Ozma of Oz finds Dorothy and her new friend, the talking hen Billina, shipwrecked in the mysterious Land of Ev. After narrowly escaping the evil Princess Langwidere, Dorothy is reunited with familiar... More > companions the Tin Woodsman, the Scarecrow, and Cowardly Lion on a quest to rescue the royal family of Ev from the clutches of the tyrannical Nome King. But to win the royal family’s freedom Dorothy and her friends must play the trickster King’s games. Will Billina have what it takes to save the day?
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz and its thirteen sequels have enchanted audiences since their publication in the early twentieth century. Ozma of Oz is the third novel in the Oz series, and was adapted into the film Return to Oz starring Fairuza Balk as Dorothy.< Less
12 Fairy Tales from the author of the Wizard of Oz series of books. Inspired by Lang and the Brothers Grimm, Baum sought to create an American type of fairy tales, avoiding the usual violence and... More > roman often found in these sort of stories.< Less
Of course, everyone always predicted it would happen! And in this book it does--the Wizard comes back to Oz to stay. Best of all, he comes with Dorothy, who is having adventure number three that... More > leads her to Oz, this time via a California earthquake.< Less
In which are related the Exciting Experiences of Princess Ozma of Oz, and Dorothy, in their hazardous journey to the home of the Flatheads, and to the Magic Isle of the Skeezers, and how they were... More > rescued from dire peril by the sorcery of Glinda the Good.< Less
If you loved The Wizard of Oz, you can catch up on the further adventures of Dorothy, Toto, and her motley crew of compatriots in The Emerald City of Oz. One of many novels in L. Frank Baum's Oz... More > series, this novel follows Dorothy and her family as they permanently relocate to the Land of Oz.< Less
The follow-up to the smash hit Aunt Jane's Nieces, Aunt Jane's Nieces Abroad is the second in the series of ten novels that Wizard of Oz creator L. Frank Baum penned for young adults at the dawn of... More > the twentieth century. This entry follows the travels of wacky baron John Merrick as he takes his three nieces on a grand tour of Europe.< Less
Inspired by Louisa May Alcott's Little Women, this book, which Wizard of Oz author L. Frank Baum wrote under the pen name Edith Van Dyne, is much in the same vein as Alcott's cozy coming-of-age tale.... More > The first in a series, the story of this novel follows three nieces who are summoned to their wealthy aunt's estate so she can decide to whom she will bequeath her sizable inheritance. Although the girls couldn't be more different personality-wise, a series of calamities brings them closer together. Aunt Jane's Nieces is a delightful read for fans of classic young adult fiction.< Less
In the sixth of the series of ten adventure stories that Wizard of Oz writer L. Frank Baum penned for young adults, wealthy magnate and world traveler Uncle John proposes that the family escape the... More > winter chill of New York with a sojourn in sunny southern California. However, what starts out as a pleasant journey is soon beset by problems and travails. Will the weary travelers ever make it to their destination?< Less
L. Frank Baum's classic children's novel The Wonderful Wizard of Oz was published in 1900 and was an immediate smash hit. If you've at least seen the musical you know the story: a young girl named... More > Dorothy is swept away from her Kansas farm by a tornado and is plopped down in a fantastical land of wonder. This novel stands on its own as a brilliant work of American literature whose characters, unlike many European counterparts, don't come from any ancient legends, but were simply made up: talking animals, good and wicked witches, and of course, the wonderful Wizard himself!
L. Frank Baum's book was so successful that a 1902 Broadway musical was adapted from it, and he was encouraged (begged! implored!) by his young readers (his "loving tyrants") to write thirteen more Oz books, whether he liked it or not. You'll fall in love with this tale, and have much more to carry you on through Oz when you're done.< Less