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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The New Wizard of Oz (1903)
Bobbs-Merrill Co. took over publication of the first Oz book in 1903 and retitled it to distinguish it from the first edition.
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. Read online at Hathitrust.
The Woggle-Bug Book (1905)
First appearing in The Land of Oz, the Woggle-Bug starred in a newspaper Sunday supplement, and a musical comedy. Read online at archive.org.
John Dough and the Cherub (1906)
John Dough, a living gingerbread man and Chick the Cherub, an incubator baby, have a series of adventures in the borderlands of Oz. Baum added a mystery by not revealing whether Chick was a boy or a girl, as Gene Stratton-Porter was to do with Scout in The Keeper of the Bees in 1925. While not written as an Oz book, the characters appear in The Road to Oz. Read online at Hathitrust.
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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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. Read online at gutenberg.org.
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. Read online at Hathitrust.
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. Read online at Hathitrust.
The Sea Fairies (1911)
Cap'n Bill and Trot visit the mermaids in their watery realm. Read online at archive.org.
Sky Island (1912)
Trot and Cap’n Bill meet Button Bright and Polychrome, the Rainbow’s daughter, on their trip to Sky Island. Read online at Hathitrust.
The Cowardly Lion and Hungry Tiger decide to test their virtue and pass. Read online at gutenberg.org.
Jack Pumpkinhead and his friend the Wooden Sawhorse rescue two children lost in the woods. Read online at gutenberg.org.
Little Dorothy and Toto (1913)
Dorothy and Toto are exploring the further recesses of Oz when they meet a miniature giant. Read online at gutenberg.org.
The New Wizard of Oz (1913)
This was a cheaper reprint edition. Read online at Hathitrust.
Ozma and the Little Wizard (1913)
Ozma and the Wizard are traveling through her realm and are assaulted by three imps. Read online at gutenberg.org.
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. Read online at Hathitrust.
The Scarecrow and Tin Woodman have a boating accident and are aided by a flock of mischievous crows and the Wizard. Read online at gutenberg.org.
Little Wizard Stories of Oz (1914)
Six short stores about favorite denizens of the fairyland of Oz. Read online at gutenberg.org.
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. Read online at Hathitrust.