures  of  two  famous  Oz  characters, 
and  their  humorous  adventures  in  and  around  the  land  of  Oz.  (Summary  by  Maddie) 

Read  by  Maddie.  Total  Running  Time:  01:12:15 

This  recording  is  in  the  public  domain  and  may  be  reproduced,  distributed,  or  modified 
without  permission.  For  more  information  or  to  volunteer,  visit  librivox.org. 

Cover  picture  by  John  R.  Neill  (1919.)  Copyright  expired  in  US,  Canada,  EU  and  all 
countries  with  author's  life  +70  yrs  laws.  Cover  design  by  Janette  Brown.  This  design  is 
in  the  public  domain. 


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