Tag: L. Frank Baum

Book Review: Tales Before Tolkien

Tales Before Tolkien Edited by Douglas A. Anderson Tales Before Tolkien is a collection of literary fairy tales, or fairy tales written to imitate genuine folklore, all of which were written before J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit was published in 1937. While there is no evidence that Tolkien was familiar with all of these stories, he …

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Book Review: The Sea Fairies

The Sea Fairies By L. Frank Baum When Cap’n Bill loses his leg, he goes to live with the family of his first mate. He soon grows attached to the first mate’s daughter, Trot, and the two spend many happy hours together near the sea. One day, Trot asks Cap’n Bill to tell him about …

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