The Marvelous Land of Oz (Oz #2)
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Strange though it may sound, I preferred this sequel over the first book in L. Frank Baum's Oz series, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, from which most of Dorothy's famous story was drawn from to create the fantastic film The Wizard of Oz.
I'm beginning to think my reaction to the first book may have been prejudiced! You see, having only known the land of Oz from the movie, I wa...more
It is once again a series of loosely knit adventures of the Tin-Man and the Scarecrow though here joined by a little farmboy called Tip, also a creature made from sticks and...more
Before I discovered that there was a girl named Dorothy with a dog called Toto I discovered the land of Oz. I never understood as a child the rules of series. That you 'had' to read the previous books before reading the second or third books. This was due to my age at the time (things seem rather muddled as a 7 year old when you have a voracious appetite for reading) and the fact that I had the tendency to grab whatever was on my bookshelf.
As far as stepping into the world of Oz went, this was...more
I think it's fairly safe by now to assume that nearly everyone in Western society is familiar with The Wizard of Oz, most of us because of the classic 1939 movie adaptation; and many realize as well tha...more
For instance, the whole role reversal thing which takes place in the Emerald City. Another example was the Woggle Bug--easily my favourite character, and anyone who knows me well and has read the book can guess why! And please note that this appearance of this gigantic sentient insect predates that of Gregor Samsa in The Metamorphosis by more...more
I saw the entire set for Kindle for a ridiculously low price, and I said, "Hey, they're classics. I'll probably read them again." And then I was away from home with no book, which is like being away from home without clothes on, for me, and there was my Kindle in my purse, and I'd re...more
And I'm glad I did. The Marvelous Land of Oz is much better than the book it's a sequel to. The structu...more
While that maybe the fact, I honestly believe The Marvelous Land of Oz is actually just a good book, where as The Wizard of Oz
In the original book, the three archtypes ("stupid" scarecrow, "heartless" tin man, and "cowardly" lion) each exhibited a strong strength of that ability that they believe is lacking. And this of course foreshadowed...more
This book, like "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz," is an outrageous story, filled with complete randomness!
All of L. Frank Baum's books are good for some fun light reading a...more
Having read The Wonderful Wizard of Oz earlier this year, I knew I had to continue the journey through the magical land of Oz with this next book. It took me a while to get back into it, but it was definitely worth the time and the read.
Having never read any of the Oz books, I had no idea what to expect when Dorothy's story ends in The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. Would we have an entirely new cast of characters? Would we see the Scarecrow or Nic...more
Few fantasy lands have captured our hearts and imaginations as has the marvelous land of Oz. For over four generations, children and adults alike have reveled in the magical adventures of its beloved folk. Now, for the first time in over seventy years, the second book about Oz is presented here in the same deluxe format as the rare first edition, complete with all 16 of the original John R. Neill color plates, its colorful pictorial binding, and the many black-and-white illustrations that bring
I was surprised to find that Dorothy does not appear anywhere in this book. But we do get to see our old friends the Tin Woodman (who is now randomly named Nick Chopper) and the Scarecrow.
I think the thing I enjoy most about these books is the dialogue. The stories are whimsical and unlikely, but the chara...more
That said, this one may be more dated than the previous one due to the Army of Revolt led by Gen...more
Sama-sama berlatar di negeri khayalan bernama Oz, tokoh utama novel ini adalah anak laki-laki bernama Tip....more
Fantasy accompanied by words of wisd...more
Dorothy does not appear in this tale. This is all about a young boy named Tip, who escapes from the witch Mombi with a tub of powder that brings things to life and a scarecrow with...more
now i will have to read more about the actual person, who l. frank baum was and what he stood for...
some things i am thinking so far:
- certainly not the best writer, not on par with lewis carroll, for example
- but definately a good story teller
- a lot brilli...more
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What has happened?' the Scarecrow asked a sad-looking man with a bushy beard, who wore an apron and was wheeling a baby carriage along the sidewalk.
Why, we've had a revolution, your Majesty -- as you ought to know very well,' replied the man; 'and since you went away the women have been running things to suit themselves. I'm glad you have decided to come back and restore order, for doing housework and minding the children is wearing out the strength of every man in the Emerald City.'
Hm!' said the Scarecrow, thoughtfully. 'If it is such hard work as you say, how did the women manage it so easily?'
I really do not know,' replied the man, with a deep sigh. 'Perhaps the women are made of cast-iron.”