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The Oz books form a book series that begins with The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (1900), and that relates the fictional history of the Land of Oz. Oz was created by author L. Frank Baum, who went on to write fourteen full-length Oz books. Table of Contents: — THE WONDERFUL WIZARD OF OZ — THE MARVELOUAS LAND OF OZ — OZMA OF OZ — DOROTHY AND THE WIZARD IN OZ — THE ROAD TO OZ — THE EMERA The Oz books form a book series that begins with The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (1900), and that relates the fictional history of the Land of Oz. Oz was created by author L. Frank Baum, who went on to write fourteen full-length Oz books. Table of Contents: — THE WONDERFUL WIZARD OF OZ — THE MARVELOUAS LAND OF OZ — OZMA OF OZ — DOROTHY AND THE WIZARD IN OZ — THE ROAD TO OZ — THE EMERALD CITY OF OZ — THE PATCHWORK GIRL OF OZ — TIK-TOK OF OZ — THE SCARECROW OF OZ — RINKITINK IN OZ — THE LOST PRINCESS OF OZ — THE TIN WOODMAN OF OZ — THE MAGIC OF OZ — GLINDA OF OZ


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The Oz books form a book series that begins with The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (1900), and that relates the fictional history of the Land of Oz. Oz was created by author L. Frank Baum, who went on to write fourteen full-length Oz books. Table of Contents: — THE WONDERFUL WIZARD OF OZ — THE MARVELOUAS LAND OF OZ — OZMA OF OZ — DOROTHY AND THE WIZARD IN OZ — THE ROAD TO OZ — THE EMERA The Oz books form a book series that begins with The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (1900), and that relates the fictional history of the Land of Oz. Oz was created by author L. Frank Baum, who went on to write fourteen full-length Oz books. Table of Contents: — THE WONDERFUL WIZARD OF OZ — THE MARVELOUAS LAND OF OZ — OZMA OF OZ — DOROTHY AND THE WIZARD IN OZ — THE ROAD TO OZ — THE EMERALD CITY OF OZ — THE PATCHWORK GIRL OF OZ — TIK-TOK OF OZ — THE SCARECROW OF OZ — RINKITINK IN OZ — THE LOST PRINCESS OF OZ — THE TIN WOODMAN OF OZ — THE MAGIC OF OZ — GLINDA OF OZ

30 review for OZ: The Complete Wizard of Oz Collection

  1. 5 out of 5

    Sheri

    I have gone out of my way to rate this particular Collection because not all the mobile versions are well edited. This one has indexes for every book and displays all the relevant content. For example, how frustrating is it to get to the description of the notes about Tic Toc in the third book to find the text missing because it is an image in the original books? This version has the text. If you want the Oz books compiled on your shelf in one book, until they come out with one containing the or I have gone out of my way to rate this particular Collection because not all the mobile versions are well edited. This one has indexes for every book and displays all the relevant content. For example, how frustrating is it to get to the description of the notes about Tic Toc in the third book to find the text missing because it is an image in the original books? This version has the text. If you want the Oz books compiled on your shelf in one book, until they come out with one containing the original illustrations, this is worthy.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Ashok Banker

    I love the classic film and as a parent, had seen it some hundred plus times over the years, thanks mainly to a daughter who was obsessed with it at one point. I had read the first book when I was much younger, seeking more of the color and pageantry and spectacle of the movie and remember being vaguely disappointed. That's what happens when Hollywood magic fills your imagination. I saw this complete collection on Amazonr recently, read the great reader reviews of the edition, and frankly, the l I love the classic film and as a parent, had seen it some hundred plus times over the years, thanks mainly to a daughter who was obsessed with it at one point. I had read the first book when I was much younger, seeking more of the color and pageantry and spectacle of the movie and remember being vaguely disappointed. That's what happens when Hollywood magic fills your imagination. I saw this complete collection on Amazonr recently, read the great reader reviews of the edition, and frankly, the low price made it a no-brainer (lol) even for a non-scarecrow. I'm glad I did. The books are wonderful! The first one is a lot like the film, mainly in the first half, and all the essential elements and fascinating contradictions are all right there in the text itself: the scarecrow who wants brains but is the smartest one of all, the lion who thinks himself a coward but is in fact the bravest one, the tin man who has more heart than anyone of them, and Dorothy who makes everyplace home... Baum was the architect who laid out the brilliant blue print that wonderful casting and production turned into movie magic. I adore the film, it's one of the greatest ever made. But the books are superb and most importantly, there are 14 of them! The story is great, the adventures amazing. This is one of the greatest classics of all time. And this Kindle edition is excellent, with perfect editing and proofing and layout to make the experience a classic as well. They just don't write them like this anymore, do they?

