Why, is she being held captive? Hardy har har. Now you can get a free copy of Queen Zixi of Ix, or The Story of the Magic Cloak–written by the great L. Frank Baum (of “Oz” fame) when you purchase a copy of The National Review Treasury of Classic Children’s Literature (the original edition or the even-better Volume Two) and/or The National Review Treasury of Classic Bedtime Stories. By the way, here’s the take on these big, beautiful books from the respected essayist and commentator Midge Decter:
” ‘Treasure’ is the right word to use for these three collections of children’s literature. Indeed, reading through the National Review treasuries is a happy reminder of the time when children were respected as creatures capable of both real thoughts and real imaginings rather than, as they so much are today, no more than a cohort of small and conventionally attitudinizing adults. Indeed, with the Treasuries in tow, parents and children are both apt to begin anticipating bedtime as a whole new adventure.”
Powerful words from a great lady! And speaking of great ladies, Queen Zixi is just one of the many characters in this beautiful new book NR has published (Baum said it was his best work, and our edition is enhanced with over 90 illustrations by the great Frederick Richardson!). It’s an exciting tale that all boys and girls will love. Wholesome and well-written, it’s precisely the kind of book you would want your kids or grandkids to have. Get your free copy, direct from NR, here.