The Surprising Adventures of the Magical Monarch of Mo and His People

The Surprising Adventures of the Magical Monarch of Mo and His People

L. Frank Baum / Nov 18, 2019

The Surprising Adventures of the Magical Monarch of Mo and His People I dare say there are several questions you would like to ask at the very beginning of this history First Who is the Monarch of Mo And why is he called the Magical Monarch And where is Mo anyhow And w

  • Title: The Surprising Adventures of the Magical Monarch of Mo and His People
  • Author: L. Frank Baum
  • ISBN: 9781421832814
  • Page: 296
  • Format: Hardcover
  • I dare say there are several questions you would like to ask at the very beginning of this history First Who is the Monarch of Mo And why is he called the Magical Monarch And where is Mo, anyhow And why have you never heard of it before And can it be reached by a railroad or a trolley car, or must one walk all the way These questions I realize should be answered befI dare say there are several questions you would like to ask at the very beginning of this history First Who is the Monarch of Mo And why is he called the Magical Monarch And where is Mo, anyhow And why have you never heard of it before And can it be reached by a railroad or a trolley car, or must one walk all the way These questions I realize should be answered before we that we means you and the book can settle down for a comfortable reading of all the wonders and astonishing adven tures I shall endeavor faithfully to relate.

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      • L. Frank Baum

        also wrote under the name Edith Van Dyne, Floyd AkersLyman Frank Baum was an American author, actor, and independent filmmaker best known as the creator, along with illustrator W W Denslow, of one of the most popular books in American children s literature, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, better known today as simply The Wizard of Oz He wrote thirteen sequels, nine other fantasy novels, and a plethora of other works 55 novels in total, 82 short stories, over 200 poems, an unknown number of scripts, and many miscellaneous writings , and made numerous attempts to bring his works to the stage and screen.


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    1. L Frank Baum wrote not only the Oz books, which are still wonderful to read, but he created whole other worlds, such as The Surprising Adventures of the Magical Monarch of Mo and His People. Even though the inhabitants of this magical land are, in effect, immortal, they still wind up having fantastic adventures. In one of my favorites, there is even a sly comment on the theory of evolution. Prince Zingle is carried by his giant kite to a strange land peopled by dressed-up monkeys who speak a str [...]


    2. After disliking Enchanted Island of Yew, this book is next in this collection I own and this was far better. I'm in the non-Oz books of Baum now and noticing they are either good and just not worth it anymore. This one was good. I liked the Purple Dragon. Can't help but laugh at Princess Pattycake's name (Roger Rabbit has changed that name's meaning for me).


    3. In his introductory note to the reader, L. Frank Baum writes, "Childhood is the time of fables, for dreams, for joy",speaking of the need for children to escape from the harshness of reality. For the couple of hours it took to read this book, I enjoyed the escape to the Valley of Mo with the Monarch and his family members.The book is comprised of fourteen "surprises" (stories) that range from the invasion of a wind-up iron invader, a big toe-less Princess to a visit to Turvyland. Why any of the [...]


    4. Omg I loved this! It was so good to read. It has that old fashioned feel as Baum's books do. This collection of short stories is a definite favourite! Each story was so good. There is violence such as, A dragon biting the head off a king, a king kicking a dog and A monster cutting of a princes arms and head with a claw. More talk of a father cutting off his childrens heads etc so its not exactly child friendly. There was one story I rather really liked as it was what im calling Baum's version of [...]


    5. I probably first read this book when I was seven or eight years old, when it was my great fortune that Dover reprinted several of L. Frank Baum's non-Oz fantasies in easy-to-afford paperback editions. Although this wasn't my favorite of the bunch, I always liked The Magical Monarch of Mo, and I'm pleased to find out - twenty-five years later - that I still find it very enjoyable. These stories find Baum in transition as a storyteller; they were originally published as A New Wonderland in 1900, a [...]


    6. There are some early Oz characters in the making within the Mo stories. Quirky and very random but enjoyed reading this.


