My name is James C. Wallace II and I have just returned from the land of OZ where I met some of the most unusual and interesting characters ever imagined.
During my stay in that magical land, I learned of a young boy who discovered that his great grandfather was the Wizard of OZ and that he not only possessed his great grandfather's magical powers and abilities but that he was faced with the daunting task of using those very powers to save the Tin Woodsman and all of OZ from an army of trees and mushrooms bent on destruction and revenge.
It is a magical and wonderful story that I hope to bring forth for fans of OZ and all the world's children to read and enjoy.
Over the next few months, I will describe for all who read this journal my time in OZ and the many people and creatures I met there.
I will also request any assistance you may wish to provide in helping me bring this unique and wonderful story to the children of our time, and even for some of you adults.
This was Ozma's command to me and I hope to fulfill her fondest wish that the children of the world learn of her newest Royal Magician.
How many of you have longed for a time long ago when the troubles of our world were'nt quite so overwhelming? Remember when the only battles we faced were ones of Good versus Evil.
Magician of OZ is just that sort of tale, full of magic and wonder that recalls the cherished values of friendship, loyalty and courage. This timeless tale also reminds us of the value of overcoming our deepest fears and conquering the challenges that might otherwise defeat us.
New characters and creatures abound in the old Land of OZ while many of the old characters we know and love make their own appearances.
There's the Leader of the Sycamores, the Gnarled Scrub Oak, the Flowering Plum Tree and the Council of Trees. All of these magical and strange characters prove quite the challenge for the young magician who finds himself in a strange and wonderful land.
Of course, we also get to meet Dorothy and Ozma, Glinda and the Tin Woodsman, as well as Toto, Bungle the Glass Cat, Billina the Hen and numerous other beloved characters from L.Frank Baums' original tale of wonder and magic.
Perhaps those of you reading this may be of invaluable service to Princess Ozma' command that the tale of her Royal Magician be told and offer your own assistance in this royal quest?
If Magician of OZ sounds like the sort of tale of magic, courage and overcoming our inner fears that the children of our time need to read, then return often to this ongoing journal and read of my efforts to bring this story to the our children, and yours.
May the Land of OZ and all it represents remain forever in our hearts and minds!!!
James C. Wallace II: Liaison to the Princess and Ruler of OZ