Twinkle and Chubbins; Their Astonishing Adventures in Nature-Fairyland

L. Frank BAUM (1856 - 1919)


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

Genre(s): Animals & Nature, Myths, Legends & Fairy Tales, General

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 Mr. Woodchuck - Chapter I: The Trap BettyB
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Play 02 Mr. Woodchuck - Chapter II: Mr. Woodchuck Captures a Girl BettyB
00:04:37
Play 03 Mr. Woodchuck - Chapter III: Mr. Woodchuck Scolds Twinkle BettyB
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Play 04 Mr. Woodchuck - Chapter IV: Mrs. Woodchuck and Her Family BettyB
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Play 05 Mr. Woodchuck - Chapter V: Mr. Woodchuck Argues the Question BettyB
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Play 06 Mr. Woodchuck - Chapter VI: Twinkle is Taken to the Judge BettyB
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Play 07 Mr. Woodchuck - Chapter VII: Twinkle is Condemned BettyB
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Play 08 Mr. Woodchuck - Chapter VIII: Twinkle Remembers BettyB
00:01:59
Play 09 Bandit Jim Crow - Chapter I: Jim Crow Becomes a Pet Nick Bulka
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Play 10 Bandit Jim Crow - Chapter II: Jim Crow Runs Away Nick Bulka
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Play 11 Bandit Jim Crow - Chapter III: Jim Crow Finds a New Home Nick Bulka
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Play 12 Bandit Jim Crow - Chapter IV: Jim Crow Becomes a Robber Nick Bulka
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Play 13 Bandit Jim Crow - Chapter V: Jim Crow Meets Policeman Blue Jay Nick Bulka
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Play 14 Bandit Jim Crow - Chapter VI: Jim Crow Fools the Policeman Nick Bulka
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Play 15 Bandit Jim Crow - Chapter VII: Jim Crow is Punished Nick Bulka
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Play 16 Bandit Jim Crow - Chapter VIII: Jim Crow has Time to Repent His Sins Nick Bulka
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Play 17 Prairie-Dog Town - Chapter I: The Picnic BettyB
00:04:40
Play 18 Prairie-Dog Town - Chapter II: Prairie-Dog Town BettyB
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Play 19 Prairie-Dog Town - Chapter III: Mr. Bowko, the Mayor BettyB
00:04:26
Play 20 Prairie-Dog Town - Chapter IV: Presto Digi, the Magician BettyB
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Play 21 Prairie-Dog Town - Chapter V: The Home of the Puff-Pudgys BettyB
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Play 22 Prairie-Dog Town - Chapter VI: Teenty and Weenty BettyB
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Play 23 Prairie-Dog Town - Chapter VII: The Mayour Gives a Luncheon BettyB
00:04:32
Play 24 Prairie-Dog Town - Chapter VIII: On Top of the Earth Again BettyB
00:03:03
Play 25 Prince Mud-Turtle - Chapter I: Twinkle Captures the Turtle BettyB
00:04:49
Play 26 Prince Mud-Turtle - Chapter II: Twinkle Discovers the Turtle can Talk BettyB
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Play 27 Prince Mud-Turtle - Chapter III: The Turtle Tells of the Corrugated Giant BettyB
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Play 28 Prince Mud-Turtle - Chapter IV: Prince Turtle Remembers His Magic BettyB
00:05:21
Play 29 Prince Mud-Turtle - Chapter V: Twinkle Promises to be Brave BettyB
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Play 30 Prince Mud-Turtle - Chapter VI: Twinkle Meets the Corrugated Giant BettyB
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Play 31 Prince Mud-Turtle - Chapter VII: Prince Mud-Turtle Becomes Prince Melga BettyB
00:03:24
Play 32 Prince Mud-Turtle - Chapter VIII: Twinkle Receives a Medal BettyB
00:03:45
Play 33 Twinkle's Enchantment - Chapter I: Twinkle Enters the Big Gulch Gail Nelson
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Play 34 Twinkle's Enchantment - Chapter II: The Rolling Stone Gail Nelson
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Play 35 Twinkle's Enchantment - Chapter III: Some Queer Acquaintances Gail Nelson
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Play 36 Twinkle's Enchantment - Chapter IV: The Dancing Bear Gail Nelson
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Play 37 Twinkle's Enchantment - Chapter V: The Cave of the Waterfall Gail Nelson
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Play 38 Twinkle's Enchantment - Chapter VI: Prince Nimble Gail Nelson
00:02:44
Play 39 Twinkle's Enchantment - Chapter VII: The Grasshoppers' Hop Gail Nelson
00:04:38
Play 40 Sugar-Loaf Mountain - Chapter I: The Golden Key Twinkle
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Play 41 Sugar-Loaf Mountain - Chapter II: Through the Tunnel Twinkle
00:03:50
Play 42 Sugar-Loaf Mountain - Chapter III: Sugar-Loaf City Kalynda
00:04:18
Play 43 Sugar-Loaf Mountain - Chapter IV: To the King's Palace Kalynda
00:04:48
Play 44 Sugar-Loaf Mountain - Chapter V: Princess Sakareen Kana McKay
00:05:06
Play 45 Sugar-Loaf Mountain - Chapter VI: The Royal Chariot BettyB
00:03:35
Play 46 Sugar-Loaf Mountain - Chapter VII: Twinkle Gets Thirsty Rowan Mckinney
00:04:46
Play 47 Sugar-Loaf Mountain - Chapter VIII: After the Runaway Rowan Mckinney
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