  3. 4 out of 5

    Ralph Wark

    Kinda a classic.... No kinda about it. The first of fourteen stories written by L. Frank Baum is almost identical to the 1939 movie, and is the most familiar. the other thirteen continue the story, and are very good children's tales, although they are a bit dated. Of course, they were written a century ago, but the phrasing is old, and several unintended double entendres exist. Still, enjoyable, even though by book 11 I I was ready to have done with it. Perhaps I should have paced myself..... Kinda a classic.... No kinda about it. The first of fourteen stories written by L. Frank Baum is almost identical to the 1939 movie, and is the most familiar. the other thirteen continue the story, and are very good children's tales, although they are a bit dated. Of course, they were written a century ago, but the phrasing is old, and several unintended double entendres exist. Still, enjoyable, even though by book 11 I I was ready to have done with it. Perhaps I should have paced myself.....

  4. 5 out of 5

    Average Jane

    I've loved the Oz books since I was a kid, so it was great to have the chance to buy them all in one digital volume and re-read them. It's amazing how elevated the language is compared to today's children's books. I highly recommend these, especially if you've only ever read The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. Reading them all in a row does cast a light on some world building inconsistencies, but considering that Baum never intended to write so many, it's easy to understand how that happened. I've loved the Oz books since I was a kid, so it was great to have the chance to buy them all in one digital volume and re-read them. It's amazing how elevated the language is compared to today's children's books. I highly recommend these, especially if you've only ever read The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. Reading them all in a row does cast a light on some world building inconsistencies, but considering that Baum never intended to write so many, it's easy to understand how that happened.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Jess the Shelf-Declared Bibliophile

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  6. 4 out of 5

    Rachael

    One or two duds but overall, this was a lovely collection of stories to read. The Wonderful Wizard of Oz: some differences but mostly similar to the film version I'm more familiar with. My only annoyance is that, at times, Dorothy seemed to be obsessed with food. It felt like every other page she was eating. ⭐⭐⭐⭐ The Marvelous Land of Oz: I enjoyed this more than the first story. There were some interesting characters such as General Jinjur and Tip. Some lines were quite witty and I read them with One or two duds but overall, this was a lovely collection of stories to read. The Wonderful Wizard of Oz: some differences but mostly similar to the film version I'm more familiar with. My only annoyance is that, at times, Dorothy seemed to be obsessed with food. It felt like every other page she was eating. ⭐⭐⭐⭐ The Marvelous Land of Oz: I enjoyed this more than the first story. There were some interesting characters such as General Jinjur and Tip. Some lines were quite witty and I read them with a smile on my face ⭐⭐⭐⭐ Ozma of Oz: at first, I wasn't so sure because it was a bit slow and lots of characters were involved. Plus, the title's a little misleading. The story picked up at the Nome King's palace ⭐⭐⭐⭐ Dorothy and the Wizard in Oz: I haven't got much to say about this other than it just felt a bit meh. ⭐⭐⭐ The Road to Oz: I didn't really like this one. It was quite repetitive and it didn't hold my attention. ⭐⭐ The Emerald City of Oz: Another good story. It was interesting to read about more quirky residents of Oz. ⭐⭐⭐⭐ The Patchwork Girl of Oz: While it's great that Baum uses the ideas from his fanmail, I sometimes think he tries to put too many in one story. ⭐⭐⭐ (Little Wizard Stories of Oz: huh, clearly my copy isn't as complete as it claims because I don't seem to have this) Tik-Tok of Oz: occasionally, I can see that Baum has a similar sense of humour to Lewis Carroll. Yet another good instalment ⭐⭐⭐⭐ The Scarecrow of Oz: it's no wonder I was a bit confused by this one. Two characters were introduced as if I already knew them and I genuinely thought I'd missed something previously. It turns out this was a crossover with another series by Baum ⭐⭐⭐ Rinkitink in Oz: despite a misleading title, unfamiliar characters and for the most part not being set in Oz, I quite enjoyed this ⭐⭐⭐⭐ The Lost Princess of Oz: I think this might be my favourite story of the series ⭐⭐⭐⭐ The Tin Woodman of Oz: this had some surprising twists that I did not guess at all which made it even more enjoyable ⭐⭐⭐⭐ The Magic of Oz: the start was a bit slow and the ending a little rushed. But overall I did like it ⭐⭐⭐⭐ Glinda of Oz: I expected more Glinda as I'm especially intrigued by her backstory. Still, this story was good ⭐⭐⭐⭐

