The OZ Chronicles (Borders Leatherbound Classics, Volume 1)
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The OZ Chronicles (Borders Leatherbound Classics, Volume 1)

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Included in this two-volume set are the following stories: "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, The Marvelous Land of Oz, Ozma of Oz, Dorothy and the Wizard in Oz, The Road to Oz, The Emerald City of Oz, The Patchwork Girl of Oz, Little Wizard Stories of Oz, Tik-Tok of Oz, The Scarecrow of Oz, Rinkitink in Oz, The Lost Princess of Oz, The Tin Woodman of Oz, The Magic of Oz," and "...more
Leather Bound, Borders Leatherbound Classics, 671 pages
Published November 28th 2003 by Borders Classics
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I think this collection would be better read spread out and not straight through. I think the individual stories would have set better with me if I had given them time to digest before heading on to the next story.

I really enjoyed the first story, "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz." It was so much better than the movie, not so saccharin and really fun story telling. I did get aggravated with the Scarecrow and Cowardly Lion's whining but understood it was needed to get the point of the story across, es...more
Shai Micaiah
christmas present from myke.
This is the "Harry Potter" series of 100 years ago. This is the first several books of the OZ series written by L. Frank Baum. It begins with the original "the Wonderful Wizard of Oz" and proceeds through several of the other early novels. There is an "Oz Chronicles 2" with the remaining stories by Baum, but it wasn't listed on here (at least I couldn't find it - I am currently reading this book). And "Oz Chronicles 3" deals with other magical kingdoms surrounding Oz - I have bought it and will...more
Kristin Intile
This book actually contains the first 7 books in the Oz series. I absolutely love this series. Baum was so incredibly imaginative and often times very funny. It's very child-like though good for adults too if you just want to read some fantasy fluff. I do find that I have to mix it up a an Oz story and then a few grown up books. Reading a bunch in a row might turn your brain to mush. Mush sprinkled with pixie-dust, but mush nonetheless.
I did enjoy reading the original Oz tales (I had no idea there were so many!) though the are definitely geared toward a young audience. I'd recommend them for bedtimes stories for young children. Their imaginations will appreciate the nuttiness that happens throughout the story and will also enjoy the important roles children always play.
Kati Boyce
What strange stories these are. Good, but I don't plan on reading them again.
Jan 15, 2012 Wendy marked it as to-read
read the movie part of the oz stories in baum's original writing, but not sure if it was abridged and not sure of what number that one was. must look into....
Nichole Davis
I had never read any of the books before. These stories are enchanting and gave me a glimpse into the social climate during the time of L. Frank Baum
The Oz Chronicles, and Alice's Adventure's In Wonderland & Through the Looking Glass are some of the best novels ever written.
L. Frank Baum has a great imagination! Awesome continuations of the Wizard of Oz!
I've only read about half of the books. But all of them so far are very good!
Mar 03, 2008 Lindsey marked it as to-read
I don't think I've ever read the OZ series!
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Lyman Frank Baum was an American author, actor, and independent filmmaker best known as the creator, along with illustrator W. W. Denslow, of one of the most popular books in American children's literature, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, better known today as simply The Wizard of Oz. He wrote thirteen sequels, nine other fantasy novels, and a plethora of other works (55 novels in total, 82 short stor...more
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