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Royal Book of Oz (version 2 Dramatic Reading)

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When the professor decides to outline the ancestry of the eminent people of Oz, Scarecrow feels left out. He doesn't have a family tree - unless you count the bean pole on which he had been placed when the farmer put him in the cornfield! So he decides to seek out his roots . . . which leads him, Dorothy, and the Cowardly Lion on adventures they never dreamed, meeting new friends (and foes) along the way. (Introduction by TriciaG)

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THE ROYAL BOOK OF OZ

In which the Scarecrow goes to search for his family tree and discovers that he is the Long Lost Emperor of the Silver Island, and how he was rescued and brought back to Oz by Dorothy and the Cowardly Lion

BY

L. FRANK BAUM

ENLARGED AND EDITED BY

RUTH PLUMLY THOMPSON

ILLUSTRATED BY

JOHN R. NEILL

The Reilly & Lee Co. Chicago

Printed in the United States of America

Copyright, 1921 by The Reilly & Britton Co.

All Rights Reserved

Dear Children:

You will remember that, in the front part of Glinda of Oz, the Publishers told you that when Mr. Baum went away from this world he left behind some unfinished notes about the Princess Ozma and Dorothy and the jolly people of the Wonderful Land of Oz. The Publishers promised that they would try to put these notes together into a new Oz book for you.

Well, here it is The Royal Book of Oz.

I am sure that Mr. Baum would be pleased that Ruth Plumly Thompson, who has known and loved the Oz Stories ever since she was a little girl, has made this new Oz story, with all the Oz folks in it and true to life... Continue reading book >>


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Reviews (Rated: 5 Stars - 1 review)

Reviewer: - June 14, 2014
Subject: Review
I loved this book! As ALWAYS Phil does an incredible job. (He's my favorite!) Ruth hit the nail on the head with her interpretation of franks books.


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