Tik-Tok of Oz

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CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, Feb 11, 2010 - 152 pages
Shipwrecked Betsy Bobbin and her loyal mule, Hank, are washed ashore in a place they find wondrously strange, thus beginning L. Frank Baum's eighth book of adventure and magic in Oz.Trouble is afoot! Queen Ann Soforth of Oogaboo raises an army to conquer Oz, there is a new threat from the Nome King, and the Shaggy Man is on a quest to find his missing brother.New friends and old join forces in this fabulous tale that will charm every fan of Oz. And there's a special surprise in store for everyone who's wondered about Dorothy's feisty little black dog, Toto!

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About the author (2010)

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. Fine artist and designer Carol Pentleton was born in New Bedford, Massachusetts. She graduated with a BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design and earned an MFA from Syracuse University. She has exhibited her work in group and solo shows across the country and is a visual communications consultant.

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