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The Wonderful Wizard Of Oz

Author : L. Frank Baum
ISBN : 9780199540648
Genre : Fiction
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A cyclone hits Kansas and whirls away Dorothy to the magical land of Oz, where she befriends the Scarecrow, the Tin Woodman, and the Cowardly Lion. Together they search for the Wonderful Wizard in his Emerald City to ask him to grant them what they most desire - only to find that they already possess it. This children's classic remains as popular now as when it was first published in 1900.

The Wonderful Wizard Of Oz World Classics Unabridged

Author : FRANK L. BAUM
ISBN : 9386101238
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A little farm girl, Dorothy Gale and her dog Toto are blown away in a tornado and land in a fairy land named Oz. Here she meets a very unusual cast of characters- the Scarecrow, Tin Woodman and Cowardly Lion and together they go on a quest to see the Wizard of Oz, each of them seeking what they want most in life. Making their way along the ywllow Brick Road through a series of hair-raising encounters, they arrive at the Emerald City only to be told by the Wizard that they first must kill the Wicked Witch of the West before he will grant their wishes.

Children S Classics Collection

Author : Hans Christian Andersen
ISBN : 1509894748
Genre : Fiction
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The Real Wizard Of Oz

Author : Rebecca Loncraine
ISBN : 9781101651469
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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In the first major literary biography of L. Frank Baum, Rebecca Loncraine tells the story of Oz as you've never heard it, with a look behind the curtain at the vivid life and eccentric imagination of its creator. L. Frank Baum wrote The Wonderful Wizard of Oz in 1899 and it was first published in 1900. A runaway hit, it was soon recognized as America's first modern fairy tale. Baum's life story, like the fictional world he created, is uniquely American, rooted in the transforming historical changes of his times. Baum was a complex and eccentric man who could never stay put for long; his restless creative spirit and voracious appetite for new projects led him across the U.S. during his lifetime, and he drew energy and inspiration from each new dramatic landscape he encountered,. Born in 1856, Baum spent his youth in the Finger Lakes region of New York as amputee soldiers returned from the Civil War; childhood mortality was also commonplace, blurring the lines between the living and the dead, and making room in Baum's young imagination for vividly real ghosts. When Baum was growing up, P. T. Barnum ruled the minds of small towns and his traveling circus was the most famous act around. Baum married a headstrong young woman named Maud Gage and they ventured out west to Dakota Territory, where they faced violent tornadoes, Ghost Dancing tribes and desperate droughts, before trading the hardships on the Great Plains for the excitement of Chicago and the fantastical White City of the World's Fair. Baum's writing tapped into an inner world that blurred his own sense of reality and fantasy. The Land of Oz, which Baum believed he had "discovered" rather than invented, grew into something far bigger and more popular than he'd ever imagined. After the roaring success of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz in 1900, he became a kind of slave to his creation, trapped inside Oz as his army of demanding child fans kept sending him back there to create new adventures for Dorothy, Toto and the humbug wizard. He went on to write thirteen sequels to his first Oz book. He also wrote the first Broadway adaptations of his Oz tales, and turned his Oz books into some of the first motion pictures in a small and undiscovered rural settlement called "Hollywood". Baum co-founded the Oz Film Manufacturing Company, even as critics warned that no one would pay to see a children's story. And they were right- his early ventures were box office flops and the world was not ready for Oz on screen until 1939, when MGM released "The Wizard of Oz" in brilliant Technicolor. Baum was not around to see it-he'd died in bed in 1919 just weeks after completing his final Oz book. But the book and film alike have become classics, just as well-loved today as they were when they first appeared. The Real Wizard of Oz is an imaginatively written work that stretches the genre of biography and enriches our understanding of modern fairytales. L. Frank Baum, author of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz and its thirteen sequels, lived during eventful times in American history-- from 1856 to 1919-- that influenced nearly every aspect of his writing, from the Civil War to Hollywood, which was emerging as a modern Emerald City full of broken dreams and humbug wizards, to the gulf between America's prairie heartland, with its wild tornadoes, and its cities teeming with "Tin Man" factory workers. This is a colorful portrait of one man's vivid and eccentric imagination and the world that shaped it. Baum's famous fairytale is filled with the pain of the economic uncertainties of the Gilded Age and with a yearning for real change, ideas which many contemporary Americans will recognize. The Wizard of Oz continues to fascinate and influence us because it explores universal themes of longing for a better world, homesickness and finding inner strength amid the storms.

The Wizard Of Oz Collection

Author : L. Frank Baum
ISBN : 1782261680
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Jack Holborn

Author : Leon Garfield
ISBN : 019275033X
Genre : Adventure stories, English
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An action-packed pirate adventure, with bloodcurdling deaths and adventures galore on the high seas. Orphan Jack Holborn stows away on a ship, little guessing the dangers and excitement that lie on his journey ahead. Before long, he is caught in a mystery surrounding his long-lost mother.

American Fairy Tales

Author : L. Frank Baum
ISBN : 9781304059734
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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12 Fairy Tales from the author of the Wizard of Oz series of books. Inspired by Lang and the Brothers Grimm, Baum sought to create an American type of fairy tales, avoiding the usual violence and roman often found in these sort of stories.

A Christmas Carol And Other Stories

Author : Charles Dickens
ISBN : 9780375758881
Genre : Fiction
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Presents the story of Ebenezer Scrooge, a miserly businessman who learns the true meaning of Christmas, along with two other stories.

The Wizard Of Oz

Author : L. Frank Baum
ISBN : 1435147480
Genre : Children's stories
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Oz, the Great Wizard! The very name of L. Frank Baum's magical character conjures a world where diminutive munchkins live and work, wicked witches run riot, and the mighty Oz himself rules over an Emerald City reached by a yellow brick road. The Wizard of Oz: The First Five Novels is your passport to this marvelous realm and wonders that have enchanted readers young and old for more than a century. Lavishly illustrated by W. W. Denslow and John R. Neill, this volume includes The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, The Marvelous Land of Oz, Ozma of Oz, Dorothy and the Wizard in Oz and The Road to Oz.

The Railway Children

Author : E. Nesbit
ISBN : 9780486114309
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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Three children, forced to alter their comfortable lifestyle when their father is taken away by strangers, move to a simple country cottage near a railway station where their days are filled with adventure.

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