15 Books in 1: L. Frank Baum's Original

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Shoes & Ships & Sealing Wax, 2005 - Juvenile Fiction - 608 pages
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This unique '15 books in 1' edition of L. Frank Baum's original "Oz" series contains the following complete works: "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz," "The Marvelous Land of Oz," "Ozma of Oz," "Dorothy and the Wizard in Oz," "The Road to Oz," "The Emerald City of Oz," "The Patchwork Girl Of Oz," "Little Wizard Stories of Oz," "Tik-Tok of Oz," "The Scarecrow Of Oz," "Rinkitink In Oz," "The Lost Princess Of Oz," "The Tin Woodman Of Oz," "The Magic of Oz," and "Glinda Of Oz." For over a hundred years, L. Frank Baum's classic fairy stories about the land of Oz have been delighting children and parents alike. Now, for the first time, the entire Oz series is available in this single, great-value, edition!
 

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Contents

I
4
II
40
III
83
IV
122
V
163
VI
202
VII
255
VIII
311
IX
321
X
368
XI
410
XII
453
XIII
495
XIV
535
XV
572
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Page 2 - The time has come," the Walrus said, "To talk of many things: Of shoes — and ships — and sealing-wax — Of cabbages — and kings — And why the sea is boiling hot — And whether pigs have wings.

About the author (2005)

Best known as the author of the Wizard of Oz series, Lyman Frank Baum was born on May 15, 1856, in New York. When Baum was a young man, his father, who had made a fortune in oil, gave him several theaters in New York and Pennsylvania to manage. Eventually, Baum had his first taste of success as a writer when he staged The Maid of Arran, a melodrama he had written and scored. Married in 1882 to Maud Gage, whose mother was an influential suffragette, the two had four sons. Baum often entertained his children with nursery rhymes and in 1897 published a compilation titled Mother Goose in Prose, which was illustrated by Maxfield Parrish. The project was followed by three other picture books of rhymes, illustrated by William Wallace Denslow. The success of the nursery rhymes persuaded Baum to craft a novel out of one of the stories, which he titled The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. Some critics have suggested that Baum modeled the character of the Wizard on himself. Other books for children followed the original Oz book, and Baum continued to produce the popular Oz books until his death in 1919. The series was so popular that after Baum's death and by special arrangement, Oz books continued to be written for the series by other authors. Glinda of Oz, the last Oz book that Baum wrote, was published in 1920.

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