The Marvelous Land of Oz
L. Frank Baum
Pictures by John R. Neil
Ages 8 to 12
Dover, 1969, 0-486-20691-2
When Tip runs away from the home of his guardian, Mombi the witch, he cannot possibly imagine all the remarkable adventures he is going to have and all the decidedly peculiar characters he is going to meet. To begin with there is Jack Pumpkinhead and the Sawhorse, both of whom have been brought to life through the use of magic. These two accompany Tip on his journey to the Emerald City of Oz. Unfortunately Tip has chosen a most inauspicious moment to go to the Emerald City for soon the beautiful place is overrun by a rebellion of young women led by the beautiful, ruthless, and determined General Jinjur.
Soon Tip, joined now by the famous Scarecrow of Oz, are on the run from Jinjur and a vengeful Mombi. Is there any place where they can be safe and will they be able to once more bring peace to the magical land of Oz?
This second book in the Oz series is even more exciting than the more famous first book. The characters are delightfully funny and full of surprises. Indeed the plot of whole story is full of unexpected twists and turns, the most surprising of all being the secret of who Tip really is.
This edition of “The Marvelous Land of Oz” has been faithfully reproduced to look just like the original 1904 edition complete with one hundred and twenty line illustrations and sixteen color plates.
Oz fans of all ages will be delighted to add this book to their collection.
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