Twinkle and Chubbins; Their Astonishing Adventures in Nature-Fairyland


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Twinkle is a little girl who often finds herself caught up in fantastic adventures. Whether it be being put on trial by angry woodchucks, raising a hateful baby crow, visiting a town full of talking prairie dogs, finding magical turtles, meeting strange creatures, or stumbling upon a country of sugar people, she never knows what she'll encounter next!

First published as a series of six short chapter books in 1905 under the pen name Laura Bancroft, Frank L. Baum's The Twinkle Tales were collected into one collection titled Twinkle and Chubbins; Their Astonishing Adventures in Nature-Fairyland in 1911. The title is a misnomer, as Chubbins (Twinkle's friend) appears in only two stories and few are set in "Nature-Fairyland." Policeman Bluejay, the sequel to these stories, was published in 1907. - Summary by Mary Kay and Wikipedia

(3 hr 15 min)

Chapters

Mr. Woodchuck - Chapter I: The Trap 3:54 Read by BettyB
Mr. Woodchuck - Chapter II: Mr. Woodchuck Captures a Girl 4:37 Read by BettyB
Mr. Woodchuck - Chapter III: Mr. Woodchuck Scolds Twinkle 5:06 Read by BettyB
Mr. Woodchuck - Chapter IV: Mrs. Woodchuck and Her Family 4:37 Read by BettyB
Mr. Woodchuck - Chapter V: Mr. Woodchuck Argues the Question 3:41 Read by BettyB
Mr. Woodchuck - Chapter VI: Twinkle is Taken to the Judge 3:49 Read by BettyB
Mr. Woodchuck - Chapter VII: Twinkle is Condemned 4:54 Read by BettyB
Mr. Woodchuck - Chapter VIII: Twinkle Remembers 1:59 Read by BettyB
Bandit Jim Crow - Chapter I: Jim Crow Becomes a Pet 4:28 Read by Nick Bulka
Bandit Jim Crow - Chapter II: Jim Crow Runs Away 3:32 Read by Nick Bulka
Bandit Jim Crow - Chapter III: Jim Crow Finds a New Home 5:59 Read by Nick Bulka
Bandit Jim Crow - Chapter IV: Jim Crow Becomes a Robber 4:40 Read by Nick Bulka
Bandit Jim Crow - Chapter V: Jim Crow Meets Policeman Blue Jay 4:52 Read by Nick Bulka
Bandit Jim Crow - Chapter VI: Jim Crow Fools the Policeman 4:54 Read by Nick Bulka
Bandit Jim Crow - Chapter VII: Jim Crow is Punished 4:01 Read by Nick Bulka
Bandit Jim Crow - Chapter VIII: Jim Crow has Time to Repent His Sins 2:06 Read by Nick Bulka
Prairie-Dog Town - Chapter I: The Picnic 4:40 Read by BettyB
Prairie-Dog Town - Chapter II: Prairie-Dog Town 2:36 Read by BettyB
Prairie-Dog Town - Chapter III: Mr. Bowko, the Mayor 4:26 Read by BettyB
Prairie-Dog Town - Chapter IV: Presto Digi, the Magician 4:22 Read by BettyB
Prairie-Dog Town - Chapter V: The Home of the Puff-Pudgys 4:21 Read by BettyB
Prairie-Dog Town - Chapter VI: Teenty and Weenty 4:03 Read by BettyB
Prairie-Dog Town - Chapter VII: The Mayour Gives a Luncheon 4:32 Read by BettyB
Prairie-Dog Town - Chapter VIII: On Top of the Earth Again 3:03 Read by BettyB
Prince Mud-Turtle - Chapter I: Twinkle Captures the Turtle 4:49 Read by BettyB
Prince Mud-Turtle - Chapter II: Twinkle Discovers the Turtle can Talk 4:02 Read by BettyB
Prince Mud-Turtle - Chapter III: The Turtle Tells of the Corrugated Giant 5:07 Read by BettyB
Prince Mud-Turtle - Chapter IV: Prince Turtle Remembers His Magic 5:21 Read by BettyB
Prince Mud-Turtle - Chapter V: Twinkle Promises to be Brave 3:54 Read by BettyB
Prince Mud-Turtle - Chapter VI: Twinkle Meets the Corrugated Giant 3:11 Read by BettyB
Prince Mud-Turtle - Chapter VII: Prince Mud-Turtle Becomes Prince Melga 3:24 Read by BettyB
Prince Mud-Turtle - Chapter VIII: Twinkle Receives a Medal 3:45 Read by BettyB
Twinkle's Enchantment - Chapter I: Twinkle Enters the Big Gulch 3:40 Read by Gail Nelson
Twinkle's Enchantment - Chapter II: The Rolling Stone 4:10 Read by Gail Nelson
Twinkle's Enchantment - Chapter III: Some Queer Acquaintances 5:29 Read by Gail Nelson
Twinkle's Enchantment - Chapter IV: The Dancing Bear 5:02 Read by Gail Nelson
Twinkle's Enchantment - Chapter V: The Cave of the Waterfall 4:02 Read by Gail Nelson
Twinkle's Enchantment - Chapter VI: Prince Nimble 2:44 Read by Gail Nelson
Twinkle's Enchantment - Chapter VII: The Grasshoppers' Hop 4:38 Read by Gail Nelson
Sugar-Loaf Mountain - Chapter I: The Golden Key 4:30 Read by Twinkle
Sugar-Loaf Mountain - Chapter II: Through the Tunnel 3:50 Read by Twinkle
Sugar-Loaf Mountain - Chapter III: Sugar-Loaf City 4:18 Read by Kalynda
Sugar-Loaf Mountain - Chapter IV: To the King's Palace 4:48 Read by Kalynda
Sugar-Loaf Mountain - Chapter V: Princess Sakareen 5:06 Read by Kana McKay
Sugar-Loaf Mountain - Chapter VI: The Royal Chariot 3:35 Read by BettyB
Sugar-Loaf Mountain - Chapter VII: Twinkle Gets Thirsty 4:46 Read by Rowan Mckinney
Sugar-Loaf Mountain - Chapter VIII: After the Runaway 2:10 Read by Rowan Mckinney

Reviews

(3 stars)

would love to see some artwork on this story