The Emerald City of Oz (Oz Series #6)

The Emerald City of Oz (Oz Series #6)

by L. Frank Baum

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This classic large print title is printed in 16 point Tiresias font as recommended by the Royal National Institute for the Blind.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781846371011
Publisher: Echo Library
Publication date: 12/01/2005
Series: Oz Series , #6
Edition description: Large Print
Pages: 324
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.73(d)

About the Author

Lyman Frank Baum (1856 - 1919), better known by his pen name L. Frank Baum, was an American author chiefly known for his children's books, particularly The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. He wrote thirteen novel sequels, nine other fantasy novels and a host of other works (55 novels in total, plus four "lost works", 83 short stories, over 200 poems, an unknown number of scripts and many miscellaneous writings) and made numerous attempts to bring his works to the stage and screen. His works anticipated such century-later commonplaces as television, augmented reality, laptop computers (The Master Key), wireless telephones (Tik-Tok of Oz), women in high risk, action-heavy occupations (Mary Louise in the Country), and the ubiquity of advertising on clothing (Aunt Jane's Nieces at Work).

Date of Birth:

May 15, 1856

Date of Death:

May 6, 1919

Place of Birth:

Chittenango, New York

Place of Death:

Hollywood, California


Attended Peekskill Military Academy and Syracuse Classical School

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The Emerald City of Oz (Oz Series #6) 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 22 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Awesome! but mispelled words.
bronwyn52 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I loved this as I have enjoyed all the oz books, ever since I was a child, it was very well written and illastrated, and easy to imagine, so I enjoyed reading it, and getting to know the characters, and imagine myself in emerald city. I would reccomend it to anyone
Snakeshands on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
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 series...though of course we know that wouldn't last.
lizzybeans11 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Another overall good story about Oz. Having Aunt Em and Uncle Henry invited to this fairy land breaks the wall of make believe that was previously in place. We never knew if Dorothy was really having these adventures or if it was all her imagination. This book shatters the possibility that Oz is made up (in Baum's cannon) and I don't know how I feel about that.Maybe it was just me but I got bored in the middle when Dorothy and crew meet 3-4 new Oz species and then goes back to where she started for the conclusion - it's very formulaic when you read the stories back to back. So I skimmed the first page of every chapter but ultimately skipped to the end. I get the feeling that Baum was a little tired of Oz at this point, and it seemed he wanted to shut Oz off from the rest of the world as he did in this story.
Runa on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This, in my opinion, was the last of the REALLY great, *must read* Oz books. The rest of them were cute, but nothing nearly as revolutionary. This book contains a really great tour of Oz, given to Aunt Em and Uncle Henry, who, awesomely enough, are now officially residents of the Land of Oz. I noted that (and this is found in all of the Oz books) many things are mentioned, places are visited, people are met, and none of them actually contribute to the plot. This is one of the best and the worst things about the books. It certainly provides all the charm and imagination, but also loses some great plot that could exist, and doesn't really. In this one, the plot could have been more focused on the Nome King and his invasion, but that ended up really rushed. The ingenious solution to end the invasion was great to read about, but ultimately, led to the end of "communication" with Dorothy & the gang. This won't be the last we hear of Oz, but it was indeed the last (minus a few VERY minor mentions) we did hear of Dorothy and many of the characters we have really grown to love. It was a clever way to end the series on Baum's part, but still a very bittersweet moment. Rating: 4.5/5
Hamburgerclan on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is one of the Oz books--I don't know where it falls in the series and I've been told that after the first three, it doesn't matter. It's essentially a couple of travelogues. One is the journey of the general of the Nome King, who ventures to odd lands to recruit troops to conquer and destroy the Land of Oz. The other trip is that taken by Dorothy and assorted companions, who, oblivious to the growing threat, are touring some unvisited corners in Oz's vast realm. As plots go, this one's pretty simplistic and, well, dull. The imaginative stops on the respective journeys make up for it a bit, though they vary in quality. Nothing of the book raises it from the realm of waiting room material.--J.
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"Yes. I want to join your clan."
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This is a horrid book
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This book is amazing! READ THIS NOW
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a really awesome book on Dorothy going back to oz. The lexile is 990 so it shouldnt be to hard for 4th graeders.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The Emerald City of Oz is the most exciting book ever!It is based on the classic The Wizard of oz.This book is the perfect book for young readers.Dorothy and her aunt and uncle move to Ozbut the Nome King wants his magic belt back that Dorothy and Ozma stole so he plans an attack against the people of Oz.It may be challenging for readers 4th grade or under.Above average students will most likely know or guess what will happen next.I think that The Emerald City of Oz is a stupendous book because they go on adventures and meet so many different kinds of creatures and things.For example when Dorothy and her friends meet all the people of Oz made of food or puzzle pieces or even paper!If you want an intresting fantasy to read this one is the one!It will take your breath away!~!~!~!