Glinda of Oz

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Akasha Publishing Company, 2009 - Fantasy - 158 pages
Return to the land of Oz once more for an adventure full of peril, strange creatures, and powerful magic. Under the beneficent rule of Princess Ozma, Oz is generally a thriving, happy place. But there is a storm brewing in a corner of her land, as the Flatheads and the Skeezers prepare to do battle with each other. Ozma and her friend Dorothy set out to meet the groups and stop the fighting, but soon find themselves captives of the evil Skeezer queen. Their only hope is a daring rescue attempt by their friends, led by Glinda the Good. The last and one of the most intricately plotted of Baum's Oz books, Glinda of Oz will keep you on the edge of your seat.

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About the author (2009)

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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