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Illustration from The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum.
Wonderful World of Oz. Photograph. Enc Britannica Online Lib Ed. Web. 15 May 2013.

Happy Birthday Mr. Baum!

L Frank Baum was born on this day in 1859. He was a prolific writer of children's stories in the early 20th century with 60 books published. Of course, he is best known as the author of The Wonderful Wizard of OZ (published in 1899) and thirteen more OZ stories. His modern American fairy tale of Kansas farm girl, Dorothy Gale, and her adventures in the Land of OZ were immensely popular and inspired the classic 1939 movie with Judy Garland as well as a 1970's musical, The Wiz, and the most recent movie version, OZ, the Great and Powerful. There have also been numerous spin-offs and continuation of the OZ stories. Most popular may be the novel and musical show, Wicked.

See the list below for a sampling of all things OZ in the Richland Library collection. Several of the OZ books are also available in eBook versions. Don't forget to check our Download-it pages for more options.


Melissa T. Says: Share the classic movie of your childhood with your own kids.
Amazon Says: When it was released during Hollywood's golden year of 1939, The Wizard of Oz didn't start out as the perennial classic it has since become. The film did respectable business, more...
Amazon Says: When it was released during Hollywood's golden year of 1939, The Wizard of Oz didn't start out as the perennial classic it has since become. The film did respectable business, but it wasn't until its debut on television that this family favorite less...
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Melissa T. Says: The Muppets give the classic Baum tale an irrevent twist, as always.
Amazon Says: Join Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy, and all the Muppets as they turn everyone's favorite classic tale into a musical, madcap adventure that shines brighter than Emerald City! Th more...
Amazon Says: Join Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy, and all the Muppets as they turn everyone's favorite classic tale into a musical, madcap adventure that shines brighter than Emerald City! The fun starts when the Muppets team up with an all-star cast that includes Grammy Award winner Ashanti, Oscar(R) nominee Queen Latifah (2002, Best Supporting Actress, CHICAGO), David Alan Grier, Academy Award(R) winner Quentin Tarantino (1994, Best Original Screenplay, PULP FICTION), and Jeffrey Tambor. Ashanti sparkles as Dorothy, an aspiring singer whose dreams of fame and fortune seem worlds away from coming true in the Kansas trailer park where she lives with her Aunt Em and Uncle Henry. But when a tornado transports her and Toto (Pepe the King Prawn) to the magical land of Oz, Dorothy meets the Wizard, who promises to make her a superstar -- if she and her wacky new friends, the Scarecrow (Kermit), the Tin Thing (Gonzo), and the Cowardly Lion(Fozzie), can defeat Oz's #1 diabolical diva, the Wicked Witch of the West (Miss Piggy)! Featuring original music, hilarious performances, and 20 minutes of never-before-seen footage, THE MUPPETS' WIZARD OF OZ will lift your spirits and blow you away! less...
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Melissa T. Says: The Wizard of OZ with soul.
Amazon Says: The fabulous land of Oz rocks in the spectacular musical based on the smash hit Broadway show. In this Motown production, Dorothy is a shy Harlem Kindergarten teacher who, whi more...
Amazon Says: The fabulous land of Oz rocks in the spectacular musical based on the smash hit Broadway show. In this Motown production, Dorothy is a shy Harlem Kindergarten teacher who, while searching for her lost dog Toto in a swirling blizzard, is whisked to a wonderland to follow the yellow brick road. Director Sidney Lumet (Serpico, Murder on the Orient Express), not content to merely film the stage production, transforms the physical attributes of New York City into the fabulous land of Oz. Diana Ross reaches new heights as Dorothy and her co-stars include Michael Jackson as the Scarecrow, Nipsey Russell as the Tin Man, Ted Ross as the Cowardly Lion, Lena Horne as Glinda the Good Witch and Richard Pryor as the Oz's Great Wizard. With such a cast, exciting musical numbers and fabulous visual effects, The Wiz will reach every generation of moviegoers. less...
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Melissa T. Says: Although it is not released yet, you can put a hold on the Blu ray disc.
Amazon Says: Disney’s fantastical adventure Oz The Great And Powerful, from the director of the Spider-Man trilogy, follows Oscar Diggs (James Franco), a small-time circus magician with more...
