Overview

~~ includes all the original illustrations (over 100) by John R. Neill, many of them in color, and a new Preface by Oz expert and Eltanin Editor Joseph Nusbaum. ~~

From the Editor's Preface:

In 1907, Baum responded to countless readers' letters, clamoring for more tales about the Land of Oz. What had started as a stand-alone fairytale, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, gave way to another stand-alone sequel in 1904, The Marvelous Land of Oz. But it...
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Ozma of Oz [illustrated]

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Overview

~~ includes all the original illustrations (over 100) by John R. Neill, many of them in color, and a new Preface by Oz expert and Eltanin Editor Joseph Nusbaum. ~~

From the Editor's Preface:

In 1907, Baum responded to countless readers' letters, clamoring for more tales about the Land of Oz. What had started as a stand-alone fairytale, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, gave way to another stand-alone sequel in 1904, The Marvelous Land of Oz. But it is the third Oz book, Ozma of Oz, where Baum and his illustrating partner, John R. Neill, produce the first Oz book that establishes the indelible tone and formula for the rest of the series. The successful approach in Ozma of Oz combines the best of the first two Oz books, starting with the return of the uniquely "American" Dorothy - who was absent in the second book - and integrating some of the darker fantasy elements and realistic illustrations of the sequel.

~~ Ozma of Oz is the 3rd book in the Oz series. We (Eltanin Publishing) have also published:
~ The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (the 1st book in the series)
~ The Marvelous Land of Oz (the 2nd book in the series)
~ Dorothy and the Wizard in Oz (the 4th book in the series)
~ The Road to Oz (the 5th book in the series)
~ The Emerald City of Oz (the 6th book in the series)
~ The Patchwork Girl of Oz (the 7th book in the series)

To find them, simply search on "Eltanin" on the Barnes & Noble website or use this link: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/s/?series_id=750146

~~ This book is DRM-free, which means you can buy it and then convert it to other formats for all your ereading devices! ~~
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Editorial Reviews

swan480 (screen name)
Gorgeous original illustrations, excellent formatting

I just downloaded both of this publisher's [Eltanin Publishing] Oz books, this one and The Marvelous Land of Oz. Both are beautifully formatted, a rarity in PubIt classics, and the original illustrations add so much to the value of the book. I collect vintage and antique children's classics, and one thing I miss with ebooks is the old illustrations, so these ebooks are like buried treasure to me! I can't wait for the rest!
Saccenti (screen name)
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...The Eltanin versions get it right.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940012471901
  • Publisher: Eltanin Publishing
  • Publication date: 5/15/2011
  • Series: Eltanin Publishing's Oz Series, #3
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 734,965
  • Age range: 9 - 12 Years
  • File size: 10 MB

Meet the Author

L. Frank Baum (May 15, 1856 - May 6, 1919) was an American author of children's books, best known for writing the Oz series, beginning with The Wonderful Wizard of Oz and its sequel, The Marvelous Land of Oz. He wrote fourteen Oz books in all, and a host of other plays and novels. His works predicted such century-later commonplaces as television, laptop computers, wireless telephones, and women in high risk, action-heavy occupations.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 23, 2011

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    Love the images - in the Eltanin Publishing edition

    I used to go find the free versions of all the classics, such as the Wizard of Oz books. But the free versions don't have the illustrations. I didn't know what I was missing, until I started looking at some of 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. Luckily I stumbled upon Eltanin Publishing's series. They have done the first 4 books of the series so far. But be warned - something is wrong with the reviews - my reviews and others are showing up under other versions of the books. So I recommend you make sure you have the Eltanin Publishing versions.

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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.

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 16, 2011

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    Gorgeous original illustrations, excellent formatting

    I just downloaded both of this publisher's Oz books, this one and The Marvelous Land of Oz. Both are beautifully formatted, a rarity in PubIt classics, and the original illustrations add so much to the value of the book. I collect vintage and antique children's classics, and one thing I miss with ebooks is the old illustrations, so these ebooks are like buried treasure to me! I can't wait for the rest!

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 25, 2011

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    Fantastic Edition!

    Did a great job converting this classic to e-book. The illustrations are great.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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