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Ozma of Oz by L. Frank Baum

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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Ozma of Oz by L. Frank Baum (1907)



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As with the first two books in this series, this one was just as fun with interesting characters and creative plot points. I loved the character of Bill/Billina (although Dorothy furthered my dislike of her by suggesting the hen should change her name). I did not like how much of a role Dorothy had, given how idiotic of a character she comes across as (seriously, you have to get advice from a chicken??), but I respect Baum writing more about her to appease his young fans.

Overall a good read and very fun adventure. ( )
  CareBear36 | Mar 26, 2015 |
A wonderful tale that brings back Dorothy Gale who is one of my favorite characters from the series. ( )
  RBeene | Mar 16, 2015 |
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 |
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The wind blew hard and joggled the water of the ocean, sending ripples across its surface.
The Princes looked at her more closely. "Tell me," she resumed, "are you of royal blood?"

"Better than that, ma'am," said Dorothy, "I come from Kansas."
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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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