The Emerald City of Oz

By Lyman Frank Baum All Rights Reserved ©

Other

Author's note

Perhaps I should admit on the title page that this book is "By L. Frank Baum and his correspondents," for I have used many suggestions conveyed to me in letters from children. Once on a time I really imagined myself "an author of fairy tales," but now I am merely an editor or private secretary for a host of youngsters whose ideas I am requestsed to weave into the thread of my stories.

These ideas are often clever. They are also logical and interesting. So I have used them whenever I could find an opportunity, and it is but just that I acknowledge my indebtedness to my little friends.

My, what imaginations these children have developed! Sometimes I am fairly astounded by their daring and genius. There will be no lack of fairy-tale authors in the future, I am sure. My readers have told me what to do with Dorothy, and Aunt Em and Uncle Henry, and I have obeyed their mandates. They have also given me a variety of subjects to write about in the future: enough, in fact, to keep me busy for some time. I am very proud of this alliance. Children love these stories because children have helped to create them. My readers know what they want and realize that I try to please them. The result is very satisfactory to the publishers, to me, and (I am quite sure) to the children.

I hope, my dears, it will be a long time before we are obliged to dissolve partnership.

L. FRANK BAUM.

Coronado, 1910

Continue Reading Next Chapter
Further Recommendations

carllongla: I so love it

Shyleith Luvmymarie Ellis: This story is very good

Chich: Cool and fun story ...enjoyed the characters

mariaanroux25: Love the story line don't like the use of you al the time

Lison: I'm so much into this story, it's so sad there isn't more chapters ! I knew I shouldn't have begin it when I saw it wasn't complete, but I couldn't help it, the first lines had me already wrapped. I hope I'll see one day the end of it ! I like the way characters are developped, the reader can rea...

Tamara: Amazing 😍 😍 😍

SepticCat: love is a word that can encompass a lot but love cannot even begin to describe what i am feeling for this book. it was so well written. i love it when authors do something bold like add a sudden plot twist, in your case Stella was a wolf. this story is amazing and i hope you write many more stori...

shelbybelbs: Good plot line and great writing!

More Recommendations

enehprincess: I loved every chapter

Allyway: I really liked it and couldn't put it down. I hope there is a sequel because I want to see what happens next!!

kenneth jane serna: where's the sequel???

Allison2354: When is next update

Gorgeous Angel : The plot was amazing. But honestly the ending was the best, most satisfying ending I have ever read. It was totally unexpected although it was a total cliché that Nathan and Scott both got the Stutter Girl thing but still it was too good.

camillenoeldoug: I love this!!! What happens next? What happened to Jaxon and Amber? Does he like her surprise she bought for herself? Are they able to stabalize her nutrient loss? Does she make it safely through the pregnancy and delivery? Why did her dad disown her? Was it because of the cancer? Will she and he...

About Us:

Inkitt is the world’s first reader-powered book publisher, offering an online community for talented authors and book lovers. Write captivating stories, read enchanting novels, and we’ll publish the books you love the most based on crowd wisdom.