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The Emerald City of Oz [Reading] ➷ The Emerald City of Oz By L. Frank Baum – Thomashillier.co.uk The Emerald City is built all of beautiful marbles in which are set a profusion of emeralds, every one exquisitely cut and of very great size There are other jewels used in the decorations inside the The Emerald City is built all of beautiful City of ePUB ´ marbles in which are set a profusion of emeralds, every one exquisitely cut and of very great size There are other jewels used in the decorations inside the houses and palaces, such as rubies, diamonds, sapphires, amethysts and turquoises But in the streets and upon the outside of the buildings only emeralds appear, from which circumstance the The Emerald ePUB ½ place is named The Emerald City of Oz.


About the Author: L. Frank Baum

also wrote under the name Edith Van Dyne, City of ePUB ´ Floyd Akers, Schuyler Staunton, John Estes Cooke, Suzanne Metcalf, Laura BancroftLyman Frank Baum was an American author, actor, and independent filmmaker best known as the creator, along with illustrator W W Denslow, of one of the most popular books in American children s literature, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, better known today as simply The Wizard of The Emerald ePUB ½ Oz He wrote thirteen sequels, nine other fantasy novels, and a plethora of other works novels in total, short stories, over poems, an unknown number of scripts, and many miscellaneous writings , and made numerous attempts to bring his works to the stage and screen.



10 thoughts on “The Emerald City of Oz

  1. Evgeny Evgeny says:

    The book consists of two completely different plotlines that kind of converge in the end with kind of being the key word Plotline 1 Dorothy finally realized it would be a good idea to bring her aunt and uncle to the Land of Oz She was made a princess of that land several books ago, but waited for a while before realizing it might be a good idea to bring her only living relatives to the magic place Actually she waited until her uncle s health became so bad he could not work on his farm anym The book consists of two completely different plotlines that kind of converge in the end with kind of being the key word Plotline 1 Dorothy finally realized it would be a good idea to bring her aunt and uncle to the Land of Oz She was made a princess of that land several books ago, but waited for a while before realizing it might be a good idea to bring her only living relatives to the magic place Actually she waited until her uncle s health became so bad he could not work on his farm any For this reason I would call Dorothy to be a little slow in the mental department, even considering her age.This part was amusing at times and the new creatures encountered by Dorothy and her adoptive parents were highly imaginative and amusing Dorothy s favorite pastime is to get lost and end up in the Land of Oz and here is no exception This time she manage to get lost in Oz itself By the way it might look cute, but the episode where she ended up hungry in a country of living gingerbread and insisted to eat some of its inhabitants stroke me as very disturbing.Plotline 2 The Nome King who was put to shame in front of his subjects by Dorothy and Co in one of the previous books decided to take his revenge upon the inhabitants of the land of Oz He enlisted some evil creatures to aid him and found the way to cross the impassable desert which separates Oz from the rest of the world This one had so much potential, all wasted in the end The beloved rules of Oz, princess Ozma did not even try to resist the invaders knowing in advance they would kill her mortal subjects and make slaves out of the immortal ones Nice care for the people who adore her, by the way This part was resolved by a heavy use of a typical Deux Ex Machina in the very end L Frank Baum wanted to finish the series with this book and it is very clearly shows here we all know that he changed his mind later and wrote manyof the books of the series The only reason I rated this one with 3 stars instead ofdeserved 2 is the fact that I read the book twice I did my reread to refresh my memory for the review and for the next book I only read first six the first time around


  2. Paul E. Morph Paul E. Morph says:

    So many puns I think I ve been near punned to deathThis would ve made a nice end to the Oz series if Baum d stuck to his guns and not written anyStill, thousands of demanding fans and an emptying bank account are difficult to ignore


  3. Emily Emily says:

    I liked The Emerald City of Oz a bit better than the last two There was still an element of characters taking a trip just so Mr Baum can show off all the other ideas he has for interesting creatures Look These ones are living jigsaw puzzles And over here we have animated flatware And these people can t stop talking but on the whole there wasplot than we ve seen for a few books.First of all, there was some actual evil in the form of the Nome King and his General Guph And there was I liked The Emerald City of Oz a bit better than the last two There was still an element of characters taking a trip just so Mr Baum can show off all the other ideas he has for interesting creatures Look These ones are living jigsaw puzzles And over here we have animated flatware And these people can t stop talking but on the whole there wasplot than we ve seen for a few books.First of all, there was some actual evil in the form of the Nome King and his General Guph And there was a genuine problem to overcome i.e., the impending destruction of Oz by the Nomes and their allies Not that Ozma seemed to care much Drove me nuts that she really hadn t given it much thought that creatures who hated her and everything she and her people stood for were about to ravage her land and enslave her people Really I wonder if Mr Baum was a pacifist or, alternately, if he thought pacifists were ridiculous Ozma s I won t fight even to save my people from a fate worse than death approach kind of left that up to interpretation Some isolationism shows through, too Interesting in light of the time in which it was written early 20th century, prior to World War I.Anyway, I think Mr Baum put a bitin to this book because he planned for it to be the last He seemed almost gleeful to include Dorothy s little letter in the last chapter It s definitely an improvement over the last few And my boys are still loving the series Forbook reviews, come visit my blog, Build Enough Bookshelves


