A Kidnapped Santa Claus by L. Frank Baum
Magical Creatures, A Weiser Books Collection

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From the beloved author of the Oz series this short story, first published in 1904 woman's magazine The Delineator, this short Christmas tale takes place in Laughing Valley where Santa Claus and his magical crew live, surrounded by demons in the mountains above. A seldom read story that will delight any fan of L. Frank Baum, The Wizard of Oz, and fairy-tales.


About L. Frank Baum

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Lyman Frank Baum was born in Chittenango, New York, on May 15, 1856. Over the course of his life, Baum raised fancy poultry, sold fireworks, managed an opera house, opened a department store, and an edited a newspaper before finally turning to writing. In 1900, he published his best known book The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. Eventually he wrote fifty-five novels, including thirteen Oz books, plus four “lost” novels, eighty-three short stories, more than two hundred poems, an unknown number of scripts, and many miscellaneous writings. Baum died on May 6, 1919. He is buried in the Forest Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery, in Glendale, California.
Published November 29, 2011 by It Books. 72 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Religion & Spirituality, History, Education & Reference, Comics & Graphic Novels, Children's Books, Action & Adventure. Fiction

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