  7. 4 out of 5

    Sofia Quezada

    a super fun read.....took me back to my time as a child and the profound love I had for the Wizard of Oz.....I hope my children love reading as much as I do, because this is the 1st series of book I will have them read.....Great time.

  8. 5 out of 5

    Don Alsup

    The book is a great deal different from the 1939 film. Lots more content - especially toward the end. I love the original color illustrations.

  9. 5 out of 5

    Rozzinner

    This was fun to listen to on my ipod while swimming. It has so many life lessons embedded in the wonderful story: easy to see why it has become a classic.

  10. 5 out of 5

    Amy Dorsch

    Read them!!! I love these books, I am a adventure lover so I read all of them and loved every moment of them. I would recommend this for all adventure lovers.

  11. 4 out of 5

    Jess the Shelf-Declared Bibliophile

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  12. 4 out of 5

    Jess the Shelf-Declared Bibliophile

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  13. 5 out of 5

    Jess the Shelf-Declared Bibliophile

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  14. 5 out of 5

    Keely

    This book took a long time to finish, but that is not surprising given its size. Overall I enjoyed these stories although some I prefered more than others. I am glad that I read these stories and I would consider reading these books to my future children. Despite the age of these stories, they don't feel very dated, unlike other classic children's books I have read. I think that is because it is set mostly in a 'fairy land' so it is almost expected that things will be different and the lack of te This book took a long time to finish, but that is not surprising given its size. Overall I enjoyed these stories although some I prefered more than others. I am glad that I read these stories and I would consider reading these books to my future children. Despite the age of these stories, they don't feel very dated, unlike other classic children's books I have read. I think that is because it is set mostly in a 'fairy land' so it is almost expected that things will be different and the lack of technology is not obvious.

  15. 4 out of 5

    Mitchell

    And thus I finish reading the original series of Oz. There were tons of books written later by other people but I figure this is quite enough. It took me two years reading from the local library from pretty amazing reprint versions with the original artwork. And it was worth reading and I wish I had read it earlier. And I would have read it to my kids. But on its own, separate from its obvious impact on the world, this series did not hold up to time and was generally unimpressive. There was too And thus I finish reading the original series of Oz. There were tons of books written later by other people but I figure this is quite enough. It took me two years reading from the local library from pretty amazing reprint versions with the original artwork. And it was worth reading and I wish I had read it earlier. And I would have read it to my kids. But on its own, separate from its obvious impact on the world, this series did not hold up to time and was generally unimpressive. There was too much repetition and not enough interesting plot. The characters were imaginative and silly and endlessly weird though, which is definitely the series' strength. 3.5 of 5.

  16. 5 out of 5

    Markhiller

    I rarely find a book that doesn't exceed it's adaptation to screen but this is the case here. While popular in its time (1900) it pales in comparison to the classic movie of 1939. Still a worthwhile read if your curious to discover the inspiration behind the movie. I rarely find a book that doesn't exceed it's adaptation to screen but this is the case here. While popular in its time (1900) it pales in comparison to the classic movie of 1939. Still a worthwhile read if your curious to discover the inspiration behind the movie.

  17. 4 out of 5

    Bwolf

    Tiring. By the time I was finished I hated l. Frank Baum, but then I read a biography that said he wrote all of the follow-ups because of requests he had received from kids. Maybe he hated Dorothy by the time he was sfinished.

  18. 4 out of 5

    Bartley517

    Everyone who grew up loving the Wizard of Oz on television should read this book.

