American Fairy Tales

As well as writing The Wizard of Oz, L Frank Baum also wrote many other stories, such as this wonderful collection of fairy tales. Still as enjoyable today as when they were written, this wonderful collection will delight all readers, and has been specially formatted for today's ebook devices.

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By Amanda (The United States) · ★★★☆☆ · November 03, 2011
I started reading this book because it was a free Kindle book. It was interesting. Some of the fairy tales are cute and some are strange--and it was written a very long time ago. Not many of these are actually stories I would read to my children at their current ages, however. ...more
By A.M. (Sydney, Australia) · ★★☆☆☆ · August 13, 2014
Dating from 1901 some of these are pretty old fashioned and a little racist, but it is a work of its time. Each finishes with the moral of the story, just in case you missed it. Except for the glass dog tale. The dog barked and scared him away before he could ask the wizard what the moral was so... ...more
By Laura (The United States) · ★★★★★ · December 03, 2011
I loved this book! It was so funny; very tongue-in-cheek. Baum was an expert storyteller and it really shows in the variety and creativity in these tales--especially the "morals" at the end of each story. This is one that was enjoyable for me and my children. ...more
By Dale (San Antonio, TX) · ★★★☆☆ · August 02, 2011
Quite a different book than I had expected. Each new story had a voice and tempo I had to change and become aquainted with. Fun stories overall. Nice to get in touch with what children and young people thought about during those times. ...more
By Jennifer (Portland, OR) · August 22, 2013

I read these as bed-time stories to my son. He's too young to understand them, but he does like to be read to at bed-time (I'm sure it's the soft, slow voice that works sort of like white noise), so I've been taking this opportunity and vetting stories that I can add to his library for when he is... ...more
By Scot (San Jose, CA) · ★★★★☆ · July 06, 2011
A fun quick read, something for the inner child. Twelve short fantasy stories by the author of The Wizard of Oz, most of them set in middle class American situations of the time, with delightful magical realism introduced. The morals at the end are often wry, and the basic plotlines in a few situ... ...more
By Megan (Silver Spring, MD) · ★★★★☆ · June 02, 2010
This is a really charming set of tales. L. Frank Baum, of course, wrote The Wizard of Oz, and he takes his odd humor, and wondrous ideas and creates a set of fairy tales.

You meet a girl who discovers a box of robbers in her attic, a boy who captures Father Time, the King of the Polar Bears who l... ...more
By Beth Sniffs Books · ★★☆☆☆ · August 18, 2014
FeedBooks is such an amazing resource for free e-books in the public domain. I still hands down prefer physical books to e-books, but I've found some interesting free reads on this site. American Fairy Tales by L. Frank Baum was just okay. Most fairy tales can be enjoyed no matter your age, but I... ...more
By Abbey (Cardiff, The United Kingdom) · ★★★☆☆ · February 10, 2014
Very amusing and enjoyable. I liked the short explanations of the moral at the end of most of the tales too. A nice collection to bring a wry smile to your face. ...more