“As a writer, Baum rarely knew when to quit, unfurling marvel after marvel…”—The New Yorker
Originally published 115 years ago, this lesser-known but equally enchanting sequel to The Wonderful Wizard of Oz is sure to continue the delights wrought by the first of L. Frank Baum’s classic children’s series. We rejoin the Tinman, the Scarecrow, Glinda the Good Witch, and more in this fantastical book.
In The Marvelous Land of Oz, we are welcomed back to the Land of Oz after Dorothy Gale has been whisked back to Kansas. We are introduced to Tip, a young orphan boy who has been under the guardianship of a Wicked Witch, Mombi, for as long as he can remember. Tip plans to get his revenge with a wooden man that he has made using a jack-o’-lantern as a head. Unfortunately, the witch is not fooled and threatens to turn Tip into a statue using the “Powder of Life.” Rather than staying to be turned into a statue, Tip runs away after stealing the Powder of Life from Mombi, using it to animate a sawhorse for Jack to ride. Thus begins Tips adventures as he journeys to the Emerald City, escapes revolts, and learns just who the true ruler of Oz is.
This handsome, affordable edition contains original full-color artwork by John R. Neill. Experience a classic in its truest form, and pick up this beautiful new edition of The Marvelous Land of Oz.
Publisher: Racehorse for Young Readers (March 15, 2022)
Length: 320 pages
Grades: 2 – 8
Ages: 8 – 14