- File Size: 10297 KB
- Print Length: 219 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: Eltanin Publishing (December 18, 2011)
- Publication Date: December 18, 2011
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B006O27V6Y
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,203,844 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
The Road to Oz [Illustrated] Kindle Edition
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The only thing missing in this Kindle edition of Road is the tinted pages used on the 1st edition. I don't believe it would have been possible to duplicate that.
I give this and all their efforts 5 stars. I look forward to their other Oz books.
Text to speech works, which is great for children and the vision impaired.
Published in 1909, THE ROAD TO OZ is the fifth book in Baum's series. In this particular book, Dorothy Gale of Kansas comes to the aid of 'The Shaggy Man'--a likeable hobo in ragged clothes--who asks her for directions. It is easier to show him than explain it to him, but when Dorothy leads him to the proper road she finds a multitude of roads she did not expect and with which she is unfamiliar. She continues with Toto and The Shaggy Man and soon meets two others who are equally lost: Button-Bright, a little boy who seems remarkably stupid, and Polychrome, the daughter of the Rainbow, who is accidentally stranded on earth. Together they visit the strange towns of Foxville and Donkinton and confront a truly nasty group of beings known as Scoodlers. Eventually they arrive in Oz just in time for Ozma's birthday celebration.
Baum wrote many novels that did not involve Oz, but these were never as popular as his Oz books, and some critics have noted that THE ROAD TO OZ seems to be a commercial for these less popular novels, for it presents a number of characters featured in them. While the characters are clever, THE ROAD TO OZ seems to lack the strength of other entries in the series. Fans will enjoy it, but it is not in the first rank of the Oz books.
GFT, Amazon Reviewer