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Ozma of Oz

Ozma of Oz [Kindle Edition]

L. Frank Baum
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Readers of all ages will welcome the chance to be reunited with Dorothy Gale and other beloved characters in the third Oz book by L. Frank Baum. Dorothy and her trusty hen, Billina, are washed ashore in the Land of Ev after a shipwreck. At first Dorothy is delighted to find lunch grows on trees in lunchboxes. But soon she realises there is a darker side to the Land of Ev. On the seashore, Dorothy encounters the Wheelers, terrifying creatures with wheels instead of hands and feet, but luckily manages to escape to a nearby cave. Here she befriends Tik-Tok, a loyal, robot-like creature who needs to be wound up like a toy to function. He warns her to stay away from the Wheelers and tells her the story of the Land of Ev. The royal family of Ev have been dethroned by the evil Nome King of the neighbouring kingdom. Tik-Tok explains to Dorothy that her friend Princess Ozma of Oz is travelling to Ev by magic carpet to help save the royal family. But before Dorothy can begin to help Ozma and the royal family, she is seized by Princess Langwidere and imprisoned in a tall tower. Poor Dorothy is terrified by the strange heads that Princess Langwidere keeps in her palace and is desperate for Ozma to come and rescue her. But will Princess Ozma of Ozma make it to the Land of Ev, and if she does, what will she be able to free Dorothy?


When a storm blows Dorothy to the land of Ev where lunches grow on trees, she meets the Scarecrow, the Tin Woodman, the Cowardly Lion, and Princess Ozma, and together they set out to free the Queen of Ev and her ten children.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 294 KB
  • Print Length: 89 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1481860739
  • Publisher: Hesperus Press Ltd.; Reprint edition (31 Jan 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00H6V0EHK
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #490,668 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Lyman Frank Baum was born in Chittenango, New York in 1856 and had seven brothers and sisters. Until the age of twelve Baum was privately tutored at home and in 1869 he spent two years at a military academy. After various jobs including journalist and actor, Baum wrote his first novel Goose in Prose in 1897. He went on to write over sixty books, including, in 1900, his most famous novel, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. L. Frank Baum was married with four children and died in 1919.

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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars One of the best books in the L. Frank Baum series 22 April 2001
By A Customer
Ozma of Oz tells the story of Dorothy travelling to Oz again, and features the Wheelers, the 'Heads of Langwidere' and one of the best Oz baddies - the Nome King. This book formed a large part of the film 'Return to Oz'.

In my opinion, this is one of the best books of Baum's series - with a much better flow to it than some of the books which are more like a collection of strange worlds linked together. The final chapters of rescuing the royal family of Ev from the Nome King are excellently written and some of the most memorable adventures.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Well written with only two minor problems 6 Jun 2010
Ozma of OZ is a very well written book and to be able to find a re-printed edition with the original cover is an added bonus (especially if you are a collector like me). The book is very well set out with clear font and is nicley arranged on the page.
There are only two minor downfalls with this particular edition of the book:
1. There are no pictures in the book which I, personally, find a shame because the pictures are so wonderful and so original and in some places help you get a clearer mental image of what is being described.
2. At the end of chapter 2 the end of the word 'breakfast' is missed off aswell as the ending punctuation - this may just be me being pedantic about things but this may be useful to you!
Over all I would say this is a good book to buy if you look for the original cover and a well set out story but if you are just looking for the the pictures this might not be for you.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Ozma Of Oz (Kindle Edition, Ed. Sam Ngo) 6 Jan 2011
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I recently received a Kindle and the first thing I looked for was the original 14 Oz books by L. Frank Baum. Unfortunately, the various collections out there are badly formatted (hence the bargain price) and do not contain any of the original illustrations by John R. Neill. Nor do they have any worthwhile contents linking - in one case there are no links to the separate books!

Then as I was browsing today I found this new set of eBooks published by Sam Ngo - which seem to have appeared in the last day or two. I have downloaded the samples of the seven available Oz books so far and compared this one, Ozma of Oz, with my Dover facsimile edition.

This is as near as you are going to get to a proper facsimile edition on the Kindle. The formatting is superb, the original covers and plates are included. The only slight side-effect is that the illustrations which are "built in" to the actual text are not included - which is understandable in many ways. What can be included, is included.

Although I haven't tried it yet, there is a link to a free audiobook. I have no details on the reader or production. This appears to be the case with all eBooks published by Sam Ngo.

Here's hoping that we get a complete set of Oz books in this format. If you still hark for your eBooks to look like "real" books, then don't waste your couple of quid on the bargain Oz collections. Collect individually using these editions - which themselves are a good price.
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37 of 39 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The best of a great series 23 Nov 1999
By Bob Newman - Published on
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.
29 of 30 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Lovely story, but... 25 July 2010
By H. Mace - Published on
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.
12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars These books are awesome. 7 Jan 1999
By A Customer - Published on
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! :)
11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars The Best OZ so far 21 Dec 1999
By Benjamin Thomas - Published on
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.
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Book Quality 23 Jun 2011
By SBrown - Published on
I find it annoying when I come to read Amazon's reviews about a particular book and all I get is a synopsis of the plot. So here I am trying to write something useful to the person wondering about the quality of the "Books of Wonder" Oz Books in hardcover.

I've been searching for a set that could come close to comparing to previous hardcover editions (that cannot be obtained without spending exorbitant amounts of the white set from the 60's or a first edition set). These are it. The illustrations are great. The hardcover book underneath the jacket is attractive. The books are easy to hold and they look great on a bookshelf. If you already know the stories and are simply looking for a complete set to read again, read/give to children, or to pass down I would recommend this set. I'm excited to add these books to my library.
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