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The Marvellous Land of Oz (Oz Series Book 2) (original 1904; edition 1904)

by L. Frank Baum

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Title:The Marvellous Land of Oz (Oz Series Book 2)
Authors:L. Frank Baum
Info:Dover Publications Inc. (2003), Edition: First in This Edition, Paperback, 287 pages
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The Marvelous Land of Oz by L. Frank Baum (1904)

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A wonderful tale with a surprising ending. ( )
  RBeene | Mar 16, 2015 |
First, Young's illustrations are beautiful. Let's not call that into doubt at all, this is a very pretty book.

Now, this is also an adaptation of a much older novel. When reading old novels one expects a degree of questionable content - sexism and the like. When adapting them one have the privileged of choosing to keep this or not. Especially when adapting in such a way as to condense the entire thing into a graphic novel.

The main antagonist of the book is the leader of an army of girls. These girls want dresses and jewels and can't really fight but pose a threat as our heroes are kind of bumbling. Because all girls want jewelry and dresses, am I right? The men are oppressed and made to do the housework (it's obviously not oppression when the women are made to do it). When the heroes inevitably triumph the women of Oz are happy to return to their drudgery becasue their men's cooing was terrible. Lol, it's hilarious. Because men are bad cooks, get it? All men. All the time. And all women really want to marry and cook and take care of kids. Lol. So funny.

Yeah.

Outside of that the book is a pleasantly silly thing about a little boy who brings to life a pumpkin headed scarecrow, a wooden saw horse and a couch with an animal's head tied to it. Most of the problems are caused by the incompetence of the main characters and it's pretty fun.

And very pretty. Did I mention that? Pretty! ( )
1 vote TPauSilver | Mar 4, 2015 |
At the end of the Wizard of Oz, the Scarecrow was made King of the Emerald City, Tinman was made ruler of the Winkies, the Lion went back into the forest and Dorothy went back to Kansas. Frank Baum got a thousand letters from children wanting to know more about what happened in Oz. This is why this book and 12 more got written.

In this story we meet Tip, Jack Pumpkinhead, a live sawhorse, the Highly Magnified Woogle-Bug and the Gump. These new characters meet up with the Scarecrow and Tin Woodman. There is an evil witch Mombi who is aiding General Jinjur and her army of young women, no longer content to stay at home and do chores they overthrow the Emerald City.

Good witch Glinda comes to the rescue.

I liked this book better then the Wizard of Oz. The characters had more personality then in the Wizard of Oz. A nice continuation of the story. ( )
  BellaFoxx | Feb 14, 2015 |
This was really cute and made me remember how clever Baum's imagination is. This would be stories I would read to my kids at night (if I had kids). Can't wait to see what else the series brings. ( )
  yougotamber | Aug 22, 2014 |
Reread Summer 2004 from Gutenberg
  amyem58 | Jul 14, 2014 |
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To those excellent good fellows and eminent comedians David C. Montgomery and Fred A. Stone whose clever personations of the Tin Woodman and the Scarecrow have delighted thousands of children throughout the land, this book is gratefully dedicated.
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In the country of the Gillikins, which is at the North of the Land of Oz, lived a youth called Tip.
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"This," said the Gump, in a squeaky voice not at all proportioned to the size of its great body, is the most novel experience I ever heard of. The last thing I remember distinctly is walking through the forest and hearing a loud noise..."
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0688054390, Hardcover)

Few fantasy lands have captured our hearts and imaginations as has the marvelous land of Oz. For over four generations, children and adults alike have reveled in the magical adventures of its beloved folk. Now, for the first time in over seventy years, the second book about Oz is presented here in the same deluxe format as the rare first edition, complete with all 16 of the original John R. Neill color plates, its colorful pictorial binding, and the many black-and-white illustrations that bring it to joyous life.

First issued in 1904, L. Frank Baum's The Marvelous Land of Oz is the story of the wonderful adventures of the young boy named Tip as he travels throughout the many lands of Oz. Here he meets with our old friends the Scarecrow and Tin Woodman, as well as some new friends like Jack Pumpkinhead, the Wooden Sawhorse, the Highly Magnified Woggle-Bug, and the amazing Gump. How they thwart the wicked plans of the evil witch Mombi and overcome the rebellion of General Jinjur and her army of young women is a tale as exciting and endearing today as it was when first published over eighty years ago.

Afterword by Peter Glassman. A facsimile of the rare first edition, complete with all 16 original color plates, a colorful pictorial binding, and over 125 of Neill's drawings. A Books of Wonder(R) Classic.

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Tip and his creation, Jack Pumpkin, run away to Oz, where they save the city after it is captured by girls.

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