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The original 1907 cover to Ozma of Oz, designed by artist John R. Neill. Now out of copyright. This work is copyrighted. The individual who uploaded this work and first used it in an article, and subsequent persons who place it into articles assert that this qualifies as fair use...
The original 1907 cover to Ozma of Oz, designed by artist John R. Neill. Now out of copyright. This work is copyrighted. The individual who uploaded this work and first used it in an article, and subsequent persons who place it into articles assert that this qualifies as fair use... Enlarge
The original 1907 book cover by John R. Neill.

Ozma of Oz, published in 1907 was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). Events January January 6 - Maria Montessori opens her first school and daycare center for working class children in Rome (Casa dei Bambini in San Lorenzo). January 14 - An earthquake in Kingston, Jamaica kills more than a 1,000... 1907, was the third book of Lyman Frank Baum (May 15, 1856 - May 6, 1919) was an American author and the creator of one of the most beloved classics of childrens literature, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. L. Frank Baum Baums childhood and early life Frank was born in Chittenango, New York, the seventh... L. Frank Baum's Oz series; however, it is also the first book where the majority of the action takes place outside of the land of Oz. It was illustrated throughout in color by artist John Rea Neill (November 12, 1877 - September 13, 1943) was a childrens book illustrator primarily known for illustrating more than forty stories set in the Land of Oz, including L. Frank Baums, Ruth Plumly Thompsons, and three of his own. His pen-and-ink drawings have become... John R. Neill.

Uncle Henry has been ordered by his doctor to take a vacation from his State nickname: The Sunflower State Other U.S. States Capital Topeka Largest city Wichita Governor Kathleen Sebelius Official languages None Area 82,277 mi²; 213,096 km² (15th)  - Land 81,815 mi²; 211,900 km²  - Water 462 mi²; 1,196 km² (0.56%) Population (2000)  ... Kansas farm to Australia, officially the Commonwealth of Australia, is the sixth-largest country in the world, the only one to occupy an entire continent, and the largest in the region of Australasia/ Oceania. It also includes a number of secondary islands, the largest of which is Tasmania, an Australian State. Australia is... Australia. He and his niece Dorothy Gale is the protagonist of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz and many of its sequels. An orphan raised by her aunt and uncle in the gray, featureless landscape of a Kansas farm, she is swept by a cyclone to the Land of Oz. Like Alice, she enters a lively... Dorothy Gale are aboard a Paddle steamers - Lucerne-Switzerland Left: original paddlewheel from a paddle steamer on the lake of Lucerne. Right: detail of a steamer [[PS Waverley]] leaving Dunoon on the Firth of Clyde. A steamboat or steamship, sometimes called a steamer, is a boat or vessel that is propelled by steam power driving... steamship travelling there when they are caught in a fierce storm and separated. Dorothy is blown overboard along with a yellow A hen is a female chicken or turkey. In Scotland hen is an affectionated noun for a woman. This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. If an article link referred you here, you might want to go... hen from her uncle's farm that was on the ship.


Dorothy and Billina -- the name, derived from "Bill", given the yellow hen soon after it was discovered that she wasn't a This article concerns biological roosters. For the Chinese zodiacal symbol, see Rooster (zodiac). A rooster from the Barred Plymouth Rock breed, caught in the act of crowing. A cock or rooster is a male chicken (the female is a hen), reputedly so named because it roosts over clutches of eggs... rooster -- wash ashore and pick something to eat from a lunch-pail tree. Dorothy guesses that they're in a "fairy country" because lunch pails don't normally grow on trees and animals like Billina don't talk, but it's a different one from Oz because that country has no seashore. They come across a message inscribed in the sand, "BEWARE THE WHEELERS", and soon meet these gaudily-dressed, loudly-yelling creatures who have wheels instead of hands and feet, and roll around on all fours. Dorothy and Billina climb a rocky mountain to escape the Wheelers and find a door carved into its side. Finding the key by the door, they open it and find For the novel by John Sladek, see Tik-Tok (novel). Tik-Tok is a fictional character from the Land of Oz books series by L. Frank Baum. He is a mechanical man that runs on clockwork springs that constantly need to be wound. He has separate keys for thought, action... Tik-Tok, a round mechanical man who they activate with the key.


Tik-Tok tells Dorothy and Billina about the land of Ev where they are now and the loss of its royal family to the magic of the The Nome King is an old enemy of the characters of L. Frank Baums Oz books. His name was originally Roquat the Red. Although the Wicked Witch of the West is the most famous of the land of Ozs villians (thanks to the popular 1939 film The Wizard... Nome King. He takes them to safety from the Wheelers to the royal residence, where the head-exchanging Princess Langwidere, the niece of the deceased king of Ev, locks Dorothy and Billina in a high tower. Tik-Tok stops once in mid-motion, and he won't be able to move again until he is wound up with the key.

