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The Tin Woodman of Oz: A Faithful Story of the Astonishing Adventure Undertaken by the Tin Woodman, Assisted by Woot the Wanderer, the Scarecrow of Oz, and Polychrome, the Rainbow's Daughter Hardcover – May 26, 1999
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The Tin Woodman sits on the glittering tin throne of his splendid tin castle, ruling the Winkie Country of the Land of Oz with the help of his best friend, the Scarecrow. All is peaceful and well, but when a young wanderer named Woot asks the Tin Woodman how he came to be made of tin, the emperor recalls his days as a flesh-and-blood woodchopper and his love for Nimmie Amee, a Munchkin girl so fair that the sunsets blushed when they fell upon her.
The three quickly decide to set out on a daring quest to reunite the Tin Woodman with his lost love and ask Nimmie Amee to be Empress of the Winkie Country. During their travels, they battle dragons and loons, a mighty sorceress, and an all-too-hungry beast called the Hippo-gy-raf. Luckily, they are joined in their search by their old friend Polychrome, the Rainbow's Daughter, and are aided by Dorothy and Princess Ozma -- the powerful fairy ruler of the Land of Oz. But just when they think their troubles are over and their quest is complete, they discover a surprise that leaves all of them truly astounded!
This deluxe edition of the rare first edition features all twelve of Oz artist John R. Neill's beautiful color plates, along with his nearly one hundred black-and-white drawings, making this a book sure to be treasured for years to come.
About the Author
L. Frank Baum (1856-1919) published The Wonderful Wizard of Oz in 1900 and received enormous, immediate success. Baum went on to write seventeen additional novels in the Oz series. Today, he is considered the father of the American fairy tale. His stories inspired the 1939 classic film The Wizard of Oz, one of the most widely viewed movies of all time.
Michael Sieben is a professional designer and illustrator, primarily within the sub-culture of skateboarding, whose work has been exhibited and reviewed worldwide as well as featured in numerous illustration anthologies. He is a staff writer and illustrator for Thrasher magazine, and a weekly columnist for VICE.com. He is also a founding member of Okay Mountain Gallery and Collective in Austin, Texas, as well as the cofounder of Roger Skateboards. The author of There's Nothing Wrong with You (Hopefully), he lives and works in Austin.
John R. Neill was born in Philadelphia in 1877. In 1904, at the age of twenty-six, Neill received his first major book assignment, as illustrator for The Marvelous Land of Oz. From then until his death in 1943, Neill would illustrate over forty Oz books, including three he wrote himself. Today, his fabulous illustrations are synonymous with Oz.
Top Customer Reviews
Having read all but Frank Baum's final Oz book, I can say that the Tin Woodman is one of my favorites and easily the best in the series since the Patchwork Girl. The plot structure is very clear and Baum's usual lessons on simple morals and honor fit well within the context of the book, especially those regarding faithfulness and honor. Most interestingly, he tackles a fairly complicated philosophical question towards the end of the book - what is man, what part makes him a man, and how does he retain his identity if those parts leave him? Even if your children won't pick up on that slight complication, they will enjoy the rest of the story.
The main idea of The Tin Woodman of Oz is to explore the back story of Nick Chopper, the Tin Woodman. As you may or may not know or remember, Nick Chopper started life as an ordinary sort of flesh-and-blood fellow who made a living cutting down trees. Unfortunately for him, he fell in love with Nimmie Amee-- the servant girl of the Wicked Witch of the East. In order to stop him from taking her hired help away, the witch enchants his axe so that he cuts himself every time he tries to chop down a tree. Bit by bit, Nick Chopper removes his own limbs with the enchanted axe. Fortunately for him, a tinsmith named Ku Klip is able to replace each limb with a tin replacement. In the end, there is nothing left of poor Nick Chopper except the tin replacement parts. Unfortunately, Ku Klip had forgotten to give him a heart. He rusts in the forest, and once Dorothy finds him then everything after that is history?
Or is it? In the opening of book 12, a small boy named Woot the Wanderer appears at the court of the Tin Man's castle in Winkie country. Why? he asks, has the now-emperor of the Winkies never returned to find his true love Nimmie Amee and make her the queen? Excellent question, it appears. The group sets off on their adventure to find the lovely Miss Amee and offer her the man of her dreams who is now restored.
As in all Oz books, there are a great variety of subplots.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Item arrived quickly, exactly as advertised, works great - Thanks !Published 13 months ago by James G.
What's not to love...best choice for newer versions of the OZ books because the original illustrations are included.Published 22 months ago by L. R.
I loved reading these books when I was a Kid. Now My Kids get to experience the wonderful world of Dorothy and OzPublished 23 months ago by Amazon Customer
The Tin Woodman of Oz is one of the most thoughtful of all the 35+ volumes in this series (yes, I've read them all-- my dad was a huge fan), yet is lighthearted and engaging for... Read morePublished on April 5, 2013 by Eve Siegel, Certified Life Coach
The Tin Woodman of Oz, published in May 1918, finally answers a question most readers have been asking ever since The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. Read morePublished on May 25, 2011 by rmcrae
Nick Chopper, the woodcutter who became the Tin Woodman and Emperor of the Winkies, was once enamored of the maltreated servant of the erstwhile Wicked Witch of the East, the one... Read morePublished on October 26, 2009 by Bob Newman
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