The Road to Oz [Illustrated]

The Road to Oz [Illustrated]

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BN ID: 2940013852549
Publisher: Eltanin Publishing
Publication date: 12/19/2011
Series: Eltanin Publishing's Oz Series , #5
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 11 MB
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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


Attended Peekskill Military Academy and Syracuse Classical School

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Road to Oz 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 23 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
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bzedan on LibraryThing 7 months ago
The Shaggy Man is sort of a great character, if totally a cipher. Same with Button Bright, what the hells did Santa tell Shaggy Man about Button Bright and where he was from at Ozma's B-day party?Four-stars, if only because I was so freaking relieved that it did not grate as badly as the previous books.
bookworm12 on LibraryThing 7 months ago
A shaggy man asks Dorothy for directions and soon they find themselves (and Toto too) on an adventure. Along the way they meet a dense boy named Button-Bright and Polychrome, the daughter of the rainbow king. They travel to the land of foxes, where Button-Bright's head is replaced by fox's head. Then the same thing happens to the shaggy man in the land of donkeys. The shaggy man's love magnet gets them out of a few scraps, but not all of them. Their misadventures eventually lead them to the Land of Oz, where Ozma is celebrating her birthday. I love how Baum tends to find a way to let us revisit all of the characters we met in previous books. I'm slowly making my way through all of the Oz books (this is book 5 of 15), and this one is a sweet story. "Why didn't you want to go to Butterfield?" she asked."Because a man lives there who owes me fifteen cents, and if I went to Butterfield and he saw me he'd want to pay me the money. I don't want money, my dear.""Why not?" she inquired."Money," declared the shaggy man, "makes people proud and haughty. I don't want to be proud and haughty. All I want is to have people love me."
TheLostEntwife on LibraryThing 7 months ago
I'm torn on how to write a review of this particular Oz book. Although I do love the series dearly (up until this point), this book fell sadly flat for me. Normally I find myself loving each and every character, but at this point I'm wondering if there is just too much of a good thing.Even the new characters were lacking in charm for me. Button Bright just seemed like a little brat, The Shaggy Man (and this is NOT Baum's fault) kept putting Shaggy from Scooby-Doo in my minds eye and Polly gave me several urges to smack her.Of course, there were still some funny moments and I did enjoy portions of the book - so I am hoping that the next one will bring back a little of the love for me and perhaps provide me with characters that are a bit more like-able than this latest set.
lizzybeans11 on LibraryThing 8 months ago
This is a difficult book to review. It is, after all, a children's story and set to different standards, but I wasn't as enamoured with Oz and its characters as I was in the other tales.The new characters we meet seem rather one dimensional and...weird. Which is saying something as it's freaking OZ we're talking about.By the time I was half-way through Dorothy's adventure I was bored out of my skull and skipped to the resolution. Would children's short attention spans really like this book?
ElizabethChapman on LibraryThing 8 months ago
I read many, many of the Oz books in my childhood and the characters in The Road to Oz were some of my favorites -- after the characters in The Wonderful Wizard of Oz of course. Even now as an adult often think of the Shaggy Man and his Love Magnet (Love Magnet meant something rather different in 1909 than it does today.) And Button Bright became a term of endearment in my family. The plot isn't as interesting as some of the other Oz books -- Rinkitink in Oz for example. But the escape from the altogether repellent Scoodlers provides great entertainment. Not the best of the Oz sequels, but still a lot of fun.
EmScape on LibraryThing 8 months ago
One of the more entertaining Oz books, but still very meandering. The plot is mostly an excuse to introduce the reader to more strange and wonderful characters living in and around Oz.
Runa on LibraryThing 8 months ago
This is my second favorite of the Oz series, right after Ozma of Oz. I love the new characters, the Shaggy Man and Polly especially. I really like that, while there are some challenges in the book, the main goal is a happy one. They're not on the run from anyone, they're all on their way to Ozma's birthday party, where they meet the greatest assortment of colorful individuals. Unlike some of the other books in the series, this one really stays true to the spirit of Oz, with unique but awesome characters like Johnny Dooit and Baum's version of Santa Claus, who is of course close friends with Ozma :) I suppose the only complaint I have is that the chapter titles give away way too much of what's going to happen, but that's the same in all of the Oz books. Again, loved seeing the reunions between many of the characters, even though they have been reuinted in the series already, it's always awesome seeing the original cast of Oz characters together and having fun.
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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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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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