The Emerald City of Oz

The Emerald City of Oz

Book - 1988
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[The King, wanting some advice from his Chief Counselor, called for him, explained his problem and then listened to the Counselor's suggestion.] Hearing this, the King glared at his Counselor with a furious expression and tugged at his own long white whiskers until he pulled them so hard that he yelled with pain.
"You are a fool!" he exclaimed.
"I share that honor with your Majesty," said the Chief Counselor.
Long-time fans of the Land of Oz will find this gentle humor familiar. For newcomers as well as veteran travelers to L. Frank Baum's fabled realm, this captivating tale promises a host of astonishing creatures, incredible feats and outlandish situations.
Considered to be the most spectacularly illustrated of all the Oz books, The Emerald City of Oz vividly describes the continuing adventures of Dorothy, Aunt Em and Uncle Henry and their move to the magical kingdom. Readers discover how Dorothy became a princess, got lost and was found again by the Wizard; how the Wizard practiced sorcery, the Scarecrow displayed his wisdom and Uncle Henry got into trouble; and how the fierce warriors invaded Oz. And, of course, there are such bizarre characters as the Cuttenclips, Wogglebug, Grand Gallipoot, and Flutterbudgets.
Over 100 highly imaginative illustrations by John R. Neill — all enchanting representations of new friends and old favorites — enhance this fun-filled fantasy that adults as well as children will enjoy reading again and again.

Memorably illustrated tale of Dorothy's move to Oz. Entertaining fantasy introduces the amusingly bizarre Cuttenclips, Wogglebug, Grand Gallipoot, and the Flutterbudgets. 105 black-and-white illustrations.


Baker & Taylor
Dorothy's aunt and uncle get acquainted with Oz after they lose their farm and Ozma invites them to live with her.

Publisher: New York : Dover Publications, 1988
ISBN: 9780486256818
0486256812
Characteristics: 295 p. : ill. ; 21 cm
Additional Contributors: Neill, John R. (John Rea)

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Jun 26, 2013

I was not going to put children's books on my summer reading list, but it took three weeks to read this wonderful story aloud to my two sons. We've been reading the series off and on from the beginning over the last two years... and thankfully they love the stories of Oz as much as I have. I don't remember reading this episode when I was a child... but the wonder and marvel of Oz as seen through a poor farmer and his wife (Uncle Henry and Aunt Em) from Kansas is a wonderful read... and the discovery of the Fairy Land for them is interspersed with the Gnome King's desire to take over/ruin Ozma and Oz... it's quite the tale!

crankylibrarian Oct 20, 2010

Will Oz be destroyed by the jealous Nome King?

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indigo_penguin_55 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 8 and 13

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