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Glinda of Oz (original 1920; edition 1981)

by Baum L. Frank

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Title:Glinda of Oz
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Glinda of Oz by L. Frank Baum (1920)

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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 |
Book Description: Chicago: The Reilly & Lee Co. 1920. Maybe 1931 edition. oversized hardback with pictorial cover and dust Jacket. Cloth Hard cover is brown with color pictorial plate of Glinda standing with2 girls with a yellow background. Crayon mark on 2 pages. Very good condition with slight shelf edge rubbing. Dust Jacket has some tears.

Dust jacket reference Pirates in Oz Published in 1931. Wishing Horse of Oz published in 1935 is not referenced.

B&W illustrations only and plates by John R. Neill.
  Czrbr | Jun 7, 2010 |
_Glinda of Oz_, Baum's fourteenth and last Oz book, finds Dorothy and Ozma captive in the sunken city of the Skeezers, whose contentious relationship with the militant Flatheads has lead to imminent war. In order to rescue the two young girls, as well as bring peace to the Flatheads and the Skeezers, Glinda, the ruler of Quadling Country and the most powerful sorceress in Oz, creates an army consisting of most of Oz's singular inhabitants.

_Glinda of Oz_ is dominated by two qualities: it is consistent and logical. Scenes follow one another by a thread. A great deal of the story is devoted to an almost pseudo-scientific exploration of the different kinds of magic in Oz. Unfortunately, this sets it apart from most of the previous novels, which often presented a story that meandered from beginning to end and from encounter to encounter. Although encounters often possessed their own weird and fantastic logic, and individual characters tended to follow their own, sometimes exclusive, rules, they didn't require what might be considered "adult" realism--Oz demanded the suspension of disbelief that children find so natural.

The story also brings together a swath of characters from previous stories, but most of them get short shrift--cameo appearances.

Of course, there is still some of that magic that Baum was so good at crafting, but I didn't find enough of it to truly bring me to Oz. Three stars. ( )
  astuo | Aug 26, 2008 |
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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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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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