The Wonderful Wizard of Oz is an American children's novel written by author L. Frank Baum The book is one of the best-known stories in American literature and has been widely translated. Furthermore, in Ozma of Oz (), Dorothy gets back to Oz as the result of a storm at sea while she and Uncle Henry are. In addition to the canonical Oz books, several of Baum's works that are not Oz stories are Baum also wrote Oz-related stage plays: The Wonderful Wizard of Oz () with music by Paul Tietjens and Nathaniel revised in April as Ozma of Oz, and ultimately produced, with music by Louis F. Gottschalk as The Tik-Tok. Read this book now. “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz”. Dorothy makes new friends as she seeks to find a way home. Author: Baum, L. Frank; LCCN.
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Oz was created by author L. Frank Baumwho went on to write fourteen full-length Oz books. All of the Baum written books are in the public domain in the United States. The illusion created was that characters such as Dorothy and Princess Ozma related their adventures in Oz to Baum themselves, by means of wireless telegraph. In addition to the canonical Oz books, several of Baum's works that are not Oz stories are nevertheless nominally set in the same fictional universe as the Oz books, and include several character crossovers.
MannThe Wizard of Oz music by Tietjens et al. Also inhe wrote a play called The Girl from Oz. The manuscript is held in the archives at Syracuse Universitybut apparently its relation to Oz is little more than nominal it is also known as The Girl from Tomorrow and was later adapted for radio by Frank Joslyn Baumas is also the case with the short story, "The Littlest Giant", a rather brutal tale designated in two lines to be in the Gillikin country of Oz.
With Gottschalk writing the music, he wrote an unproduced stage version of The Patchwork Girl of Oz in Novemberthat was developed into the film scenario. The Oz books that were written subsequent to Baum's death can be classified into three categories:. The first two books were published professionally, with the third book published though lulu. Ruth Plumly Thompson's style was markedly different from Baum's.
Her tales harked back to more traditional fairy tales. She often included a small kingdom, with a prince or princess who saves his or her kingdom and regains the throne or saves Oz from invasion.
Thompson even respelled Baum's respelling " Nome " as the more traditional " Gnome ". Illustrator John R. Neill's vision of Oz is more manic than Thompson or Baum's.
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Houses often get up and do battle, and everything can be alive. Jack Snow was a Baum scholar, and even offered to take over the series at age twelve when Baum died. Snow's books lack any characters created by Thompson or Neill, although he did create his own. The Expeditioneers, as they call themselves, learn the meanings of these fortunes as they progress through an Art Colony, a Game Preserve, and a long and complex subterranean journey.
Jack Snow wrote Who's Who in Oz, a guide to characters from the first 39 Oz books, as well as a short story titled "A Murder in Oz," in which Tip takes his life back from Ozma, and both are ultimately restored as twin siblings.
Below are some books which deal with alternate versions of Oz, that do not follow the canon established by L.
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Frank Baum. The novel presents events, characters and situations from Baum's books and the film in new ways, with several differences between the L. Frank Baum series and the Wicked Cycle. These differences arise from the original Oz functioning as a mirror-image of Kansas in a cultural and economic framework: Oz was wealthy, prosperous and had excellent agricultural yields while Kansas was characterized by economic hardship, environmental difficulties and poor harvests.
The social strife described in the Wicked Cycle indicates that the two series are set in similar and internally consistent but distinctly separate visions of Oz. Unlike the popular movie and Baum's writings, this novel is not directed at children, and contains adult language and content.
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Hill Company. A little farm girl named Dorothy and her pet dog, Totoget swept away into the Land of Oz by a Kansas cyclone. Upon her arrival, she is hailed as a sorceress, liberates a living Scarecrowmeets a man made entirely of tinand a Cowardly Lion.
But all Dorothy really wants to know is how does she get home again. The ruler of Oz, the great Wizardwho resides in an Emerald Citymay be the only one powerful enough to help her. Also reprinted by various publishers under the names The New Wizard of Oz and The Wizard of Oz with occasional minor changes in the text.
