The Enchanted Island of YewL. Frank Baum
Once there was an enchanted island in the middle of the sea. It was called the Isle of Yew. And in it were five important kingdoms ruled by men, and many woodland dells and forest glades and pleasant meadows and grim mountains inhabited by fairies.
From the fairies some of the men had learned wonderful secrets, and had become magicians and sorcerers, with powers so great that the entire island was reputed to be one of enchantments. Who these men were the common people did not always know; for while some were kings and rulers, others lived quietly hidden away in forests or mountains, and seldom or never showed themselves. Indeed, there were not so many of these magicians as people thought, only it was so hard to tell them from common folk that every stranger was regarded with a certain amount of curiosity and fear.
A delightful book sure to please anyone looking for another magical world. It's decided not Oz, but it's a fun and rewarding book, full of magic and joy, and it's certain to please Baum's many fans.
Lyman Frank Baum (1856–1919) was an American author, actor, and independent filmmaker. He is best known as the creator of one of the most popular books in American children's literature, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (The Wizard of Oz). He wrote thirteen sequels and several other novels.