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Besides his children, teenager, and adult works, he also dabbled in short stories and other forms of written entertainment.
TAMAWACA FOLKS: A Summer Comedy
“Tamawaca Folks” was published privately by L. Frank Baum under the pen name John Estes Cooke. It is a semi-fictional, semi-factual, account of the summer community located at Macatawa Park, Michigan, where Baum purchased a summer home in 1900, with the proceeds from his first hit, Father Goose. He nicknamed the house "the Sign of the Goose" in honor of the book.

The book concerns Jarrod, a lawyer, who comes to town for the summer. He purchases a house there, but soon learns that Tamawaca's current owners are corrupt. Wilder is an outgoing businessman, while his partner, Easton, is elderly and religious. Jarrod soon learns that the partners have double-sold some lots, built cottages in the middle of public streets, and have failed to clean up public lands or fix public streets. They charge the residents for all services, including water, electricity, grocery, and ferry transport. Jarrod organizes Tamawaca's cottage owners and they purchase the resort from Wilder and Easton.

202 pages
6 x 9 inch

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THE SHORT STORIES OF L. FRANK BAUM, A Collection

Known world-wide for his "The Wizard of Oz" series of fantasy books, L. Frank Baum also wrote many short stories. We bring together 29 of his public domain short stories which are not part of any other collection of his work (omitted are the short stories in "American Fairy Tales", "Animal Fairy Tales", "Little Wizard Stories of Oz", "Queer Visitors from the Marvelous Land of Oz", "Mother Goose in Prose", and "Our Landlady".

CONTENTS:
They Played a New Hamlet
A Cold Day on the Railroad
Who Called "Perry?"
Yesterday at the Exposition
My Ruby Wedding Ring
The Extravagance of Dan
How Scroggs Won the Reward
The Return of Dick Weemins
The Suicide of Kiaros
A Shadow Cast Before
Jack Burgitt's Honor
The Mating Day
Aunt Hulda's Good Time
The Loveridge Burglary
The Bad Man
The Ryl of the Lilies
The Runaway Shadows
The King Who Changed His Mind
An Easter Egg
A Kidnapped Santa Claus
Nelebel's Fairyland
The Witchcraft of Mary-Marie
The Man-Fairy
Juggerjook
The Tramp and the Baby
Bessie's Fairy Tales
Aunt 'Phroney's Boy
The Yellow Ryl
The Tiger's Eye

390 pages
6 x 9 inch

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THE BOOK OF THE HAMBURGS
"The Book of the Hamburgs", one of the earliest books by L. Frank Baum, is a brief treatise upon the Mating, Rearing, and Management of the different varieties of hamburg chickens. First published in 1886. This is a facsimile of the interior of the book.

74 pages
6 x 9 inch

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 OUR LANDLADY
 BY THE CANDELABRAS GLARE
 FATHER GOOSE, HIS BOOK
 FATHER GOOSE YEARBOOK
 THE MAID OF ARRAN
 SONGS OF FATHER GOOSE