The Marvelous Land Of Oz Book Review #29

The Marvelous Land Of Oz

Here’s the blurb from Goodreads:

First issued in 1904, L. Frank Baum’s The Marvelous Land of Oz is the story of the wonderful adventures of the young boy named Tip as he travels throughout the many lands of Oz. Here he meets with our old friends the Scarecrow and Tin Woodman, as well as some new friends like Jack Pumpkinhead, the Wooden Sawhorse, the Highly Magnified Woggle-Bug, and the amazing Gump. How they thwart the wicked plans of the evil witch Mombi and overcome the rebellion of General Jinjur and her army of young women is a tale as exciting and endearing today as it was when first published over eighty years ago.

My Thoughts

I enjoyed this book as much as I did The Wizard Of Oz. I recognised some characters from the Return To Oz movie that I went to see on a rare visit to the cinema when I was younger.
I know the movie didn’t do very well and everyone criticises it now, but I have to say, I loved it when I watched it at the cinema!

The Marvelous Land Of Oz
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  1. Lorna Holland 11th August 2019 at 9:18 pm

    The Wizard of Oz is a classic – it’s lovely to see new adaptations of the story still springing up! #readwithme

  2. mumjd 9th August 2019 at 9:38 pm

    I’ve never read this nor seen Return to Oz. I wonder why The Wizard of Oz is such a classic and these are so little known

  3. sarahmo3w 8th August 2019 at 6:47 pm

    I’ve never heard of this book, but I think I did see Return to Oz back in the day! I must admit I’ve never read any of the books, but I can imagine they must be enjoyable reads.

  4. Catherine @ Story Snug 7th August 2019 at 2:36 pm

    I’ve never seen Return to the Land of Oz. Is Dorothy in the story?


    1. shelllouise 7th August 2019 at 6:22 pm

      Dorothy is in the Return To Oz movie but not in this book. The movie uses characters from this book and the next one in the series, Ozma Of Oz.

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