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L. Frank Baum (2003)




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  This Book Belongs To]

  SKY ISLAND

  THE FAMOUS OZ BOOKS

  By L. Frank Baum:

  THE WIZARD OF OZ THE LAND OF OZ OZMA OF OZ DOROTHY AND THE WIZARD IN OZ THE ROAD TO OZ THE EMERALD CITY OF OZ THE PATCHWORK GIRL OF OZ TIK-TOK OF OZ THE SCARECROW OF OZ RINKITINK IN OZ THE LOST PRINCESS OF OZ THE TIN WOODMAN OF OZ THE MAGIC OF OZ GLINDA OF OZ

  CHICAGO THE REILLY & LEE CO. _Publishers_

  SKY ISLAND

  _Being the Further Exciting Adventuresof Trot and Cap'n Bill after TheirVisit to the Sea Fairies_

  ByL. FRANK BAUM

  AUTHOR OF THE SEA FAIRIES, THE EMERALD CITY OF OZ,DOROTHY AND THE WIZARD IN OZ, OZMA OF OZ,THE ROAD TO OZ, THE LAND OF OZ, ETC.

  ILLUSTRATED BYJOHN R. NEILL

  The Reilly & Lee Co.Chicago

  COPYRIGHT 1912. BY L. FRANK BAUMLIBRARY OF CONGRESS CATALOGCARD NO. 78-125373

  ToMY SISTERMARY LOUISE BREWSTER

  A LITTLE TALK TO MY READERS

  With "The Sea Fairies," my book for 1911, I ventured into a new field offairy literature and to my delight the book was received with muchapproval by my former readers, many of whom have written me that theylike Trot "almost as well as Dorothy." As Dorothy was an old, old friendand Trot a new one, I think this is very high praise for Cap'n Bill'slittle companion. Cap'n Bill is also a new character who seems to havewon approval, and so both Trot and the old sailor are again introducedin the present story, which may be called the second of the series ofadventures 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 Dorothyin Oz, and without Button-Bright and his Magic Umbrella you will seethat the story of "Sky Island" could never have been written. AsPolychrome, the Rainbow's Daughter, lives in the sky, it is natural thatTrot and Button-Bright meet her during their adventures there.

  This story of Sky Island has astonished me considerably, and I think itwill also astonish you. The sky country is certainly a remarkablefairyland, but after reading about it I am sure you will agree with methat our old Mother Earth is a very good place to live upon and thatTrot and Button-Bright and Cap'n Bill were fortunate to get back to itagain.

  By the way, one of my little correspondents has suggested that I printmy address in this book, so that the children may know where letterswill reach me. I am doing this, as you see, and hope that many willwrite to me and tell me how they like "Sky Island." My greatesttreasures are these letters from my readers and I am always delighted toreceive them.

  L. FRANK BAUM.

  "OZCOT"at HOLLYWOODin CALIFORNIA

  LIST OF CHAPTERS

  CHAPTER

  1--A MYSTERIOUS ARRIVAL 13

  2--THE MAGIC UMBRELLA 23

  3--A WONDERFUL EXPERIENCE 37

  4--THE ISLAND IN THE SKY 48

  5--THE BOOLOOROO OF THE BLUES 55

  6--THE SIX SNUBNOSED PRINCESSES 65

  7--GHIP-GHISIZZLE PROVES FRIENDLY 74

  8--THE BLUE CITY 80

  9--THE TRIBULATION OF TROT 91

  10--THE KING'S TREASURE CHAMBER 101

  11--BUTTON-BRIGHT ENCOUNTERS THE BLUE WOLF 112

  12--THROUGH THE FOG BANK 119

  13--THE PINK COUNTRY 130

  14--TOURMALINE THE POVERTY QUEEN 138

  15--THE SUNRISE TRIBE AND THE SUNSET TRIBE 147

  16--ROSALIE THE WITCH 160

  17--THE ARRIVAL OF POLYCHROME 168

  18--MAYRE, QUEEN OF THE PINK COUNTRY 179

  19--THE WAR OF THE PINKS AND BLUES 187

  20--GHIP-GHISIZZLE HAS A BAD TIME 193

  21--THE CAPTURE OF CAP'N BILL 201

  22--TROT'S INVISIBLE ADVENTURE 214

  23--THE GIRL AND THE BOOLOOROO 222

  24--THE AMAZING CONQUEST OF THE BLUES 233

  25--THE RULER OF SKY ISLAND 245

  26--TROT CELEBRATES HER VICTORY 252

  27--THE FATE OF THE MAGIC UMBRELLA 263

  28--THE ELEPHANT'S HEAD COMES TO LIFE 270

  29--TROT REGULATES THE PINKIES 275

  30--THE JOURNEY HOME 280