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It was originally written as a one-shot book. The Marvelous Land of Oz. A little boy, Tipescapes from his evil guardian, the witch Mombiwith the help of a walking wooden figure with a jack-o'-lantern head named Jack Pumpkinhead brought to life with the magic Powder of Life Tip stole from Mombias well as a living Sawhorse created from the same powder. Tip ends up on an adventure with the Scarecrow and Tin Woodman to help Scarecrow to recapture his throne from General Jinjur 's army of girls.
While traveling to Australia with her Uncle HenryDorothy is swept overboard with a hen named Billina. They land in Eva country across the desert from Oz, where they encounter the wheelers and make a new friend, the mechanical man Tik-Tok.
Dorothy and the Wizard in Oz. On her way back from AustraliaDorothy visits her cousin, Zebin California. They are soon swallowed up by an earthquake, along with Zeb's horse Jim and Dorothy's cat Eureka.
The group soon meets up with the Wizard and all travel underground back to Oz. Dorothy meets the Shaggy Manand while trying to find the road to Butterfield, they get lost on an enchanted road. As they travel they meet the rainbow's daughter, Polychromeand a little boy, Button-Bright.
They have all sorts of strange adventures on the way to Oz. The Emerald City of Oz. While they tour through the Quadling Countrythe Nome King is tunneling beneath the desert to invade Oz. This was originally intended to be the last book in the series.
The Patchwork Girl of Oz.
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A Munchkin boy named Ojo must find a cure to free his Uncle Nunkie from a magical spell that has turned him into a statue. With the help of Scraps, an anthropomorphic patchwork doll, Ojo journeys through Oz to save his uncle.
Based in part upon the silent film, His Majesty, the Scarecrow of Oz. This was allegedly L. Frank Baum 's personal favourite Oz book. Young Prince Inga of Pingareeaided by King Rinkitinkthree powerful magical pearls, and a goat, attempts to rescue Inga's parents and their subjects from marauding warriors who have laid waste to Pingaree and enslaved its people.
Baum originally wrote this book as a non-Oz book entitled King Rinkitink. The Lost Princess of Oz. When Princess Ozma mysteriously disappears, four search parties are sent out, one for each of Oz's four countries. Most of the book covers Dorothy and the Wizard's efforts to find her. Meanwhile, Cayke the Cookie Chef discovers that her magic dishpan on which she bakes her famous cookies has been stolen.
Along with the Frogmanthey leave their mountain in Winkie Country to find the pan. The Tin Woodman of Oz. The Tin Woodmanwhose real name is Nick Chopper, sets out to find the Munchkin Girl he had courted before he became a tin man.
He and his party the Scarecrow and a new character called Woot the Wanderer have numerous adventures on this quest. They are transformed into animals by a hostile giantess, and they meet another live tin man, Captain Fyteras well as a Frankenstein monster-like creature, Chopfyt, made from their combined fleshly parts by the tinsmith Ku-Klip. Meanwhile, it is also Ozma's birthday, and all of Oz's citizens are searching for the most unusual present for the little princess.
This was published a month after Baum 's death. Dorothy, Ozma and Glinda try to stop a war in the Gillikin Country. This was Baum 's last Oz bookand was published posthumously.
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This book contains a dark scene in the house of Red Reeramost likely due to Baum's failing health. There have been many other Oz books released since, although not written by Baum. Queer Visitors from the Marvelous Land of Oz. Originally used to promote The Marvelous Land of Oz. Hungry Tiger Press corrected the censoring from the Buckethead edition but used The Visitors from Oz as the title like the Kellogg adaptation.
Complete series can be read online. The book can be read online. Little Wizard Stories of Oz. Six short stories about the Oz characters, originally written to help re-launch the Oz series in Full text can be found online.