Dorothy and the Wizard in Oz
Fantasy lovers of all ages will rejoice at this chance to travel once again to the marvelous land of Oz!A California earthquake sends Dorothy Gale and her new friends--Zeb the farm boy, Jim the cab-horse, and Eureka the mischievous kitten--tumbling through a crack in the ground. Deep beneath the... show more
Fantasy lovers of all ages will rejoice at this chance to travel once again to the marvelous land of Oz!A California earthquake sends Dorothy Gale and her new friends--Zeb the farm boy, Jim the cab-horse, and Eureka the mischievous kitten--tumbling through a crack in the ground. Deep beneath the earth, Dorothy is reunited with her old friend the Wizard of Oz and his troupe of nine tiny piglets.Together, Dorothy, the Wizard, and their friends travel through many fantastic lands, where they encounter the Mangaboos, people growing like vegetables in the ground; cross the Valley of Voe, where dama-fruit has turned everyone invisible; and are captured by mysterious flying Gargoyles. At last, the intrepid travelers reach Oz, where they have many unforgettable encounters with such favorites as the Scarecrow and the Tin Woodman, the Cowardly Lion and the Hungry Tiger, Princess Ozma and the wooden Sawhorse.Dorothy and the Wizard in Oz was the fourth Oz adventure. First published in 1908, it has captured the imaginations of young readers and listeners for four generations. Now a new generation can discover these superb adventures for themselves. This deluxe gift edition faithfully reproduces the rare first edition, including all sixteen color plates and all fifty black-and-white illustrations by John R. Neill, as well as the original colorful endpapers.Afterword by Peter Glassman. A deluxe facsimile of the fourth Oz adventure--originally published in 1908--when Dorothy and the Wizard meet the Mangaboos. A Books of Wonder(R) Classic.
Publish date: August 17th 1990
Publisher: Books of Wonder
Pages no: 262
Edition language: English
, Young Adult
, Fairy Tales
Series: Oz (#4)
I listened to the Librivox audio edition, read by Phil Chenevert. Violent vegetable people, a talking horse, invisible bears, dragonettes and a talking kitten named Eureka. Just a few of the wonderfully strange things this book has to offer. I didn't like it as much as the previous book in the serie...
Please note that this book will spoil events from books one through three. So if you haven't read those books, skip over this review. My general feeling once I finished this book was eh. I feel bad for saying this, but the charm of the first two Oz books has worn off of me. I had issues with book t...
I love the Books of Wonder editions. I have a first edition of this one, 1990.
And here we have the evidence that L. Frank Baum finally let the little bastards get to him. He would give them exactly what they wanted. What a shame they didn't notice he was mocking them. I can just see him counting his money through the tears.'Dorothy and the Wizard in Oz' finds Dorothy falling ...
Maybe it was because I expected something for an older reader but I wasn't impressed with this book. In addition I did not realize they this was the fourth book in the series and did not actually know what was going on. Other than that I think the book was a little slow and if took way too long to f...