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Rinkitink in Oz : Dover Children's Classics - L. FRANK BAUM

Rinkitink in Oz

Dover Children's Classics

Paperback

Published: 5th November 1993
For Ages: 8 - 14 years old
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Rinkitink in Oz appeared some years after the great success that L. Frank Baum (1856-1919) enjoyed with the publication of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz in 1900. Like its beloved predecessor, it is filled with whimsical characters that quickly endear themselves to young readers, and it has become a classic of children's literature.When the stout and jolly monarch Rinkitink arrives with his talking boat Bilbil on the island kingdom of Pingaree, he soon finds himself caught in the middle of a war between Pingaree and a neighboring kingdom. Together with Pingaree's young Prince Inga, Rinkitink and Bilbil bound from one exciting adventure to another, overcoming enormous obstacles with the aid of magical powers.The ending, of course, is a happy one. And the story is one of Baum's most delightful and imaginative. It is reprinted here from the original 1916 edition, complete with all 114 illustrations by John R. Neill.

L. Frank Baum

Lyman Frank Baum, born May 15 1856, was an American author of children's books, best known for writing The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. He wrote thirteen novel sequels, nine other fantasy novels, and a host of other works (55 novels in total, plus four "lost" novels, 83 short stories, over 200 poems, an unknown number of scripts, and many miscellaneous writings), and made numerous attempts to bring his works to the stage and screen.

His works anticipated such century-later commonplaces as television, augmented reality, laptop computers (The Master Key), wireless telephones (Tik-Tok of Oz), women in high risk, action-heavy occupations (Mary Louise in the Country), and the ubiquity of advertising on clothing (Aunt Jane's Nieces at Work).

On May 5, 1919, Baum suffered from a stroke. He died quietly the next day, nine days short of his 63rd birthday.His final Oz book, Glinda of Oz, was published on July 10, 1920, a year after his death. The Oz series was continued long after his death by other authors, notably Ruth Plumly Thompson, who wrote an additional nineteen Oz books.

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ISBN: 9780486277561
ISBN-10: 0486277569
Series: Dover Children's Classics
Audience: Children
For Ages: 8 - 14 years old
For Grades: 3 - 9
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 336
Published: 5th November 1993
Publisher: Dover Publications Inc.
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 20.2 x 13.7  x 1.5
Weight (kg): 0.32