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
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
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