A Kidnapped Santa Claus by L. Frank Baum

Aaron Almanza reads “A Kidnapped Santa Claus” from “The Runaway Shadows and Other Stories by L.Frank Baum.” This collection of stories from 1901-1905 was published by the International Wizard of Oz Club in 1980. Moving from the jingles and rhymes of Father Goose: His Book,  Baum’s short stories show his growth into fuller, richer fairy tales for older children. Many of the ideas would show up again in Santa Claus, Yew, Zixi or the Oz books. They’re delightful short stories and glimpses into Baum’s imagination. 

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