The Complete Wizard of Oz Collection: All 15 Books, including The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, Ozma of Oz, The Emerald City of Oz, and MORE [NOOK Book]

Overview

The Oz books form a book series that begins with The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, and that relates the "history" of the Land of Oz. Oz was originally created by author L. Frank Baum, who went on to write fourteen Oz books. Although most of the Oz books are strictly adventures, Baum—as well as many later Oz authors—styled themselves as "Royal Historians" of Oz to emphasize that Oz is a genuine place. Later authors wrote 26 other "official" books after Baum's death. Many other authors have put their own twists on Oz, ...
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The Complete Wizard of Oz Collection: All 15 Books, including The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, Ozma of Oz, The Emerald City of Oz, and MORE

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Overview

The Oz books form a book series that begins with The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, and that relates the "history" of the Land of Oz. Oz was originally created by author L. Frank Baum, who went on to write fourteen Oz books. Although most of the Oz books are strictly adventures, Baum—as well as many later Oz authors—styled themselves as "Royal Historians" of Oz to emphasize that Oz is a genuine place. Later authors wrote 26 other "official" books after Baum's death. Many other authors have put their own twists on Oz, notably Gregory Maguire's revisionist Wicked. For more such books, please see List of Published Oz Apocrypha.

— Excerpted from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781605017860
  • Publisher: MobileReference
  • Publication date: 1/1/2010
  • Series: Mobi Classics
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 5,507
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

L. Frank Baum
Not only is L. Frank Baum’s classic The Wonderful Wizard of Oz one of the most enduring and magical children’s books ever written, it’s also -- with its adventurousness and its lessons of resourcefulness, friendship, courage, and self-reliance -- one of the most American.

Biography

Dorothy, Toto, the Scarecrow, Aunt Em -- where would our national psyche be without The Wonderful Wizard of Oz? L. Frank Baum, who created a story with an indelible, sometimes haunting impression on so many people, led a life that had a fairy-tale quality of its own.

Baum was born in 1856 to a family that had made a fortune in the oil business. Because he had a heart condition, his parents arranged for him to be tutored privately at the family’s Syracuse estate, “Roselawn.” As an adult, though, Baum flourished and failed at a dizzying variety of ventures, from writing plays to a stint with his family’s medicinal oil business (where he produced a potion called “Baum’s Castorine”), to managing a general store, to editing the Aberdeen Pioneer in Aberdeen, South Dakota. In 1897, following his mother-in-law’s advice, Baum wrote down the stories that he told his children. The firm of Way & Williams published the stories under the title Mother Goose in Prose, with illustrations by Maxfield Parrish, and Baum’s career as a writer was launched.

With the publication of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz in 1900, Baum gained instant success. The book, lavishly produced and featuring voluptuous illustrations by William Wallace Denslow, was the bestselling children’s book of the year. It also set a new standard for children’s literature. As a commentator for the September 8, 1900 New York Times described it, “The crudeness that was characteristic of the oldtime publications...would now be enough to cause the modern child to yell with rage and vigor...” The reviewer praised the book’s sheer entertainment value (its “bright and joyous atmosphere”) and likened it to The Story of the Three Bears for its enduring value. As the film industry emerged in the following years, few books were as manifestly destined for adaptation, and although it took almost four decades for a movie studio to translate Baum’s vision to film, the 1939 film did for the movies what Baum’s book had done for children’s literature: that is, raised the imaginative and technical bar higher than it had been before.

The loss of parents, the inevitable voyage toward independence, the yearning for home -- in The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, Baum touched upon a child’s primal experiences while providing a rousing story of adventure. As his health declined, Baum continued the series with 14 more Oz books (his publisher commissioned more by other authors after his death), but none had quite the effect on the reading public that the first one did. Baum died from complications of a stroke in 1919.

Good To Know

Baum founded the National Association of Window Trimmers and published a magazine for the window-trimming trade – he also raised exotic chickens.

Buam was married to Maud Gage, a daughter of the famous women’s rights advocate Matilda Joslyn Gage.

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    1. Also Known As:
      Floyd Akers, Laura Bancroft, George Brooks, Edith Van Dyne, Schuyler Staunton, John Estes Cooke, Suzanne Metcalf, Louis F. Baum, Lyman Frank Baum (full name)
    1. Date of Birth:
      May 15, 1856
    2. Place of Birth:
      Chittenango, New York
    1. Date of Death:
      May 6, 1919
    2. Place of Death:
      Hollywood, California

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  • Posted July 8, 2010

    I'm a huge Oz fan

    I can't say much about this collection of Baum's masterpieces. They are gems, each and every one of them. The ebook format is wonderful. Those of you, who have experience with ebooks, know how difficult an ebook can be, when the table of contents is not active. Rest assured, this is a good navigational ebook. Wonderful stories and a superb addition to my ebooks library .

