The Original Oz Series (15 Books in 1)

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For over a hundred years, L. Frank Baum's classic stories about the magical land of Oz have captivated audiences both young and old. Now, the entire Oz series is available in this combined omnibus edition! This "15 books in 1" edition of the original "Oz" series contains Baum's complete Oz series, which is made up of: - The Wonderful Wizard of Oz - The Marvelous 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 - Little Wizard Stories 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 This collection is available in both Paperback and Hardback and now in small and large sizes. After much feedback from our customers, we decided to release this new, larger copy of our Hardback book with larger text. A large-size copy of this magical collection of stories is the ideal gift for the Oz fan in your life during the festive season, or even for birthdays, whilst the small copies are ideal for dedicated readers who love to take their books with them.

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NEW: December '06: We now also have an oversize large edition available for you. It has bigger text than our standard edition. ISBN code is 1905921004, type this into Amazon and you'll find it.

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L. Frank Baum's foreword to "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz":

Folklore, legends, myths and fairy tales have followed childhood through the ages, for every healthy youngster has a wholesome and instinctive love for stories fantastic, marvelous and manifestly unreal. The winged fairies of Grimm and Andersen have brought more happiness to childish hearts than all other human creations.

Yet the old time fairy tale, having served for generations, may now be classed as "historical" in the children's library; for the time has come for a series of newer "wonder tales" in which the stereotyped genie, dwarf and fairy are eliminated, together with all the horrible and blood-curdling incidents devised by their authors to point a fearsome moral to each tale. Modern education includes morality; therefore the modern child seeks only entertainment in its wonder tales and gladly dispenses with all disagreeable incident.

Having this thought in mind, the story of "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz" was written solely to please children of today. It aspires to being a modernized fairy tale, in which the wonderment and joy are retained and the heartaches and nightmares are left out.

L. Frank Baum Chicago, April, 1900.

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