A color illustration by John R. Neill, from Ozma of Oz (1907). Now out of copyright. File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. Click on date to download the file or see the image uploaded on that...
A color illustration by John R. Neill, from Ozma of Oz (1907). Now out of copyright. File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. Click on date to download the file or see the image uploaded on that... Enlarge
A color illustration from the book.

Princess Ozma is a fictional character in the Land of Oz universe created by L. Frank Baum. She appears in every book of the series except the first. Daughter of the former King, she was given to the witch Mombi to hide by the Wizard. In The Marvelous Land of... Ozma and her companions (many of whom appeared in the two previous Oz books) cross the The Deadly Desert is the magical desert that completely surrounds the Land of Oz. On maps, the Eastern quadrant of the desert is called the Deadly Desert, while the other three quadrants of desert are called the Shifting Sands, the Impassable Desert, and the Great Sandy Waste. Anyone who sets... Deadly Desert with the aid of a magic carpet provided by Glinda, also known as Glinda the Good, is the chief sorceress of the Land of Oz created by L. Frank Baum. Also referred to as the Witch of the South in The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, Glinda lives in a palace at the southern border of the Quadling Country where... Glinda to free the royal family of Ev, and Ozma has Dorothy released from Langwidere's custody. Cheerful reunions are had by the Scarecrows in a rice paddy in Japan A scarecrow is a device (traditionally a mannequin) that is used to discourage birds like crows from disturbing crops. Not only do crows feed on recently cast seed, they also gather nightly, starting with groups of a half dozen which then unite to... Scarecrow, the The Tin Woodman or Tin Woodsman, also known in films as Tin Man, is a character in L. Frank Baums Oz books. Spoiler warning: Originally a regular meat man by the name of Nick Chopper, the Tin Woodman used to make his living chopping down trees in the forest... Tin Woodman, and the The Cowardly Lion is a character in the Oz books by L. Frank Baum. The Lion makes his first appearance in the book The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. He is the last of the companions Dorothy befriends on her way to the Emerald City. The Lion joins her so that... Cowardly Lion, and new introductions are made to Ozma and the Hungry Tiger, a massive Binomial name Panthera tigris (Linnaeus, 1758) Tigers (Panthera tigris) are mammals of the Felidae family, one of four big cats that belong to the Panthera genus. Tigers are predatory carnivores. Most tigers live in forests and grasslands (for which their camouflage is ideally suited). Of all the big cats, only... tiger hamstrung by his conscience.


The expedition journeys to the underground kingdom of the Nomes, where the Nome King reveals that he's turned the royal family into ornaments around his palace. The Oz people can guess which ornaments they are (he doesn't reveal that they are royal purple ones), but if they fail, they will also become ornaments. Ozma, the twenty-seven soldiers of the Royal Army of Oz, the Tin Woodman, the Scarecrow, and Tik-Tok all suffer this fate (Dorothy only escapes it by touching a purple ornament in one of her guesses). When the guests from Oz retire one night, Billina learns which of the Nome King's ornaments were once people and also about the The magic belt is an artifact mentioned in the Oz books, first introduced in Ozma of Oz. The belt is a magical tool with seemingly limitless powers. It is generally used as a universal problem solver, and functions as a deus ex machina solution in several of the books. Originally... magic belt which he wears.


Billina was originally not going to be allowed to guess, but she so infuriates the Nome King by laying an An average Whooping Crane egg is 102 mm long, and weighs 208 grams A baby tortoise emerges from a reptile egg. In some animals, an egg is the zygote, resulting from fertilization of the ovum. It nourishes and protects the embryo. Oviparous animals are animals that lay eggs, with little... egg (poisonous to any Nome) under his throne that he lets her guess. And all of hers turn out to be right! The Nome King commands his army to recapture all of them by force, but Dorothy takes the Magic Belt, the Army's sole private takes the offensive, and Billina's eggs are left in the Nomes' paths so they don't dare follow.


After returning the royal family of Ev (the The term Queen Mother is a title often held by the mother of a reigning monarch. Its full meaning is clear from the two words from which it is composed: queen indicates someone who served as Queen consort (i.e. wife of a king), while mother indicates the holder of... queen mother, five boys, and five girls) to their rightful place, Ozma, Dorothy, and the others return to Oz where a great victory celebration is held in the The fictional city of Oz as portrayed in the 1939 movie The Emerald City is the fictional capital of the Land of Oz in L. Frank Baums Oz books, first described in The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. According to early books in the series, the Wizard built the city... Emerald City. Dorothy is officially made a Princess of Oz, Billina elects to remain in Oz, and Ozma uses the Magic Belt to send Dorothy to Australia to be reunited with Uncle Henry.