  4. Tarissa Tarissa says:

    Aunt Em and Uncle Henry have arrived in Oz what fun Not only that, but Dorothy and friends get to lead the newcomers to various places around the Land of Oz, and meet some of the most fascinating peoples My favorites may have the been the living kitchen utensils of Utensia what wit these people exhibited Another intriguing point in this story is that Baum obviously intended for this to be the final book Lo and behold, his readers didn t allow it But this makes for a great Reichenbach Aunt Em and Uncle Henry have arrived in Oz what fun Not only that, but Dorothy and friends get to lead the newcomers to various places around the Land of Oz, and meet some of the most fascinating peoples My favorites may have the been the living kitchen utensils of Utensia what wit these people exhibited Another intriguing point in this story is that Baum obviously intended for this to be the final book Lo and behold, his readers didn t allow it But this makes for a great Reichenbach Falls ending, for the moment Sherlockians know what this means


  5. Marley Marley says:

    Wow Baum totally woke himself up out of the daze he d been in for a couple of books and comes up with an awesome set of villains, some real sense of _stakes_ not since Ozma had he really gone for that , this great country mouse city mouse stuff with Aunt Em and Uncle Henry IN OZ, and even a cool quasi ending to the seriesthough of course we know that wouldn t last.


  6. Abigail Abigail says:

    Originally published in 1910, this sixth entry in L Frank Baum s Oz series alternates between two main story lines In the first, Dorothy, Aunt Em and Uncle Henry confront hard times at home in Kansas, with poor weather and Uncle Henry s worsening health threatening the family farm, which is shortly to be repossessed by the bank Dorothy is encouraged by her aunt and uncle to escape to her fairyland which her elderly relatives only partially believe in , but with Ozma s help she brings them to Originally published in 1910, this sixth entry in L Frank Baum s Oz series alternates between two main story lines In the first, Dorothy, Aunt Em and Uncle Henry confront hard times at home in Kansas, with poor weather and Uncle Henry s worsening health threatening the family farm, which is shortly to be repossessed by the bank Dorothy is encouraged by her aunt and uncle to escape to her fairyland which her elderly relatives only partially believe in , but with Ozma s help she brings them to live with her in Oz, where they all will henceforth make their permanent home After meeting Oz s girl ruler and seeing the Emerald City, they set out with some companions on a tour of the land, seeing some unique villages and settlements Meanwhile, in the second story line, the Nome King, still smarting from his defeat at the hands of Ozma and her friends in Ozma of Oz , decides that the beautiful fairy land must be conquered and its people enslaved His new general, Guph, hits upon a cunning scheme the nomes will dig a tunnel under the terrible desert that protects Oz, and thereby invade the country Enlisting the help of three terrible bands of evil creatures the Whimsies, the Growleywogs, and the Phanfasms a type of Erb the Nomes grow ever closer to their goal Not unexpectedly, these two story lines eventually converge at the end of the book, as the Ozites confront their invaders in the gardens of Ozma s palaceI always enjoyed certain aspects of The Emerald City of Oz as a girl, happy in the knowledge that Dorothy was finally in Oz to stay, and that in the end she didn t need to choose between Uncle Henry and Aunt Em and her magical friends and their marvelous land I also always appreciated the many entertaining puns Baum employed in depicting his various new characters The chapters devoted to Utensia, a settlement of living kitchen implements, and to Bunbury, a village of living pastries, stand out in this regard That said, I have always felt and continued to do so on this rereading that the author ignored a rather significant plot hole in his story of the invading Nome army and their allies Namely, that Ozma had only to use her Magic Belt originally the Nome King s, and a major motivation for the invasion to wish her enemies back to their own countries This is, in fact, what she does at the end Of course this wouldn t have been a long term solution, as Oz s enemies would not have been reformed, and would have continued to wish her ill, but given the fact that Ozma was considering closing the borders to Oz permanently, it would have worked well enough Leaving that rather glaring inconsistency of story aside, this is still an entertaining entry in the series, one which Baum clearly envisioned as the final chapter Clearly that wasn t meant to be


