In which are related the Exciting Experiences of Princess Ozma of Oz, and Dorothy, in their hazardous journey to the home of the Flatheads, and to the Magic Isle of the Skeezers, and how they were rescued from dire peril by the sorcery of Glinda the Good
First published in 1904, "A Kidnapped Santa Claus" by L. Frank Baum, the author of The Wizard of Oz, describes the action of some uncommon events in the land of Santa. Not far from the Laughing Valley where Santa and all his magical helpers live, and beyond the Forest of Burzee, there stands a huge mountain that contains the Cave of Demons. Each demon has a specialty: Selfishness, Envy, Hatred, Malice, and Repentance. Because the promise of Santa puts all girls and boys on their best behavior, the demons have hardly any visitors to their caves. In order to remedy their dismal foot traffic, they conspire to kidnap Santa! But oh! even when it looks as if the demons might win, one can never underestimate the power of devoted (and magical!) friends.<P> Adapted by Alex Robinson, author of several graphic novels, the action and menace of the tale will be enhanced and lightly spoofed. It seems a most appropriate treatment of Baum's work -- he was an author who often let his profound and unsettling meanings roil beneath the surface of his otherwise fanciful stories.<P> Advisory: Bookshare has learned that this book offers only partial accessibility. We have kept it in the collection because it is useful for some of our members. To explore further access options with us, please contact us through the Book Quality link on the right sidebar. Benetech is actively working on projects to improve accessibility issues such as these.
An irresistible new collectible hardcover in the beloved series of six Penguin Christmas Classics L. Frank Baum's The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus was first published in 1902, two years after his Wonderful Wizard of Oz. <P><P>Drawing on the attributes of Santa Claus from Clement Moore's 1822 poem "A Visit from St. Nicholas" ("The Night Before Christmas"), Baum chronicles Santa's life from his childhood in an enchanted forest--the same forest that is the source of all magic in the land of Oz--to his destiny of sharing gifts and spreading love to his fellow man. Along the way we witness him making his first toys, learn the origins of the Christmas tree and Christmas stockings, and discover the stories behind many Christmas secrets, like why Santa slides down chimneys, how he picks his reindeer, and how he delivers all his toys in one night. Later adapted into multiple animated films, and published here with the original illustrations from the first edition, The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus evinces the charm, warmth, and fantasy that made L. Frank Baum's Oz stories American classics.Penguin Christmas Classics Give the gift of literature this Christmas. Penguin Christmas Classics honor the power of literature to keep on giving through the ages. The six volumes in the series are not only our most beloved Christmas tales, they also have given us much of what we love about the holiday itself. A Christmas Carol revived in Victorian England such Christmas hallmarks as the Christmas tree, holiday cards, and caroling. The Yuletide yarns of Anthony Trollope popularized throughout the British Empire and around the world the trappings of Christmas in London. The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus created the origin story for the presiding spirit of Christmas as we know it. The holiday tales of Louisa May Alcott shaped the ideal of an American Christmas. The Night Before Christmas brought forth some of our earliest Christmas traditions as passed down through folk tales. And The Nutcracker inspired the most famous ballet in history, one seen by millions in the twilight of every year. Beautifully designed--with foil-stamped jackets, decorative endpapers, and nameplates for personalization--and printed in a small trim size that makes them perfect stocking stuffers, Penguin Christmas Classics embody the spirit of giving that is at the heart of our most time-honored stories about the holiday. Collect all six Penguin Christmas Classics: A Christmas Carol by Charles DickensChristmas at Thompson Hall: And Other Christmas Stories by Anthony TrollopeThe Life and Adventures of Santa Claus by L. Frank BaumA Merry Christmas: And Other Christmas Stories by Louisa May AlcottThe Night Before Christmas by Nikolai GogolThe Nutcracker by E. T. A. HoffmannFrom the Hardcover edition.
Taking the beloved symbol of merriment out of his conventional trappings and into the world of imaginative folklore, Baum gives Santa Claus an exciting life that evokes all the charm, warmth, and fantasy that made his Oz stories American classics.
A delightful collection of Oz stories with younger readers in mind. Peter Glassman writes of this book: "Many of the most wonderful attributes of Baum's best characters are allowed to fully shine here in these stories. IN the "The Cowardly Lion and the Hungry Tiger," we get to see once and for all what humbugs these giant felines are. And though the Scarecrow may have sharp brains and the Tin Woodman may be bright (especially when well polished), Baum makes it very clear in their story that it is their friendship and love for each other that makes these two gentlemen so appealing. Humor is also at a high pitch in these fast paced gems. In addition to the delightful turn about of the boasting Lion and Tiger and the slapstick antics of the Scarecrow and Tin Woodman, there is the hilarious sight of the ill tempered Nome King running in terror from what he believes to be the ghost of Tiktok a mechanical man who was never alive in the first place and of course the very names of those three nasty imps - Olite, Udent and Ertinent - that the Wizard and Ozma have to contend with in their tale are enough to bring a smile to the face of even the most stoic individual. As in all good collections of fairy tales, and that is the Little Wizard Stories are - there are moments of suspense and danger. The Sawhorse's flight through the forest to escape the angry squirrels, with a headless Jack Pumpkinhead and the two rescued children, is guaranteed to send your hearts racing and when Dorothy breaks all those dishes at crinklink's house, a shiver of fear for her safety is keenly felt by all." This file should make an excellent embossed braille copy. But unlike the darker fairy tales of Grimm and Perraut, in Baum's Oz fairy tales the danger quickly passes and every thing is put to rights. True to his introduction in the Wonderful Wizard of Oz, Baum has avoided any truly "disagreeable incidents' or 'horrible and blood curdling' moments in these stories.
