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Ozma of Oz (original 1907; edition 1907)

by L. Frank Baum

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Title:Ozma of Oz
Authors:L. Frank Baum
Info:HarperTrophy (2001), Paperback
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Tags:YA, 20th century, american, read, fantasy

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Reread Summer 2004 from Gutenberg
  amyem58 | Jul 14, 2014 |
One of my favorites among the later Oz books; Tik-tok is a worthy predecessor of C3P0 and the gnome king, who is to be the major villain of the series, first appears. Dorothy is washed overboard in the ocean on a chicken coop, and also with a rather snappish and now talking hen, Billina, finds herself in the Land of Ev, across the desert from Oz, where she rescues the mechanical man Tik-Tok (using a gold key to open a stone door--a possible forerunner of The Hobbit?) and learns from him how his former master Evildo had sold his whole family to the Gnome King before drowning himself. The gnome king has turned them into pieces of brick--a-brak in his palace, and Dorothy must choose which items are the enchanted family --if she fails, she joins them. Of course she succeeds. Still, it is suspenseful. It turns out Gnomes are afraid of eggs, which gives Billina a useful power. Eventually Dorothy meets Ozma for the first time. ( )
  antiquary | Feb 8, 2014 |
Not as good as the first, but a big improvement over the second book. Glad to have Dorothy back in the storyline. ( )
  vonze | Feb 6, 2014 |
A fun sequel to the Oz series, by Baum himself. Quite enjoyable for all ages and it expands the Oz universe to the Kingdom of Ev, across the desert beyond Oz's borders. If you're a fan of the Wicked series, you'll see some of Gregory Maguire's inspiration in this book. ( )
  DarthDeverell | Jan 3, 2014 |
Now this book I remember quite well—partly because much of the movie Return to Oz was based on it, but more because I'm sure I had to have read it several times when I was young. While I enjoy it quite a lot, and more than any of the other books it sets up further adventures, it's also very slight when it comes to things actually happening. Still, Ozma remains the best. ( )
  rrainer | Sep 20, 2013 |
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To all the boys and girls who read my stories-and especially to the Dorothy's-this book is lovingly dedicated.
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Readers of all ages will welcome the chance to be reunited with Dorothy Gale and such beloved characters as the Scarecrow, Tin Woodman, and Cowardly Lion, as well as to meet new favorites such as the Hungry Tiger, whose appetite is never satisfied; Princess Langwidere, who has thirty heads; Billina, a talking chicken; and Tiktok, a mechanical man.

Blown overboard while sailing with her uncle, Dorothy finds herself in the fairy realm of Ev. She sets out with her friends to rescue the Queen of Ev and her ten children, who have been imprisoned by the cruel Nome King. But even Ozma, the wise Ruler of Oz, is no match for the clever king, and it's up to Dorothy to save everyone from terrible danger. But will the Nome King's enchantments be too much even for the plucky little girl from Kansas?

Ozma of Oz has delighted children and adults for over eighty years, and now new generations can enjoy the unforgettable characters and the surprising and funny story in this deluxe facsimile of the rare first edition, featuring forty-two of John R. Neill's full-color plates and twenty-one two- color illustrations, as well as a colorful pictorial binding.

Afterword by Peter Glassman. New generations can enjoy this surprising and funny story of the rescue of the royal family of Ev from the evil Nome King in a deluxe facsimile of the rare first edition. A Books of Wonder(R) Classic.

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When a storm blows Dorothy to the land of Ev where lunches grow on trees, whe meets the Scarecrow, the Tin Woodman, the Cowardly Lion, and Princess Ozma, and together they set out to free the Queen of Ev and her ten children.

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