|The Twinkle Tales were written for younger readers|
The Twinkle TalesSIX VOLUMES
Interesting stories of the adventures of Twinkle and her chum, Chubbins, with Mr. Woodchuck, Bandit Jim Crow, Prince Mud-Turtle, The Prairie-Dogs and other curious characters.
While these are not fairy tales they have the imaginative and fantastic twists that always fascinate children from five to ten years old, whose greatest happiness is in the wonderful land of "make-believe."
The author has a vein of humor of the quaint kind that delights the little folk.
Each book contains fifteen full pages in colors and a multi-color title page by the noted artist Maginel Wright Enright.
|The Twinkle Tales in a single volume: Twinkle and Chubbins|
The Twinkle Tales are certainly the best written of Baum's pseudonymous stories, a fact he recognized himself. In a letter to Frank Reilly in 1915 Baum wrote, "I have always considered [them] among my best stories." In 1911 Reilly & Britton reprinted the Twinkle Tales in a single volume titled Twinkle and Chubbins.
The only book-length story by Laura Bancroft was Policeman Bluejay, which came out in 1907. The publisher reissued the book in 1911 with the new title of Babes in Birdland. It printed the story under this new title again in 1917, but this time credited Baum as the author.
|The final printing of Babes in Birdland credited Baum as the author|