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The Road to Oz by L. Frank Baum
The Road to Oz (Oz, #5)
by L. Frank Baum
read in July, 2014
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Dorothy returns to Oz with some new friends. There's not much conflict apart from being lost and almost being made into soup by the Scoodlers. One of these new companions, Polychrome (the Rainbow's daughter) quips, "You have some queer friends, Dorot...more
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Anne's House of Dreams by L.M. Montgomery
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The Last Town by Blake Crouch
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I recommend Blake Crouch for any reader interested in suspense or horror. Last Town concludes the Whispering Pines trilogy, which was inspired by the mood of David Lynch's Twin Peaks series yet quickly develops into a first-rate post-apocalyptic narr...more
Ozma of Oz by L. Frank Baum
Ozma of Oz
by L. Frank Baum
read in July, 2014
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Dorothy Gale returns in this third novel in Baum's series; only this time it's a storm at sea that takes her from our world, and her "pet" is a intelligent hen named "Bill" who survives in the same coop that fell overboard. Even though Dorothy has no...more
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The Last Town by Blake Crouch
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Anne of Windy Poplars by L.M. Montgomery
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During Anne's three years as headmaster of Summerside high school, she rescues almost every lonely soul from desolation. Of course, Anne is really good at this. She helps three couples get married and two orphans find better lives. There are certain...more
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Anne of Windy Poplars by L.M. Montgomery
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Anne of the Island by L.M. Montgomery
Anne of the Island
by L.M. Montgomery
read in June, 2014
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Anne's college days at Redmond focus this novel, but as always, it's Anne's earnestness and growth that makes it so poignant. As I read more of the series, I'm continually struck by how deep and genuine the relationships across generations are in the...more
The Marvelous Land of Oz by L. Frank Baum
The Marvelous Land of Oz
by L. Frank Baum
read in June, 2014
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This sequel to the legendary Wonderful Wizard of Oz doesn't include Dorothy. Instead, Baum chronicles the adventures of boy named Tip and several of the cast from the original: The Tin Woodsman and The Scarecrow. While Baum appears to mock women's su...more
The Woggle-Bug Book by L. Frank Baum
The Woggle-Bug Book
by L. Frank Baum
read in June, 2014
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H.M. Wogglebug, T.E returns in this story and falls in love with a dress. I had to wince through some racist caricatures in a few spots, but The Wogglebug's romance, like everything about him, is delightfully absurd and entertaining.
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