The Road to Oz [Illustrated]

The Road to Oz [Illustrated]

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by L. Frank Baum, John R. Neill
     
 

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Book #5 in the Wizard of Oz series.

~~ Includes all the original illustrations (over 130) by John R. Neil, and an all new preface by Oz expert and Eltanin Publishing editor J.C. Nusbaum. ~~

Excerpt from the preface:
"If Baum’s prior book, Dorothy and the Wizard in Oz, struck too dark and grim a tone with many Oz fans, The Road to Oz brings…  See more details below

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Book #5 in the Wizard of Oz series.

~~ Includes all the original illustrations (over 130) by John R. Neil, and an all new preface by Oz expert and Eltanin Publishing editor J.C. Nusbaum. ~~

Excerpt from the preface:
"If Baum’s prior book, Dorothy and the Wizard in Oz, struck too dark and grim a tone with many Oz fans, The Road to Oz brings readers back to a marvelous fairyland where the greatest hardship our heroes may endure is perhaps a little mischief. Indeed, a common criticism of The Road to Oz is that Baum failed to introduce any conflict or objective and, hence, the story suffers from a lack of plot. But as the title implies, this Oz adventure is all about the journey. Baum knew full well that the journey motif propelled countless fairytales, and he perhaps recognized common ties to the American premium on mobility and exploration. This approach to storytelling served his ongoing quest to compose a markedly “American” fairytale.
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The end result of The Road to Oz is a lighthearted romp through both familiar and new fairylands. Likewise, Baum brings in both his most beloved characters, and also introduces the Shaggy Man, Polychrome and Button Bright— three new characters that will go on to play major roles in future Oz adventures. The concluding celebration in the Emerald City is a most splendid event for Oz fans and a rewarding experience for admirers of Baum’s other works. That the whole book is adorned with Neill’s most elaborate illustrations, before or since, makes this Oz book a jewel in the series."

~~ This book is DRM-free. ~~

The previous 4 books in the Oz series are also available from Eltanin Publishing. Simply search Barnes & Noble for "Eltanin Publishing" or use this link: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/s/?series_id=750146

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940013852549
Publisher:
Eltanin Publishing
Publication date:
12/19/2011
Series:
Eltanin Publishing's Oz Series , #5
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
990,963
File size:
11 MB
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Age Range:
9 - 12 Years

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Road to Oz 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 16 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love the Oz books, but it can be tough wading through all the versions available at Barnes & Noble for the Nook. It's a mess. What's worse is that the reviews seem to be combined together in some way for many different versions - some with the illustrations and some without. In fact, even though I'm trying to review the Eltanin book, this review might show up under other totally different books. So let me give you a tip - get the Eltanin Publishing version. It has all the illustrations and it is formatted nicely.
OonaEleven More than 1 year ago
All of L. Frank Baum's Oz books are fantastic. The trouble with this specific book is not the book itself but the publisher: Bottom of the Hill Publishing. It's more like bottom of the barrel. The cover is pixelated and there are hardly any illustrations, if any at all, in any of their Oz books. The pages appear to have been typed up and printed at anyone's home computer. Do yourself a favor, don't buy from Bottom of the Hill Publishing.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Poorly encoded
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The better the story the better book!!! :)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
5 in the series so far. great images. Eltanin did a great job. Hurry up and do the next one! :) EDITED - my review is showing up for other books. strange. make sure you get the Eltanin version.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I just couldn't put it down, and it's even better if you happen to like The Wizard of Oz
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Guest More than 1 year ago
I read (and recorded) this book for my little sister years ago, and from what she tells me twenty years later, she still treasures the wonderful story! Baum created a wonderful world for us all to enjoy, and I encourage all to explore!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This seems like a great book! Does anybody know how many pages it is?
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