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Road to Oz (Wonderful Oz Books) Mass Market Paperback – February 12, 1986
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From School Library Journal
Grade 1-4-By L. Frank Baum. Narrated by Flo Gibson.
Copyright 1998 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to the Paperback 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 the Paperback edition.
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The Scarecrow of Oz is another great Oz book. There are a couple new characters (Trot and Cap’n Bill) and lots of old favorites (Glinda, the Scarecrow, Button Bright, Dorothy, Ozma, and so on). There is not as much wordplay in this one, but there is some great action and excitement. I highly recommend this book to Oz fans!
While The Scarecrow of Oz does take place mostly in Oz, Baum uses it as a vehicle to introduce Trot and Cap'n Bill, first introduced in The Sea Fairies , to his Oz readers. Despite the title, the book is more than half over before the Scarecrow makes an appearance.
Still, the book is fun and the action starts right at the beginning with Trot and the Cap'n being pulled under the sea by a whirlpool and trapped in an underwater cave. If you are purchasing this book because you want to read more about the Scarecrow you are liable to be disappointed, at least for the first half of the story. If you are looking for a fun Oz book with new and likable characters, however, this book is for you. Even if it is not full of Scarecrow, it is still full of magic and wonder.
Mike LaMontagne, author of The Wizard of Oz: Dark Witch trilogy Rainbow's Emissary (The Wizard of Oz: Dark Witch Rising) Witch Hunt (The Wizard of Oz: Dark Witch Rising) Paradise Lost (The Wizard of Oz: Dark Witch Rising) and The Carter Girls and the Battle of Frontenac Island
The story itself is pretty good. Although all of this series is clearly written for children, it's entertaining enough for adults to enjoy reading as well. But as an adult, I couldn't help but notice that many of the characters in all of these Oz stories, including the central characters, are often conceited, arrogant, and rude, yet at the same time, quite polite about it.
As a bonus, Baum's wife and mother-in-law were famous suffragettes and he worked hard for the cause; and one thing he did in that direction was to create strong female heroines in all his books (while many of the male characters are hapless and goofy). He was a real hero. :)