List of Chapters:
- How the Nome King Became Angry
- How Uncle Henry Got Into Trouble
- How Ozma Granted Dorothy's Request
- How the Nome King Planned Revenge
- How Dorothy Became A Princess
- How Guph Visited The Whimsies
- How Aunt Em Conquered The Lion
- How The Grand Gollipoot Joined The Nomes
- How The Wogglebug Taught Athletics
- How The Cuttenclips Lived
- How The General Met The First and Foremost
- How They Matched The Fuddles ….. and more
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About the Author
Lyman Frank Baum was an American author best known for his children's books. Born in New York state, he was involved in writing and theatre all his life.
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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How The Nome King Became Angry
The Nome King was in an angry mood, and at such times he was very disagreeable. Every one kept away from him, even his Chief Steward Kaliko.
Therefore the King stormed and raved all by himself, walking up and down in his jewel-studded cavern and getting angrier all the time. Then he remembered that it was no fun being angry unless he had some one to frighten and make miserable, and he rushed to his big gong and made it clatter as loud as he could.
In came the Chief Steward, trying not to show the Nome King how frightened he was.
"Send the Chief Counselor here!" shouted the angry monarch.
Kaliko ran out as fast as his spindle legs could carry his fat round body, and soon the Chief Counselor entered the cavern. The King scowled and said to him.
"I'm in great trouble over the loss of my Magic Belt. Every little while I want to do something magical, and find I can't because the Belt is gone. That makes me angry, and when I'm angry I can't have a good time. Now, what do you advise?"
"Some people," said the Chief Counselor, "enjoy getting angry."
"But not all the time," declared the King. "To be angry once in a while is really good fun, because it makes others so miserable. But to be angry morning, noon and night, as I am, grows monotonous and prevents my gaining any other pleasure in life. Now, what do you advise?"
"Why, if you are angry because you want to do magical things and can't, and if you don't want to get angry at all, my advice is not to want to do magical things."
Hearing this, the King glared at his Counselor with a furious expression and tugged athis own long white whiskers until he pulled them so hard that he yelled with pain.
"You are a fool!" he exclaimed.
"I share that honor with your Majesty," said the Chief Counselor.
The King roared with rage and stamped his foot.
"Ho, there, my guards!" he cried. "Ho" is a royal way of saying, "Come here." So, when the guards had hoed, the King said to them:
"Take this Chief Counselor and throw him away."
Then the guards took the Chief Counselor, and bound him with chains to prevent his struggling, and threw him away. And the King paced up and down his cavern more angry than before.
Finally he rushed to his big gong and made it clatter like a fire-alarm. Kaliko appeared again, trembling and white with fear.
"Fetch my pipe!" yelled the King.
"Your pipe is already here, your Majesty," replied Kaliko.
"Then get my tobacco!" roared the King.
"The tobacco is in your pipe, your Majesty," returned the Steward.
"Then bring a live coal from the furnace!" commanded the King.
"The tobacco is lighted, and your Majesty is already smoking your pipe," answered the Steward.
"Why, so I am!" said the King, who had forgotten this fact; "but you are very rude to remind me of it."
"I am a lowborn, miserable villain," declared the Chief Steward, humbly.
The Nome King could think of nothing to say next, so he puffed away at his pipe and paced up and down the room. Finally he remembered how angry he was, and cried out:
"What do you mean, Kaliko, by being so contented when your monarch is unhappy?"
"What makes you unhappy?" asked the Steward.
"I've lost my Magic Belt. A little girl named Dorothy, who was here with Ozma of Oz, stole my Belt and carried it away with her," said the King, grinding his teeth with rage.
"She captured it in a fair fight," Kaliko ventured to say.
"But I want it! I must have it! Half my power is gone with that Belt!" roared the King.
"You will have to go to the Land of Oz to recover it, and your Majesty can't get to the Land of Oz in any possible way," said the Steward, yawning because he had been on duty ninety-six hours, and was sleepy.
