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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:

Captain Salt in Oz (1936)

Captain Salt, former pirate, now Royal Explorer of Oz, sets out to explore the Nonestic Ocean.

Author: Ruth Plumly Thompson
Illustrator: John R. Neill

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Captain Salt in Oz (1990)

Captain Salt, former pirate, now the Royal Explorer of Oz sets out to explore the Nonestic Ocean.

Author: Ruth Plumly Thompson
Illustrator: John R. Neill

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The Enchanted Island of Oz (1976)

David wishes a camel could talk -- and it does! They embark on a tour of magic kingdoms, ending up in the Emerald City.

Author: Ruth Plumly Thompson
Illustrator: Dick Martin

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The Giant Horse of Oz (1928)

The Ozure Isles are still under a spell cast by the evil witch Mombi who set a fire-breathing monster to keep them prisoner. Prince Philador sets out to break the enchantment and rescue Trot, who has been taken captive by the monster.

Author: Ruth Plumly Thompson
Illustrator: 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.

Author: L. Frank Baum
Illustrator: John R. Neill

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Glinda of Oz (2000)

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.

Author: L. Frank Baum
Illustrator: 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: Ruth Plumly Thompson
Illustrator: 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.

Author: Ruth Plumly Thompson
Illustrator: John R. Neill

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Handy Mandy in Oz (1937)

Handy Mandy in Oz (1937) is the thirty-first of the Oz books created by L. Frank Baum and his successors, and the seventeenth written by Ruth Plumly Thompson. It was illustrated by John R. Neill. Handy Mandy is propelled to the Land of Oz by an exploding geyser. Her seven hands astonish the Keretarians. She joins Nox the Royal Oz to search for the lost King Kerry.

Author: Ruth Plumly Thompson
Illustrator: John R. Neill

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The Hidden Valley of Oz (1951)

The Hidden Valley of Oz (1951) is the thirty-ninth in the series of Oz books created by L. Frank Baum and his successors. It was written by Rachel R. Cosgrove and illustrated by Dirk Gringhuis. Jam, a boy from Ohio flies to the Gillikin Country in a giant kite. There he teams up with Dorothy and her companions to defeat an evil giant.

Author: Rachel R. Cosgrove
Illustrator: Dirk Gringhuis

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The Hidden Valley of Oz (1991)

The Hidden Valley of Oz (1951) is the thirty-ninth in the series of Oz books created by L. Frank Baum and his successors. It was written by Rachel R. Cosgrove and illustrated by Dirk Gringhuis. Jam, a boy from Ohio flies to the Gillikin Country in a giant kite. There he teams up with Dorothy and her companions to defeat an evil giant.

Author: Rachel R. Cosgrove
Illustrator: Dirk Gringhuis

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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: Ruth Plumly Thompson
Illustrator: John R. Neill

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Jack Pumpkinhead of Oz (1929)

Peter from Philadelphia and Jack Pumpkinhead set out for the Emerald City but end up in the Quadling Country.

Author: Ruth Plumly Thompson
Illustrator: John R. Neill

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Kabumpo in Oz (1998)

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

Author: Ruth Plumly Thompson
Illustrator: 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.

Author: Ruth Plumly Thompson
Illustrator: 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: Ruth Plumly Thompson
Illustrator: John R. Neill

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Lucky Bucky in Oz (1992)

Lucky Bucky and the Wooden Whale have a series of adventures in the Nonestic Ocean on their way to the Emerald City.

Author: John R. Neill
Illustrator: John R. Neill

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Lucky Bucky in Oz (1942)

Lucky Bucky and the Wooden Whale have a series of adventures in the Nonestic Ocean on their way to the Emerald City.

Author: John R. Neill
Illustrator: 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.


Author: L. Frank Baum
Illustrator: John R. Neill

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The Magic of Oz (1999)

This is the thirteenth Land of Oz book written by L. Frank Baum. Published on June 7, 1919, one month after the author’s death, The Magic of Oz relates the unsuccessful attempt of the Munchkin boy Kiki Aru and former Nome King Ruggedo to conquer Oz.

The novel was dedicated to “the Children of our Soldiers, the Americans and their Allies, with unmeasured Pride and Affection.”

Author: L. Frank Baum
Illustrator: John R. Neill

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