The Marvelous Land of Oz by L. Frank Baum

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Return to the magical land of Oz in L. Frank Baum’s classic The Marvelous Land of Oz. When Tip tries to scare his guardian, Mombi the witch, with Jack Pumpkinhead (a man Tip made out of wood and a pumpkin head) he unknowingly sets in motion the most amazing adventure of his young life. Along with his creation, Jack Pumpkinhead, the Saw-Horse, the Scarecrow and the Tin Woodman, Tip travels to the Emerald City, defeats General Jinjur’s rebellion and finds the missing Princess Ozma.

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz and its thirteen sequels have enchanted audiences since their publication in the early twentieth century. The Marvelous Land of Oz is the second novel in the Oz series and has been adapted into an episode of The Shirley Temple Show, an animated film, and a comic book series by Marvel Comics.

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About L. Frank Baum

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Lyman Frank Baum was born in Chittenango, New York, on May 15, 1856. Over the course of his life, Baum raised fancy poultry, sold fireworks, managed an opera house, opened a department store, and an edited a newspaper before finally turning to writing. In 1900, he published his best known book The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. Eventually he wrote fifty-five novels, including thirteen Oz books, plus four “lost” novels, eighty-three short stories, more than two hundred poems, an unknown number of scripts, and many miscellaneous writings. Baum died on May 6, 1919. He is buried in the Forest Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery, in Glendale, California.
 
Published November 1, 2010 by HarperPerennial Classics. 119 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Children's Books, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Action & Adventure, Education & Reference, Nature & Wildlife, Science & Math. Fiction

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