The Marvelous Land of Oz (Oz Series #2)

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Enchanting sequel to that delightful American classic retains all the old Oz magic and introduces the Tin Woodman, Scarecrow and their friend Tip to a host of appealing new characters, including Mr. H. M. Woggle-Bug, Princess Ozma of Oz, Dr. Nikidik, and Old Mombi. Numerous b/w illus.

When the Scarecrow, now the ruler of the Emerald City, is driven out by General Jinjur and her all-girl army, his friends--the Tin Woodman, a boy ...

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Overview

Enchanting sequel to that delightful American classic retains all the old Oz magic and introduces the Tin Woodman, Scarecrow and their friend Tip to a host of appealing new characters, including Mr. H. M. Woggle-Bug, Princess Ozma of Oz, Dr. Nikidik, and Old Mombi. Numerous b/w illus.

When the Scarecrow, now the ruler of the Emerald City, is driven out by General Jinjur and her all-girl army, his friends--the Tin Woodman, a boy named Tip, and Jack Pumpkinhead--try to restore peace.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780786194964
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
  • Publication date: 6/1/2002
  • Series: Oz Series , #2
  • Format: CD
  • Edition description: Unabridged
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 6.70 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

L. 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. His stories inspired the 1939 classic film The Wizard of Oz, one of the most widely viewed movies of all time.

Michael Sieben is a professional designer and illustrator, primarily within the sub-culture of skateboarding, whose work has been exhibited and reviewed worldwide as well as featured in numerous illustration anthologies. He is a staff writer and illustrator for Thrasher magazine, and a weekly columnist for VICE.com. He is also a founding member of Okay Mountain Gallery and Collective in Austin, Texas, as well as the cofounder of Roger Skateboards. The author of There's Nothing Wrong with You (Hopefully), he lives and works in Austin.

John R. Neill was born in Philadelphia in 1877. In 1904, at the age of twenty-six, Neill received his first major book assignment, as illustrator for The Marvelous Land of Oz. From then until his death in 1943, Neill would illustrate over forty Oz books, including three he wrote himself. Today, his fabulous illustrations are synonymous with Oz.

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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The Marvelous Land of Oz


By L. Frank Baum

Kessinger Publishing

Copyright © 2004 L. Frank Baum
All right reserved.

ISBN: 1419171941

Tip Manufactures a Pumpkin

In the Country of the Gillikins, which is at the North of the Land of Oz, lived a youth called Tip. There was more to his name than that, for old Mombi oftendeclared that his whole name was Tippetarius; but no one was expected to say such a long word when "Tip" would do just as well.

This boy remembered nothing of his parents, for he had been brought when quite young to be reared by the old woman known as Mombi, whose reputation, I am sorry to say, was none of the best. For the Gillikin people had reason to suspect her of indulging in magical arts, and therefore hesitated to associate with her.

Mombi was not exactly a Witch, because the Good Witch who ruled that part of the Land of Ozhad forbidden any other Witch to exist in her dominions. So Tip's guardian, however much she might aspire to working magic, realized it was unlawful to be morethan a Sorceress, or at most a Wizardess.

Tip was made to carry wood from the forest, that the old woman might boil her pot. He also worked in the corn-fields, hoeing and husking; and he fed the pigs andmilked the four-horned cow that was Mombi's especial pride.

But you must not suppose he worked all the time, for he felt that would be bad for him. When sent to the forest Tip often climbed treesfor birds' eggs or amusedhimself chasing the fleet white rabbits or fishing in the brooks with bent pins. Then he would hastily gather his armful of wood and carry it home. And when he was supposed to be working in the corn-fields, and the tall stalks hid him from Mombi's view, Tip would often dig in the gopher holes, or -- if the mood seized him -- lie upon his back between the rows of corn and take a nap. So, by taking care not to exhaust his strength, he grew as strong and rugged as a boy may be.

Mombi's curious magic often frightened her neighbors, and they treated her shyly, yet respectfully, because of her weird powers. But Tip frankly hated her, andtook no pains to hide his feelings. Indeed, he sometimes showed less respect for the old woman than he should have done, considering she was his guardian.

There were pumpkins in Mombi's corn-fields, lying golden red among the rows of green stalks; and these had been planted and carefully tended that thefour-horned cow might eat of them in the winter time. But one day, after the corn had all been cut and stacked, and Tip was carrying the pumpkins to the stable, hetook a notion to make a "Jack Lantern" and try to give the old woman a fright with it.

