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The Sea Fairies (1911) by L. Frank Baum .(Children's Classics)

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Pages: 80

Language: English

Book format: An electronic version of a printed book that can be read on a computer or handheld device designed specifically for this purpose.

Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (7 Sept. 2016)

By: L. Frank Baum (Author)

The Sea Fairies is a children's fantasy novel written by L. Frank Baum, illustrated by John R. Neill, and published in 1911 by the Reilly & Britton Company, the publisher of Baum's series of Oz books. Baum dedicated the book to the otherwise-unknown 'Judith of Randolph, Massachusetts' —: most likely one of the child readers who corresponded with the author Contents 1 Genre 2 Plot 3 Reception 4 Other media 5 References 6 External links As an underwater fantasy, Baum's The Sea Fairies can be classed with earlier books with similar themes, like Charles Kingsley's The Water-Babies (1863), and successors too, like E. Nesbit's Wet Magic (1913). Baum's novel has no relation to the 1830 poem of the same name by Alfred, Lord Tennyson. In 1905, however, a musical setting of Tennyson's poem for female chorus and orchestra, composed by Amy Beach, was in performance: the title may have stuck in the back of Baum's mind.

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