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  • By Christine Hasan
    Jan 19, 2015
    I don't certainly don't fit into the young adult category and I am not usually a fan of this genre; yet this book (which ticks all the boxes the original Wizard of Oz and Alice in Wonderland created) pulled me deep into the pages almost straight away. It is an intensely moralistic story, that somehow manages not to preach and is to be frank a glorious roller coaster ride through the imaginations of the writers. The descriptions are electric and in one sense the story line almost doesn't matter as the reader becomes caught up in the journey. I certainly didn't expect when I first opened the cover that I would have trouble putting it down. I am certain that given as a gift to recalcitrant readers it will change their mind set over reading.I don't think it can be beaten and it is certainly a fun read for absolutely anyone with a fertile imagination. Lastly I must mention Gwendolyn Tennille's illustrations. I wish there were more of them .They bring the characters totally into focus. Be... More > careful, once started it is addictive and hard to put down.< Less
  • By Landon Parks
    May 30, 2014
    Book #3 in the Of Cabbages/Oz/Wonderland series is quite an adventure. I hadn’t had a chance to read the first and second installments in this series, but I found that it was easy to pick up the story, even without the first two books. Ron Baxley Jr. and James Wallace have woven a tale that makes you want to read more. Right off the bat, a word of warning: This is not really a children’s book. The storyline and narrations are similar to what one would find in a classic ‘Oz’ book by L. Frank Baum or Ruth Thompson, however the new books seem to fit better in the young adult category. The book is not overly dark in tone, but it does have somewhat of a ‘Gothic’ feel to it that may go over the heads of younger children. The title of the book may be a little confusing to some; just understand that this is not strictly an ‘Oz’ book. Rather, it’s a mixing of various classic characters and storylines, namely from Baum’s OZ books and Carrol's Alice in Wonderland. Mr. Baxley and Mr. Wallace have... More > managed to pull off what few other authors could have – they have combined several already realized worlds, and mixed in their own characters and storylines – and they have done it well. The result is a book that takes the reader on a fascinating journey into the newly realized world; a world where readers who are familiar with Oz and Wonderland can find some safety – but one that mixes it up and throws new plots and characters at you. Overall, I’m giving this book 4.5 out of 5 stars and a recommended reading age of 10 and up. The only complaint I have (which is not about this book in particular) is the difficulty of finding digital copies of the first two books in the series. I feel that if I had known the story from the very beginning, it may have helped ease me into the world a little more. Since I do most all my reading on the Kindle nowadays, not having digital copies of the first two books (that I could find anyway) might leave some readers wanting more.< Less
  • By Stephanie Tullis
    May 19, 2014
    Of Dismal Things To Do and Deeply Sympathizing “Book 3 of the Of Cabbages/ Oz / Wonderland series by: Ron Baxley, Jr. and James C. Wallace II Copyright Ó 2014 is the kind of book I stay awake reading until 4am. It gripped me and didn’t let go, staying with me when I closed the book with a rush of adrenaline. This book is highly impressive, while not always fully engaging, though fans of the first book will not be disappointed. Gwendolyn Tennille does a wonderful in-depth job of illustrating and giving a vision to Mr. Baxley and Mr. Wallace’s words. Boots McStomp is my favorite and states it best “Ouch... this is one crazy adventure we have found ourselves in this time... wee oyster spirits...a talkin’ Red Queen head... Lava Magma’s spirit prattling on in the background... fire escapes that are more than real fire escapes. Aye... crazy.” Read it, you will not be disappointed! Stephanie Tullis
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Product Details

Edition
First
Publisher
Scientia Est Vox Press
Published
May 9, 2014
Language
English
Pages
314
Binding
Perfect-bound Paperback
Interior Ink
Full color
Weight
0.46 lbs.
Dimensions (inches)
6 wide x 9 tall
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