A Wonderful Welcome to Oz: The Marvelous Land of Oz, Ozma of Oz, & the Emerald City of Oz

A Wonderful Welcome to Oz The Marvelous Land of Oz Ozma of Oz the Emerald City of Oz For than a century L Frank Baum s kingdom of Oz and its delightful denizens have enchanted readers of all ages In this illustrated Modern Library edition the bestselling novelist and children s book

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  • Title: A Wonderful Welcome to Oz: The Marvelous Land of Oz, Ozma of Oz, & the Emerald City of Oz
  • Author: L. Frank Baum Gregory Maguire John R. Neill
  • ISBN: 9780812974942
  • Page: 400
  • Format: Paperback
  • For than a century, L Frank Baum s kingdom of Oz and its delightful denizens have enchanted readers of all ages In this illustrated Modern Library edition, the bestselling novelist and children s book writer Gregory Maguire takes readers on a guided tour of Oz, gathering and introducing us to three of Baum s beloved stories The Marvelous Land of Oz, the sequel to TFor than a century, L Frank Baum s kingdom of Oz and its delightful denizens have enchanted readers of all ages In this illustrated Modern Library edition, the bestselling novelist and children s book writer Gregory Maguire takes readers on a guided tour of Oz, gathering and introducing us to three of Baum s beloved stories The Marvelous Land of Oz, the sequel to The Wizard of Oz, is the adventure packed tale of a Gillikin boy named Tip who flees Old Mombi the witch in search of the Emerald City.Ozma of Oz, set mainly in the strange land of Ev, features the clever and beautiful new ruler of the Emerald City, as well as Dorothy of Kansas, the mechanical marvel Tik Tok, and the dreaded Nome King The Emerald City of Oz recounts Dorothy s trip to Oz with her Aunt Em and Uncle Henry, and the Nome King s terrible plot against the kingdom.

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    1. I read some of this when I was a child visiting my Grandmother. The family's children's books were under an upholstered built in bench and we could reach under the bench's skirt and pull out treasure in the form of the books my father and his siblings had grown up reading. This paperback edition is a direct copy of the original versions and includes the illustrations, essential to enjoying these books. The only problem is that this paperback is a reduced size so some of the details of the drawin [...]

    2. The Marvelous Land of OzDate I read this book: September 24th, 2011★Tip lives with the wicked witch Mombi. Though she's not technically allowed to call herself a witch, she is truly wicked. Tip has been with her as long as he remembers. Basically a glorified slave or indentured servant, Tip takes every opportunity to get one over on Mombi. So one day when she heads over to a neighboring warlock's house to swap secrets, Tip laboriously creates Jack Pumpkinhead. Jack is a tall scarecrow like cre [...]

    3. L. Frank Baum wanted to write novels without a moral for children. What he wrote instead is surprisingly deep and philosophical. It's a comment on power: Who has it? Privileged or poor, educated or not, good or evil, male or female? What kind of person has the capacity to utilize this power? And what exactly is this power?Included in A Wonderful Welcome to Oz are three Oz books: The Marvelous Land of Oz, Ozma of Oz, and The Emerald City of Oz. The Marvelous Land of Oz follows Tip and Jack Pumpki [...]

    4. The Marvelous Land of Oz - A really fine fantasy, with all the twisted and dark bits in the periphery and unrelenting fun in the foreground. Many memorable characters make a unique entrance. I liked Oz without Dorothy.Ozma of Oz - The fairy tale elements were all there; several parts were quite spooky if you didn't rush through them. I resent a bit the distinction between aristocratic nobility and the commoner in Oz books, and the readiness that even the heroes and heroines accept slavery. I gue [...]

    5. Nice book the writing style got better and better with each book. I liked all of the Oz books but at times in the book it dragged a little. The book got intense for me durring the last few chapters.The title of the second book didnt seem to fit the story for me.I would recomend this book for people who like fariy tales but have time on hand to read it because it does drag some times as i said. NOT A SPEED READ kinda book lol I give this book well all three books a solid 4 stars out of 5.

    6. OK completely fantastical and you might think infantile, but so not. Baum writes much more for an adult audience than the for the kiddies the movie definitely seemed targeted. He has a crazy imagination that ends up with amazing writing. Then again I'm a sucker for any book that can completely absorb me.

    7. This book is so easy and fun to read. It has 3 different stories all written by L. Frank Baum. He wrote these after receiving too many letters from little kids asking about "The Wizard of Oz." If you enjoy "The Wizard of Oz" you should enjoy these stories.

    8. Although the stories were great, this took me a L O N G time to finish. He is a very humorous writer and reading between the lines helps provide the adult content for much of the story. Can't wait to see the film in March; looks like there are lots of story elements in it!

    9. Three of the best Oz books ever, including my all time favorite, Ozma of Oz, with Billina, the practical-minded chicken. What's not to love? (Although the Gump from The Marvelous Land of Oz comes in a close second.)Complete with the original Gibson girl era drawings - a must.

    10. I read all of the OZ books and would recommend them to anyone. The most creative imagery I have ever encountered. A completely made up worldwonderful!

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