  7. Line Bookaholic Line Bookaholic says:

    Dorothy s Aunt and Uncle are in trouble at the farm They do not have enough money to pay everything and they might be expulsed Dorothy says to them they could go and live in Oz with her and Ozma agrees to that So, once again, we found ourselves in the beautiful Land of Oz where Dorothy is going to live some great adventures and meet some new people.Like every time I read an Oz story, I m amazed at how funny it is This seems like it was the last story about Oz but I know there are many others Dorothy s Aunt and Uncle are in trouble at the farm They do not have enough money to pay everything and they might be expulsed Dorothy says to them they could go and live in Oz with her and Ozma agrees to that So, once again, we found ourselves in the beautiful Land of Oz where Dorothy is going to live some great adventures and meet some new people.Like every time I read an Oz story, I m amazed at how funny it is This seems like it was the last story about Oz but I know there are many others, so I am not sure about what happened here, I guess I will see when I read the others.I had a lot of fun reading this book and I think Oz is one of the greatest story ever, I m totally fond of this world


  8. Wendy Wendy says:

    This was one of the best Oz books Dorothy s aunt and uncle move to Oz They tour the land without knowing that the evil Nome king is tunneling right under them When Dorothy gets back they fight off the Nome king and all is wellfor now.


  9. Sara Santos Sara Santos says:

    Not as good as the last book.


