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Oz Series

The Oz books form a book series that begins with The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (1900) and relate the fictional history of the Land of Oz. It was created by author L. Frank Baum, who went on to write fourteen full-length Oz books.


Books in the Oz series:

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (1900)

Whirled away on a cyclone, Dorothy is set down in the Land of Oz and must find her way home with the help of the Scarecrow, Tin Woodman, and a pair of ruby slippers.

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Author(s): L. Frank Baum
Illustrator(s): W. W. Denslow

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The Marvelous Land of Oz (1904)

In this first sequel to The Wizard of Oz, young Tip journeys to the Emerald City and discovers his true identity.

https://hdl.handle.net/2027/hvd.32044009873605

Author(s): L. Frank Baum
Illustrator(s): John R. Neill

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Ozma of Oz (1907)

Dorothy is shipwrecked and washes up on the shore of the Land of Ev where she is shortly joined by Ozma who has come to set the Queen of Ev and her children free from the Nome King.

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Author(s): L. Frank Baum
Illustrator(s): John R. Neill

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Dorothy and the Wizard in Oz (1908)

Dorothy is precipitated into the bowels of the earth by a California earthquake along with her friend Zeb, a farm boy, Eureka the kitten and Jim the cab-horse. She meets the Wizard and they make their way to Oz after many adventures.

http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/22566

Author(s): L. Frank Baum
Illustrator(s): John R. Neill

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The Road to Oz (1909)

In one of the most exciting volumes in the Oz series, Dorothy meets the Shaggy Man and along with Button Bright and Polychrome, the Rainbow’s daughter, makes her way to Oz. Johnny Dooit helps them cross the Deadly Desert and John R. Neill’s illustrations are some of his best.

https://hdl.handle.net/2027/uc2.ark:/13960/t3st7xb...

 

Author(s): L. Frank Baum
Illustrator(s): John R. Neill

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The Emerald City of Oz (1910)

Aunt Em and Uncle Henry have joined Dorothy in Oz. While they are enjoying a tour of their new home, the evil Nome King is tunneling under the Deadly Desert in his scheme to conquer the Emerald City.

https://hdl.handle.net/2027/osu.32435071112965

Author(s): L. Frank Baum
Illustrator(s): John R. Neill

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Sky Island (1912)

Trot and Cap’n Bill meet Button Bright and Polychrome, the Rainbow’s daughter, on their trip to Sky Island.

https://hdl.handle.net/2027/aeu.ark:/13960/t6pz6j7...

 

Author(s): L. Frank Baum
Illustrator(s): John R. Neill

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The Patchwork Girl of Oz (1913)

Ojo the Unlucky travels to the Emerald City along with the Patchwork Girl and the Glass Cat to free his Unc Nunkie from a magic spell.

https://hdl.handle.net/2027/hvd.32044011809845

Author(s): L. Frank Baum
Illustrator(s): John R. Neill

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Tik-Tok of Oz (1914)

Betsy Bobbin and Hank the Mule are shipwrecked on the shores of the Nonestic Ocean. They meet the Shaggy Man, discover Tik-Tok the mechanical man and help defeat Queen Ann Soforth and her army of conquest among many other adventures.

https://hdl.handle.net/2027/osu.32435017663675

 

Author(s): L. Frank Baum
Illustrator(s): John R. Neill

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Rinkitink in Oz (1916)

When the pearl pirates capture the people of Pingaree, it is up to the King of neighboring Rinkitink, his talking goat, Bilbil, and the young prince Inga of Pingaree to rescue them.

https://hdl.handle.net/2027/hvd.hn2yis

Author(s): L. Frank Baum
Illustrator(s): John R. Neill

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The Lost Princess of Oz (1917)

Ozma is missing and with her all the magic treasures of Oz.

https://hdl.handle.net/2027/uc2.ark:/13960/t1jh3d7...

Author(s): L. Frank Baum
Illustrator(s): John R. Neill

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The Tin Woodman of Oz (1918)

The Tin Woodman joined by his old companion the Scarecrow and young Woot the Wanderer sets out to see what became of his old love Nimmie Amee.

https://hdl.handle.net/2027/hvd.32044011795861

Author(s): L. Frank Baum
Illustrator(s): John R. Neill

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The Magic of Oz (1919)

The Magic of Oz relates the unsuccessful attempt of the Munchkin boy Kiki Aru and the former Nome King Ruggedo to conquer Oz.

https://hdl.handle.net/2027/hvd.32044105444715

Author(s): L. Frank Baum
Illustrator(s): John R. Neill

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Glinda of Oz (1920)

Princess Ozma and Dorothy travel to an obscure corner of the Land of Oz, in order to prevent a war between the Skeezers and the Flatheads and find themselves imprisoned on the Skeezers’ glass-covered island, which has been magically submerged to the bottom of its lake.

https://hdl.handle.net/2027/hvd.32044010476851

Author(s): L. Frank Baum
Illustrator(s): John R. Neill

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The Royal Book of Oz (1921)

In search of his family tree the Scarecrow tumbles down through the earth to the Silver Islands. Is he really the Emperor, Chang Wang Woe? Originally credited to L. Frank Baum, The Royal Book of Oz was actually written by the young Ruth Plumly Thompson, who went on to write a total of nineteen Oz books.

https://hdl.handle.net/2027/hvd.32044011863370

 

Author(s): L. Frank Baum
Ruth Plumly Thompson
Illustrator(s): John R. Neill

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Kabumpo in Oz (1922)

Prince Pompa and his friend Kabumpo the elephant must save Ozma and her fairy kingdom from Ruggedo, the wicked gnome king.

https://archive.org/details/kabumpoinoz00thom/page...

 

Author(s): Ruth Plumly Thompson
Illustrator(s): John R. Neill

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Grampa in Oz (1924)

Prince Tatters and Grampa set out to find King Fumbo’s head, save the kingdom from bankruptcy and find a suitable Princess. With the help of Dorothy and Bill, an iron weathercock, they succeed.

http://www.childrensbooksonline.org/grampa_in_oz/i...

Author(s): Ruth Plumly Thompson
Illustrator(s): John R. Neill

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The Lost King of Oz (1925)

Ozma’s father, King Pastoria is rescued from an enchantment and we see the last of the evil witch Mombi.

Author(s): Ruth Plumly Thompson
Illustrator(s): John R. Neill

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The Hungry Tiger of Oz (1926)

The Hungry Tiger of Oz (1926) is the twentieth in the series of Oz books created by L. Frank Baum and his successors, and the sixth written by Ruth Plumly Thompson. It was Illustrated by John R. Neill. Betsy Bobbin and Carter Green, the vegetable man escape from Rash with Prince Evered with the help of the Hungry Tiger.

Author(s): Ruth Plumly Thompson
Illustrator(s): John R. Neill

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The Gnome King of Oz (1927)

Unsuspectingly, Peter, a boy from Philadelphia, assists the wicked Gnome King in escaping from the island where he has been banished and who is now determined to reclaim his former kingdom and ravage Oz.

Author(s): Ruth Plumly Thompson
Illustrator(s): John R. Neill

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