Amazon Says: Disney’s fantastical adventure Oz The Great And Powerful, from the director of the Spider-Man trilogy, follows Oscar Diggs (James Franco), a small-time circus magician with dubious ethics. When Diggs is hurled away to the vibrant Land of Oz, he thinks he’s hit the jackpot — until he meets three witches (Mila Kunis, Rachel Weisz and Michelle Williams), who aren’t convinced he’s the great wizard everyone’s expecting. Reluctantly drawn into epic problems facing Oz and its inhabitants, Oscar must find out who is good and who is evil before it’s too late. Putting his magical arts to use through illusion, ingenuity — and even some wizardry — Oscar transforms himself into the great wizard and a better man as well.                                                less...
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Melissa T. Says: A new addition to the OZ story, in song.
Amazon Says: WICKED, STARRING KRISTIN CHENOWETH, IDINA MENZEL AND JOEL GREY. Decca Broadway proudly presents the original cast recording of WICKED, Broadway's most talked about new musical more...
Amazon Says: WICKED, STARRING KRISTIN CHENOWETH, IDINA MENZEL AND JOEL GREY. Decca Broadway proudly presents the original cast recording of WICKED, Broadway's most talked about new musical. The box office is already over $10 Million! With a score by Stephen Schwartz (Broadway's Pippin, Godspell), libretto by Winnie Holzman (TV's My So-Called Life) and based on the best-selling novel by Gregory Maguire, the musical is a prequel to the legendary classic, THE WIZARD OF OZ. WICKED explores the early life of the witches of Oz: Glinda and Elphaba. One witch, born with emerald green skin, is smart, fiery and misunderstood. The other is beautiful, ambitious and very popular. WICKED stars Tony Award® winner Kristin Chenoweth (You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown) as Glinda, Idina Menzel (Rent) as Elphaba, the Wicked Witch of the West, and Tony® and Oscar® Winner Joel Grey (Cabaret) as The Wizard. The Original Cast Recording -- featuring an essay by Wicked novelist Gregory Maguire, original color photos from the show and a complete libretto. less...
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Melissa T. Says: The story that started it all.
Amazon Says: After a cyclone transports her to the land of Oz, Dorothy must seek out the great wizard in order to return to Kansas. more...
Amazon Says: After a cyclone transports her to the land of Oz, Dorothy must seek out the great wizard in order to return to Kansas. less...
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Melissa T. Says: A comic book version of the well known first book in the series.
Amazon Says: The premiere American fantasy adventure gets the Merry Marvel treatment! Eisner Award-winning writer/artist Eric Shanower (Age of Bronze) teams up with fan-favorite artist Sko more...
Amazon Says: The premiere American fantasy adventure gets the Merry Marvel treatment! Eisner Award-winning writer/artist Eric Shanower (Age of Bronze) teams up with fan-favorite artist Skottie Young (New X-Men) to bring L. Frank Baum's beloved classic to life! When Kansas farm girl Dorothy flies away to the magical Land of Oz, she fatally flattens a Wicked Witch, liberates a living Scarecrow and is hailed by the Munchkin people as a great sorceress...but all she really wants to know is: how does she get home? less...
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Melissa T. Says: The first title in the OZ series, graphic novel version.
Amazon Says: The Graphic Novelization of a Classic Tale! Dorothy and her dog, Toto, are whisked to the magical land of Oz where they meet the Tin Woodsman, the Scarecrow, and the C more...
Amazon Says: The Graphic Novelization of a Classic Tale! Dorothy and her dog, Toto, are whisked to the magical land of Oz where they meet the Tin Woodsman, the Scarecrow, and the Cowardly Lion. Mike Cavallaro transforms L. Frank Baum’s world of Oz into a manga-influenced graphic novel. less...
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The Marvelous Land of Oz by L. Frank Baum
Melissa T. Says: A comic book version of the second book in the series.
Amazon Says: L. Frank Baum's magical world of Oz comes to life in a way you never imagined! Follow the adventures of a young boy named Tip as he escapes the servitude of the mean old wi more...
