Oz: Dorothy & the Wizard in Oz

Oz: Dorothy & the Wizard in Oz

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by Eric Shanower, Skottie Young
     
 

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When an earthquake swallows Dorothy, her kitten Eureka and cousin Zeb, and Zeb's horse Jim, they're captured by the Mangaboos! The Wizard of Oz must save them by winning a magic contest - using only his wits and nine tiny piglets. Then: watch out for the savage Invisible Bears, who devour anyone they catch! Dorothy and her friends race across the Invisible Valley,… See more details below

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When an earthquake swallows Dorothy, her kitten Eureka and cousin Zeb, and Zeb's horse Jim, they're captured by the Mangaboos! The Wizard of Oz must save them by winning a magic contest - using only his wits and nine tiny piglets. Then: watch out for the savage Invisible Bears, who devour anyone they catch! Dorothy and her friends race across the Invisible Valley, trying to reach the spiral staircase inside Pyramid Mountain. But halfway up the mountain lives the strange Braided Man! Plus: Dorothy meets her old friends - the Scarecrow, Tin Woodman, Cowardly Lion and more! And Eureka is charged with murder for eating one of the Wizard's piglets! The Wizard of Oz has a secret plan to save Eureka, but can it possibly work? Don't miss this thrilling installment in the critically acclaimed Oz adaptations!

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Kirkus Reviews
Dorothy and her friends, both old and new, return to Oz in this illustrated whimsical adventure. In this graphic adaptation of Baum's fourth novel in the Oz series, Dorothy, her kitten, her cousin and his horse find themselves in a cavernous world deep within the Earth after an earthquake. Trapped in the land of the Mangaboos, a race of emotionless vegetables, the assemblage must find a way out before they are disposed of, as the vegetable people think that they caused stones to rain upon them. Serendipitously, the group encounters the kindly Wizard (also a victim of the quake), and an episodic series of adventures ensues before Ozma conveniently whisks them to Oz via a magical belt at a greatly opportune moment. Back in Oz, they suffer a silly trial of Dorothy's kitten before all can be righted and both Dorothy and her cousin can return to their proper homes. Shanower's dialogical adaptation is good fun, especially coupled with Young's pleasantly playful and vibrant art. Full of whimsy, it captures the spirit of the original story. Adaptations of classics can be thorny; this one is a particularly well-conceived effort and may well entice readers to seek out the original sources. An enjoyable continuation of the series, it raises high hopes for the subsequent volumes. (Graphic adaptation. 10 & up)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780785155546
Publisher:
Marvel
Publication date:
09/26/2012
Pages:
184
Sales rank:
1,354,946
Product dimensions:
7.40(w) x 11.10(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range:
10 - 13 Years

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