The Marvelous Land of Oz
L. Frank Baum
(Lire Classics, March 19, 2013)
“The Marvelous Land of Oz” is generally accepted- by the critics and by millions of delighted children-as the finest of all sequels to the “Wizard of Oz.” The very first sequel, it contains the adventure of the Scarecrow and the Tin Woodman in equally enchanting fashion. For those who have long loved “The Marvelous Land of Oz,” but have searched in vain for an edition they could truly enjoy, here is a complete text reprint of the first edition. The Scarecrow, fully equipped with brains, is now the King of the Emerald City, and the Tin Woodman, proud of his new heart, has become the Emperor of the Wikies, but the two companions are still the same inane and lovable creatures that they were, and their adventures are perhaps even more exciting and amusing than before. The young hero this time is a boy, Tip; among the other new and entertaining characters in this Oz book are Jack Pumpkinhead, Mombi the Sorceress, the Animated Saw-Horse, and the Highly Magnified Woggle-Bug, T.E. (Thoroughly Educated). All the old Oz magic is still present, all the quiet wisdom and gentle humor. This is the Oz book with the marvelous powder of life, the army of girls in revolt against the Emerald City, and the world’s strangest flying object- the Gump! The excitement and interest keep mounting steadily until they are capped by a truly surprising climax.