So he selected a fine, big pumpkin -- one with a lustrous, orange-red color -- and began carving it. With the point of his knife he made two round eyes, a three-cornered nose, and a mouth shaped like a new moon. The face, when completed, could not have been considered strictly beautiful; but it wore a smile so big and broad, and was sojolly in expression, that even Tip laughed as he looked admiringly at his work.

The child had no playmates, so he did not know that boys often dig out the inside of a "pumpkinjack, " and in the space thus made put a lighted candle to renderthe face more startling; but he conceived an idea of his own that promised to be quite as effective. He decided to manufacture the form of a man, who would wearthis pumpkin head, and to stand it in a place where old Mombi would meet it face to face.

"And then, " said Tip to himself , with a laugh, "she'll squeal louder than the brown pig does when I pull her tail, and shiver with fright worse than I did last yearwhen I had the ague!"

He had plenty of time to accomplish this task, for Mombi had gone to a village-to buy groceries, she said-and it was a journey of at least two days.

So he took his axe to the forest, and selected some stout, straight saplings, which he cut down and trimmed of all their twigs and leaves. From these he wouldmake the arms, and legs, and feet of his man. For the body he stripped a sheet of thickbark from around a big tree, and with much labor fashioned it into a cylinder of about the right size, pinning the edges together with wooden pegs. Then, whistlinghappily as he worked, he carefully jointed the limbs and fastened them to the body with pegs whittled into shape with his knife.

By the time this feat had been accomplished it began to grow dark, and Tip remembered he must milk the cow and feed the pigs. So he picked up his wooden manand carried it back to the house with him.

During the evening, by the light of the fire in the kitchen, Tip carefully rounded all the edges of the joints and smoothed the rough places in a neat and workmanlikemanner. Then he stood the figure up against the wall and admired it. It seemed remarkably tall, even for a full-grown man; but that was a good point in a smallboy's eyes, and Tip did not object at all to the size of his creation.

Next morning, when he looked at his work again, Tip saw he had forgotten to give the dummy a neck, by means of which he might fasten the pumpkinhead to thebody. So he went again to the forest, which was not far away, and chopped from a tree several pieces of wood with which to complete his work. When he returned he fastened a cross-pieceto the upper end of the body, making a hole through the center to hold upright the neck.

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First Chapter

The Marvelous Land of Oz

Tip Manufactures a Pumpkin

In the Country of the Gillikins, which is at the North of the Land of Oz, lived a youth called Tip. There was more to his name than that, for old Mombi oftendeclared that his whole name was Tippetarius; but no one was expected to say such a long word when "Tip" would do just as well.

This boy remembered nothing of his parents, for he had been brought when quite young to be reared by the old woman known as Mombi, whose reputation, I am sorry to say, was none of the best. For the Gillikin people had reason to suspect her of indulging in magical arts, and therefore hesitated to associate with her.

Mombi was not exactly a Witch, because the Good Witch who ruled that part of the Land of Ozhad forbidden any other Witch to exist in her dominions. So Tip's guardian, however much she might aspire to working magic, realized it was unlawful to be morethan a Sorceress, or at most a Wizardess.

Tip was made to carry wood from the forest, that the old woman might boil her pot. He also worked in the corn-fields, hoeing and husking; and he fed the pigs andmilked the four-horned cow that was Mombi's especial pride.

But you must not suppose he worked all the time, for he felt that would be bad for him. When sent to the forest Tip often climbed trees for birds' eggs or amusedhimself chasing the fleet white rabbits or fishing in the brooks with bent pins. Then he would hastily gather his armful of wood and carry it home. And when he was supposed to be working in the corn-fields, and the tall stalks hid him from Mombi's view, Tip would often dig in the gopher holes, or -- if the mood seized him -- lie upon his back between the rows of corn and take a nap. So, by taking care not to exhaust his strength, he grew as strong and rugged as a boy may be.

Mombi's curious magic often frightened her neighbors, and they treated her shyly, yet respectfully, because of her weird powers. But Tip frankly hated her, andtook no pains to hide his feelings. Indeed, he sometimes showed less respect for the old woman than he should have done, considering she was his guardian.

There were pumpkins in Mombi's corn-fields, lying golden red among the rows of green stalks; and these had been planted and carefully tended that thefour-horned cow might eat of them in the winter time. But one day, after the corn had all been cut and stacked, and Tip was carrying the pumpkins to the stable, hetook a notion to make a "Jack Lantern" and try to give the old woman a fright with it.

