Shaun Pendergast’s bold, graphic illustrations offer a fresh take on the Land of Oz. An illustrator and designer of unique applications for mobile and tablet devices, Shaun grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area, and now lives in Austin, Texas. Visit him at shaunpendy.com.
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‘“Come along, Toto,” she said. “We will go to the Emerald City and ask the Great Oz how to get back to Kansas again.”’
Swept away from her home in Kansas by a tornado, Dorothy and her dog Toto find themselves stranded in the fantastical Land of Oz. As instructed by the Good Witch of the North and the Munchkins, Dorothy sets off on the yellow brick road to try and find her way to the Emerald City and the Wizard of Oz, who can help her get home.
With her companions the Scarecrow, the Tin Woodman and the Cowardly Lion, Dorothy experiences an adventure full of friendship, magic and danger. A much-loved children’s classic, The Wizard of Oz continues to delight readers young and old with its enchanting tale of witches, flying monkeys and silver shoes.
Students of history and economics will find two great stories: the dramatic rise and fall of monetary populism and William Jennings Bryan and the original rendering of a childhood story that they know and love. This study draws on several worthy versions of the Oz-as-Populist-parable thesis, but it also separates the reading of Baum's book in this manner from Baum's original intentions. Despite an incongruence with Baum's intent, reading the story as a parable continues to provide a remarkable window into the historical events of the 1890s and, thus, constitutes a tremendous teaching tool for historians, economists, and political scientists. Dighe also includes a primer on gold, silver, and the American monetary system, as well as a brief history of the Populist movement.
From the Hardcover edition.
Follow the yellow brick road with Dorothy and her friends as they travel to the Emerald City in search of the great Wizard of Oz in this new, complete and unabridged edition of the classic tale that winds its way from Kansas to faraway places and back. From the land of the Munchkins to the deadly poppy field, from encounters with ferocious Kalidahs, Winged Monkeys, and Fighting Trees to battles with the Wicked Witches of the East and West, the magic of Baum's story is beautifully reimagined through the extraordinary art of Michael Sieben.
The first three books of the iconic Oz series, now in one collection!
In The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, Dorothy and her dog, Toto, find themselves in a strange land called Oz after their Kansas house is swept away by a cyclone. Here they meet the Munchkins and join the Scarecrow, Tin Woodman, and the Cowardly Lion on an unforgettable journey to the Emerald City, where the all-powerful Wizard of Oz lives. Can he help Dorothy return home?
In The Marvelous Land of Oz, a young boy named Tip escapes from a witch and sets out to explore land of Oz. Along the way, he meets the Scarecrow and Tin Woodman, as well as some new friends like Jack Pumpkinhead and the Wooden Sawhorse. Eventually, Tip’s journey takes him to the Emerald City, where he realizes that his life will be changed forever.
In Ozma of Oz, Dorothy is sailing to Australia when a huge storm washes her overboard. She only survives by clinging to a chicken crate. Eventually she and a yellow hen named Billina wash up on the magic shore of Ev where they meet the mechanical man Tik Tok. But Dorothy and Billina are taken prisoner by the evil Nome King who has captured the royal family of Ev. Only Ozma of Oz can save them, but will she be in time?
Later, it is revealed that the destruction of their farmhouse by the tornado back in The Wonderful Wizard of Oz has left Uncle Henry in terrible debt. In order to pay it, he has taken out a mortgage on his farm. If he cannot repay his creditors, they will seize the farm. He is not afraid for himself, but both he and his wife, Aunt Em, fear very much for their niece's future. Dorothy arranges with Princess Ozma to take them to the Land of Oz, where they will be safe. Using the Magic Belt (a tool captured from the jealous Nome King Roquat), Ozma transports them to her throne room. They are given rooms to live in and luxuries to enjoy, including a vast and complex wardrobe. They meet with many of Dorothy's animal friends, including the Cowardly Lion and Billina the Yellow Hen.
In the underground Nome Kingdom, the desirous Roquat is plotting to seize the Land of Oz. He was greatly embarrassed years ago when Dorothy, Ozma, and their many friends entered his domain and freed the royal family of Ev from imprisonment, As a result, he wants to embarrass them in a similar way. After ordering the expulsion of his General (who will not agree to such an attack) and the death of his Colonel (who also refuses), King Roquat holds counsel with a veteran soldier called Guph. Guph believes that against the many magicians of Oz (the reputation of which has grown in the telling), the Nome Army has no chance alone. He therefore sets out personally to recruit allies.
