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Queen Zixi of IX: Or, the Story of the Magic Cloak.

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Another classic of juvenile literature from the creator of The Wizard of Oz, this enchanting tale recounts an evil queen's attempts to steal a magic cloak. L. Frank Baum packs this adventure with his customary humor, inventive fantasies, and captivating characters. Includes all 90 of the original illustrations by Frederick Richardson.

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Overview

Another classic of juvenile literature from the creator of The Wizard of Oz, this enchanting tale recounts an evil queen's attempts to steal a magic cloak. L. Frank Baum packs this adventure with his customary humor, inventive fantasies, and captivating characters. Includes all 90 of the original illustrations by Frederick Richardson.

A magic cloak is an important item to a peasant boy who becomes king by being the forty-seventh person to enter the city after the old ruler dies.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780486226910
  • Publisher: Dover Publications
  • Publication date: 11/2/2011
  • Series: Dover Children's Classics Series
  • Pages: 256
  • Age range: 9 - 12 Years
  • Product dimensions: 5.42 (w) x 8.64 (h) x 0.52 (d)

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

Table of Contents

Contents

I. The Weaving of the Magic Ooak 
II. The Book of Laws . . . 
III. The Gift of the Magic Cloak 
IV. King Bud of Noland 
V. Ptincess Fluff. . . 
VI. Bud Dispenses Justice 
VII. The Wings of Aunt Rivette. 
VIII. The Royal Reception . . 
IX. Jikki Has a Wish Granted 
X. The Counselors Wear the Magic Cloak 
XI. The Witch-Queen . . 
XII. Zixi Disguises Herself 
XIII. Tullyduh Rescues the Kingdom 
XIV. The Rout of the Army of Ix  
XV. The Theft of the Magic Cloak 
xviii CONTENTS
XVI. The Plain Above the Clouds . . 
XVII. The Descent of the Roly-Rogues 
XVIII. The Conquest of Noland  
XIX. The Bravery of Aunt Rivette 
XX. In the Palace of the Witch-Queen 
XXI. The Search for the Magic Cloak 
XXII. Ruffles Carries the Silver Vial 
XXIII. The Destruction of the Monsters 
XXIV. The Sailorman's Return 
XXV. The Fairy-Queen 

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