Amazon Says: L. Frank Baum's magical world of Oz comes to life in a way you never imagined! Follow the adventures of a young boy named Tip as he escapes the servitude of the mean old witch Mombi and runs away with his newly created magical companion, Jack Pumpkinhead. Along the way, they meet Sawhorse and follow the legendary Yellow Brick Road to the Emerald City - now ruled by King Scarecrow! But when Jinjur overthrows King Scarecrow and Mombi returns, Tip and his friends must enlist the aid of Glinda, the Good Witch, to try to set things right in Oz! Collecting THE MARVELOUS LAND OF OZ #1-8. less...
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Melissa T. Says: The fourth title in the OZ series.
Amazon Says: 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 more...
Amazon Says: 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. less...
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The Road to Oz by L. Frank Baum
Melissa T. Says: The fifth title in the OZ series.
Amazon Says: Dorothy and Toto are off again on an exciting adventure down The Road to Oz!In order to help the lovable, ever-wandering Shaggy Man, Dorothy and Toto must journey through magi more...
Amazon Says: Dorothy and Toto are off again on an exciting adventure down The Road to Oz!In order to help the lovable, ever-wandering Shaggy Man, Dorothy and Toto must journey through magical and mysterious lands. Soon the three are joined by a lost lad named Button-Bright and the beautiful young Polychromethe Rainbow's Daughter. With magic at work and danger about, these new friends must journey through cities of talking beasts, across the Deadly Desert into the Truth Pond, and through many other strange and incredible places before they can reach the Emerald City.Along the way, Dorothy and her companions encounter a whole new assortment of fantastic and funny characters--the crafty King Dox of Foxville, the magical donkey King Kik-a-bray, the terrible bigheaded Scoodlers, and Johnny Dooit (who can do anything)--along with old friends Jack Pumpkinhead, Tik-tok, Billina, and, of course, the Tin Woodman, the Cowardly Lion, the Scarecrow, and the wonderful Wizard himself.The Road to Oz is the fifth adventure in the magical Land of Oz. For the first time since the original 1909 edition, this stunning new facsimile edition illustrates Dorothy's fantastic adventures on different colors of paper reflecting where she and her friends are on the road to Oz. Featuring all of John R. Neill's 126 striking pen-and-ink drawings, this handsome deluxe edition is one to be treasured for years to come.Afterword by Peter Glassman. This deluxe facsimile of the fifth Oz adventure reunites Dorothy and her friends for Princess Ozma's glorious birthday party. For the first time since the original 1909 edition, the 126 masterful illustrations are printed on colored papers, exactly as the author intended. A Books of Wonder Classic. less...
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The Emerald City of Oz by L. Frank Baum
Melissa T. Says: The sixth title in the OZ series.
Amazon Says: [The King, wanting some advice from his Chief Counselor, called for him, explained his problem and then listened to the Counselor's suggestion.] Hearing this, the King glared more...
Amazon Says: [The King, wanting some advice from his Chief Counselor, called for him, explained his problem and then listened to the Counselor's suggestion.] Hearing this, the King glared at his Counselor with a furious expression and tugged at his own long white whiskers until he pulled them so hard that he yelled with pain. "You are a fool!" he exclaimed. "I share that honor with your Majesty," said the Chief Counselor. Long-time fans of the Land of Oz will find this gentle humor familiar. For newcomers as well as veteran travelers to L. Frank Baum's fabled realm, this captivating tale promises a host of astonishing creatures, incredible feats and outlandish situations. Considered to be the most spectacularly illustrated of all the Oz books, The Emerald City of Oz vividly describes the continuing adventures of Dorothy, Aunt Em and Uncle Henry and their move to the magical kingdom. Readers discover how Dorothy became a princess, got lost and was found again by the Wizard; how the Wizard practiced sorcery, the Scarecrow displayed his wisdom and Uncle Henry got into trouble; and how the fierce warriors invaded Oz. And, of course, there are such bizarre characters as the Cuttenclips, Wogglebug, Grand Gallipoot, and Flutterbudgets. Over 100 highly imaginative illustrations by John R. Neill — all enchanting representations of new friends and old favorites — enhance this fun-filled fantasy that adults as well as children will enjoy reading again and again. less...
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The Patchwork Girl of Oz by L. Frank Baum
Melissa T. Says: The seventh title in the OZ series.
Amazon Says: Delightful story of a patchwork doll, who, after being brought to life by a magician, must find a way to break a spell that has turned two victims to marble. Familiar Oz chara more...
