The Marvelous Land of Oz

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The Marvelous Land of Oz  (1904) 
by L. Frank Baum
The Marvelous Land of Oz, commonly shortened to The Land of Oz, published in 1904, is the second of L. Frank Baum's books set in Land of Oz, and the sequel to The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. It is the only book in the series in which Dorothy Gale does not appear. This and the next 34 Oz books of the famous forty were illustrated by John R. Neill. The book was made into a Canadian animated feature film of the same name in 1987.Excerpted from The Marvelous Land of Oz on Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
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(Author's note)

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The Marvelous Land of Oz

Being an account of the further adventures of the

Scarecrow and Tin Woodman

and also the strange experiences of the highly magnified
Woggle-Bug, Jack Pumpkin-head, the Animated Saw-
Horse and the Gump; the story being

A Sequel to The Wizard of Oz

By

L. Frank Baum

Author of Father Goose-His Book; The Wizard of Oz; The Magical Monarch of Mo;
The Enchanted Isle of Yew; The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus; Dot and Tot of Merryland etc. etc.

PICTURED BY

John R. Neil

BOOKS OF WONDER
WILLIAM MORROW & COMPANY, INC.
NEW YORK

Copyright 1904
by
L. Frank Baum
All rights reserved
Published, July, 1904

Author's Note[edit]

After the publication of "The Wonderful Wizard of OZ" I began to receive letters from children, telling me of their pleasure in reading the story and asking me to "write something more" about the Scarecrow and the Tin Woodman. At first I considered these little letters, frank and earnest though they were, in the light of pretty compliments; but the letters continued to come during succeeding months, and even years.

Finally I promised one little girl, who made a long journey to see me and prefer her request,—and she is a "Dorothy," by the way—that when a thousand little girls had written me a thousand little letters asking for the Scarecrow and the Tin Woodman I would write the book, Either little Dorothy was a fairy in disguise, and waved her magic wand, or the success of the stage production of "The Wizard of OZ" made new friends for the story, For the thousand letters reached their destination long since—and many more followed them.

And now, although pleading guilty to long delay, I have kept my promise in this book.

L. FRANK BAUM.

Chicago, June, 1904


To those excellent good fellows and comedians David C. Montgomery and Frank A. Stone whose clever personations of the Tin Woodman and the Scarecrow have delighted thousands of children throughout the land, this book is gratefully dedicated by THE AUTHOR

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