  10. Garrett Zecker Garrett Zecker says:

    Doma Publishing s Wizard of Oz collection has taken me several years to read with my son at bedtime It was interesting revisiting the texts that I read swiftly through my youth, as I was about his age when I read them and remembered little beyond some of the characters that don t appear in any of the books I picked up a copy of this version since, for 99c, I could have the complete series along with All the original artwork by the great illustrator W.W Denslow over 1,000 classic illustratio Doma Publishing s Wizard of Oz collection has taken me several years to read with my son at bedtime It was interesting revisiting the texts that I read swiftly through my youth, as I was about his age when I read them and remembered little beyond some of the characters that don t appear in any of the books I picked up a copy of this version since, for 99c, I could have the complete series along with All the original artwork by the great illustrator W.W Denslow over 1,000 classic illustrations , and to read the complete 14 book text at bedtime with all original color illustrations on my Kindle Fire knowing that there would be cross linked tables of contents and no layout issues, it was worth my buck rather than taking them all out of the library We read these books before bed at home and under the stars by a campfire in the forest, in a hotel in Montreal and in a seaside cottage in Nova Scotia, on a boat and in a car We read it everywhere, thanks to the Kindle s mobility You may be reading this review on one of the individual pages for the original books on Goodreads or , and if so, all I did was cross link the books along with the correct dates we read the original texts The only book I did not cross link with original dates was the Woggle bug book, which if you know, is short Instead, I counted that final book as the review for Doma s Kindle version You may notice that some books have longer reading spans probably for two reasons One, I traded off reading with my wife sometimes, and two, sometimes we needed a little Baum break and read some other books It did get a little old sometimes, and there are fourteen books totaling 3500 pages in their original library printing The first thing I think is worth mentioning is that when I first read these books, it was as a child would read them I remember them being repetitive but familiar Comforting and revealing An antiquated adventure, but a serial adventure with recurring characters unparalleled in any other literature As an adult with an MA in literature and soon and MFA in fiction , I am actually somewhat unimpressed with the series Baum wrote a whimsical set of tales, but they are torturously repetitive and would be easy to plug and play by replacing characters and moments with a computer to make an entirely new book But, they are children s books, and we are completely enthralled and comforted by the familiar Is not Shakespeare the same play to play structurally Are not Pixar or Star Wars movies definitively archetypal in timing, execution, structure, and character so that they can be completely replaced and reapplied to a new story Even the films heck, even the trailers are cut the same, and if you play them all at once, magic happens see youtube, all star wars movies at once I suppose where the real magic of these books happens is in their origin Baum wrote something completely original that took the world by storm and continues to be a whimsical American bellwether for children s fantasy It is one of the original series specifically for children, spanning fourteen books written almost yearly and gobbled up by a hungry public It still remains at the forefront of American culture in many revisits in Hollywood let no one forget the horrific beauty that is Return To Oz and capitalizing on nostalgia as recently as six months ago I received a mailing from The Bradford Exchange that was selling original library bound volumes signed by get this Baum s great grandson I love an autographed book if only for the idea of the magic it transmits even though it is somewhat meaningless, but maybe someone can convince me where the magic is in having it signed by a probably elderly great grandchild who likely never met his great grandfather So, while some of the books were awesome and some of them were difficult to slog through, I have my favorites I will also say that the introductions that each volume opens with were sweet letters from the author to his fans, and it was easy to tell that he truly, truly loved his job writing for children He knew his audience, he knew what worked, and he sold books Further, I imagined with great sentimentality mailbags upon mailbags arriving at his house filled to the brim of letters from children all over the world, and the responsibility he probably felt to personally respond to each of them For my career, that is the best anyone can hope for What follows is my and my son s short reviews of the individual books in the series The Original and Official Oz Books by L Frank Baum 1 The Wonderful Wizard of Oz 1900 READ November 26, 2013 December 1, 2013 My Kid At first I thought it was crazy, but then it started getting awesome I remember the movie, but there s a lot of parts that are different Me I mean, classic, right The book pretty much follows the film almost entirely with few exceptions In hindsight after finishing the entire series, it is worth nothing that it is considerably one of the best books in the series, while many others are of questionable quality 2 The Marvelous Land of Oz 1904 READ December 1, 2013 January 9, 2014 My Kid It was scary Jack Pumpkinhead and Tip escaped and it was really cool Me This is one of the books Return to Oz was based from, The Gump and The Powder of Life coming into play to help Dorothy and Jack Pumpkinhead outwit Mombi An enjoyable book, quite different than the first book but engineered beautifully with plot and characterization Enjoyed this one What was most engaging about this text was Ozma and Tip, and what this book says about gender and youth I think there is a lot that can be examined about gender at birth and the fluidity of gender as a social construct, witch curse or no 3 Ozma of Oz 1907 READ January 9, 2014 February 22, 2014 My Kid The boat crashes and they have to ride in the box with the chicken I like TikTok They saved the Queen Me This is the second book that Return to Oz was conceived from and a very engaging book This one requiresunderstanding and construction of the Oz Universe including the transformation of several of our characters into ornaments and the outwitting of the Nome King in order to save our friends This was one of my final favorites before the quality of the books fell, as far as I am concerned 4 Dorothy and the Wizard in Oz 1908 READ February 22, 2014 August 12, 2014 My Kid I kinda forgot this one There was the vegetable people underground and nothing really happened Me Yeah, this one was a bust for me I think Baum was making some kind of satirical point lost to history Or maybe the obvious non referential one, but still, just seemed like the episodic nonsense that didn t have a point most of the time Keep the beginning, I guess and then skip to the final third, and there s your story 5 The Road to Oz 1909 READ August 12, 2014 February 22, 2015 My Kid The love magnet was pretty awesome, and Dorothy meets the rainbow girl and Shaggy man I guess I ll leave off there Me Another one that I thought was a little redundant and repetitive without much of a point They get lost, they make it back, there are some weird artifacts that help them Meh I did like the new characters, however, who make manyappearances in the future