The Magic of Oz

The Magic of Oz

A Faithful Record of the Remarkable Adventures of Dorothy and Trot and the Wizard of Oz, Together With the Cowardly Lion, the Hungry Tiger and Cap'n Bill, in Their Successful Search for A Magical and Beautiful Birthday Present for Princess Ozma of Oz

eBook - 2015
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At the top of Mount Munch, lives a group of people known as the Hyups. One of their numbers, a Munchkin named Bini Aru, discovered a method of transforming people and objects by merely saying the word "Pyrzqxgl". After Princess Ozma decreed that no one could practice magic in Oz except for Glinda the Good Witch and the Wizard of Oz, Bini wrote down the directions for pronouncing "Pyrzqxgl" and hid them in his magical laboratory. When Bini and his wife are at a fair one day, their son Kiki Aru, who thirsts for adventure, finds the directions and afterwards transforms himself into a hawk and visits various countries outside the land of Oz. When he alights in the land of Ev, Kiki Aru learns that he needs money to pay for a night's lodging (versus Oz, where money is not used at all) and changes himself into a magpie to steal a gold piece from an old man. A sparrow confronts the then-human Kiki Aru with knowledge of the theft, and Kiki says that he did not know what it was like to be wicked before, he is glad that he is now. This conversation is overheard by Ruggedo, the Nome who was exiled to the Earth's surface in Tik-Tok of Oz, and he sees through Kiki Aru's power a chance to get revenge on the people of Oz.
Publisher: [United States] : Otbebookpublishing : Made available through hoopla, 2015
ISBN: 9783956760501
3956760506
Characteristics: 1 online resource

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wwheeler
Jan 17, 2018

Another excellent Oz book by Oz's "Royal Historian", Frank Baum. For those who fear that the Oz books end with book #14, fear not- other authors, such as Ruth Plumly Thompson pick up right where Mr. Baum leaves off and do a wonderful job in capturing the spirit of Baum's series!

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charmed04
Oct 03, 2011

This is the thirteenth of fourteen books about Oz. I have all fourteen and still not read the last book. How sad I really do not want the series to end. May be my goal for next year to reread them and the fourteenth also. Everyone needs to read Franks stories especially about Santa.

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Red_Crab_146
Oct 03, 2011

a very good book would recamend

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