The Emerald City of Oz

The Emerald City of Oz

Book - 1910
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The Nome King, Roquat the Red, makes plans to dig a tunnel under the Deadly Desert into the Land of Oz where he will take back his Magic Belt from Princess Ozma. Meanwhile, Dorothy Gale brings her Aunt Em and Uncle Henry to Oz to live, their Kansas farm having been foreclosed. The Tin Woodman tells Dorothy and the Wizard that Ozma has learned of the Nome King's plan through her Magic Picture. They head back to the Emerald City picking up the Scarecrow and Jack Pumpkinhead on the way. At the Forbidden Fountain in the Emerald City, all the enemies drink of the Water of Oblivion and are sent home by the Magic Belt.
Publisher: Chicago : The Reilly & Britton Co., Publishers, [1910]
Copyright Date: ©1910
Branch Call Number: PZ8.B38 Em 1910
Characteristics: 295 pages, 16 unnumbered leaves of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Neill, John R. (John Rea), - Illustrator

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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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