Lyman Frank Baum (May 15, 1856 - May 6, 1919) was an American author and the creator of one of the most beloved classics of childrens literature, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. L. Frank Baum Baums childhood and early life Frank was born in Chittenango, New York, the seventh... L. Frank Baum revisited this story for the plot of his 1913 is a common year starting on Wednesday. (click on link for calendar) Events January-March January 30 - House of Lords rejects Irish Home Rule Bill February 1 - New York Citys Grand Central Terminal opens as the worlds largest train station. February 3 - The 16th Amendment to the... 1913 musical The Tik-Tok Man of Oz, starring James C. Morton and Fred Woodward. Aside from For the novel by John Sladek, see Tik-Tok (novel). Tik-Tok is a fictional character from the Land of Oz books series by L. Frank Baum. He is a mechanical man that runs on clockwork springs that constantly need to be wound. He has separate keys for thought, action... Tik-Tok, a princess named Ozma has several meanings: Ozma is the name invented by L. Frank Baum for Princess Ozma, ruler of his fictional land of Oz, and later given to his own granddaughter. The name has permeated popular culture and been used for several different things. Ozma was a rock band from Pasadena... Ozma, and a visit to the The Nome King is an old enemy of the characters of L. Frank Baums Oz books. His name was originally Roquat the Red. Although the Wicked Witch of the West is the most famous of the land of Ozs villians (thanks to the popular 1939 film The Wizard... Nome King's domain, the similarities between the book and the finished play were minimal, allowing Baum to re-adapt the latter as the eighth Oz book, Tik-Tok of Oz is the eighth Land of Oz book written by L. Frank Baum. Published in 1914, it is primarily the quest of the Shaggy Man (introduced in The Road to Oz) to rescue his brother and his conflict with the Nome King. Spoiler warning: Queen Ann Soforth... Tik-Tok of Oz, in 1915 was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). Events January 12 - The Rocky Mountain National Park is established by an act of the U.S. Congress. January 12 - United States House of Representatives rejects proposal to give women the right to vote. January 13 – An... 1915.


Elements from Ozma of Oz and the previous novel, The Marvelous Land of Oz, commonly shortened to The Land of Oz, published in 1904, is the second of L. Frank Baums 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... The Marvelous Land of Oz, were incorporated into the 1985 is a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. Events Environmental and weather change Asian Tiger Mosquito, an invasive species is first found in Houston, Texas May 25 - Bangladesh is hit by a tropical cyclone and storm surge which kills approximately 10,000 people. September 19 - 8... 1985 film The 1985 film Return to Oz is the unofficial sequel to The Wizard of Oz. It was made by Walt Disney Pictures and has no approval by MGM, the company that made the original film. The film was directed by Walter Murch. The movies plot is a combination of... Return to Oz, featuring Fairuza Alejandra Balk (born May 21, 1974) is an American film actress, probably most famous for her participation in the 1996 movie The Craft. She is a native of Point Reyes, California. Legend has it that she was named Fairuza because her father, an expert in Persian culture, exclaimed that... Fairuza Balk as Dorothy. Although most of the plot was taken from Ozma, the action was chiefly re-located to the derelict The fictional city of Oz as portrayed in the 1939 movie The Emerald City is the fictional capital of the Land of Oz in L. Frank Baums Oz books, first described in The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. According to early books in the series, the Wizard built the city... Emerald City, ruled by Princess Mombi (Princess Langwidere in all but name) and her Wheelers. In the second half of the film, Dorothy, Billina, Tik-Tok, and other new friends traveled to the Nome King's mountain, to rescue the Scarecrow from the King's ornament collection. The 1939 was a common year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). Events January-June January 2 - End of term for Frank Finley Merriam, 28th Governor of California. He is succeeded by Culbert Levy Olson. January 24 - Earthquake kills 30.000 in Chile – about 50.000 sq... 1939 film's famous The ruby slippers are the shoes worn by Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz which give her the power of returning home any time she wishes. She acquired the shoes after her house fell on the Wicked Witch of the East, killing her and liberating the Munchkins. The slippers protected... ruby slippers were used in place of the Magic Belt.


