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Ozma of Oz (Books of Wonder) Hardcover – May 24, 1989


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Product Details

  • Age Range: 8 - 12 years
  • Grade Level: 3 - 7
  • Series: Books of Wonder
  • Hardcover: 272 pages
  • Publisher: HarperCollins; Library Binding edition (May 24, 1989)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0688066321
  • ISBN-13: 978-0688066321
  • Product Dimensions: 9.3 x 7.1 x 1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (82 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #395,072 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Grade 1-4-Dorothy is carried by a raging storm to the Land of Ev and meets her old friends from Oz plus Bellina the hen, Tiktok, the Wheelers, and Princess Langwidere. By L. Frank Baum. Narrated by Flo Gibson.
Copyright 1998 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to the Audio Cassette edition.

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This book is in Electronic Paperback Format. If you view this book on any of the computer systems below, it will look like a book. Simple to run, no program to install. Just put the CD in your CDROM drive and start reading. The simple easy to use interface is child tested at pre-school levels.

Windows 3.11, Windows/95, Windows/98, OS/2 and MacIntosh and Linux with Windows Emulation.

Includes Quiet Vision's Dynamic Index. the abilty to build a index for any set of characters or words.

This Electronic Paperback is illustrated.

This Electronic Paperback is read aloud by an actor. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.


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This is the third book in the L. Frank Baum's Oz series of books.
Christopher Obert
Like other Oz books, this is a quick read but I plan to read more in the series, just to see what happens.
Benjamin Thomas
Ozma of Oz is the 3rd book in The Wizard of Oz series and follows The Land of Oz.
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37 of 39 people found the following review helpful By Bob Newman VINE VOICE on November 22, 1999
Format: Mass Market Paperback
Though I first read this book nearly 50 years ago, it still remains one of the best books I have ever read. Adults may feel that it is a kid's book, and of course it is perfect for kids, but believe me, it can be enjoyed by people of any age. All you need is love of a good story. For many years Ozma was my heroine--I dreamed that I would meet her somehow, somehow be transported like Dorothy to the Land of Oz. Though these dreams faded, I still often think that this book might be the favorite book of my life. Dorothy's new adventures, the rescue expedition from Oz that crosses the Deadly Desert, and the spooky confrontation between good and evil in the caverns of the Nome King. The Oz characters have accompanied me through life. Try them---you will never forget them.
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30 of 31 people found the following review helpful By H. Mace on July 25, 2010
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
This title apparently has no images. None of the original great art of the novel. And that's a problem, because there's at least one place in the store where the narrative stops, and the reader is supposed to read from the image in the book. Then the story continues as if you've read the image. But this version has no images, and no replacing text. So there's a discontinuity in the story where the image should have been. The story itself is great, but this version really does suffer for not having the original art.
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on January 7, 1999
Format: Hardcover
I just love this books. So much imagination! I read this book back in first grade. I read a lot that year, and no book stuck in my mind like this one did. I have remembered the story for years, because it is so original. I recently checked it out in the library to re-read it, and it was every bit as good. I recommend this book to all ages, L. Frank is da Baum! :)
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Benjamin Thomas VINE VOICE on December 21, 1999
Format: Mass Market Paperback
This is the third OZ book I've read now and I have finally seen a little of what other readers must see in the series. The story succeeds on several levels. Children will enjoy the fantasy of it while adults can see the deeper ironys that abound. In fact, I have read other books that I thought were completely original but now I realize the authors had read Oz! I was happy to read about a couple of new Oz characters teaming up with the old favorites. Like other Oz books, this is a quick read but I plan to read more in the series, just to see what happens.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By ScrawnyPunk on February 21, 2008
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This is the best Oz book I have read so far with my son. That being said, I have only read 3 as I am going in sequential order. Nonetheless, it is much better than Book 2 and marginally better than the original.

The chief difference between Ozma and the prior two books is a streamlined narrative which focuses primarily on a single event (journey to the Nome King) with a tangible goal (free the royal family of Ev). Excluding the small section on the Wheelers and Lunch Pail trees, the fantasy elements tend more towards the traditional as opposed to Baum's imagination. You can even see a bit of the old "Mountain King" myth in this story. The net effect is that this story is more concise and less tied to the early 20th century than the preceding novels.

Another big change from the second book is a drastic reduction in the turn-of-the-century chauvinism on display in book 2. Jinjur even goes so far as to give her husband a black eye for milking the wrong cow. I am not sure if a double-entendre is intended here or not, but this is light-years away from the housewives in the prior book.

I highly recommend this as a good read to your children before they go to bed.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Charles M. Cornell on February 25, 2000
Format: Hardcover
I loved all the 'Oz' books when I was growing up, and 'Ozma of Oz' was probably my favorite. Dorothy Gale returns to the Land of Oz via the Land of Ev and encounters new adventures, new friends, and new villains. I especially loved the lunch-box and dinner-pail trees, Princess Languidere and her different heads, and the Oz friends making their Eleven Guesses in the Gnome King's cavern. I'm so happy that Books of Wonder has reprinted all these original stories in hardcover! Every one is a treasure that deserves to be discovered by new generations of children and adults alike!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Lee Edward Fodi on June 28, 2006
Format: Hardcover
This has always been my absolute favorite book of the Oz series. It makes a great read aloud to young children, but I think older kids will like it too, due to some fascinating concepts such as the Wheelers, the Princess with 28 heads, and the Giant with the hammer. In this book, L. Frank Baum also introduces some of his best characters in the entire Oz series: Tik-Tok, the Nome King, and Billina the Hen, who is a delightfully mischievious character (as a child, I was always disappointed that she never made more appearances in future Oz books). "Ozma of Oz" also represents, in my opinion, the best-designed Oz book and this particular edition features color throughout, marvelous typography, and absolutely gorgeous illustrations by John R. Neill. I highly recommend this book and believe no children's library should be without it.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Zedada on November 9, 2006
Format: Hardcover
This is a truly delightful book that has captivated our entire family. My almost 6 year old son has been entranced by it for our nightly reads wanting more and more chapters. My 2 year old daughter delights in the pictures and also stays for some of the reads --- she is fascinated by the Wheelers. The book has every element of a great story --- I like it better than the first two (my son likes the first one better because of the movie I think). We all can't wait to read the next one. Don't miss out. Once we have read more, we plan to watch the movie, Return to Oz which is based in part on this book.
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