    7. A book seemingly written exclusively for kids of the time period in which Baum lived, the story, of a tribe of people living in an alternate world filled with silly characters, purple dragons, rivers and lands of candy and chocolate, and fun anecdotes, I do not feel quite qualified to judge this series of short stories fairly. I think kids would be the better judge. That said, the book, though too long and plodding at times, can be quite enjoyable, especially the moments where Baum gets to pract [...]


    8. I thought this one was sillier than his other books, but I enjoyed it. It was primarily about the King of Mo and his royal family. The chapters are called "surprises" and I love the details in it. Like how everything the citizens of Mo need grow on trees, whether it be bicycles, swords or animal crackers. No citizen of Mo dies, though wild beast can die. The names were amusing like Duchess Bredenbutter, or the Chamberlain Nufsed. They have a river of root beer and one of milk, and an island of f [...]


    9. This book strangely feels like it was written for an audience younger than the Oz books. That's strange because violence seems to abound in it! People are getting their limbs or head cut off right, left and center; an entire country gets destroyed; a son tries to imprison his father to steal his throne; a woman get given drugs to make her temperament better against her will and last but not least a dog gets smacked around. Still seemed like a place I wouldn't mind living (candy growing on trees? [...]


    10. I thought I'd read and loved everything by L. Frank Baum, but I missed the MMM.How could that happen?Anyway, I loved this collection of stories about King Mo and his family who inhabit a world somewhat like OZ, but different.Hilarious characters who do wrong, but make it right. Rivers of milk and trees laden with whatever one needs. Always the ability to undo what's been done.I so wish I'd read this during my Baum period (1958-1962), but so glad to meet and read it at age 66.The illustrations ar [...]


    11. I LOVE this book. its filled with fantasy and fiction and it takes place in a land where no one dies and you don't need money because every thing grows on trees! this book is awesome I loved it so much!! I don't really know how to explain it, it is so great. I HIGHLY recommend it for people who like fantasies and fiction stories. it isn't all one story though. every chapter is different characters with different situations and that's what makes it the best!


    12. It took many months of a couple of pages each night, but Connor and I finished his first real book. When he can actually understand the words, I'll wait until I can have a conversation with him about why it's okay to drown people, squish them flat, and dismember them in this book but not okay in real life. I absolutely appreciate the whimsy though.


    13. I think this book is really funny.It is also really funny.This book is fantasy.The Monarch of Mo goes to fight the Purple Dragon, which has just eaten all of the caramels in the land. The Dragon bites off his head, and the King is forced to go home headless. The king plans to destroy Mo.This book is really enjoying to read.


    14. I liked this book, but it was not my favorite. I definitely loved OZ much better. The one part I really liked about the kingdom of MO was the magical aspect of the land itself - hats, clothes, rings & animal crackers growing on trees. Root beer rivers, milk lakes - All the things I would want for myself in my magical kingdom!!


    15. A book by the talented Frank Baum, author of the Wizard of Oz. In this book we had another chance to visit one of his world's. I enjoyed this version of the book because of the illustrations. Quirky at times, I enjoyed being taken on another adventure.


    16. Good but not great. Pretty inventive at times. You can tell that this was originally meant to be a set of short stories rather than any kind of connected narrative. Because of that, it suffers a bit. Still, pretty good overall.


    17. How could you not love the magical land of Mo, with its rootbeer rivers and ponds of custard? Amusing stories set in a wonderfully imaginative land (though I did feel a little sorry for the Wicked Wizard - he just wanted to be taller so no one would laugh at him!).


    18. A series of fantasy adventures aimed at fairly young readers, very silly, but fun. Each segment is short, so they might make good bedtime reading.


    19. Emma says kind of silly, but also kind of funny. Ian thought it was cool that things like cupcakes grew on trees and there were rivers of root beer.


    20. Predating canonical Oz, this book is gut-busting hilarious. No veiled Populist Manifesto here. Nothing but delightful nonsense!





    21. A quick, fun, clever set of short stories. A nice complement to The Scarecrow of Oz (which partially takes place in the Land of Mo).






    22. One of the coolest fantasy books I have ever read. It is by Frank L. Baum that wrote the Wizard of OZ. Very cool and a very little known book.On the hardcover shelf.



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