* The complete Oz books and ALL fully illustrated with their original artwork
* Concise introductions to the novels and other works
* Beautifully illustrated with images relating to Baum’s life and works
* Images of how the books were first printed, giving your eReader a taste of the original texts
* Explore the first edition colour illustrations of ‘The Wonderful Wizard of Oz’
* Excellent formatting of the texts
* Many novels appear for the first time in digital print, including all of the MARY LOUISE, BOY FORTUNE HUNTERS and PHOEBE DARING novels
* Famous works such as THE SEA-FAIRIES and SKY ISLAND are fully illustrated with their original artwork
* Scarce poetry collections, including FATHER GOOSE’S YEAR BOOK, first time in digital print
* Special chronological and alphabetical contents tables for the poetry and short stories
* Rare plays and musical synopses, including the original WIZARD OF OZ play.
* Special BAUMIANA section, with articles and reviews relating to the wonderful world of Baum
* Features the biography IN OTHER LANDS THAN OURS written by the author’s wife – discover Baum’s literary life
* Scholarly ordering of texts into chronological order and literary genres
The Oz Works
THE WONDERFUL WIZARD OF OZ
THE MARVELOUS LAND OF OZ
THE WOGGLE-BUG BOOK
OZMA OF OZ
DOROTHY AND THE WIZARD IN OZ
THE ROAD TO OZ
THE EMERALD CITY OF OZ
THE PATCHWORK GIRL OF OZ
LITTLE WIZARD STORIES OF OZ
TIK-TOK OF OZ
THE SCARECROW OF OZ
RINKITINK IN OZ
THE LOST PRINCESS OF OZ
THE TIN WOODMAN OF OZ
THE MAGIC OF OZ
GLINDA OF OZ
THE ROYAL BOOK OF OZ BY RUTH PLUMLY THOMPSON
Other Fantasy Works
THE MAGICAL MONARCH OF MO
DOT AND TOT OF MERRYLAND
AMERICAN FAIRY TALES
THE MASTER KEY: AN ELECTRICAL FAIRY TALE
THE LIFE AND ADVENTURES OF SANTA CLAUS
THE ENCHANTED ISLAND OF YEW
QUEEN ZIXI OF IX
JOHN DOUGH AND THE CHERUB
THE SEA FAIRIES
Non-Fantasy Works Under Baum’s Name
THE DARING TWINS
The Pseudonym Works – Fantasy
TWINKLE AND CHUBBINS
The Pseudonym Works – Non-Fantasy
AUNT JANE’S NIECES - ALL 10 BOOKS
THE FLYING GIRL
THE FLYING GIRL AND HER CHUM
MARY LOUISE IN THE COUNTRY
MARY LOUISE SOLVES A MYSTERY
MARY LOUISE AND THE LIBERTY GIRLS
MARY LOUISE ADOPTS A SOLDIER
THE BOY FORTUNE HUNTERS IN ALASKA
THE BOY FORTUNE HUNTERS IN PANAMA
THE BOY FORTUNE HUNTERS IN EGYPT
THE BOY FORTUNE HUNTERS IN CHINA
THE BOY FORTUNE HUNTERS IN YUCATAN
THE BOY FORTUNE HUNTERS IN THE SOUTH SEAS
THE FATE OF A CROWN
DAUGHTERS OF DESTINY
TAMAWACA FOLKS: A SUMMER COMEDY
ANNABEL, A NOVEL FOR YOUNG FOLK
THE LAST EGYPTIAN
MOTHER GOOSE IN PROSE
ANIMAL FAIRY TALES
UNCOLLECTED SHORT STORIES
The Short Stories
LIST OF SHORT STORIES IN CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER
LIST OF SHORT STORIES IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER
The Poetry Collections
LIST OF POEMS IN CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER
LIST OF POEMS IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER
LIST OF BAUM RELATED ARTICLES AND PIECES
IN OTHER LANDS THAN OURS BY MAUD GAGE-BAUM
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The fourth, fifth, and sixth titles of the iconic Oz series, now in one collection!
In Dorothy and the Wizard in Oz, Dorothy and the Wizard visit the center of the Earth, where people are vegetables, glass houses grow, and Oz characters reappear. Eventually they return to the Emerald City—but will they stay?
In The Road to Oz, Dorothy sets out on another adventure with some new friends like the Shaggy Man, Button-Bright, and Polychrome, and some old ones like the Scarecrow and the Tin Woodman. Will they reach the Emerald City in time for Ozma’s birthday?
In The Emerald City of Oz, Dorothy, her Uncle Henry, and Aunt Em are going to live in the Emerald City. They set out of explore the land of Oz with the help of Dorothy’s friends, but must rush home again when they discover that the Nome King is busy gathering an army for an invasion of Oz. Will they be able to stop the invasion?