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Ozma of Oz

Ozma of Oz
Your Price: $14.50 CDN
Author: L. Frank Baum
Publisher: Dover Publications
Format: Softcover
# of Pages: 288
Pub. Date: 1985
ISBN-10: 0486247791
ISBN-13: 9780486247793

About the Book:

Ozma of Oz is book three of L. Frank Baum's immortal Oz series. Fantasy and adventure in the fairy land of Ev with Dorothy, Princess Ozma, a wicked Nome King, an enchanted royal family, and more.

A raging sea storm carries Dorothy Gale (charming heroine of The Wizard of Oz) to the fairy land of Ev, where an exciting new adventure awaits her and all young readers who venture into this enchanting realm of fantasy. Dorothy meets some new friends — Billina, a friendly talking hen; Tiktok, a remarkable Copper Man; the lovely Princess Ozma of Oz; and some strange characters too — Wheelers, with wheels for hands and feet; and Princess Langwidere who wears a different head each day.

When Dorothy learns that the Queen of Ev and her ten children are prisoners of the wicked Nome King, she sets out on a magic carpet with her new friends and some old favorites — Scarecrow, Cowardly Lion, and Tin Woodman — to rescue them. The danger mounts as Princess Ozma herself falls victim to the Nome King's magic and is transformed into an emerald grasshopper. Youngsters will be swept up in the action as Dorothy and her entourage match wits with the Nome King and his devilish Nomes in a forbidding underground fortress. Ozma of Oz will delight children of all ages from the very first chapter in which Dorothy battles the sea, to its surprising conclusion, when she struggles to free the royal family and her friends.

The original text of Ozma of Oz is reprinted in its entirety from the first 1907 edition, with John R. Neill's amusing and imaginative illustrations that capture the flavor of this wonderful, witty tale.

About the Author:

Lyman Frank Baum (1856 – 1919) was an American author. After trying many different professions – he raised chickens, wrote plays, ran a theatre company, and started a business that produced oil-based lubricants – before he turned to writing for children at the age of 40. The Wizard of Oz is the first and most well known of his fourteen Oz novels. More than 100 years after its publication, 70 years after its debut on the big screen and 13 book sequels later, Oz endures.

John R. Neill (1877 – 1943) was a magazine and children's book illustrator. In 1904, at the age of twenty-six, he received his first major book assignment, as illustrator for The Marvelous Land of Oz, the second Oz book L. Frank Baum wrote. He went on to illustrate over forty Oz books, including three he wrote himself. Today, his fabulous pen-and-ink illustrations are synonymous with Oz.