Ozma of Oz

Ozma of Oz Readers of all ages will welcome the chance to be reunited with Dorothy Gale and such beloved characters as the Scarecrow Tin Woodman and Cowardly Lion as well as to meet new favorites such as the

  • Title: Ozma of Oz
  • Author: L. Frank Baum
  • ISBN: 9780809279746
  • Page: 391
  • Format: Paperback
  • Readers of all ages will welcome the chance to be reunited with Dorothy Gale and such beloved characters as the Scarecrow, Tin Woodman, and Cowardly Lion, as well as to meet new favorites such as the Hungry Tiger, whose appetite is never satisfied Princess Langwidere, who has thirty heads Billina, a talking chicken and Tiktok, a mechanical man.Blown overboard while sailReaders of all ages will welcome the chance to be reunited with Dorothy Gale and such beloved characters as the Scarecrow, Tin Woodman, and Cowardly Lion, as well as to meet new favorites such as the Hungry Tiger, whose appetite is never satisfied Princess Langwidere, who has thirty heads Billina, a talking chicken and Tiktok, a mechanical man.Blown overboard while sailing with her uncle, Dorothy finds herself in the fairy realm of Ev She sets out with her friends to rescue the Queen of Ev and her ten children, who have been imprisoned by the cruel Nome King But even Ozma, the wise Ruler of Oz, is no match for the clever king, and it s up to Dorothy to save everyone from terrible danger But will the Nome King s enchantments be too much even for the plucky little girl from Kansas Ozma of Oz has delighted children and adults for over eighty years, and now new generations can enjoy the unforgettable characters and the surprising and funny story in this deluxe facsimile of the rare first edition, featuring forty two of John R Neill s full color plates and twenty one two color illustrations, as well as a colorful pictorial binding.Afterword by Peter Glassman New generations can enjoy this surprising and funny story of the rescue of the royal family of Ev from the evil Nome King in a deluxe facsimile of the rare first edition A Books of Wonder R Classic.

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    • Evgeny says:

      After I finished the previous book of the series my reaction was, "Where the heck is Cowardly Lion and more importantly Dorothy?" I am an adult of twenty first century, but the reactions of kids of the early twentieth century were very similar. In fact L. Frank Baum admitted this in the preface for this installment. And so the author had to include these in this book somehow. He did, which gradually lead to overpopulation of the Land of Oz in the following books: more characters were introduced, [...]

    • Jason Koivu says:

      The original title for this wasOzma of Oz: A Record of Her Adventures with Dorothy Gale of Kansas, Billina the Yellow Hen, the Scarecrow, the Tin Woodsman, Tik-Tok, the Cowardly Lion and the Hungry Tiger; Besides Other Good People too Numerous to Mention Faithfully Recorded Herein.You gotta think Baum was just fucking with his readers at this point. L. Frank Baum: Full-Time Author, Part-Time PrickThis time around Dorothy is on a voyage to Australia to help soothe her Uncle Henry's rattled nerves [...]

    • Tabby says:

      So im reading all the Oz books plus the side books but feeling a little sick so review to come when i'm feeling better

    • Obsidian says:

      I like the fact that L. Frank Baum wrote this book to appeal to all of his young fans who wanted to know what happened to Dorothy and the Cowardly Lion after book two in the series. For those who have not read books 1 and 2, please note that some details below will contain spoilers about those books.I only gave this book 4 stars though, mainly because the character of Dorothy just bugged me throughout. Also this book dragged a lot, unlike with book one and two I had a hard time just reading this [...]

    • Akiko says:

      3.5-4 stars I enjoyed book one and two of this series better.Dorothy is on a ship with her uncle, headed to Australia, when a storm hits and she ends up going overboard with a hen (Billina, originally named Bill). The two unlikely companions wash ashore and have an adventure together, meeting the less than ferocious Wheeler creatures, a copper man named (Tik-Tok), a vain Princess of the Land of Ev (missing a rightful queen) who wants to trade Dorothy's head with one from her sprawling collection [...]

    • Stephanie says:

      I just finished reading Ozma of Oz, third book in the Oz series by L. Frank Baum. There was a funny quote near the end. Ozma, speaking to Dorothy, says, "You see, in this country are a number of youths who do not like to work, and the college is an excellent place for them." There are a number of such youths in our country today!I like the Oz books quite a bit so far, although I was a little distracted by the way Dorothy spoke in this book, leaving out vowels all over the place, pronouncing word [...]

