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Scarecrow of Oz (version 2)

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The Scarecrow of Oz is the ninth book set in the Land of Oz written by L. Frank Baum. Published on July 16, 1915, it was Baum's personal favorite of the Oz books and tells of Cap'n Bill and Trot journeying to Oz and, with the help of the Scarecrow, overthrowing the cruel King Krewl of Jinxland.

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L. Frank Baum

Dedicated to

"The uplifters" of Los Angeles, California, in grateful appreciation of the pleasure I have derived from association with them, and in recognition of their sincere endeavor to uplift humanity through kindness, consideration and good fellowship. They are big men all of them and all with the generous hearts of little children.

L. Frank Baum


The Army of Children which besieged the Postoffice, conquered the Postmen and delivered to me its imperious Commands, insisted that Trot and Cap'n Bill be admitted to the Land of Oz, where Trot could enjoy the society of Dorothy, Betsy Bobbin and Ozma, while the one legged sailor man might become a comrade of the Tin Woodman, the Shaggy Man, Tik Tok and all the other quaint people who inhabit this wonderful fairyland.

It was no easy task to obey this order and land Trot and Cap'n Bill safely in Oz, as you will discover by reading this book. Indeed, it required the best efforts of our dear old friend, the Scarecrow, to save them from a dreadful fate on the journey; but the story leaves them happily located in Ozma's splendid palace and Dorothy has promised me that Button Bright and the three girls are sure to encounter, in the near future, some marvelous adventures in the Land of Oz, which I hope to be permitted to relate to you in the next Oz Book... Continue reading book >>

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Reviews (Rated: 4 Stars - 4 reviews)

Reviewer: - December 6, 2015
Subject: The scarecrow of oz
A very good movie I'm not going to spoil the movie
Reviewer: - November 25, 2015
Subject: Excellent
The readers all did an excellent job on this story. Some of the stories I've listened to which used different readers for each character had a few readers that were very bad and made the story difficult to listen to. I think all of these readers did great. I do woah they used the same narrator for each chapter, but overall no complaints. This has been my favorite Oz book so far!
Reviewer: - September 29, 2015
Loved the book
Reviewer: - February 22, 2014
Subject: Review
Hmmmmmm... This was interesting how this book was narrated. There were several people who acted out each character. A bit distracting. I prefer 1 narrator per book. Thank you.

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