Lyman Frank Baum - Policeman Bluejay
Publikováno dne 15.10.2012

Policeman Bluejay

Lyman Frank Baum

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The question is often asked me whether Twinkle and Chubbins were asleep or awake when they encountered these wonderful adventures; and it grieves me to reflect that the modern child has been deprived of fairy tales to such an extent that it does not know -- as I did when a girl -- that in a fairy story it does not matter whether one is awake or not. You must accept it as you would a fragrant breeze that cools your brow, a draft of sweet water, or the delicious flavor of a strawberry, and be grateful for the pleasure it brings you, without stopping to question too closely its source.

For my part I am glad if my stories serve to while away a pleasant hour before bedtime or keep one contented on a rainy day. In this way they are sure to be useful, and if a little tenderness for the helpless animals and birds is acquired with the amusement, the value of the tales will be doubled.

-- The Author

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Lyman Frank Baum
Lyman Frank Baum

Lyman Frank Baum

(15. května 1856, Chittenango, stát New York – 6. května 1919, Hollywood, Kalifornie), americký spisovatel. Pocházel z bohaté rodiny. Psal především pro děti, vytvořil zemi Oz. Psal i pod pseudonymem Edith Van Dyne. Dílo: Těžištěm jeho díla je 19 knih o zemi Oz: Čaroděj ze země Oz (1900), The Marvelous Land of Oz (1904), Ozma of Oz (1907), Dorothy and the Wizard in Oz (1908), Thje Emerald City of Oz (1910), The Lost Princes sof Oz (1917). Další knihy: Američan Fairy Tales (1901), The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus (1902), Queen Zixi of Ix (1905).

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