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.

Monday, April 22, 2013

#AtoZChallenge : Scarecrow of Oz and Crows!

Somehow, I managed to notice that today is the 4th Monday in April, which can lead to only one conclusion.

Today's blog posting is brought to you by the letter S!

The Scarecrow of Oz was L. Frank Baum's 9th book about Oz and was published in 1915. Of course, John R. Neill remains as illustrator, so we'll take a look at his great artwork.


This story starts out back in America with Cap'n Bill and Trot;



Two locals who wind up in Mo, a small country near Oz, courtesy of a whirlpool in the ocean.


Once in Mo, they meet up with an Ork in a cave and find themselves shrunk down small enough to fit in a sunbonnet. Nobody wears sunbonnets anymore, do they?


At some point in the story, the Scarecrow winds up back on a pole, facing a bit of fire this time. Somehow, he just can't seem to catch a break, can he?


Of course, Button-Bright shows up and it's time for lunch!


Cap'n Bill manages somehow to book passage across the Deadly Dessert that surround Oz, courtesy of some birds that look very much like crows. Nice hats!



Hmmm? Looks like they have an audience watching from the grape arbor!


Of course, the Scarecrow loses his head in the confusion of the day!


I wonder if that cricket's name is Jimminy? Are those poppies I see?

During the fun, Blinkie the Witch, leader of all the witches in Jinxland finds herself airborne.


Blinkie is one of the witches we write about in our new book, The Emerald Slippers of Oz, which premiers on the Summer Solstice.

Fortunately for the headless man of straw, Cap'n Bill comes to the rescue.


And of course, a happy ending ensues and the Scarecrow regains his head and hopefully is a bit wiser for the experience.

Once again, the endpapers provide a wonderful vision of Oz and all its unique characters.



Well, bust my buttons, I've come to the end of another look at John R. Neill's wonderful artwork about Oz!

James C. Wallace II
Royal Liaison of Oz

1 comment:

  1. The scarecrow always creeped me out. All that shite fallin out all over the shop.

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