The Lost Princess of Oz [Illustrated Eltanin Publishing Edition] by L. Frank Baum, John R. Neill
Eltanin Publishing's Oz Series - #11
~~ includes ALL the original illustrations (over 110) by John R. Neill, many of them in color, and a new Preface by Oz expert and Eltanin Editor Joseph Nusbaum. ~~
~~ From the Preface:
When L. Frank Baum began drafting The Lost Princess of Oz, he was driven by inspiration that took his writings about Oz in a new direction. Baum credits one of his young readers with the germ that grew into Lost Princess: "I s'pose if Ozma ever got lost, or stolen, ev'rybody in Oz would be dreadful sorry."
With this notion, Baum began to imagine the resulting upheaval and collective search for the fairyland's beloved ruler. On the surface, this may seem like a straightforward story premise, but at its root this tale would be categorically different. What Baum was embarking on in this Oz book was a mystery.
Whether Baum's innovative vision can be credited or not, his ambling approach to this mystery was more in line with our sensibilities today. The fantastic and unknown was what propelled this mystery, not the deductive unraveling of a typical, linear riddle. In recent contemporary mysteries, especially those set in fantasy, audiences seem more willing to appreciate the ride and not demand maps and milestones. And if the reader approaches Lost Princess in this spirit, they are in for a treat. Indeed, the plot for Lost Princess was so unique and engaging, Ruth Plumly Thompson borrowed and adapted it for her 1937 Handy Mandy in Oz.
The Lost Princess of Oz is the 11th book in the Oz series. We (Eltanin Publishing) have also published:
~ The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (#1)
~ The Marvelous Land of Oz (#2)
~ Ozma of Oz (#3)
~ Dorothy and the Wizard in Oz (#4)
~ The Road to Oz (#5)
~ The Emerald City of Oz (#6)
~ The Patchwork Girl of Oz (#7)
~ Tik-Tok of Oz (#8)
~ The Scarecrow of Oz (#9)
~ Rinkitink in Oz (#10)
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