American Fairy Tales
American Fairy Tales Lyman Frank Baum American Fairy Tales is the title of a collection of twelve fantasy stories by L. Frank Baum, published in 1901 by the George M. Hill Company, the firm that issued The Wonderful Wizard of Oz the previous year. The cover, title page, and page borders were designed by Ralph Fletcher Seymour; each story was furnished with two full-page black-and-white illustrations, by either Harry Kennedy, Ike Morgan, or Norman P. Hall. L. Frank Baum was doing well in 1901, better than ever before in his life. He had written two popular books, Father Goose: His Book and The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, and was determined to capitalize on this success. In addition to American Fairy Tales, Baum's Dot and Tot of Merryland and The Master Key appeared in 1901. Publisher George M. Hill sold the serialization rights to the twelve stories in AFT to five major newspapers, the Pittsburgh Dispatch, the Boston Post, the Cincinnati Enquirer, the St. Louis Republic, and The Chicago Chronicle. The stories appeared between March 3 and May 19, 1901; the book followed in October. The first three papers used or adapted the book's illustrations for their publications of the stories, while the Chronicle and the Republic had their own staff artists do separate pictures. The twelve stories were published in this order in the first edition. "The Box of Robbers." Illustrated by Ike Morgan. "The Glass Dog." Illustrated by Harry Kennedy. "The Queen of Quok." Morgan. "The Girl Who Owned a Bear." Kennedy. "The Enchanted Types." Morgan. "The Laughing Hippopotamus." Morgan. "The Magic Bon Bons." Morgan. "The Capture of Father Time." Kennedy. "The Wonderful Pump." The single story illustrated by N. P. Hall. "The Dummy That Lived." Morgan. "The King of the Polar Bears." Morgan. "The Mandarin and the Butterfly." Morgan.
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