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The world of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz is a childrens story written by L. Frank Baum, illustrated by W.W. Denslow, and first published in 1900. The story chronicles the adventures of a girl named Dorothy in the land of Oz. It is well regarded in popular culture and has been... The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

Oz is an imaginary region containing four countries under the rule of one monarch. It was first introduced in The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (1900) by L. Frank Baum, and described and expanded upon in the Oz Books. Baum wrote fourteen childrens books about Oz and its odd inhabitants... The land | Betsy Bobbin Button Bright Captain Salt Capn Bill Comfortable Camel Cowardly Lion Dorothy Gale Doubtful Dromedary Evoldo Field Mice Frogman Glinda Good Witch of the North The Gump Hungry Tiger Jack Pumpkinhead Ojo the Lucky Kabumpo Munchkin Mombi Nikko Dr. Nikidik Patchwork Girl Dr. Pipt Polychrome Professor H.M... The characters (including Dorothy Gale is the protagonist of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz and many of its sequels. An orphan raised by her aunt and uncle in the gray, featureless landscape of a Kansas farm, she is swept by a cyclone to the Land of Oz. Like Alice, she enters a lively... Dorothy and The Wizard of Oz, born Oscar Zoroaster Phadrig Isaac Norman Henkel Emmannuel Ambroise Diggs, is a fictional character in the Oz universe created by L. Frank Baum. To shorten his name he went by his initials (OZPINHEAD), but since they spell out the word pinhead, he shortened his name further... The Wizard)
A series of books, starting with The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, dealing with the history of the Land of Oz. The first fourteen books by the original author, L. Frank Baum, another nineteen books by Ruth Plumly Thompson, and another seven books by various authors comprise the Famous Forty, which... The books | The authors ( Lyman Frank Baum (May 15, 1856 - May 6, 1919) was an American author and the creator of one of the most beloved classics of childrens literature, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. L. Frank Baum Baums childhood and early life Frank was born in Chittenango, New York, the seventh... Baum | Ruth Plumly Thompson (1891-1976) was an American writer of childrens stories. She is best known for contining the childrens fantasy Land of Oz series after L. Frank Baum died in 1919. An avid reader of Baums books and a lifelong childrens writer, Thompson was born... Thompson | Eloise Jarvis McGraw (1915 - November 30, 2000) was an author of childrens books. She was awarded the Newbery Honor three times, for her books Moccasin Trail (1952), The Golden Goblet (1962) and The Moorchild (1997). McGraw also contributed to the Oz series, writing with her daughter Laurenn Lynn McGraw... McGraw | This article is about the Russian novelist. See also Alexander A. Volkov for the Russian cosmonaut. Alexander Melentyevich Volkov (1891 – Russian novelist and mathematician. He wrote several historical novels, but is mostly remembered for a series of childrens books based on L. Frank Baums The Wonderful Wizard... Volkov) | The illustrators ( Categories: Stub | Oz ... Denslow | John Rea Neill (November 12, 1877 - September 13, 1943) was a childrens book illustrator primarily known for illustrating more than forty stories set in the Land of Oz, including L. Frank Baums, Ruth Plumly Thompsons, and three of his own. His pen-and-ink drawings have become... Neill)
The film adaptations ( The Wizard of Oz is a 1939 musical fantasy film based on L. Frank Baums turn-of-the-century childrens story The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, in which a resourceful American girl is snatched up by a Kansas tornado and deposited in a fantastic land of witches, talking... The Wizard of Oz | The Wiz is both a 1975 Broadway musical and a 1978 film adaptation of the play. Both are urbanized adaptations of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum. The Broadway musical opened in January 1975 with Stephanie Mills as Dorothy, Hinton Battle as Scarecrow, Tiger Haynes as Tin... The Wiz | The 1985 film Return to Oz is the unofficial sequel to The Wizard of Oz. It was made by Walt Disney Pictures and has no approval by MGM, the company that made the original film. The film was directed by Walter Murch. The movies plot is a combination of... Return to Oz)
Wicked (The books | Wicked is a Broadway musical. It is the untold story of the witches of Oz and is based on the best selling novel Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West by Gregory Maguire. The musical features music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz and book by... The musical)

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The Oz books are a series of books, which begin with The Wonderful Wizard of Oz The Wonderful Wizard of Oz is a children's story written by L. Frank Baum, illustrated by W.W. Denslow, and first published in 1900.
The Marvelous Land of Oz 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.
Ozma of Oz Ozma of Oz, published in 1907, was the third book of L. Frank Baum's Oz series; however, it is also the first book where the majority of the action takes place outside of the land of Oz.
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Ozma also invited Billina to visit the Land of Oz, and the yellow hen was glad enough to go where new sights and scenes awaited her.
Thus the beautiful Ozma was escorted by a brilliant procession to her royal city, and so great was the cheering that she was obliged to constantly bow to the right and left to acknowledge the greetings of her subjects.
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