The Emerald City of Oz [Illustrated]

The Emerald City of Oz [Illustrated]

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Overview

~~ Book #6 in the Wizard of Oz series.

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

~~ From the Preface:
L. Frank Baum pulled out all the stops for his sixth and, what he believed was to be the final, Oz book, The Emerald City of Oz. In this book, it seems Baum brought in all his longed for elements, including the title, which was the working title for The Wonderful Wizard of Oz but was rejected by the publisher because of a superstition cursing novels named after gemstones. Baum also elevates this Oz book beyond the constructs of a direct and simple narrative; for the first time, he constructs two parallel storylines that follow the protagonists (Dorothy, the Wizard and a host of favorite traveling companions) as well as the Nome King and his brood of antagonists on two separate journeys where both parties encounter a range of mystifying populations.

The Emerald City of Oz is the 6th 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)
Ozma of Oz (the 3rd 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 Patchwork Girl of Oz (the 6th book in the series)

To find them all, simply search on "Eltanin Oz" 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! ~~

Product Details

BN ID: 2940014263641
Publisher: Eltanin Publishing
Publication date: 03/22/2012
Series: Eltanin Publishing's Oz Series , #6
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 399,699
File size: 11 MB
Note: This product may take a few minutes to download.
Age Range: 9 - 12 Years

About the Author

Date of Birth:

May 15, 1856

Date of Death:

May 6, 1919

Place of Birth:

Chittenango, New York

Place of Death:

Hollywood, California

Education:

Attended Peekskill Military Academy and Syracuse Classical School

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The Emerald City of Oz (Oz Series #6) 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 22 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Awesome! but mispelled words.
bronwyn52 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I loved this as I have enjoyed all the oz books, ever since I was a child, it was very well written and illastrated, and easy to imagine, so I enjoyed reading it, and getting to know the characters, and imagine myself in emerald city. I would reccomend it to anyone
Snakeshands on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Wow! Baum totally woke himself up out of the daze he'd been in for a couple of books and comes up with an awesome set of villains, some real sense of _stakes_ (not since "Ozma" had he really gone for that), this great country mouse/city mouse stuff with Aunt Em and Uncle Henry IN OZ, and even a cool quasi-ending to the series...though of course we know that wouldn't last.
lizzybeans11 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Another overall good story about Oz. Having Aunt Em and Uncle Henry invited to this fairy land breaks the wall of make believe that was previously in place. We never knew if Dorothy was really having these adventures or if it was all her imagination. This book shatters the possibility that Oz is made up (in Baum's cannon) and I don't know how I feel about that.Maybe it was just me but I got bored in the middle when Dorothy and crew meet 3-4 new Oz species and then goes back to where she started for the conclusion - it's very formulaic when you read the stories back to back. So I skimmed the first page of every chapter but ultimately skipped to the end. I get the feeling that Baum was a little tired of Oz at this point, and it seemed he wanted to shut Oz off from the rest of the world as he did in this story.
Runa on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This, in my opinion, was the last of the REALLY great, *must read* Oz books. The rest of them were cute, but nothing nearly as revolutionary. This book contains a really great tour of Oz, given to Aunt Em and Uncle Henry, who, awesomely enough, are now officially residents of the Land of Oz. I noted that (and this is found in all of the Oz books) many things are mentioned, places are visited, people are met, and none of them actually contribute to the plot. This is one of the best and the worst things about the books. It certainly provides all the charm and imagination, but also loses some great plot that could exist, and doesn't really. In this one, the plot could have been more focused on the Nome King and his invasion, but that ended up really rushed. The ingenious solution to end the invasion was great to read about, but ultimately, led to the end of "communication" with Dorothy & the gang. This won't be the last we hear of Oz, but it was indeed the last (minus a few VERY minor mentions) we did hear of Dorothy and many of the characters we have really grown to love. It was a clever way to end the series on Baum's part, but still a very bittersweet moment. Rating: 4.5/5
Hamburgerclan on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is one of the Oz books--I don't know where it falls in the series and I've been told that after the first three, it doesn't matter. It's essentially a couple of travelogues. One is the journey of the general of the Nome King, who ventures to odd lands to recruit troops to conquer and destroy the Land of Oz. The other trip is that taken by Dorothy and assorted companions, who, oblivious to the growing threat, are touring some unvisited corners in Oz's vast realm. As plots go, this one's pretty simplistic and, well, dull. The imaginative stops on the respective journeys make up for it a bit, though they vary in quality. Nothing of the book raises it from the realm of waiting room material.--J.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
"Yes. I want to join your clan."
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This is a horrid book
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Guest More than 1 year ago
THIS IS PROBBALY THE BEST OZ BOOK. I REALLY LIKED THE TOUR OF OZ, ESPECILALLY THE UTENSIL AND FOOD COUNTRYS.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is amazing! READ THIS NOW
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a really awesome book on Dorothy going back to oz. The lexile is 990 so it shouldnt be to hard for 4th graeders.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The Emerald City of Oz is the most exciting book ever!It is based on the classic The Wizard of oz.This book is the perfect book for young readers.Dorothy and her aunt and uncle move to Ozbut the Nome King wants his magic belt back that Dorothy and Ozma stole so he plans an attack against the people of Oz.It may be challenging for readers 4th grade or under.Above average students will most likely know or guess what will happen next.I think that The Emerald City of Oz is a stupendous book because they go on adventures and meet so many different kinds of creatures and things.For example when Dorothy and her friends meet all the people of Oz made of food or puzzle pieces or even paper!If you want an intresting fantasy to read this one is the one!It will take your breath away!~!~!~!