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The Complete Wizard of Oz Collection

(Oz #1-14)

4.24  ·  Rating details ·  7,930 ratings  ·  328 reviews
The Oz books form a book series that begins with
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, and that relates the "history" of the Land of
Oz. Oz was originally created by author L. Frank Baum, who went on to write
fourteen Oz books. Although most of the Oz books are strictly adventures,
Baum as well as many later Oz authors styled themselves as "Royal Historians" of
Oz to emphasize that
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ebook, 2222 pages
Published January 1st 2010 by MobileReference (first published May 17th 1900)
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Rachel My book doesn’t. I have 15 books with “Little Wizard Stories of Oz” as the 8th book. No mention of Ruth Plumly Thompson. My edition is Wordsworth Edit…moreMy book doesn’t. I have 15 books with “Little Wizard Stories of Oz” as the 8th book. No mention of Ruth Plumly Thompson. My edition is Wordsworth Editions 2012. It’s a 1488 page purple covered paperback. Perhaps you have a different edition.(less)

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TJ
Jun 16, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: audiobook
THE REVIEW

Why this book?

I always been a fan of anything of Oz in general so I thought why not read the original Oz books

What I thought



This was one hell of a journey!! Not only do you see Oz in these books but you see other magical countries like one that snows popcorn, and one that lies the Gnome King. These books are full of fantastic characters; like the famous Scarecrow of Oz, The Patchwork girl Scraps, The shaggy Man, Princess Ozma, Dorothy and so many others. Each book you get spend time wi
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Sheri
Jan 05, 2012 rated it it was amazing
I have gone out of my way to rate this particular Collection because not all the mobile versions are well edited. This one has indexes for every book and displays all the relevant content. For example, how frustrating is it to get to the description of the notes about Tic Toc in the third book to find the text missing because it is an image in the original books? This version has the text. If you want the Oz books compiled on your shelf in one book, until they come out with one containing the or ...more
Ashok Banker
Oct 25, 2012 rated it it was amazing
I love the classic film and as a parent, had seen it some hundred plus times over the years, thanks mainly to a daughter who was obsessed with it at one point. I had read the first book when I was much younger, seeking more of the color and pageantry and spectacle of the movie and remember being vaguely disappointed. That's what happens when Hollywood magic fills your imagination. I saw this complete collection on Amazonr recently, read the great reader reviews of the edition, and frankly, the l ...more
Kacy
Aug 02, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I have read these books aloud to my sons and I have to say these are some of my favorite stories! I would love to own the collection as a whole to give them when they are adults so they may read to their children.
Bronwyn
Nov 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is the complete collection of oz books by Frank L baum, and is a good collection to read it you enjoyed the wizard of oz and want to know what happened after the wizard of oz and what became of Dorothy and her friends
Jess the Shelf-Declared Bibliophile
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Ralph Wark
Jan 20, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Kinda a classic....

No kinda about it. The first of fourteen stories written by L. Frank Baum is almost identical to the 1939 movie, and is the most familiar. the other thirteen continue the story, and are very good children's tales, although they are a bit dated. Of course, they were written a century ago, but the phrasing is old, and several unintended double entendres exist. Still, enjoyable, even though by book 11 I I was ready to have done with it. Perhaps I should have paced myself.....
Average Jane
Sep 29, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I've loved the Oz books since I was a kid, so it was great to have the chance to buy them all in one digital volume and re-read them. It's amazing how elevated the language is compared to today's children's books. I highly recommend these, especially if you've only ever read The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. Reading them all in a row does cast a light on some world building inconsistencies, but considering that Baum never intended to write so many, it's easy to understand how that happened.
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Rachael
Jun 23, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy
One or two duds but overall, this was a lovely collection of stories to read.
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz: some differences but mostly similar to the film version I'm more familiar with. My only annoyance is that, at times, Dorothy seemed to be obsessed with food. It felt like every other page she was eating. ⭐⭐⭐⭐
The Marvelous Land of Oz: I enjoyed this more than the first story. There were some interesting characters such as General Jinjur and Tip. Some lines were quite witty and I read them with
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Sofia Quezada
Jul 25, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Everyone...
a super fun read.....took me back to my time as a child and the profound love I had for the Wizard of Oz.....I hope my children love reading as much as I do, because this is the 1st series of book I will have them read.....Great time.
Don Alsup
Jun 15, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The book is a great deal different from the 1939 film. Lots more content - especially toward the end.
I love the original color illustrations.
Rozzinner
Feb 08, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was fun to listen to on my ipod while swimming. It has so many life lessons embedded in the wonderful story: easy to see why it has become a classic.
Amy Dorsch
Feb 22, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Read them!!!

I love these books, I am a adventure lover so I read all of them and loved every moment of them. I would recommend this for all adventure lovers.
Jess the Shelf-Declared Bibliophile
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Keely
This book took a long time to finish, but that is not surprising given its size. Overall I enjoyed these stories although some I prefered more than others. I am glad that I read these stories and I would consider reading these books to my future children.
Despite the age of these stories, they don't feel very dated, unlike other classic children's books I have read. I think that is because it is set mostly in a 'fairy land' so it is almost expected that things will be different and the lack of te
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Mitchell
And thus I finish reading the original series of Oz. There were tons of books written later by other people but I figure this is quite enough. It took me two years reading from the local library from pretty amazing reprint versions with the original artwork. And it was worth reading and I wish I had read it earlier. And I would have read it to my kids. But on its own, separate from its obvious impact on the world, this series did not hold up to time and was generally unimpressive. There was too ...more
Markhiller
I rarely find a book that doesn't exceed it's adaptation to screen but this is the case here. While popular in its time (1900) it pales in comparison to the classic movie of 1939. Still a worthwhile read if your curious to discover the inspiration behind the movie.
Bwolf
Dec 26, 2013 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Tiring. By the time I was finished I hated l. Frank Baum, but then I read a biography that said he wrote all of the follow-ups because of requests he had received from kids. Maybe he hated Dorothy by the time he was sfinished.
Bartley517
Jul 23, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

Everyone who grew up loving the Wizard of Oz on television should read this book.
Jess the Shelf-Declared Bibliophile
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Jess the Shelf-Declared Bibliophile
Check out my reviews for each book listed on their individual pages.
Jess the Shelf-Declared Bibliophile
Check out my individual reviews on each book's main page!
Jess the Shelf-Declared Bibliophile
Check out my individual reviews on each book's main page!
Jess the Shelf-Declared Bibliophile
Check out my individual reviews on each book's main page!
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also wrote under the name Edith Van Dyne, Floyd Akers, Schuyler Staunton, John Estes Cooke, Suzanne Metcalf, Laura Bancroft

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
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Other books in the series

Oz (1 - 10 of 14 books)
  • The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (Oz, #1)
  • The Marvelous Land of Oz (Oz, #2)
  • Ozma of Oz (Oz, #3)
  • Dorothy and the Wizard in Oz (Oz, #4)
  • The Road to Oz (Oz, #5)
  • The Emerald City of Oz (Oz #6)
  • The Patchwork Girl of Oz (Oz, #7)
  • Tik-Tok of Oz (Oz, #8)
  • The Scarecrow of Oz (Oz, #9)
  • Rinkitink in Oz (Oz, #10)

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