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Glinda of Oz by Baum L. Frank
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Title:Glinda of Oz
Authors:Baum L. Frank
Info:Del Rey Books (1981), Mass Market Paperback
Collections:Personal library, Your library
Tags:english, american, fiction, novel, children's, fantasy

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Glinda of Oz by L. Frank Baum (1920)



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One of the better Oz books. It actually has a plot - not just traveling along meeting strange people.

Ozma travels to prevent a war between the Flatheads and the Skeezer. She ends up trapped. I really enjoyed it.
Part I like about magic:

And Dorothy wished in her kindly, innocent heart, that all men and women could be fairies with silver wands, and satisfy all their needs without so much work and worry, for then, she imagined, they would have all their working hours to be happy in. But Ozma, looking into her friend's face and reading those thoughts, gave a laugh and said:

"No, no, Dorothy, that wouldn't do at all. Instead of happiness your plan would bring weariness to the world. If every one could wave a wand and have his wants fulfilled there would be little to wish for. There would be no eager striving to obtain the difficult, for nothing would then be difficult, and the pleasure of earning something longed for, and only to be secured by hard work and careful thought, would be utterly lost. There would be nothing to do you see, and no interest in life and in our fellow creatures. That is all that makes life worth our while -- to do good deeds and to help those less fortunate than ourselves ( )
  nx74defiant | Apr 7, 2017 |
Glinda of Oz is the fourteenth Land of Oz book, written by L. Frank Baum and published on July 10, 1920.
The plot features a journey through a remote region of Oz.
Dorothy and Ozma travel to stop a war between the Flatheads and Skeezers
The combatants are determined to battle and Glinda and a group of Dorothy's friends set out to rescue them from inprisonment.

Read for a 2011 challenge featuring the publication year of 1920. ( )
  pennsylady | Jan 24, 2016 |
I mentioned some part of the plot line to a friend and then reread not a Gutenberg but my actual copy with the wonderful illustrations. Such a joy.
  amyem58 | Jul 15, 2014 |
This is a duplicate copy, apparently bought used
  antiquary | Feb 14, 2014 |
His publishers say that this is the "last complete story" about Oz by L. Frank Baum before his death in May, 1919, but I have seen elsewhere that much of it may have been by Ruth Plumly Thompson who l;ater continued he series. In it Dorothy and Ozma intervene in a war between the Flatheads and the Skeezers, and must be recused themselves by the magic of Glinda. ( )
  antiquary | Feb 14, 2014 |
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Glinda, the good Sorceress of Oz, sat in the grand court of her palace, surrounded by her maids of honor- a hundred of the most beautiful girls of the Fairyland of Oz.
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0688149782, Hardcover)

Peace, prosperity, and happiness are the rule in the marvelous Land of Oz, but in a faraway corner of this magical domain dwell two tribes--the Flatheads and the Skeezers--who have declared war on each other. Determined to keep her subjects from fighting, the Ruler of Oz, Princess Ozma, along with her dearest friend, Princess Dorothy Gale (formerly of Kansas), embarks on a quest to restore peace.

When the Supreme Dictator of the Flatheads refuses to cooperate with Ozma, she and Dorothy seek out Queen Coo-ee-oh of the Skeezers, hoping she will be more reasonable. But the queen imprisons Ozma and Dorothy in her grand city and then traps them by submerging the whole city under water. Now it is up to Glinda the Good to save the day. She assembles all of Ozma's counsellors--including such beloved Oz friends as the Scarecrow, Tin Woodman, Cowardly Lion, Patchwork Girl, Shaggy Man, Tik-Tok, and Wizard of Oz--and they set out to rescue their friends. Will the magic powers of Glinda and the Wizard combined be enough to free Ozma and Dorothy?

A rousing tale of suspense, magic, and adventure, Glinda of Oz is the fourteenth and final Oz book by L. Frank Baum. It's a grand conclusion to his chronicles of America's favorite fairyland. This deluxe gift edition features all twelve of Oz artist John R. Neill's beautiful color plates, along with his nearly one hundred black-and-white pictures, making it a perfect gift for all Oz fans, new and old.

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The Sorceress and Wizard of Oz attempt to save Princess Ozma and Dorothy from the dangers which threaten them when they try to bring peace to two warring tribes.

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