    75 out of 85 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 20, 2010

    No pictures

    Excellent value, but be warned that this compilation includes the text only... without the illustrations.

    73 out of 79 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 25, 2010

    awesome! and a great deal!

    I love this fantasy that I got for just 95 cents. It has all 15 stories about Oz and they are wildly entertaining! It may not be a very modern book, but the unique style of writing is fairly enjoyable.

    30 out of 35 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 28, 2011

    AWESOME

    The book is full of L. Frank Baums wonderful writing about Oz! Dorothy goes on many wonderful adventures to: Oz, The Emerald City, Munchkin Land, Ev, The Land of the Mangaboos, Voe,the land of the Gargoyles and many more! The collection also includes the Woggle-bug book, Baum's exclusive book! I also recommend L.Frank Baum-Royal Historian of Oz, it's not in the collection, but find it in your local library or bookstore.

    26 out of 29 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 8, 2011

    Works well on Nook 2nd Edition, but no illustrations

    I very much enjoy having this collection on my Nook 2nd Edition, and it works very well with the Nook formatting. It's fantastic to have all the books, including the in-between book publishing / promotional serials. It's equally great to have chapter indexing.

    There are no illustrations which is mildly disappointing, but all in all this is an easy collection to read.

    18 out of 20 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 3, 2012

    I LOVE THIS

    I have previously owned the first wizard of oz book when i was in first grade and i lied and told everybody that i read a 24 chapter book called the wizard of oz bit i never really cared enough to actually read it and when i got my nook for christmas i was searching random stuff in the store and somehow found this so since it was cheap i baught it and it turns out that it is a great book amd i started reading it about 3 days ago d i am allready on the third book because i cant stop reading it so i would give it five stars hands down if you are anything lik me u will love this and i babbysitt small children and when i walk in the door the first thing that they ask is did i bring my nook because they love when i read them these books

    14 out of 18 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 18, 2011

    Highly Highly Recommended

    The Complete Wizard of Oz Collection has never left me bored. I'm always wanting to read more! There are several adventures besides the one that we know of. This book is definitely a gem. I would suggest this book to anyone who likes the original Wizard of Oz, and also anyone who likes a really good story.

    13 out of 15 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 18, 2011

    Great

    This is a great book for young readers. I would absolutely reccomend it to any age if you are looking for a book that you can't put down!

    11 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 12, 2012

    Highly disappointed in the Nook version of this collection

    Don't get me wrong - the stories are wonderful. I only knew the story of the Wizard of Oz and wanted to read all the other stories of Oz.

    However, I purchased the Nook version of this collection and was very disappointed to discover many misspellings, incorrect (or nonexistent) punctuation, and sentences cut off in the middle or left out completely.

    I will make sure I pay close attention to any further Nook purchases to ensure that I don't buy anything else published by MobileReference.

    10 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 6, 2011

    AAAAmazing!

    I loved the otherOz stories that i've read, but this one is the best!! It has all the oz stories.

    10 out of 15 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 20, 2011

    Doesn't have any illustrations. Hard to load since the file is so large.

    9 out of 30 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 9, 2011

    awsome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    This book is so cool that i could read it over and over again and it just costs $1.00!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! by Claralleyne Grace Westmore.

    7 out of 14 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 19, 2012

    Highly Recommended!

    Loved it! Brings back so many memories how much I loved the movie growing up. Wish I'd read the books as a youth, but really enjoyed them now.

    6 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 30, 2011

    Excellent, but not complete

    Excellent for what it has, but I am disappointed that it has less than half of the canonical 40 OZ books. I would love to see an edition that included at least the 19 Ruth Plummley Thompson OZ books, but I believe they are still in copyright. I will have to hope my childhood books hold together until the others become available again.

    6 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 17, 2012

    No pictures, too big, too darn much!

    This version is a rip off plain and simple. There are no pictures as promised. The file is so pointlessly large it clogs the nook and freezes the book. And it's the most expensive for no reason. Skip it people.

    5 out of 12 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 28, 2012

    Very funny

    I did not know that there were more than two stories of the Wizard of Oz. I enjoyed reading all the stories and find out about new characters.

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 27, 2012

    AMAZINGZZ!!!!!!!!!

    I really like the author of this book this is my first nook and i got it on christmas the year 2012 everybody in the world should read it!!!

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 25, 2012

    I have always loved these books

    Many people don't know that L. Frank Baum wrote more than just The Wizard of Oz. All of them are grand fun reading.

    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 21, 2012

    This was worth it!

    This was absolutely worth it!!!

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 17, 2012

    If you like wizard of oz, you will enjoy this.

    I had only seen the movie, so enjoyed reading the first book. Plan to read the whole collection.

    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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