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Road to Oz : Dover Children's Classics - L. FRANK BAUM

Road to Oz

Dover Children's Classics


Published: 1st December 1986
For Ages: 9 - 11 years old
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The stories of L. Frank Baum have captivated youngsters for generations - from his Mother Goose in Prose (1897) to a fantasy about the beautiful Glinda of Oz (1920). But his stories of a little Kansas farm girl named Dorothy remain his best-loved tales. Now, reproduced directly from an early edition of the book first published in 1909, comes another treasure from the master of make-believe. This time Dorothy and Toto become lost when they try to help the strange but lovable Shaggy Man. To find their way home they travel to Oz, and on the way there they meet a host of amusing and astonishing characters, including Polychrome, the Rainbow's beautiful daughter; a silly boy named Button-Bright; and the unbelievable Scoodles, who tend to literally lose their heads in fits of anger. Once in the Land of Oz, Dorothy is reunited with many of her old friends, who are gathering for Princess Ozma's magnificent birthday party.Children as well as grown-ups will be charmed by 126 delightfully witty drawings - all created for the original edition by noted illustrator John R. Neill. An excellent companion piece to other Baum classics, this entertaining tale is sure to please old and new travelers to the Land of Oz.

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: 9780486252087
ISBN-10: 0486252086
Series: Dover Children's Classics
Audience: Children
For Ages: 9 - 11 years old
For Grades: 4 - 6
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 272
Published: 1st December 1986
Publisher: Dover Publications Inc.
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.0 x 14.0  x 1.3
Weight (kg): 0.27