So he selected a fine, big pumpkin -- one with a lustrous, orange-red color -- and began carving it. With the point of his knife he made two round eyes, a three-cornered nose, and a mouth shaped like a new moon. The face, when completed, could not have been considered strictly beautiful; but it wore a smile so big and broad, and was sojolly in expression, that even Tip laughed as he looked admiringly at his work.

The child had no playmates, so he did not know that boys often dig out the inside of a "pumpkinjack, " and in the space thus made put a lighted candle to renderthe face more startling; but he conceived an idea of his own that promised to be quite as effective. He decided to manufacture the form of a man, who would wearthis pumpkin head, and to stand it in a place where old Mombi would meet it face to face.

"And then, " said Tip to himself , with a laugh, "she'll squeal louder than the brown pig does when I pull her tail, and shiver with fright worse than I did last yearwhen I had the ague!"

He had plenty of time to accomplish this task, for Mombi had gone to a village-to buy groceries, she said-and it was a journey of at least two days.

So he took his axe to the forest, and selected some stout, straight saplings, which he cut down and trimmed of all their twigs and leaves. From these he wouldmake the arms, and legs, and feet of his man. For the body he stripped a sheet of thickbark from around a big tree, and with much labor fashioned it into a cylinder of about the right size, pinning the edges together with wooden pegs. Then, whistlinghappily as he worked, he carefully jointed the limbs and fastened them to the body with pegs whittled into shape with his knife.

By the time this feat had been accomplished it began to grow dark, and Tip remembered he must milk the cow and feed the pigs. So he picked up his wooden manand carried it back to the house with him.

During the evening, by the light of the fire in the kitchen, Tip carefully rounded all the edges of the joints and smoothed the rough places in a neat and workmanlikemanner. Then he stood the figure up against the wall and admired it. It seemed remarkably tall, even for a full-grown man; but that was a good point in a smallboy's eyes, and Tip did not object at all to the size of his creation.

Next morning, when he looked at his work again, Tip saw he had forgotten to give the dummy a neck, by means of which he might fasten the pumpkinhead to thebody. So he went again to the forest, which was not far away, and chopped from a tree several pieces of wood with which to complete his work. When he returned he fastened a cross-pieceto the upper end of the body, making a hole through the center to hold upright the neck. The Marvelous Land of Oz. Copyright © by L. Baum. Reprinted by permission of HarperCollins Publishers, Inc. All rights reserved. Available now wherever books are sold.

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  • Posted October 6, 2011

    Eltanin gets it right

    These works are available in the public domain. You can get all the Oz books at Project G, including illustrated versions of most. BUT. It is all in the formatting. This review is for the Eltanin Publishing editions, which as of this writing has done the second and third books of the series (Marvelous Land and Ozma). They have done a masterful job in these two efforts. It is all about the illustrations. I prefer my kids to read books on our iPad. But, for books with illustrations, I have them read the paper versions instead. I haven't forgotten the illustrations, even so many years later, of the books I read as a child. And so I want my children to have the same experience. So the test for whether a children's ebook makes the cut for me is in the quality of the pictures. For books like the Oz series, books that are in the public domain, this means how well a job did the editor do formatting the text and scanning the illustrations. Results vary widely. Always "download the sample" if you are buying them here at B&N. Another thing to consider: did the editor include ALL the illustrations. Perhaps some were omitted, on a rush job. These "editors" are taking things from the public domain, formatting them, and selling them for a couple bucks. Fine. But are they doing a good job? Are they being thorough? I am very picky about this. I want my kids to have ALL the pictures, every one. Otherwise we will just read the paper book. But for the Oz books, there is one additional wildcard. Even some very fine versions on Project G still omit a particular kind of illustration: the "first-word-in-the-chapter" illustration. Baum's original books (and these are what are in the public domain) began most chapters with an illustration, and the first letter of the first sentence was integrated into the illustration. Almost without exception, ebook editors have been omitting these illustrations when reproducing the Oz series. Even very nicely done versions (check out the Ozma of Oz illustrated version on Project G for an example), without these beginning chapter illustrations, are going to be missing a lot of artwork. The Eltanin versions get it right. Text formatting is perfect (one expects nothing less on this front). The scans of the illustrations are sharp and clear (this can vary widely for other publishers, always download the sample!). And ALL illustrations are included. I do hope they continue the series for the other 12 books of the series. I would be interested in any of their other children's book projects, if they continue on at this high standard.

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  • Posted August 16, 2011

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    Well formatted, beautiful original illustrations!