Amazon Says: Delightful story of a patchwork doll, who, after being brought to life by a magician, must find a way to break a spell that has turned two victims to marble. Familiar Oz characters and delightful new creatures join in whimsical adventures. Reprinted from original 1913 edition, complete with 130 black-and-white illustrations. less...
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Tik-Tok of Oz by L. Frank Baum
Melissa T. Says: The eighth title in the OZ series.
Amazon Says: Last in the series of Baum's captivating "Oz" books, with the Queen of Oogaboo's attempt to conquer the world, the Shaggy Man's search for his lost brother, Tik-Tok's efforts more...
Amazon Says: Last in the series of Baum's captivating "Oz" books, with the Queen of Oogaboo's attempt to conquer the world, the Shaggy Man's search for his lost brother, Tik-Tok's efforts to help, the battle with the Nome King, Polychrome's pitiful plight, and other escapades. 93 black-and-white illustrations by famed Oz illustrator John R. Neill. less...
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The Scarecrow of Oz by L. Frank Baum
Melissa T. Says: The ninth title in the OZ series.
Amazon Says: Come along on a magical journey to Oz with a whole new group of intrepid adventurers.Trot, a young girl from California, and her peg-legged sailor friend, Cap'n Bill, find the more...
Amazon Says: Come along on a magical journey to Oz with a whole new group of intrepid adventurers.Trot, a young girl from California, and her peg-legged sailor friend, Cap'n Bill, find themselves on a perilous and exciting voyage when a whirlpool leaves them stranded in an underwater cave. There they are befriended by a most curious creature--the Ork. With four paddle-like wings, legs like a stork's, a parrot's head, and a tail like a propeller, the Ork proves to be a very welcome and helpful companion.After escaping the cave, the three friends make their way to the magical Land of Mo, where it snows popcorn and rains lemonade. Here they find Button-Bright--lost once again and eager to join in their adventures.Together, the four travel across the deadly desert and into the Land of Oz, only to find themselves in new troubles with the scowling King Krewl and Blinkie, a wicked witch. But when everything seems its worst, who should come to their rescue but the Scarecrow of Oz himself! Thanks to the Scarecrow's wondrous brains, our friends just might have a chance to prevail against their heartless enermes.With twelve glowing color plates and over one hundred black-and-white drawings by Oz artist John R. Neill, this beautiful reproduction of the rare 1915 first edition is sure to be a welcome addition to every family's library.Afterword by Peter Glassman. Join young Trot and her peg-legged sailor friend, Cap'n Bill, as they are swept off the high seas and into enchanted realms of excitement and adventure. When Cap'n Bill is transformed into a grasshopper by the wicked witch Blinkie, it's up to Scarecrow to save the day. A Books of Wonder Classic. less...
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Rinkitink in Oz by L. Frank Baum
Melissa T. Says: The tenth title in the OZ series.
Amazon Says: A classic in Baum's series of "Oz" adventures. Relates the exciting adventures of the jolly monarch Rinkitink and his talking goat Bilbil, who arrive on the island kingdom of more...
Amazon Says: A classic in Baum's series of "Oz" adventures. Relates the exciting adventures of the jolly monarch Rinkitink and his talking goat Bilbil, who arrive on the island kingdom of Pingaree only to be caught in the middle of a war between Pingaree and a neighboring kingdom. 114 black-and-white illustrations by John R. Neill. less...
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The Tin Woodman of Oz by L. Frank Baum
Melissa T. Says: The twelfth title in the OZ series.
Amazon Says: The Tin Woodman sets out to discover what became of the pretty Munchkin girl he was to marry before the Wicked Witch of the East enchanted his ax and traded his flesh and bon more...
Amazon Says: The Tin Woodman sets out to discover what became of the pretty Munchkin girl he was to marry before the Wicked Witch of the East enchanted his ax and traded his flesh and bone body for one of tin. A delightful Oz fantasy! 12 full-color, 83 black-and-white illustrations. less...
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The Magic of Oz by L. Frank Baum
Melissa T. Says: The thirteenth title in the OZ series.
Amazon Says: In this witty and imaginative tale, the “Royal Historian of Oz,” L. Frank Baum, takes young readers back across The Great Sandy Desert for more exciting adventures in the more...
