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eBook The Marvelous Land of Oz (Books of Wonder) ePub

by John R. Neill,Peter Glassman,L. Frank Baum

  • ISBN: 0064409635
  • Category: Science Fiction and Fantasy
  • Subcategory: For Children
  • Author: John R. Neill,Peter Glassman,L. Frank Baum
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: HarperCollins (August 21, 2001)
  • Pages: 320
  • ePub book: 1580 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1684 kb
  • Other: azw rtf lit txt
  • Rating: 4.4
  • Votes: 773

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Frank Baum (1856-1919) published The Wonderful Wizard of Oz in 1900 and received enormous, immediate success. Baum went on to write seventeen additional novels in the Oz series. Today, he is considered the father of the American fairy tale.

Frank Baum (1856-1919) published The Wonderful Wizard of Oz in 1900 and received enormous, immediate success. His stories inspired the 1939 classic film The Wizard of Oz, one of the most widely viewed movies of all time.

Few fantasy lands have captured our hearts and imaginations as has the marvelous land of Oz. For over four generations, children and adults alike have reveled in the magical adventures of its beloved folk.

First issued in 1904, L. Frank Baum's The Marvelous Land of Oz is the story of the wonderful adventures of the young boy named Tip as he. . Frank Baum's The Marvelous Land of Oz is the story of the wonderful adventures of the young boy named Tip as he travels throughout the many lands of Oz. Here he meets with our old friends the Scarecrow and Tin Woodman, as well as some new friends like Jack Pumpkinhead, the Wooden Sawhorse, the Highly Magnified Woggle-Bug, and the amazing Gump. Peter Glassman is the owner of Books of Wonder, the New York City bookstore and publisher specializing in new and old imaginative books for children.

To those excellent good fellows and comedians David C. Montgomery and Frank A. Stone whose clever personations of the Tin Woodman and the Scarecrow have delighted thousands of children throughout the land, this book is gratefully dedicated by THE AUTHOR. Tip Manufactures a Pumpkinhead

Few fantasy lands have captured our hearts and imaginations as has the marvelous land of O. For over four generations, children and adults alike have. Shop Marvelous Land of Oz Card created by EndlessVintage. I like seeing the original vision of the book, before it was made into a movie, which is the only way I'm familiar with "The Wizard of Oz". Illustrator: John R. Neill ~ for "The Emerald City of Oz" by L. Published by Reilly Lee ~ 1910.

The Oz books form a book series that begins with The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (1900) and relate the fictional history of the Land of Oz. Oz was created by author L. Frank Baum, who went on to write fourteen full-length Oz books. All of the Baum written books are in the public domain in the United States.

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Other books for children followed the original Oz book, and Baum continued to produce the popular Oz books until his death in 1919. The series was so popular that after Baum's death and by special arrangement, Oz books continued to be written for the series by other authors. Glinda of Oz, the last Oz book that Baum wrote, was published in 1920.

This and the next 34 Oz books of the famous forty were illustrated by John R. Neill. The book was made into a Canadian animated feature film of the same name in 1987. and also the strange experiences of the highly magnified Woggle-Bug, Jack Pumpkin-head, the Animated Saw- Horse and the Gump; the story being. A Sequel to The Wizard of Oz.

Quintessentially American"-New York Times. Originally published 115 years ago, this lesser-known, but g sequel to The Wonderful Wizard of Oz is sure to continue the delights wrought by the first of L. Frank Baum’s classic children’s series. We rejoin the Tinman, the Scarecrow, Glinda the Good Witch, and more in this fantastical book. In The Marvelous Land of Oz, we are welcomed back to the Land of Oz after Dorothy Gale has been whisked back to Kansas.

Few fantasy lands have captured our hearts and imaginations as has the marvelous land of Oz. For over four generations, children and adults alike have reveled in the magical adventures of its beloved folk. Now, for the first time in over seventy years, the second book about Oz is presented here in the same deluxe format as the rare first edition, complete with all 16 of the original John R. Neill color plates, its colorful pictorial binding, and the many black-and-white illustrations that bring it to joyous life.

First issued in 1904, L. Frank Baum's The Marvelous Land of Oz is the story of the wonderful adventures of the young boy named Tip as he travels throughout the many lands of Oz. Here he meets with our old friends the Scarecrow and Tin Woodman, as well as some new friends like Jack Pumpkinhead, the Wooden Sawhorse, the Highly Magnified Woggle-Bug, and the amazing Gump. How they thwart the wicked plans of the evil witch Mombi and overcome the rebellion of General Jinjur and her army of young women is a tale as exciting and endearing today as it was when first published over eighty years ago.

