The Royal Magician of Oz Trilogy is a 3 volume tale of magic and wonder that recalls the cherished values of friendship, loyalty and courage. This timeless tale of Oz reminds us of the value of overcoming our deepest fears and conquering the challenges that might otherwise defeat us.

Volume One; Magician of Oz, Volume Two; Shadow Demon of Oz and Volume Three; Family of Oz are now available for your reading enjoyment, as well as The Ozian Adventure of Pickleless & Blu.

The Emerald Slippers of Oz
, featuring an Introduction by Roger S. Baum; great grandson of L. Frank Baum, as well as Tails of Oz are also
available for your reading enjoyment.

The newest adventure in Oz, entitled: Nomes of Oz is now available and fast becoming a best-seller in the Land of Oz.

All are available in both paperback and Kindle.

Saturday, April 20, 2013

#AtoZChallenge : Royal Book of Oz and Stuff!

Reading the calander, I see that it is the 3rd Saturday of April, which can mean only one thing.

Today's post is brought to you by the letter R!

I had occassion a while back to acquire several Oz books at our local auction. One of them was The Royal Book of Oz by Ruth Plumly Thompson.


The Oz Wikia descibes this book as follows: "The Royal Book of Oz is the fifteenth volume in the Oz book series, and the first written by Ruth Plumly Thompson. While the book was originally credited to series creator L. Frank Baum (who died in 1919), it was in fact written entirely by Thompson."


This is a fine story, written in 1921, though it should be noted that with the passing of L. Frank Baum, this is the earliest version of someone else's vision of Oz. We know her as the 2nd Royal Historian of Oz.

This is a story of the Scarecrow and his search for his roots, which I assume are made of field grass of some sort.


More owls in the background, I see...

Soon, he's off to cross the A-B-C Sea Serpent, courtesy of John R. Neill, the illustrious illustrator.



"How about a little fire, Scarcrow?"




Here, our friend the Scarecrow is in a lecturing mood...


I'm just pleased to see one of the Knights Who Say "NEE!"



Of course, the local citizenry has to march to its own drum.


The Scarecrow don't look so happy, but you gotta love them boots!


And before you know, we're at the end. I love the endpapers on this particular volume of Oz.



Looks like eveyone's there!!

James C. Wallace II
Royal Liaison of Oz




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