Amazon Says: In this witty and imaginative tale, the “Royal Historian of Oz,” L. Frank Baum, takes young readers back across The Great Sandy Desert for more exciting adventures in the wondrous Land of Oz. Old friends such as Dorothy, the Wizard, and the Cowardly Lion reappear, along with endearing new characters — the Glass Cat, the Hungry Tiger, Little Trot, Cap’n Bill, the Lonesome Duck, and others. Seeking special birthday presents to express their devotion to the wise and beautiful Princess Ozma, the friends venture beyond the Emerald City and into unknown territory. Little Trot and Cap’n Bill find themselves stuck — literally! — on an enchanted island, while Dorothy and the Wizard uncover a treasonous plot. It seems that Kiki Aru, the foolish son of a magician, and Ruggedo, the evil King of the Nomes, intend to recruit an army of forest-dwelling beasts, overthrow Princess Ozma, and enslave the citizens of Oz. Can Dorothy and the Wizard foil the conspirators’ plans and rescue their stranded comrades? You’ll find out in the pages of this exciting story. Graced by a wonderful array of original black-and-white drawings by John R. Neill, as well as 12 captivating full-color plates, this spirited tale will thrill readers of all ages. less...
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Amazon Says: Welcome to the Land of Oz and the imagination of L. Frank Baum. Welcome to The Willard Carroll Collection, a world-renowned archive of more than 30,000 Wizard of Oz items. F more...
Amazon Says: Welcome to the Land of Oz and the imagination of L. Frank Baum. Welcome to The Willard Carroll Collection, a world-renowned archive of more than 30,000 Wizard of Oz items. For the first time ever, editor Linda Sunshine has collected excerpts from Baum’s fourteen Oz novels, poems, short stories, and song lyrics and married them to art from around the world, some dating as far back as 1899. Here are 352 pages of stunning illustrations (some never before published in this country) and profoundly wise text that honors the ideals of home, heart, intellect, and bravery. Be prepared for wizards, witches, winged monkeys, a hungry tiger, a rainbow fairy, the Munchkins, the Fuddles, and the beloved characters who have become cultural icons: Dorothy, Toto, the Scarecrow, the Tin Man, and the Cowardly Lion. “In the Land of Oz, anything is possible,” Baum tells us in Ozma of Oz (1907). “For it is a wonderful fairy country.” Ever since The Wonderful Wizard of Oz was first published, we’ve been entranced with life in Oz. More than a hundred years later, All Things Oz comes to earth to reignite the imagination and offer safe passage back to the land over the rainbow. Open this book and let the journey begin. less...
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The Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum
Melissa T. Says: The first book in the OZ series with new illustrations.
Amazon Says: After being transported by a cyclone to the land of Oz, Dorothy and her dog are befriended by a scarecrow, a tin man, and a cowardly lion, who accompany her to the Emerald Cit more...
Amazon Says: After being transported by a cyclone to the land of Oz, Dorothy and her dog are befriended by a scarecrow, a tin man, and a cowardly lion, who accompany her to the Emerald City to look for a wizard who can help Dorothy return home to Kansas. less...
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Melissa T. Says: Dig deeper into the story of OZ with this annotated version.
Amazon Says: In celebration of the 100th anniversary of its publication, a beautifully illustrated annotation of The Wizard of Oz, complete with an exact reproduction of the original 1900 more...
Amazon Says: In celebration of the 100th anniversary of its publication, a beautifully illustrated annotation of The Wizard of Oz, complete with an exact reproduction of the original 1900 edition.The Wonderful Wizard of Oz is the quintessential American fairy tale. Michael Patrick Hearn, the world's leading Oz scholar, now provides a fascinating new annotation that not only reacquaints readers with the Tin Woodman, Scarecrow, and Cowardly Lion, but also illuminates the colorful background of this treasured American classic. This edition explores numerous contemporary references, provides character sources, and explains the actual meaning of the word "Oz." A facsimile of the rare 1900 first edition appears with the original drawings by W.W. Denslow, as well as 25 previously unpublished illustrations. There is a bibliography of L. Frank Baum's published work, every notable "Oz" edition, and the stage and cinematic productions from 1939's The Wizard of Oz, to the 1974 Broadway hit, The Wiz. A beautiful, awe-inspiring work, The Annotated Wizard of Oz is an enduring tribute to the timeless joy of The Wizard of Oz, and a classic to rival Baum's own. less...
