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Thea of Oz

(The Ozite Cycle #1)

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Hundreds of years have passed since Dorothy first went to Oz. Since then, global warming has caused devastating storms that strip our world and dump the detritus on Oz, including the occasional refugee. Thea is one such traveler, and she’s been on Oz since she was a young child. Little does she know that she is in fact the direct descendent of the fabled Gale girl, which h ...more
Paperback, 40 pages
Published July 6th 2014 by Writerly Bliss
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Wendy
Aug 25, 2014 rated it really liked it
Recommended to Wendy by: Goodreads Giveaways
Shelves: fantasy, children-s
"Thea of Oz" by Rebecca A. Demarest which I won through Goodreads Giveaways takes children back to the wonderful world of Oz where Thea, a descendent of the legendary Dorothy lives with her Auntie Gertrude after the death of her parents. When devastating storms threaten the earth and people are willing to pay anything to evacuate to Oz, Minister Elphred makes her aunt a proposition that has Thea and her cat Mrow accompanying the green-skinned man to the palace to negotiate the details. What she ...more
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I tried to read this one....I couldn't do it. I lost interest. It has fantasy elements and I'm not into that. Nonetheless, I do love The Wizard of Oz.

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Jessica
Sep 04, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites
Thea is from Earth but has been in Oz almost as long as she can remember. Global warming on Earth has increased the frequency of storms that transport people to Oz. As a result, Oz has taken in Earthen refugees.
Though I am not overly familiar with Oz and and am not sure what has been made up for this story and what is from the original world of Oz, I still really enjoyed this story. Though these books are novella length, somehow she has condensed down the feeling of a full-length novel into thir
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Jenny Wu
Jul 09, 2014 rated it really liked it
I currently received this book from Library Thing through the member give out program. However somehow I can't find the book on library thing so I can't review it over there. This book is only 35 pages long so it is a pretty short book. The story is based on the story of wizard of Oz it is kind of like a sequel. Basically people could now go to the world of Oz by running into tornados due to global warming. A girl name Thea and her family purposely ran into a tornado and only Thea survived since ...more
Sara
Jun 07, 2014 rated it it was ok
Shelves: read-2014
(I received. this book for free through GoodReads First Reads)

I liked this book. It was quite short - only 40 pages - but in those 40 pages a lot happened which allowed you to enjoy the story and appreciate the characters and setting. Those who love Oz would probably enjoy this short story as well as the rest to be released, to add a new chapter to the already well-known story. The illustrations contained in the pages were beautiful and I found the book to be well made. I loved Thea's cat, he wa
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Erik Twisk
Oct 21, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Thea of Oz is Book one of the Ozite Cycle.

I really loved the way this book takes fictional into the real world and back. Although this novel is only 40 pages the story was catching and very easy to read and this will make you hungry to read the rest of the serie. Thea of Oz is the first novella in the five-part Ozite cycle, illustrated by Jason Morgado.
The story is about Thea who will travel back to Oz after a very long time. I think this is a lovely story well written and a nice present for boo
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The Elves
Jun 18, 2014 rated it really liked it
We received this book as a Goodreads First Reads, and we should say that we’ve never read the original Oz series and have only the movies based on them to go by for comparison. This is a short book, only 35 pages, and just a taste of what the full series would be. It starts a bit slowly but, we think, has all that it takes to develop into a charming and intriguing tale. We particularly like the talking cat, but are not so fond of the robot maid, and we are sorry that what seemed to be a potentia ...more
Shelley
Jul 08, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I was sent a free copy of this book to read and review. It arrived in just a few days, sat on my shelf for a few more and then I actually picked it up and before I replaced it on the shelf I had read the entire story. This is supposed to be the first of a 5 part series. My first comment is that I want all 5 and that the first is too short. I wanted more of the adventure. I am excited that Thea is relative of Dorothy, although she was not aware of it, and I love her cat. I think the book is well ...more
Kristin
Jun 27, 2014 rated it did not like it
Shelves: first-reads
I received this book free from Goodreads First Reads

This book was "ok." I am a huge fan of the Wizard of Oz, so I had high hopes for this book. Maybe my hopes were too high. I also felt that I couldn't let myself get truely into the storyline because I knew that I might never read the next 9 novelas to make it a complete story. Each book will come out each year, and that is too far apart for me to really get into it.
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Eric Hubbard
Jul 05, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I always enjoy stories that expand known fictional worlds and Rebecca Demarest does a fantastic job taking the reader back to the Land of Oz. I enjoyed Thea's perspective and I loved the fact that the human world and Oz are trade partners. I can completely understand how this would be a real possibility, taking a fictional world and adding real world situations. Rebecca is a fantastic writer and I look forward to the next book of the series. ...more
Frances
Jun 09, 2014 rated it really liked it
I got this book in the giveaways on this site. I love the original Wizard of Oz book and movie and this book compliments them to me. It was a very good read, I couldn't put it down. Only downside was that it was shorter than I expected. Only because it was so good to read I wanted more of it to read. Nonetheless, was an excellent book and I am looking forward to the sequels :) ...more
Angelica Dimeo
Jun 28, 2014 rated it really liked it
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Jill Sheets
Aug 23, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This is a wonderful novella. Not only is this book a quick read, but it pulls you in by the end of the first page.

I am looking forward to not only reading more of the Oz novellas, but more books by this author.
Sarah
Jun 02, 2014 rated it it was ok
I really did not care for this novella. It seem rushed for just a small part of the story. I will not be buying the rest of the series; actually I will most likely forget the series exists before the next book (more like a pamphlet) comes out.
Sharon
Jul 04, 2014 rated it really liked it
Very much enjoyed the book. Will read the rest of the series. True to original with a more earthy balance. Enjoyed the relatives angle. Great for young and old readers alike.
Edward Dwyer
Oct 07, 2014 rated it liked it
Kinda like a mini sequel to the Wizard of Oz.

(received the book for free through Goodreads First Reads)
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Rebecca A. Demarest is an author, award-winning book designer, and technical illustrator living in Seattle, WA with her husband, Jason, and their dog-like cat named Cat. When she isn’t writing or making books and flowcharts pretty, Rebecca can be found crafting, working on her indoor forest, climbing, hiking, and generally loving being back in her native Pacific Northwest. Rebecca graduated from W ...more

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