    A lot of PubIt classics are known for being poorly formatted with lots of errors. Not so with this one! This publisher clearly took their time with the formatting, and did an excellent job reproducing the illustrations. They even look good on the black and white of my original Nook! The result is a large file, but it's WELL worth it. I will be impatiently waiting for them to finish reproducing the rest of the books in the series!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 5, 2011

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    For the best illustrations, get the Eltanin Publishing edition

    I got the free versions of all the classics, including the Wizard of Oz series. But the free versions don't have the illustrations. I didn't know what I was missing until I found the Oz ebooks that do have the original illustrations. Some are terrible quality - only some of the images are included or they are really small or grainy. But I stumbled upon Eltanin Publishing's series - the illustrations look great, and it seems like they are all there. They have done the first 4 books of the series so far. But something is wrong with the reviews - my reviews and others are showing up under other versions of the books. So make sure you find the Eltanin Publishing version (just search for "Eltanin").

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 22, 2014

    Want to read it

    I want to read it the first one was so cool and i want to see what happens next

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  • Posted June 25, 2013

    The Marvelous Land of Oz is the second book in L. Frank Baum's O

    The Marvelous Land of Oz is the second book in L. Frank Baum's Oz adventures. We are treated to the further adventures of the Scarecrow (now the King of the Emerald City), The Tin Woodman (now an Emperor of his own kingdom), their new human friend Tip, Jack a magical pumpkin-man, a magical saw horse and a giant Woggle-bug. Not as "magical" as the original (or nearly as dark), but still a fun and sweet tale that gives us an all too brief return to the Land of Oz. Our heroes embark on an adventure to restore the Scarecrow to his thrown after being overthrown by a group of determined women with very sharp knitting needles. During their quest they overcome obstacles thrown at them by witches, fight nasty birds, enchant a couch with a "Gump" head on it, reunite with Glenda and search for Ozma, the rightful heir to the Emerald City throne. A fun and quick read that, while not as good as the first Oz book, still puts a smile on your face.

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    Posted April 2, 2013

    I want to read it

    Loved it so much

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    "Everyone, please, stay calm." i bound in. ~Summer

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    Raven

    "Nice one!" I meow, but fall silent when I sense a mouse scuttling in the undergrowth. I drop once more into a hunter's crouch, and swiftly catch the small creature. I place it beside my sparrow, then say, "Think we should take this back to camp, or keep hunting?"
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    Dawnpaw

    Dawnpaw's spirit burst through the forest, wailing. She had no idea where to go. She skidded to a halt when she saw Echo's spirit, and her eyes widened.

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    Coal

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  • Posted October 19, 2011

    An Imaginative Reading Adventure!

    My sons have thoroughly enjoyed this series by L. Frank Baum. They find it a refreshing change from the every day. It only goes to prove that no matter what is going on in the big bad world, there is nothing like a good book and "no place like home" to read it in!

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  • Posted July 29, 2011

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    Strange and Imaginative

    "The Mar­velous Land of Oz" by L. Frank Baum is the sec­ond story in set in the fic­tional land of Oz. The book how­ever is not about Dorothy.

    Tip is a young boy who lives with a witch named Mom­bie. Being fed up with the way he is being treated, Tip runs away with a pump­kin man he brought to life which he calls Jack Pump­kin­head. Together the two friends explore the Oz on their way to Emer­ald City so they can meet its king, the Scarecrow.

    "The Mar­velous Land of Oz" by L. Frank Baum takes place after the "Won­der­ful Wiz­ard of Oz" ends. The story fol­lows a boy named Tip and, while I didn't feel it was as good as its pre­de­ces­sor, is cer­tain a worth­while read just to get a glimpse into Baum's imag­i­na­tion.

    The writ­ing in this book seemed forced, while I liked the mes­sage that the Tin Woods­man (heart) and Scare­crow (brain) need one another to coex­ist, the main char­ac­ter was strange and the end­ing was freaky.

    Baum intro­duces some new char­ac­ters: Jack Pump­kin­head, Mombi the witch among oth­ers which are very imag­i­na­tive. I did find other aspects of the story inter­est­ing though, but not what Baum intended. The dif­fer­ence between 2011 and 1904 makes a great dis­cus­sion with chil­dren and adults alike. For exam­ple, the women of Oz are happy at the men tak­ing over the house­hold duties because they are only truly happy at finally get­ting a chance to cook a good meal.

    The more I read the book; I sadly real­ized that in 2011 a book like this has a very slim chance of actu­ally get­ting pub­lished. The polit­i­cal cor­rect crowd will demol­ish half the book before it gets to the printer and the con­ser­v­a­tive move­ment will gladly destroy the other half.

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