The Magical Monarch of Mo (1898) was the first full-length children's fantasy book by L. Frank Baum. Originally published in 1899 as A New Wonderland, the book was reissued in 1903 with a new title in order to capitalize upon the alliterative title of Baum's successful The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. An amazing collection of juvenile short stories, involving wizards and a sadistic dragon. It takes us to the enchanted land of Mo where people do not die and animals can speak. Baum has portrayed the fantastic world with such brilliance and vibrant imagery that we can picture it in the mind's eye. Guaranteed to charm young readers and all who are young at heart.
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