Ozma of Oz

Ozma of Oz

by L. Frank Baum
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Overview

Ozma of Oz by L. Frank Baum

Following the success of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz ,author L.Frank Baum produced a sequel,The Land of Oz ,in which he introduced a whole new set of characters.

Here we meet a young boy named Tip from the country of the Gillikins (slightly north of the Land of Oz),who creates a friend named Jack Pumpkinhead with the aid of the marvelous powder of life;General Jinjur,who,commanding an army of girls,lays siege to the Emerald City;and the mysterious Queen Ozma, who is crowned rightful ruler of Oz.

In addition to Baum's delightful story,The Land of Oz contains essays by major Oz experts including award-winning author Harlan Ellison certain to give the reader even greater insight to the world and characters created by one of America's most influential children's book writers.

This is the second in a series of definitive new and collectable Oz editions prepared in conjunction with The Baum Family Trust.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781974531752
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 08/14/2017
Pages: 324
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)

About the Author

Lyman Frank Baum (May 15, 1856 - May 6, 1919), better known as L. Frank Baum, was an American author chiefly famous for his children's books, particularly The Wonderful Wizard of Oz and its sequels. He wrote a total of 14 novels in the Oz series, plus 41 other novels, 83 short stories, over 200 poems, and at least 42 scripts. He made numerous attempts to bring his works to the stage and the nascent medium of film; the 1939 adaptation of the first Oz book would become a landmark of 20th century cinema. His works anticipated such century-later commonplaces as television, augmented reality, laptop computers (The Master Key), wireless telephones (Tik-Tok of Oz), women in high-risk and action-heavy occupations (Mary Louise in the Country), and the ubiquity of advertising on clothing (Aunt Jane's Nieces at Work).

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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Ozma of Oz 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 31 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
EXELENT book! Read it! P.S. and I MEAN IT!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Ozma of Oz is a MUST READ. Children and adults alike will love Ozma of Oz. The full color illustrations are amazing. I also read The Wizard of Oz, and much prefer this installation in the Oz series. New characters like Princess Langwidere, a head collecting ruler, Tik Tok, the mechanical man, and Ozma are delightful and dynamic. Dorothy's adventure in this book is far more interesting, with more cliff hanger moments and evil tyrant, the Gnome King. Overall this book is far more intricate and includes handfulls of new characters and new stories that make the land of Oz that much more wonderful.
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Is this the comic version?
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I loved the book, I now cannot wait to see the movie!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
That phrse is on every couple pages and really takes you out of the book. Other thsn that its great.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
95 cents, not 95¿
Man_Of_La_Book_Dot_Com More than 1 year ago
Ozma of Oz by L. Frank Baum is the third story in the fic­tional series tak­ing place in the land of Oz. While cer­tainly not as pop­u­lar the first story in the series the rest are very imag­i­na­tiveas well. on a vaca­tion from Kansas to Aus­tralia, Uncle Henry and his niece Dorothy Gale are caught in a fierce storm which throws Dorothy off the ship. Dorothy finds her­self in a crate with Bil­lina, a yel­low hen. As the sur­vivors wash ashore, Dorothy dis­cov­ers that Bil­lina can talk and guess they are in a”fairy coun­try” but not Oz because of the seashore. Soon they meet Tik-Tok, a mechan­i­cal man and go to the Land of Ev. There our trav­el­ers meet Ozma, the Tin Woods­man, the Cow­ardly Lion, The Scare­crow as well as the Hun­gry Tiger who are there also to res­cue the royal family. Ozma of Oz by L. Frank Baum is less dark then the pre­vi­ous books, more fairy tale like but all fun­nier and less annoy­ing. I loved the parts where Ozma’s army, which con­sisted of many offi­cers but only one solider, was part of. From some rea­son that struck me as hillerious. I have to say that the rea­son I enjoyed Ozma of Oz more than the pre­vi­ous two is because the nar­ra­tive is more stream­lined. There are less side sto­ries and bet­ter focus on a sin­gle goal which is more tan­gi­ble than just an idea (“home”). Also, there is less chau­vin­ism and racism than the pre­vi­ous books, espe­cially book 2 The Mar­velous Land of Oz. The char­ac­ters, espe­cially the female ones, are no-nonsense and say what they mean straight and to the point. This is a fun read, short and worth the time spent.
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