The Tin Woodman of Oz

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A Faithful Story of the Astonishing Adventure
Undertaken by the Tin Woodman, assisted
by Woot the Wanderer, the Scarecrow
of Oz, and Polychrome, the Rain
bow's Daughter

"Royal Historian of Oz"

This Book
is dedicated
to the son of
my son
Frank Alden Baum

To My Readers[edit]

I know that some of you have been waiting for this story of the Tin Woodman, because many of my correspondents have asked me, time and again what ever became of the "pretty Munchkin girl" whom Nick Chopper was engaged to marry before the Wicked Witch enchanted his axe and he traded his flesh for tin. I, too, have wondered what became of her, but until Woot the Wanderer interested himself in the matter the Tin Woodman knew no more than we did. However, he found her, after many thrilling adventures, as you will discover when you have read this story.

I am delighted at the continued interest of both young and old in the Oz stories. A learned college professor recently wrote me to ask: "For readers of what age are your books intended?" It puzzled me to answer that properly, until I had looked over some of the letters I have received. One says: "I'm a little boy 5 years old, and I Just love your Oz stories. My sister, who is writing this for me, reads me the Oz books, but I wish I could read them myself." Another letter says: "I'm a great girl 13 years old, so you'll be surprised when I tell you I am not too old yet for the Oz stories." Here's another letter: "Since I was a young girl I've never missed getting a Baum book for Christmas. I'm married, now, but am as eager to get and read the Oz stories as ever." And still another writes: "My good wife and I, both more than 70 years of age, believe that we find more real enjoyment in your Oz books than in any other books we read." Considering these statements, I wrote the college professor that my books are intended for all those whose hearts are young, no matter what their ages may be.

I think I am justified in promising that there will be some astonishing revelations about The Magic of Oz in my book for 1919. Always your loving and grateful friend,

L. Frank Baum
Royal Historian of Oz




  1. Woot the Wanderer
  2. The Heart of the Tin Woodman
  3. Roundabout
  4. The Loons of Loonville
  5. Mrs. Yoop, the Giantess
  6. The Magic of a Yookoohoo
  7. The Lace Apron
  8. The Menace of the Forest
  9. The Quarrelsome Dragons
  10. Tommy Kwikstep
  11. Jinjur's Ranch
  12. Ozma and Dorothy
  13. The Restoration
  14. The Green Monkey
  15. The Man of Tin
  16. Captain Fyter
  17. The Workshop of Ku-Klip
  18. The Tin Woodman Talks to Himself
  19. The Invisible Country
  20. Over Night
  21. Polychrome's Magic
  22. Nimmie Amee
  23. Through the Tunnel
  24. The Curtain Falls

This work is in the public domain in the United States because it was published before January 1, 1924.

The author died in 1919, so this work is also in the public domain in countries and areas where the copyright term is the author's life plus 99 years or less. This work may also be in the public domain in countries and areas with longer native copyright terms that apply the rule of the shorter term to foreign works.