Dot and Tot of Merryland
|Author||L. Frank Baum|
|Publisher||Geo. M. Hill|
|Media type||Print (hardback)|
Dot and Tot of Merryland is a 1901 novel by L. Frank Baum. After Baum wrote The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, he wrote this story about the adventures of a little girl named Dot and a little boy named Tot in a land reached by floating on a river that flowed through a tunnel. The land was called Merryland and was split into seven valleys. The book was illustrated by artist W.W. Denslow, who had illustrated three previous Baum books.
Unlike The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, Dot and Tot of Merryland contained no tipped in color plates, but was filled with colored text illustrations. There were four full page pictures. The book is the last Baum book that was illustrated by W.W. Denslow.
Dot and Tot of Merryland was first published by the Geo. M. Hill company of Chicago in 1901. A first edition of this title is currently worth about $300. Books of Wonder reprinted Dot and Tot of Merryland with minor text alterations and new illustrations by Donald Abbott. The reprint contains no color illustrations, but Mr. Abbott styled his after the Denslow illustrations. Although Baum and Denslow were hoping for another hit after the popularity of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, it met with very little commercial success.
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- Patrick M. Maund, "Bibliographia Baumiana: Dot and Tot of Merryland," The Baum Bugle, Vol. 32 No. 3 (Winter 1988).
- Barbara S. Koelle, "Dot and Tot of Merryland: An Appreciation," The Baum Bugle, Vol. 45 No. 1 (Spring 2001).
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