The Magic of Oz (Hardcover)
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There's trouble once again in the land of Oz
The mischievous boy Kiki Aru has discovered a magical word--Pyrzqxgl--can transform him and anyone else into whatever Kiki demands. Worse yet, Kiki has been recruited by the villainous Nome King in his latest attempt to get revenge on Princess Ozma and all her friends.
While Ozma's court plans a spectacular celebration for her birthday, Dorothy and the Wizard set out with the Cowardly Lion and the Hungry Tiger to find a gift for their beloved princess. But in the Forest of Gugu they become entangled in the wicked plans and magical transformations of Kiki and the Nome King.
Can Dorothy and the Wizard stop the evil-doers before they conquer Oz? Or will Kiki's incredible powers finally give the Nome King the revenge he has craved for so long?
This deluxe reproduction of the rare first edition features all twelve of Oz artist John R. Neill's beautiful color plates, along with his nearly one hundred black-and-white drawings, making this the perfect present for Oz fans old and new.There's trouble once again in the land of Oz A mischievous boy named Kiki Aru has discovered a magical word--Pyrxqzgl--that can transform him and anyone else into whatever Kiki demands. Worse yet, he has been recruited by the villainous Nome King in his latest attempt to get revenge on Princess Ozma and all her friends. Can Dorothy and the Wizard stop the evil-doers before they conquer Oz? This deluxe edition features the complete original text, color plates, and black-and-white drawings.
About the Author
Lyman Frank Baum (1856-1919) was born in Chittenango, Ne
Lyman Frank Baum (1856-1919) was born in Chittenango, New York. After trying many different professions, he turned tw York. After trying many different professions, he turned to writing for children at the age of 40. "The Wizard of Oz "o writing for children at the age of 40. "The Wizard of Oz "is the first and most popular of his fourteen Oz novels. is the first and most popular of his fourteen Oz novels.
As a baby boomer and retired physician I'm devoting my time to writing medical thrillers. My life as an author of fiction began in 2003 after several individuals consistently commented my speeches delivered at Toastmasters International always like captivating stories regardless of the topic. "I should write a book" they all said. My wife encouraged me because she was sick of listening to me rehearsing my speeches. "What should I write about?" I asked of my supportive spouse. "Write about your patient from the Navy who brought back a bottle full of human eyes from Vietnam." Thus began my string of medical thrillers starting with THE EYEMAN. The sequel to THE EYEMAN, THE DUTY CREW, chronicles the last Christmas Day of the Vietnam War in a Northeast Naval hospital. Like all my novels true lifetime situations is interwoven with suspenseful and intriguing storylines. I spent most of my life in Massachusetts and schooling leading up to both an MD and PhD in medicine and directed medical research for the last 20 years of my healthcare career with drug development in major pharmaceutical companies. I've always been caught up in history and my medical thriller COTTER attests to historical fact both in medicine and family life in the struggling Post-Civil War years 1868-1872. I believe literature should be educational, fun, serious, full of feelings and always with a touch of fantasy. We're all part dreamers. When Dr. Mathew Collins returns from Afghanistan military service his life encompasses all these elements in THE HELIOS RAIN. A similar experience but on a different motif was blended in my medical thriller surrounding a possible cure for Muscular Dystrophy in THE MYOSIN FACTOR. Ever want to reveal the bad side of an employment experience? My years in the pharmaceutical industry witnessed sabotage and some drugs with unacceptable side effects pressured by upper management to sneak by the FDA. THE ADJUSTMENT CLINIC fictionalizes two of these real-life based situations. WHO WILL WEEP FOR ME is my latest crime thriller about a high school classmate who confronted The Boston Strangler in adulthood. I live in San Antonio, Texas spending 5-hours a day on new writing, working with editors and trying to promote my e-books. Encouraging my 8 grandchildren to read and write is as much fun as my own writing efforts. It's my hope that the reading public will experience the joys and realities of life through my novels. Peter Glassman MD, PhD
John R. Neill was born in Philadelphia in 1877. In 1904, at the age of twenty-six, Neill received his first major book assignment, as illustrator for The Marvelous Land of Oz. From then until his death in 1943, Neill would illustrate over forty Oz books, including three he wrote himself. Today, his fabulous illustrations are synonymous with Oz.