There are literally dozens of better works to have come from his pen. Frank Baum and illustrated by W. I'm an illustrator, and Denslow is in my pantheon. It was published in and belonged to my grandmother when she was a child, then to her children my mother was born in , then to me.
Also, according to the Oz Wikipedia entry, he was explicitly prejudiced against Native Americans, so I suppose he may have been against African Americans, too. Such a drag. Jan 27, Elena rated it it was ok Shelves: l-frank-baum. 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.
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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 Not the best book by Baum but a fan will enjoy it. Overall this is a solid early Baum book that shows promise of the stories to come.
Feb 29, Laurie rated it really liked it Shelves: children-s-books-for-adults. 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. Aug 10, Kat rated it liked it. A cute story with a fun one-off world and characters, awkward racist bits aside. Bobbi rated it it was ok Feb 08, Kim rated it really liked it Jan 09, Fan Zhang rated it it was amazing Aug 03, Janet rated it liked it Mar 16, Sherri Thompson rated it it was ok Jun 28, Roni Jensen rated it liked it Jul 27, Christina rated it it was ok Aug 06, Emily Wright rated it really liked it Oct 21, Cat rated it it was ok May 23, Karen Woodard rated it liked it Dec 31, Jason rated it liked it Aug 01, Nicole Luck rated it it was ok Aug 17, Seaby Brown rated it it was amazing Jul 20, Melanie Nicholson rated it it was ok Aug 03, Dakin Burdick rated it it was ok Dec 30, Kirsten Taylor rated it really liked it Jan 20, Hafsah rated it it was amazing Jan 12, But, now that the flowers were blooming and the birds singing in thenew-leaved trees, she was going, in charge of her governess, to passthe summer at Roselawn, a beautiful country home her father hadrecently purchased.
To run and romp as she pleased would indeed bea new experience to her, and she was happy even to think of suchdelight. In a few days, at most, Sweetheart, Ishall run down to see you, and then you can tell me how you like yournew home. In the meanwhile, Miss Bombien will simply look after yourcomfort; there will be no lessons to bother you.
All you must do iseat and sleep and play, and to grow strong and rosy-cheeked again. Her real name, by the way, was EvangelineJosephine Freeland; but mamma and papa had always called her "Dot"from the day she was born, so sometimes she almost forgot she hadsuch a beautiful name as Evangeline Josephine. Dot's mamma was an invalid, and had been taken by her father--Dot'sgrandfather, you know--for a trip to Europe, in search of betterhealth, and so she had been forced to leave her little daughter tothe watchful care of Miss Bombien.
Freeland, although he lovedDot dearly, was a very busy man and could devote but little time tohis child. He resolved,however, that if fresh air and healthy surroundings could give hislittle girl strength and health, they should be at her command, andtherefore he had purchased Roselawn almost entirely on Dot's account. Before she realized it, Dot found herself at the railway station andaboard a parlor car, where her father gave her a long and lovingfarewell kiss. Then Mr.
Dot and Tot of Merryland by Baum, bobbs merrill
Freeland stood upon the platform and wavedhis hand to his daughter, while the train slowly glided out from thestation and began its journey into the sweet, fresh country. Roselawn won the girl's heart at first sight. The cool but sun-kissedmansion seemed delightful after the stuffy, formal city house.
It wasbuilt in a quaint yet pretty fashion, with many wings and gables andbroad verandas on every side. Before it were acres and acres ofvelvety green lawn, sprinkled with shrubbery and dotted with beds ofbright flowers. Like the endpapers, the text pages are decorated in 3 colors on almost every page. Third Edition. Decorative Cloth. Indianapois: Bobbs-Merrill, N.
Second Edition. Very Good. Illustrated by W. The land was called Merryland and was split into seven valleys. The book was illustrated by artist W. Denslow, who had illustrated three previous Baum books. Seller: Crossroads Books Published: N.
CHAPTER I. – Roselawn
May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Frank Indianapol: Bobbs-Merrill Company, Decorated cloth. Cover has been washed and someone has manufactured a dust jacket matching the original cover design. Good condition with colorful illustrations and end papers. Frank Chicago: Donohue, Color decorated tan cloth, Copyright but this Donohue printing is from and the ink gift inscription is dated to Colorful illustrations throughout.
Dot and Tot of Merryland by L. Frank Baum
Good condition only with some short tears to spine and cracked rear inner hinge. Scarce title. Covers worn, soiled, frayed at extremities, spine partially detatched; hinges cracked, shaken, previous owner's name on FFEP, intermittent internal soil, overall still sound. Frank N. Good None. Binding loose, back hinge cracked, edgewear to covers.
Record Seller: Monroe Street Books Published: n. HILL, Donohue n. Shelf wear. Fraying and rubbing to extremities. Discoloration and soiling to covers.
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Loose binding. A working copy. The contents are very good, but that's all the good news.
Covers are rubbed along the edges. The spine is darkened, and separated along the back hinge, with another horizontal separation half-way down. Rear endpaper is missing. Owner's inscription on the second endpaper, dated Priced as-is. First edition, first printing. Fine in original orange cloth and fine pictorial dust jacket. Limited edition, numbered of copies, and signed by Donald Abbott on colophon page.. Profusely illustrated with reproductions of black-and-white pictures by Donald Abbott, illustrated endpapers. Seller: Captain's Bookshelf, Inc.
Limited edition, numbered of copies, and signed by Donald Edition: First edition, first printing.