BEING THE FURTHER EXCITING ADVENTURES OF TROT AND CAP'N BILL AFTER THEIR VISIT TO THE SEA FAIRIES
MARY LOUISE BREWSTER
A LITTLE TALK TO MY READERSEdit
WITH "The Sea Fairies," my book for 1911, I ventured into a new field of fairy literature and to my delight the book was received with much approval by my former readers, many of whom have written me that they like Trot "almost as well as Dorothy." As Dorothy was an old, old friend and Trot a new one, I think this is very high praise for Cap'n Bill's little companion. Cap'n Bill is also a new character who seems to have won approval, and so both Trot and the old sailor are again introduced in the present story, which may be called the second of the series of adventures of Trot and Cap'n Bill.
But you will recognize some other acquaintances in "Sky Island." Here, for instance, is Button-Bright, who once had an adventure with Dorothy in Oz, and without Button-Bright and his Magic Umbrella you will see that the story of "Sky Island" could never have been written. As Polychrome, the Rainbow's Daughter, lives in the sky, it is natural that Trot and Button-Bright meet her during their adventures there.
This story of Sky Island has stonished me considerably, and I think it will also astonish you. The sky country is certainly a remarkable fairland, but after reading about it I am sure you will agree with me that our old Mother Earth is a very good place to live upon and that Trot and Button-Bright and Cap'n Bill were fortunate to get back to it again.
By the way, one of my little correspondents has suggested that I print my address in this book, so that the children may know where letters will reach me. I am doing this, as you see, and hope that many will write to me and tell me how they like "Sky Island." My greatest treasures are these letters from my readers and I am always delighted to receive them.
L. FRANK BAUM.
"OZCOT" at HOLLYWOOD in CALIFORNIA
- Chapter 1: A Mysterious Arrival
- Chapter 2: The Magic Umbrella
- Chapter 3: A Wonderful Experience
- Chapter 4: The Island in the Sky
- Chapter 5: The Boolooroo of the Blues
- Chapter 6: The Sixth Snubnosed Princess
- Chapter 7: Ghip-Ghisizzle Proves Friendly
- Chapter 8: The Blue City
- Chapter 9: The Tribulation of Trot
- Chapter 10: The King's Treasure Chamber
- Chapter 11: Button-Bright Encounters the Blue Wolf
- Chapter 12: Through the Fog Bank
- Chapter 13: The Pink Country
- Chapter 14: Tourmaline the Poverty Queen
- Chapter 15: The Sunrise Tribe and the Sunset Tribe
- Chapter 16: Rosalie the Witch
- Chapter 17: The Arrival of Polychrome
- Chapter 18: Mayre, Queen of the Pink Country
- Chapter 19: The War of the Pinks and the Blues
- Chapter 20: Ghip-Ghisizzle has a Bad Time
- Chapter 21: The Capture of Cap'n Bill
- Chapter 22: Trot's Invisible Adventure
- Chapter 23: The Girl and the Boolooroo
- Chapter 24: The Amazing Conquest of the Blues
- Chapter 25: The Ruler of Sky Island
- Chapter 26: Trot Celebrates the Victory
- Chapter 27: The Fate of the Magic Umbrella
- Chapter 28: The Elephant's Head Comes to Life
- Chapter 29: Trot Regulates the Pinkies
- Chapter 30: The Journey Home