    • Sara Santos says:

      4,5

    • Gary Sundell says:

      Dorothy returns in this 3rd book in the classic Oz series. This book introduces the Gnome King who is a recurring villian in future books.

    • Amy says:

      This is my favorite Oz book so far and would make an amazing movie. It makes me a little sad that kids aren't still reading this series and that the internet isn't filled with Ozma kitch. If I dressed like Ozma for Halloween, would anyone recognize me? I'm guessing not, and that makes me a little sad. The book starts with Dorothy and a yellow hen surviving a shipwreck by riding a chicken coop to shore. Upon landing, the (previously ordinary) yellow hen becomes enchanted and begins to talk. The f [...]

    • M says:

      Still loopy but a tad darker. Again, haven't read this in ages; if anything, I remember it better from the cult classic Return to Oz movie, which made for an interesting comparison.But this one gives you lots of fun with Dorothy and the delightful queen Ozma, not to mention an intrepid hen given powers of speech by transition to the fairylands, one of the most Grimm's-ian villains yet with the Nome King and his dangerous guessing game, and my deep and abiding favorite Tik-Tok, whose wind-up pers [...]

    • Lydia Presley says:

      Shortly into reading Ozma of Oz I started having strange flashbacks. You know those kind of flashbacks when parts of your youth you have forgotten come creeping in and making you think did this happen or was it deja vu?Turns out - it did happen! This book was the biggest influence on Disney's 1985 movie, Return to Oz. I knew the changing heads woman was something I hadn't thought up of on my own!So, once my curiosity was appeased I settled in to enjoy the wildly fun ride Ozma of Oz gave me. And [...]

    • Greg says:

      I believe what makes a great children's classic is that it can be read by anyone at any age and be enjoyable. I found the first book in this series amazingly creative. And I liked the second volume, as the author emphasizes such political issues as equality for all. But for me, this one was specifically written for children, as it all seems rather silly. Baum brings back the original characters, including Dorothy, just to bring them back to his audience but not in service to a good story. That's [...]

    • Shoshana says:

      Several thoughts on this one.I love how Dorothy is completely resilient, calm, and optimistic in the face of extreme danger. I mean, it's also pretty ridiculous - at the beginning of the book, a storm throws her overboard with nothing but a chicken coop to keep her afloat on the vast ocean, and she is "more amused than frightened at her sudden change of condition," gives "a sigh of regret at parting with Uncle Henry," and promptly goes to sleep. Like, what? Yeah, uh, ok. Still, I really apprecia [...]

    • Joni says:

      I have to say I was quite disappointed with this book. The storyline and characters were just as good as ever - Billina the chicken is perfectly adorable! However, Dorothy makes a reappearance in this book, and it seems that she has made some major regression in her ability to speak proper English. I think Auntie Em should be concerned enough to have a developmental evaluation and consider some interventions. Seriously, though, my only guess is that Baum chooses to have Dorothy speak poor Englis [...]

    • Hollie Turner says:

      I loved this book possibly even more than the first two. My only reasoning for not giving it 5 stars was that The Cowardly Lion seemed to be a coward again, despite being given courage by the Wizard from the first book and that made me sad. This was the only problem I had but as a whole. This is my favourite Oz book so far. I also noticed that a lot of 'Ozma of Oz' was used as inspiration for the second Wizard of Oz movie ('Return to Oz') which I really liked.I loved the concept of the Wheelers [...]

    • Nostalgia Reader says:

      3.5 stars.Slower and bit more "obvious" in the plot line, but still an enjoyable installment in the series! I particularly loved Tik-Tok describing Smith and Tinker--falling into paintings and building a ladder to the moon? WHERE IS THIS IN FULL STORY FORM, I DEMAND IT. <3

    • Jessica says:

      This was always my favorite of the series, and I loved revisiting this magical world.

    • Tatuu says:

      Oh Billina! Billina is such a sweetie! I imagined she had an African American accent- makes her conversations more interesting.

    • Ady Weasley says:

      Seré muy honesta leí el maravilloso Mago de Oz y Ozma de Oz solo porque tengo una ligera obsesión con Dorothy debe Morir! De Danielle Paige y quería entender un poco de la historiaPero por lo menos este libro se me hizo un poco tedioso, me faltaba emoción y la historia a mi gusto fue un poco floja.Si a eso le sumamos un incidente en la edición es decir páginas en blanco con el cual perdí por lo menos un capítulo.pues que puedo decirlesQuizás es un libro adecuado para la época en la qu [...]