Afterword by Peter Glassman. A facsimile of the rare first edition, complete with all 16 original color plates, a colorful pictorial binding, and over 125 of Neill's drawings. A Books of Wonder(R) Classic.

Comments

Quttaro Quttaro
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz went over well with my five-year-old son, so he chose this one to read together at bedtime. This one is a different experience, because there are fewer MGM-tinged preconceptions. It's just as easy to read aloud, and, if you're squeamish, the body count is considerably lower than the first time around.

This story isn't as timeless and self-contained as the first book, but that doesn't work against it. It's exactly what you want: an exploration of Oz after Dorothy left. In fact, there are no characters from the real world at all (with the possible exception of the Jackdaws).

There are some interesting themes to examine here. There are explorations of gender, politics, and gender politics. Not to mention the questions it raises over the nature of life and the responsibility of creating life.

Baum cheated a bit by including the Scarecrow and the Tin Woodman as main characters to advertise the real-world stage play. But the new characters are just as imaginative: the marvelous Jack Pumpkinhead, the snarky Sawhorse, the sesquipedalian Woggle Bug, and the patched-together Gump. The audience surrogate, Tip, is a nice follow-up to Dorothy. Being a native of Oz, his goals are very different, but he's just as assertive and loyal.

I think the villains are a bit more interesting this time around. Mombi does more interesting things with her magic than the Wicked Witch, and General Jinjur is just fabulous. There are some who would take offense at the dated portrayal of a rebellious woman, but stick around to the end and L. Frank Baum might win you back over. Baum probably didn't intend to write a book about gender identity, but it makes the book surprisingly relevant today.

For the best experience, find a copy with the John R. Neill illustrations. The images are very different than those of W. W. Denslow in the Wizard of Oz, but they are full of energy and imagination. I'm glad Neill became the archetypal illustrator for Baum's world.

The Land of Oz is a delightful sequel to a beloved book. If you or someone you love is longing for another journey to Oz, this will fit the bill.
White_Nigga White_Nigga
Fresh from reading the 2nd book in the Oz series I jumped right into Ozma of Oz as I was quite curious to see where the story would go with there being such a departure in the 2nd book (The Marvelous Land of Oz) from the 1st (The Wonderful Wizard of Oz).

In this tale, Dorothy returns to the realm of make believe after being swept overboard while on a journey to Australia. She ends up in the far away land of Ev, a place a bit different from Oz, with a talking hen named Billina and she goes on a whole new adventure making new friends along the way, like Tik-Tok, the mechanical man and the Hungry Tiger, whose appetite never seems to be satisfied. She also reunites with some of her old friends as well, like the Cowardly Lion, Scarecrow and the Tin Woodsman, as they team up together with Princess Ozma to rescue the Queen of Ev and her 10 children from the clutches of the evil Nome King.

All-in-all book 3 is a great adventure with somewhat darker overtones than the previous two books that is full of the same whimsical elements and creative ideas common to the earlier tales. Our beloved Dorothy is back in the storyline and this time around her return home to Kansas does not entail a one-way ticket as Ozma retains the means to call her back to Oz whenever she is needed to save the day. A definite must read for any fan of the Wizard of Oz series.
Dagdarad Dagdarad
After discovering the stark reality that the story I had thought I had known since I was a little child was it truth vastly different from the movie I had grown up watching every year on television, I was naturally curious to see where Mr. Baum went next in the merry old land of Oz.

The very first assumption I had shattered was that all the stories centered around our beloved friend Dorothy. They do not! In fact, dear Dorothy does not appear in this story at all. The Marvelous Land of Oz actually features the adventures of a young orphan boy named Tip and his rather different group of friends, which include Jack Pumpkinhead, the Wooden Sawhorse, the Highly Magnified Woggle-Bug, and the amazing Gump, along with our old friends the Scarecrow and the Tin Woodsman.

In this adventure Tip escapes from the clutches of an evil old witch named Mombi and with the aid of his friends battle General Jinjur and her army of knitting needle wielding young girls to regain control of the Emerald City. The plot twist at the end for me was the real selling point of this story as Tip and his friends discover the location of Princess Ozma, the true ruler of the Land of Oz. A very different tale to say the least, but a fun one and something I can certainly see myself reading again.