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L. Frank Baum: Royal Historian of Oz by Angelica Shirley Carpenter
Melissa T. Says: A short biography of L. Frank Baum, written for kids.
Amazon Says: A biography of the author of "The Wizard of Oz", who invented a new kind of fairy tale, uniquely modern and American. more...
Amazon Says: A biography of the author of "The Wizard of Oz", who invented a new kind of fairy tale, uniquely modern and American. less...
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Melissa T. Says: Find out more about L. Frank Baum and his otherworldly vision.
Amazon Says: Long before Judy Garland sang "Over the Rainbow", the denizens of Oz had already captivated the American reading public. The quintessential American fairy tale, L. Frank Baum' more...
Amazon Says: Long before Judy Garland sang "Over the Rainbow", the denizens of Oz had already captivated the American reading public. The quintessential American fairy tale, L. Frank Baum's "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz" has had a singular influence on our culture since it first appeared in 1900. Yet, as Michael Riley shows, Baum's achievement went far beyond this one book, or even the 13 others he wrote about that magic kingdom. The Land of Oz was just one in a whole continent of fantasy countries whose histories, geographies and citizens Baum developed in detail over the course of his writing career. In this "Other-world", Baum created a full-scale mythology that foreshadowed Tolkien's Middle Earth in its imaginative detail. Taking us on an entertaining tour of this endearing and unforgettable Other-world, Riley illuminates Baums's richly creative imagination in the Oz books and other works of fantasy, like the much neglected "Life and Adventures of Santa Claus". He restores for many readers Baum's original conception of Oz as it existed long before other writers were hired to continue the immensely popular series following Baum's death in 1919. Equally important, he shows us how Oz and its companion countries evolved over time, as Baum repeatedly responded to a loyal readership clamouring for an endless supply of Oz stories. While there have been other studies of Baum, this is the one that examines his Other-world in its entirety. "Oz and Beyond" provides a comprehensive analysis of all of Baum's fantasy creations and his evolution as a fantasy writer, demonstrating that Baum had a more consistent and disciplined imagination than is generally recognized. It also explains the influence of Baum's childhood and adult experiences on his writing and illuminates his philosophy concerning nature, civilization and industrialization. Oz's enduring influence on American culture is indisputable - witness its endless replication in books, films, musicals and theme parks. In returning to the original source of that influence, Riley serves as our guide to that land over the rainbow and inspires renewed appreciation for a great writer's magical vision. less...
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Melissa T. Says: The world of OZ was brought to stage and screen even before Judy Garland sang "Somewhere Over the Rainbow."
Amazon Says: Swartz reminds us in that various stage and screen dramatizations of Baum's story preceded and influenced the 1939 film. This richly illustrated book contains many rare photog more...
Amazon Says: Swartz reminds us in that various stage and screen dramatizations of Baum's story preceded and influenced the 1939 film. This richly illustrated book contains many rare photographs, film stills, sketches, theater programs, and movie advertisements from the different productions.Piecing together the Chicago and Broadway stage productions (1902-3) from contemporary reviews, surviving script pages, and published song lyrics, Swartz shows how Baum and his many collaborators worked to transform the book into a popular theatrical attraction -- often requiring significant alterations to the original story. less...
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Melissa T. Says: Craft your own world of OZ with this idea book.
Amazon Says: L. Frank Baum’s classic tale The Wonderful Wizard of Oz provides the inspiration for this creative collection of more than 50 projects to make and bake, ranging from a dress more...
Amazon Says: L. Frank Baum’s classic tale The Wonderful Wizard of Oz provides the inspiration for this creative collection of more than 50 projects to make and bake, ranging from a dress-up Dorothy doll and Toto’s dog coat to the Tin Woodman’s heart garland, the Cowardly Lion’s glove puppet, and squashed Wicked Witch cupcakes. Filled with original and playful ideas for the eclectic craft lover, this enchanting book perfectly captures the magical essence of this faraway land. Everything Oz is brimming with new and innovative projects to eat, drink, wear, and display, inviting readers to bring the Emerald City and other Oz whimsies to their own homes and events. less...
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