The Marvelous Land of Oz

L. Frank Baum

The Marvelous Land of Oz

Tip, for as long as he can remember, has been under the control of a witch named Mombi. Upon news that Mombi is returning home to Gillikin Country, Tip plans to frighten her away by making a scarecrow named Jack Pumpkinhead.

But Mombi isn’t fooled. For revenge, she uses magic to bring Jack to life and then threatens to turn Tip into a statue. Tip is forced to escape the witch with the help of his new friend, Jack. Together they head to Emerald City, where more magic and danger awaits

The Marvelous Land of Oz is significant for challenging gender roles in an early work of fantasy, with a boy who becomes a princess.

This title is being released as a part of Momentum’s Classic Fantasy Fiction series.

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Author Information

L. Frank Baum

Born on May 15, 1856 in New York, to a well to do family, Baum experienced hardships in school institutions. did pursue his passion for writing, with stints as a newspaper journalist and some writing for the stage. It was not until he had married and had children of his own that he discovered a talent for children’s fiction. After achieving great popularity with his enchanting tales, and after the success of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz series, he moved …

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