    • Scott says:

      This is the only currently known draft (1909) of the play that eventually became The Tik-Tok Man of Oz, which toured the western part of the United States from 1913-4. In this early draft, the influence of Ozma of Oz is quite clear, and it shows more as an adaptation of that book than its influence on Tik-Tok of Oz. Betsy Bobbin is called Betsy Baker, and she arrives in the Rose Kingdom (Oz is never mentioned in the text) in a chicken coop with a hen called Baden-Baden (Ironically, there is a Be [...]

    • R. Kitt says:

      3.5-4 starsI enjoyed the previous two books more but I liked this one too!

    • Mimi says:

      I'm actually quite enjoying the Oz books. And I'm discovering that the details in the numerous film and tv adaptations I've seen, are a lot more accurate than I expected.(In this case particularly, an adaptation by Syfy (I think it was called 'the Witches of Oz' or something similar, where the witches had detachable heads. I thought it was far-fetched, turns out it's from this book in the series. Granted, it's not a witch, but Princess Langwidere who has the replacable heads, but still)

    • Orinoco Womble (tidy bag and all) says:

      This was the other Oz book I was given as a child, and my favourite of the two. I loved idea of the lunchbox tree and the dinnerpail tree! Reading it again forty-some years later, I still do, though my attitude toward Billina-the-hen has changed. First time around I found her amusing; this time she sounds like a bossy mother-substitute. Which works, because suddenly Dorothy talks like a four-year-old with her "auto'biles" and "baby cabs." Umexcuse me. I'm from the Midwest myself and "baby cab" w [...]

    • Shari says:

      We began reading Ozma of Oz on a five year old birthday, which meant waiting a whole week since finishing The Land of Oz from Christmas. The chief appeal as a child had been for me the guessing game, and the Nome King did not disappoint my five year old.Billina knowing a secret had us talking about secrets all week, but more important than knowing a secret is knowing that the least imposing character, a chicken, can save the day. Precisely because she's unnoticed and not taken to be significant [...]

    • Holli says:

      I like that Dorothy is back in Oz for this story and that it was in answer, by the author, for the clamoring of his young readers. Although Dorothy came across as an extreme snob in several scenes. As do the Tin Man and Scarecrow, which also happened in the second book making me wonder if their individual kingdom ruling ruined them from their first appearances. Dorothy is too young to be this snooty. I may be the only one who sees this, but they really come across as feeling themselves more impo [...]

    • Heidi says:

      A great adventure story to read aloud, especially for girls. We loved the horrible princess with the interchangeable heads, and all the other characters. We found a free ebook of an illustrated edition which made it nice to look at too, maybe from the Internet Archive.

    • Kathy Worrellツ says:

      Very adventurous and wholly entertaining!! Dorothy has somehow managed to undergo another unexpected trip into the World of Oz. And what a creative story it was! I love the mind of L. Frank Baum. Thanks Alexandra for a great buddy read!

    • Jason Pettus says:

      (Reprinted from the Chicago Center for Literature and Photography [cclapcenter:]. I am the original author of this essay, as well as the owner of CCLaP; it is not being reprinted here illegally. This review covers all 14 of the Baum Oz books, which is why it's found on all 14 book pages here.)I think it's fairly safe by now to assume that nearly everyone in Western society is familiar with The Wizard of Oz, most of us because of the classic 1939 movie adaptation; and many realize as well that au [...]

    • Natalie (weneedhunny) says:

      It's clear this is my first time reading any of the Oz books critically. There were so many things that nagged on me - for example, Dorothy's righteousness that feels typical of someone privileged and sheltered ("Your name can't be Bill, you're a girl. I'll call you Billina" - I'm not sure what the English original was of this part of the dialogue, I read the Swedish translation). I can't really see how anyone would enjoy Dorothy as a protagonist; there's not much to her - much more in fact is t [...]

    • Tarissa says:

      Another grand adventure in the Land of Oz (and also getting to visit the Land of Ev for the first time!). For me, Ozma of Oz is much more in the strain of the original Wonderful Wizard of Oz than book #2 (Marvelous Land of Oz) was. Book 3 now allows me to appreciate the Oz books all over again, and it gives you the same happiness and whimsical elements of the beloved, original story we cherish.If there's one thing I wish I could have in real life that I read about here, it would a tree that grow [...]

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