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Sky Island

L. Frank Baum

Sky Island (1912) was the second of three titles written by Baum featuring a spunky girl from California, Trot, and her companion, the old sailorman, Cap’n Bill. Baum had hoped to end the Oz series in 1910 and the following year he introduced Trot and Cap’n Bill in The Sea Fairies. In Sky Island, they journey to an island in the sky by means of an enchanted umbrella belonging to Button Bright, a character who first appeared in The Road to Oz (1909). The trio is then captured by the Boolaroo of the Blues, a monarch who is both comical and dangerous, escape to the country of the “Pinks”, and eventually regain the magic umbrella and return back to earth. This is one of Baum’s best fantasy books and contains enough not-so-veiled commentary on race and politics to interest adults as well. However, it (and The Sea Fairies) did not sell as well as the Oz books and Baum resumed writing them in 1913. He subsequently brought Trot and Cap’n Bill to Oz in 1915 in The Scarecrow of Oz.(Summary by Judy Bieber)

Sky Island (1912) was the second of three titles written by Baum featuring a spunky girl from California, Trot, and her companion, the old sailorman, Cap’n Bill. Baum had hoped to end the Oz series in 1910 and the following year he introduced Trot and Cap’n Bill in The Sea Fairies. In Sky Island, they journey to an island in the sky by means of an enchanted umbrella belonging to Button Bright, a character who first appeared in The Road to Oz (1909). The trio is then captured by the Boolaroo of the Blues, a monarch who is both comical and dangerous, escape to the country of the “Pinks”, and eventually regain the magic umbrella and return back to earth. This is one of Baum’s best fantasy books and contains enough not-so-veiled commentary on race and politics to interest adults as well. However, it (and The Sea Fairies) did not sell as well as the Oz books and Baum resumed writing them in 1913. He subsequently brought Trot and Cap’n Bill to Oz in 1915 in The Scarecrow of Oz.(Summary by Judy Bieber)
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Sky Island (1912) was the second of three titles written by Baum featuring a spunky girl from California, Trot, and her companion, the old sailorman, Cap’n Bill. Baum had hoped to end the Oz series in 1910 and the following year he introduced Trot and Cap’n Bill in The Sea Fairies. In Sky Island, they journey to an island in the sky by means of an enchanted umbrella belonging to Button Bright, a character who first appeared in The Road to Oz (1909). The trio is then captured by the Boolaroo of the Blues, a monarch who is both comical and dangerous, escape to the country of the “Pinks”, and eventually regain the magic umbrella and return back to earth. This is one of Baum’s best fantasy books and contains enough not-so-veiled commentary on race and politics to interest adults as well. However, it (and The Sea Fairies) did not sell as well as the Oz books and Baum resumed writing them in 1913. He subsequently brought Trot and Cap’n Bill to Oz in 1915 in The Scarecrow of Oz.(Summary by Judy Bieber)

Language:

English

Narrators:

LibriVox Community

Length:

5h 41m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

15:05


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

16:08


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

14:03


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

07:57


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

13:46


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

11:14


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

11:29


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

11:54


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

13:51


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

14:53


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

09:17


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

10:26


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

10:57


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

11:49


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

14:09


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

09:51


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

11:54


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

09:17


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

07:16


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

09:59


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

15:02


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

11:10


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

14:30


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

15:53


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

07:52


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

14:13


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

07:31


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

05:44


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

06:26


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

07:48