"Why not?" asked the King.
"Because there is a deadly desert all around that fairy country, which no one is able to cross. You know that fact as well as I do, your Majesty. Never mind the lost Belt. You have plenty of power left, for you rule this underground kingdom like a tyrant, and thousands of Nomes obey your commands. I advise you to drink a glass of melted silver, to quiet your nerves, and then go to bed."
The Emerald City of Oz. Copyright © by L. Baum. Reprinted by permission of HarperCollins Publishers, Inc. All rights reserved. Available now wherever books are sold.
Table of Contents
ContentsDover Children's Classics,
THE EMERALD CITY OF OZ,
CHAPTER ONE - HOW THE NOME KING BECAME ANGRY,
CHAPTER TWO - HOW UNCLE HENRY GOT INTO TROUBLE,
CHAPTER THREE - HOW OZMA GRANTED DOROTHY'S REQUEST,
CHAPTER FOUR - HOW THE NOME KING PLANNED REVENGE,
CHAPTER FIVE - HOW DOROTHY BECAME A PRINCESS,
CHAPTER SIX - HOW GUPH VISITED THE WHIMSIES,
CHAPTER SEVEN - HOW AUNT EM CONQUERED THE LION,
CHAPTER EIGHT - HOW THE GRAND GALLIPOOT JOINED THE NOMES,
CHAPTER NINE - HOW THE WOGGLEBUG TAUGHT ATHLETICS,
CHAPTER TEN - HOW THE CUTTENCLIPS LIVED,
CHAPTER ELEVEN - HOW THE GENERAL MET THE FIRST AND FOREMOST,
CHAPTER TWELVE - HOW THEY MATCHED THE FUDDLES,
CHAPTER THIRTEEN - HOW THE GENERAL TALKED TO THE KING,
CHAPTER FOURTEEN - HOW THE WIZARD PRACTICED SORCERY,
CHAPTER FIFTEEN - HOW DOROTHY HAPPENED TO GET LOST,
CHAPTER SIXTEEN - HOW DOROTHY VISITED UTENSIA,
CHAPTER SEVENTEEN - HOW THEY CAME TO BUNBURY,
CHAPTER EIGHTEEN - HOW OZMA LOOKED INTO THE MAGIC PICTURE,
CHAPTER NINETEEN - HOW BUNNYBURY WELCOMED THE STRANGERS,
CHAPTER TWENTY - HOW DOROTHY LUNCHED WITH A KING,
CHAPTER TWENTY-ONE - HOW THE KING CHANGED HIS MIND,
CHAPTER TWENTY-TWO - HOW THE WIZARD FOUND DOROTHY,
CHAPTER TWENTY-THREE - HOW THEY ENCOUNTERED THE FLUTTERBUDGETS,
CHAPTER TWENTY-FOUR - HOW THE TIN WOODMAN TOLD THE SAD NEWS,
CHAPTER TWENTY-FIVE - HOW THE SCARECROW DISPLAYED HIS WISDOM,
CHAPTER TWENTY-SIX - HOW OZMA REFUSED TO FIGHT FOR HER KINGDOM,
CHAPTER TWENTY-SEVEN - HOW THE FIERCE WARRIORS INVADED OZ,
CHAPTER TWENTY-EIGHT - HOW THEY DRANK AT THE FORBIDDEN FOUNTAIN,
CHAPTER TWENTY-NINE - HOW GLINDA WORKED A MAGIC SPELL,
CHAPTER THIRTY - HOW THE STORY OF OZ CAME TO AN END,
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Awesome! but mispelled words.
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
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.
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.
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
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.
"Yes. I want to join your clan."
This is a horrid book
THIS IS PROBBALY THE BEST OZ BOOK. I REALLY LIKED THE TOUR OF OZ, ESPECILALLY THE UTENSIL AND FOOD COUNTRYS.
This book is amazing! READ THIS NOW
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.
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!~!~!~!