Complete Wizard of Oz (15 books) [NOOK Book]

Complete Wizard of Oz (15 books)

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Overview

All Wizard of Oz books:

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz ;
The Marvelous Land of Oz ;
The Woggle-Bug Book ;
Ozma of Oz ;
Dorothy and the Wizard in Oz ;
The Road to Oz ;
The Emerald City of Oz ;
The Patchwork Girl of Oz ;
Tik-Tok of Oz ;
The Scarecrow of Oz ;
Rinkitink in Oz ;
The Lost Princess of Oz ;
The Tin Woodman of Oz ;
The Magic of Oz Glinda of Oz
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780557540600
  • Publisher: Lulu.com
  • Publication date: 8/17/2010
  • Sold by: LULU PRESS
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 306,415
  • 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

Customer Reviews

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 11, 2011

    Warning! No illustrations!

    I love the OZ stories, but half of the joy of these books were the beautiful illustrations by John R. Neill, none of which occur in this series. I get what you pay for, so if you want just straight text, which in my opinion is not the "complete" books, then $.99 is a good deal.

    18 out of 18 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 13, 2011

    Complete Wizard of Oz

    I was just so annoyed with how badly formatted the book was, with numbers interrupting the story to inform you where illustrations are supposed to be. Also, the text was so chopped up that it was beyond annoying. I actually bought the 95 cent version which was better formatted than this version. This nook book should be taken off the catalog. It is such a disgrace.

    16 out of 18 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 11, 2012

    One problem.

    When i got the book there was only 14 books and not 15 .

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 28, 2011

    :D

    The classics are always better; people can't screw them up yet.

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 25, 2014

    Gy yvbg

    Vy b gyby yb

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 21, 2013

    Review written by: K.C.

    First of all this was an incredible deal! I did not expect myself to fall in love with this series. It is a bit decieving at first but then your'e just like ,
    HOLY CRAP!!! That did not just happen!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 14, 2013

    The wizard of oz

    So far this is a really good book i love it

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 24, 2013

    Riker

    mkay nite kisses u back and falls aslewp

    0 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 24, 2013

    Kovu

    Dammit! Im soooo sleepy €_^ goodnight baby, lobe u i will be on more tomorrow afternoon i promise you! *kisses u passionatly and falls asleep*

    0 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 21, 2013

    Come on!!!!!!!!!

    Love the story but come on no pictures done by a good artist now that is just not right i think in my opinoin the pictures would look better in the Nookcolor hd i think it called i think thats whats it could so peace out people this is a really cool books :)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 20, 2013

    Maliek loves this book

    Yuddduffusduuuu


    It was an awesome book my favorite character is dorthey.
    My older sister even liked this book. I wish
    Micheal
    Jackson was in this book.
    He would be my ultimite character.
    Because we he was doing
    Bellie
    Jean he did his signiture move
    The
    Moonwalk




    0 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 9, 2013

    To they are making a movie

    I DONT WANNA DIE!!!! I HAVENT ACCOMPLISHED ANYTHING YET!!!!!!

    0 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 5, 2013

    They are making a movie!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    These books are really STUPENDOUS, but now they are making a movie called Oz the Great and Terrible. I can't wait to see it

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 3, 2013

    ?

    I was very pleased with this book even thoughh it is like all the other wizards of oz but its ok
    <3 Love ya keep reading :)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 2, 2013

    ¿

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    0 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 13, 2012

    Best book 100%

    Read this book forever

    0 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 18, 2012

    Wizard ofOz

    Ozisawesome

    0 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 2, 2012

    Loved it!

    I read all, or most, of these stories as a child and was delighted to find them all together to read again now as an adult; my adult daughter is looking forward to reading them again too. I look forward to reading them to my grandchild next! Really wish the artwork were included - that would have rated five stars!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 18, 2012

    Dear Complete Wizard Of Oz

    This is jessica jessica.seriously.is it really worth complaining bout.it didnt bother me.shouldnt bother u.

    0 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 21, 2012

    Nice story

    Nice story, i would own the real book!

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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