Mary Louise in the Country

L. Frank BAUM (1856 - 1919)

The Bluebird Books is a series of novels popular with teenage girls in the 1910s and 1920s. The series was begun by L. Frank Baum using his Edith Van Dyne pseudonym, then continued by at least three others, all using the same pseudonym. Baum wrote the first four books in the series, possibly with help from his son, Harry Neal Baum, on the third. The books are concerned with adolescent girl detectives— a concept Baum had experimented with earlier, in The Daring Twins (1911) and Phoebe Daring (1912). The Bluebird series began with Mary Louise, originally written as a tribute to Baum's favorite sister, Mary Louise Baum Brewster. Baum's publisher, Reilly & Britton, rejected that manuscript, apparently judging the heroine too independent. Baum wrote a new version of the book; the original manuscript is lost. The title character is Mary Louise Burrows.In this volume, Mary Louise and Gran'pa Jim take a house for the summer in a quiet place called Cragg's Crossing. There, they meet with any number of peculiar people - and one very peculiar mystery!! (Summary from Wikipedia and Sibella Denton)

Genre(s): General Fiction, Detective Fiction

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 01 - The Arrival Sibella Denton
00:12:01
Play 02 02 - The Kenton Place Sibella Denton
00:08:22
Play 03 03 - The Folks Across the River Sibella Denton
00:12:19
Play 04 04 - Getting Acquainted Sibella Denton
00:11:08
Play 05 05 - Mary Louise becomes a Peacemaker Sibella Denton
00:05:40
Play 06 06 - The Afternoon Tea Sibella Denton
00:14:51
Play 07 07 - Mary Louise Calls for Help Sibella Denton
00:12:09
Play 08 08 - The Red-Headed Girl Sibella Denton
00:14:41
Play 09 09 - Josie Investigates Sibella Denton
00:09:26
Play 10 10 - Ingua is Confidential Sibella Denton
00:10:25
Play 11 11 - The Fate of Ned Joselyn Sibella Denton
00:07:26
Play 12 12 - Theories are Dangerous Sibella Denton
00:09:11
Play 13 13 - Bluff and Rebuff Sibella Denton
00:09:00
Play 14 14 - Midnight Vigils Sibella Denton
00:11:25
Play 15 15 - "Old Swallowtail" Sibella Denton
00:08:12
Play 16 16 - Ingua's New Dress Sibella Denton
00:05:58
Play 17 17 - A Clew at Last Sibella Denton
00:12:48
Play 18 18 - Doubts and Suspicions Sibella Denton
00:11:07
Play 19 19 - Good Money for Bad Sibella Denton
00:10:01
Play 20 20 - An Unexpected Appearance Sibella Denton
00:12:42
Play 21 21 - A Case of Nerves Sibella Denton
00:07:47
Play 22 22 - Ingua's Mother Sibella Denton
00:09:48
Play 23 23 - Peculiar People Sibella Denton
00:13:21
Play 24 24 - Facing Danger Sibella Denton
00:07:32
Play 25 25 - Father and Daughter Sibella Denton
00:09:45
Play 26 26 - The Plot Sibella Denton
00:05:27
Play 27 27 - Nan's Triumph Sibella Denton
00:07:04
Play 28 28 - Planning the Future Sibella Denton
00:04:06