  19. 5 out of 5

    Jess the Shelf-Declared Bibliophile

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  20. 4 out of 5

    Jess the Shelf-Declared Bibliophile

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  21. 4 out of 5

    Jess the Shelf-Declared Bibliophile

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  22. 5 out of 5

    Jess the Shelf-Declared Bibliophile

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  23. 5 out of 5

    Jess the Shelf-Declared Bibliophile

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  24. 5 out of 5

    Jess the Shelf-Declared Bibliophile

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  25. 4 out of 5

    Jess the Shelf-Declared Bibliophile

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  26. 4 out of 5

    Jess the Shelf-Declared Bibliophile

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  27. 5 out of 5

    Randy

    L. Frank Baum first introduced us to his enduring creation in 1899. telling tales to children. He was already a published writer when it was suggested that he write them in a book and THE WONDERFUL WIZARD OF OZ was published soon after that. And the rest, as they say, was history. It has spawned numerous other books. Ruth Plumley Thompson took over the series after Baum's death(the fourteenth Oz book was published posthumously) and wrote twenty-one novels, with a book of Oz poetry appearing in t L. Frank Baum first introduced us to his enduring creation in 1899. telling tales to children. He was already a published writer when it was suggested that he write them in a book and THE WONDERFUL WIZARD OF OZ was published soon after that. And the rest, as they say, was history. It has spawned numerous other books. Ruth Plumley Thompson took over the series after Baum's death(the fourteenth Oz book was published posthumously) and wrote twenty-one novels, with a book of Oz poetry appearing in the early nineties. Other writers have taken up pen to add to the rich world as well. And of course that fine film introduced Oz to folks that don't read and know not what they miss. Some find fault with Baum's work. But remember children of that previous and early Twentieth century weren't nearly as sophisticated as those of today's world. Education wasn't as wide spread either. I read all of Baum's Oz books many years back in new editions. All fourteen of those books, as well as THE WOGGLE BUG BOOK, are collected here with the wonderful artwork of the original publications by W. W. Denslow. I haven't read all the titles yet this time around, but enjoyed paging through them checking out those great black and white sketches in the interior, the covers, even on the title pages of each book. Those alone are worth the price the good folks at DOMA PUBLISHING HOUSE are asking, never mind fifteen novels on top of that. Visit their site. They offer collections of Jules Verne, Jane Austen, and Charles Dickens as well at the same modest price of $.99. It's a great way to add those respected authors to your Kindle. Highly recommended and available HERE. Check out some of the artwork below.

  28. 4 out of 5

    Hayley

    Thanks for the nook lend Mychael! Very much like the Narnia books in the easy, deceptively simplistic style of writing. As much as I enjoyed the lighthearted, breezy tone of the book perhaps it wasn't the best idea to try and read the whole thing through (over the course of two weeks more or less). Towards the end the stories became more contrived, big surprise there. The little notes by the author speaking to his child readers were appealingly whimsical at first but became more and more tiresom Thanks for the nook lend Mychael! Very much like the Narnia books in the easy, deceptively simplistic style of writing. As much as I enjoyed the lighthearted, breezy tone of the book perhaps it wasn't the best idea to try and read the whole thing through (over the course of two weeks more or less). Towards the end the stories became more contrived, big surprise there. The little notes by the author speaking to his child readers were appealingly whimsical at first but became more and more tiresome and self-excusing. Overall, probably would have enjoyed this more if I read each story with enough space in between to forget the last one.

  29. 5 out of 5

    Joy

    I am such a huge fan of the entire Oz series by L. Frank Baum. Other authors have tried to continue the series and it just isn't the same. I've read them all, some are better than others, hands down my favorite is the Tin Woodman of Oz. There is some carry-over in story line from book to book, but each stands alone as it's own story. They can be read out of order (that's how I did it as a kid) w/ no difficulty. I am such a huge fan of the entire Oz series by L. Frank Baum. Other authors have tried to continue the series and it just isn't the same. I've read them all, some are better than others, hands down my favorite is the Tin Woodman of Oz. There is some carry-over in story line from book to book, but each stands alone as it's own story. They can be read out of order (that's how I did it as a kid) w/ no difficulty.

  30. 4 out of 5

    David Roshto

    Silly, Entertaining read Hope you can enjoy this as much as my son and I did. This is an entertaining book for parents to read to their young children. It deserves 5 stars for creativity.

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