American Fairy Tales

Read by Matthew Reece

(4.6 stars; 44 reviews)

This collection of fantasy stories was originally serialized in regional newspapers, prior to being published as a complete volume. The stories, as critics have noted, lack the high-fantasy aspect of the best of Baum's work, in Oz or out. With ironic or nonsensical morals attached to their ends, their tone is more satirical, glib, and tongue-in-cheek than is usual in children's stories; the serialization in newspapers for adult readers was appropriate for the materials. (Introduction by Wikipedia and Matthew Reece)

(2 hr 56 min)


01 - The Box of Robbers 16:56 Read by Matthew Reece
02 - The Glass Dog 15:25 Read by Matthew Reece
03 - The Queen of Quok 18:09 Read by Matthew Reece
04 - The Girl Who Owned a Bear 13:48 Read by Matthew Reece
05 - The Enchanted Types 12:00 Read by Matthew Reece
06 - The Laughing Hippopotamus 17:47 Read by Matthew Reece
07 - The Magic Bon Bons 12:28 Read by Matthew Reece
08 - The Capture of Father Time 14:28 Read by Matthew Reece
09 - The Wonderful Pump 18:32 Read by Matthew Reece
10 - The Dummy That Lived 14:28 Read by Matthew Reece
11 - The King of the Polar Bears 9:24 Read by Matthew Reece
12 - The Mandarin and The Butterfly 13:19 Read by Matthew Reece


(5 stars)

What a great book. It was fun to listen. This was the first time I had heard this reader. He did a great job. I will look up some more of his work.

interesting and entertaining

(5 stars)

Each episode is surprising enjoyable, though not always PC. I'm not sure what makes them American; all were me to me.

I really enjoyed the stories! Reader and stories were great!

(5 stars)

American Fairy Tales

(4 stars)

L. Frank Baum is soooo funny


(5 stars)

great great great great great great great!

👍 great!!!

(5 stars)

really interesting and fun to listen to!!🙂love it!!


(5 stars)

This is a extremely funny book.


(5 stars)

hello I know this is a bad time because I as m looking after a sick murmaid so she is very unhappy.ooh!she needs another bucket anyway this book is brill aaaaaagh she threw up on the floor!