books Shaggy Man and Polychrome are great 6 The Emerald City of Oz 1910 READ February 22, 2015 September 14, 2015 My Kid The Emerald City was cool and Dorothy was in charge If I lived there I would sell it all and be rich There was a war Me This one was pretty good until the end, where everything was buttoned up apologies, button bright pretty quickly without there being much of a solid reason The conflicts were all contrived and there were someridiculously ridiculous new characters who never showed up again in the series A great diversion, but with little substance toward the end 7 The Patchwork Girl of Oz 1913 READ September 14, 2015 December 22, 2015 My Kid It was pretty weird how the quilt doll became a patchwork girl and she was really funny In the end, it didn t matter that they found all the stuff, so it was kinda crazy and funny Me This was relatively silly I enjoyed it, and the Patchwork Girl is a character I can really get behind as a foil to some of the other characters and somewhat mischievous The plot is ridiculous, but the powder of life and the glass cat are somewhat illuminating elements of this text Scraps made this a fun one 8 Tik Tok of Oz 1914 READ December 22, 2015 April 2, 2016 My Kid The whole story of the shaggy man s brother being missing and ugly didn t make sense, but there was a war and Tik Tok was rescued There was a man who was not as evil as the other army general guys It was weird.Me This one was primarily about The Shaggy Man and his adventure to resolve a variety of political and interconnected issues happening surrounding everyone s messing around with the Nome King There is a huge tube that goes through the center of the earth that everything centers on, and Shaggy is trying to get the Nome King to release his brother the whole time There are a lot of characterization, detail, and plot errors in this that postdate some facts from the earlier books which is kind of weird and the intrigue surrounding the plot is somewhat complicating for kids What I thought was the coolest element was the character of Quox, who passesthan a coincidental resemblance to Catbus from Miyazaki s Totoro 9 The Scarecrow of Oz 1915 READ April 2, 2016 September 1, 2016 My Kid First of all, there s a lot of people getting lost Second, if I was in Jinxland, I think I would rather be back in oz Me This one was interesting as it had little to do with The Scarecrow and was mainly about Button Bright, Cap n Bill, and Trot This one is probably the height of the ridiculousness, with little shallow plot item after little shallow plot item heaped upon one another At the end, The Scarecrow has to and succeeds in recapturing Jinxland for Gloria, its rightful ruler, and returns to the Emerald City for a celebration Eh 10 Rinkitink in Oz 1916 READ September 1, 2016 December 1, 2016 My Kid All these books have someone wicked in them and it s so crazy I liked the name Kaliko, and the way Dorothy comes to the rescue of everyone being clever solves the problem What s with all the problems I feel like there s thousands Me This one was pretty good, as it seemed to deviate from the regular universe of Oz and focus on a different set of locations and characters It had a very Tolkienian feel in terms of plot, structure, and internal political commentary It felt very different from the others, and most elements in the text had a point and a long term purpose I enjoyed this one 11 The Lost Princess of Oz 1917 READ December 1, 2016 January 19, 2017 My Kid First of all, they ve gotta be responsible for the diamond pan, and that s why they lost it They weren t responsible At the end they searched for the tools and didn t need them and it was useless Me Lost Princess was fun It surrounded the story of Ozma being kidnapped and the Wizard, Button Bright, Trot, and Betsy Bobbin to go rescue her Everything in this one felt a little random, but it all ties back together in the end This one was pretty diversionary but not as bad as some of the others 12 The Tin Woodman of Oz 1918 READ January 19, 2017 March 13, 2017 My Kid Woot is a weird name, and everyone was changed to animals and monkeys and none of them matched up It was all pretty weird because they all had their new needs as animals and it didn t match with what they were The love story was kinda weird since the girl didn t want the tin woodmen any and the fact that they left and it was all for nothing didn t make sense Me A lot of randomness in this one as well, but there is a love story at its core as we learn of a twin brother that the Tin Woodman had all along who shares the love of a long lost young lady named Nimee Amee A lot of diversionary stories, adventures, and one cool twist by the end, and everyone arrives back where they started Not the best, but entertaining This one, while random at times, was a quality read 13 The Magic of Oz 1919 READ March 13, 2017 April 25, 2017 My Kid I wish you could transform yourself Like What if you wanted to turn yourself into a pea shooter from Plants Vs Zombies I don t even know how to pronounce the word I never heard of it, this nonsense word Me This one had a funny gimmick in it with a secret word that when spoken could turn anyone into anything There is a war on, and a secret force is transforming monkeys into superhuman soldiers and there is a complication that no one in oz can be hurt but what happens when someone is chopped into a hundred living pieces This one was enjoyable, but the gimmick is honestly the only thing holding it all together 14 Glinda of Oz 1920 READ April 25, 2017 May 23, 2017 My Kid This one was kinda like a world of them figuring out what is going on with the big glass house world under water The opposite of everything and they couldn t figure out how to get it back to normal, so what was going on with the war the whole time Then they fix it Everything is all set Me This posthumous volume seemed to be pieced together from notes, as there is a clear difference between the tone of prior volumes and this one The cadence and structure of the language and story is quite different in parts, and I found it takes itself seriously by comparison Beautiful art and architecture present this journey, and I have to say, the fact that this was in new hands really shows because there is some wonderful structure that is absent in the other volumes, as well as even reintroductions to the characters when they show up The end was a little too tidy with another deus ex machina, but the fact that it came from something that was surprising and there all along was different BONUS Oz Works by L Frank Baum, the Royal Historian of Oz The Woggle Bug Book 1905 READ May 23, 2017 May 24, 2017 My Kid Actually, I don t have a review for my kid See below Me This book started cute and had a cute premise When I began reading it at bedtime, the kid had fallen asleep I tend to keep reading and save our spot, and then pick it up where he fell asleep the next night Lucky for me, the terrifyingly racist parlance in this book started after he fell asleep I read through to the end, with no intention of going back with him tomorrow It was shockingly indifferent to complete disregard for everyone From switching between Oriental and Chinaman and having a character with a dialect that wasn t just a stereotype but also a stereotype of a racist s impression wasn t nearly as bad as the way Baum used the N word and had the character as a monkey s monkey It was offensive and seemed ridiculously gratuitous for even the time it was published Not a shining moment for his work at all But it was pretty cool to learn the Woggle Bug was from Boston, anyway This one was pretty awful


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