Arrancada de su hogar en Kansas por un tornado, la pequeña Dorothy aterriza en un lugar desconocido junto a su perro Toto. La única persona capaz de devolverla a casa es el Mago de Oz, que vive en la Ciudad Esmeralda. Así empieza la travesía de Dorothy por un país maravilloso, una aventura plagada de obstáculos y peligros en la que contará con inestimables aliados: un espantapájaros sin cerebro, un león sin coraje y un hombre de hojalata sin corazón. Ciento once años después de su publicación original, y al medio siglo de su primera edición de bolsillo, restauramos el esplendor de El Mago de Oz con un prólogo iluminador y las ilustraciones que la han acompañado desde sus inicios.«L. Frank Baum ha llenado nuestro siglo, de principio a fin, de ingenuos gozos e insospechados deleites.»Ray Bradbury
The definitive Oz experience: Immerse yourself in the wonder of Oz in this eBook collection of fifteen titles from L. Frank Baum's cherished American fairy tale series.This eBook collection includes fifteen classic and beloved Oz tales in five volumes: Volume 1: The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, The Marvelous Land of Oz, Ozma of Oz Volume 2: Dorothy and the Wizard in Oz, The Road to Oz, The Emerald City of Oz Volume 3: The Patchwork Girl of Oz, Tik-Tok of Oz, The Scarecrow of Oz Volume 4: Rinkitink in Oz, The Lost Princess of Oz, The Tin Woodman of Oz, Volume 5: The Magic of Oz, Glinda of Oz, The Royal Book of Oz
The fourth, fifth, and sixth titles of the iconic Oz series, now in one collection! In Dorothy and the Wizard in Oz, Dorothy and the Wizard visit the center of the Earth, where people are vegetables, glass houses grow, and Oz characters reappear. Eventually they return to the Emerald City--but will they stay? In The Road to Oz, Dorothy sets out on another adventure with some new friends like the Shaggy Man, Button-Bright, and Polychrome, and some old ones like the Scarecrow and the Tin Woodman. Will they reach the Emerald City in time for Ozma's birthday? In The Emerald City of Oz, Dorothy, her Uncle Henry, and Aunt Em are going to live in the Emerald City. They set out of explore the land of Oz with the help of Dorothy's friends, but must rush home again when they discover that the Nome King is busy gathering an army for an invasion of Oz. Will they be able to stop the invasion?
In Dorothy and the Wizard in Oz, Dorothy and the Wizard visit the centre of the Earth, where people are vegetables, glass houses grow and Ozcharacters reappear. Eventually they return to the Emerald City but will they stay?In The Road to Oz, Dorothy sets out on another adventure with some new friends like the Shaggy Man, Button-Bright, and Polychrome, and some old ones like the Scarecrow and the Tin Woodman. But can they reach the Emerald City in time for Ozma's birthday?In The Emerald City of Oz, Dorothy, her Uncle Henry, and Aunt Em are going to live in the Emerald City. They set out to explore the land of Oz, with the help of Dorothy's friends, but must rush home again when they discover that the Nome King is busy gathering an army for an invasion of Oz. Will they be able to stop the invasion?
Revel in the magic of Oz in this collection of the final three books in L. Frank Baum's classic American fairy tale series.The three concluding titles of the iconic Oz series, now in one collection! In The Magic of Oz, the mischievous Kiki Aru has discovered a magical word that can transform him and anyone else into whatever he wants. 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. Can Dorothy and the Wizard stop the evildoers before they conquer Oz? Or will Kiki's incredible powers finally give the Nome King the revenge he has craved for so long? In Glinda of Oz, Dorothy and Ozma journey to a remote part of Oz to stop a war between the Flatheads and the Skeezers. But the Flatheads and Skeezers have a different idea. Soon Ozma and Dorothy are trapped in an amazing crystal-domed city on an enchanted island. The watertight city submerges itself, and only the Wizard and Glinda can save them--but will they make it in time? In The Royal Book of Oz, the Scarecrow goes to search for his family roots. He returns to the cornfield where Dorothy first found him and discovers that he is the Long Lost Emperor of the Silver Island. Will he decide to stay there? Or will he return to Oz?
"There has never been a magical kingdom quite like Oz. Populated by good witches and wicked witches, wretched Nomes and enchanting princesses, chattering hens and cowardly lions--a whole host of marvelous creatures great and small and wise and wonderful--Oz is one of the most beloved fantasy worlds ever created." (From the book) From the Publisher: Fantasy and adventure in the fairy land of Ev with Dorothy Gale (from The Wizard of Oz), Princess Ozma, a wicked Nome King, an enchanted royal family and more. After being swept overboard during a storm at sea, Dorothy is washed on to the shore with Billina the Yellow Hen. Here they find Tik-Tok, the mechanical man. They then join with Ozma -- Princess of Oz, the Hungry Tiger, the Cowardly Lion and the Army of Oz to rescue the royal family of Ev from the Nome King. The 3rd of 14 Oz books by L. Frank Baum, the Royal Historian of Oz. Other books in this series are available from Bookshare.
Wherein is recorded the Perilous Quest of Prince Inga of Pingaree and King Rinkitink in the Magical Isles that lie beyond the Borderland of Oz
Dorothy and her friend, Polychrome, find themselves on a road through some strange places, to the Land of the Winkies, and on to beautiful Emerald City. But why are they there, and how did they get there? Princess Ozma of Oz sent for them, and the Cowardly Lion and the Scarecrow, of course, to take part in her lavish birthday celebration.
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