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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (6,732 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: L. Frank Baum Narrator: Tara Sands Publisher: Dreamscape Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Series: The Oz Novels Release Date: February 2013 ISBN: 9781624063817
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The first of many sequels to The Wonderful Wizard of Oz follows Tip, who is escaping from the sorceress Mombi. On his way to the Emerald City, hoping to start a new life, he creates Jack Pumpkinhead and the Wooden Sawhorse. Once the companions arrive in the Emerald City, they discover an army of girls have overthrown King Scarecrow. Joining with Scarecrow, they set off to find Tin Man, and ask Glinda for help setting things right. But first, Tip must find out who he is, they must defeat Mombi, and there is the small question of who rightfully should rule Oz… Download and start listening now!

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Pearl | 2/1/2014

    " Es raro que Tip se convierta en Ozma D: "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mario Hernandez | 1/31/2014

    " Again, these books make me think less of the Wizard of Oz movie. I wish the movie would of been more like these books. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Christina | 1/28/2014

    " It's a bit odd, but a fun story all the same. I was actually surprised by the ending. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Louise | 1/25/2014

    " Easy read, good for light reading "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ryan | 1/22/2014

    " Liked is strong, but again...classic children's stuff so the stars become somewhat meaningless. My friend, Annette, lived for these books when we were in 4th grade (or 2nd grade...it was awhile ago). She also had a snake named Noah (a boa constrictor, obviously) who could get out of his cage and once got lost in the house for a month (or maybe a few days but that is not the point), and they found him in the piano. Needless to say, reading this was more about fond memories of Annette, her never-brushed hair and whatever grade we were in, than about the story. But it did explain a lot about Annette. The story is...well, dark. And a little spooky. The whole Mombi thing is creepy, and the plot is too confusing for someone no longer in whatever grade we were in. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 DavidO | 1/21/2014

    " This sequel was better than I expected, especially after reading the introduction where the author admits to feeling pressured to write it by thousands of kids sending him letters. It's imaginative and funny and again it seems to possess morals that were ahead of it's time. The main reason I didn't give it 5 stars is that it isn't as touching a story as the first. The wizard of Oz is about people learning about themselves, while the Marvelous Land of OZ is more plot driven, and strangely about men becoming/acting like girls. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kyle | 1/4/2014

    " This was a fun, light read that continues the Land of Oz story. It includes a familiar cast of characters with the Scarecrow, Tin Woodman (you learn his real name), and Glinda, plus you also get to meet a whole new set of characters. My favorite was H.M. Woggle-Bug, T.E. because he had some great one-liners in the story. I think these are great books for young readers. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Pipit Palupi | 12/31/2013

    " Not my cup of tea, definitely, but still enjoyable. I read it because Our school played the Wizard of Oz drama last year. As always, fascinating, full of fantasy, and funny. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shanna | 12/26/2013

    " Strange story in Oz. Magic, war, creatures brought to life for surprisingly simple tasks, but then show some of their personalities as the book takes them through various adventures throughout one area of their bounded land. Overall the story is strong and Baum leaves you with a couple twists near the end to clean up the story. A very nice little story to continue the extensive descriptions of the different people and lands we soon learn more about, if the mind is willing to continue, and this reader definitely will. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Betsy | 12/19/2013

    " I think Baum is a great storyteller; he seems to be warming to his craft in this book--it's even better than the first Oz book in my opinion. More plot twists, more Oz history, more unexpected little treasures. I also tremendously enjoy Neill's illustrations. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jami | 12/14/2013

    " Currently reading with Addi for her bookclub . . . has nothing to do with Dorothy . . . "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Danielle | 12/12/2013

    " OMG! This book is hilarious and, just like all other Oz books, teaches multiple lessons that I now try to put into use everyday! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Avalon | 12/10/2013

    " Wizard of Oz #2. Who would think that a girl queen was once a boy named Tip? Well, it's true, Ozma was once a boy then a Queen cast a spell which returned her as a natural shape as a girl. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bob | 4/22/2013

    " I was entranced. I thought the sawhorse to be a bit saucy. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Leo | 3/31/2013

    " I love the chapter where Jack Pumpkinhead meets the Scarecrow for the first time and the Scarecrow brings in a translator even though they speak the same language. Pure comedy genius. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kimberly | 11/2/2012

    " I've only read about half of the books. But all of them so far are very good! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Shannon | 9/19/2012

    " a little strange but a good story, very entertaining. I wouldn't call it a children's book at all. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Atman88 | 4/2/2012

    " This book is odd, but I enjoyed it! The HM WoggleBug TE is adorable! As is the Gump! And Jack! I guess I had heard some of this story, because it rang bells in my deep childhood memory. Was there a movie from the 80's? I'll have to do some Googling... I'm looking forward to the Woggle Bug book! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Laura Duggan | 3/13/2012

    " Quick and entertaining! I liked finding pieces of the movie Return to Oz in this book (it wasn't all just made up for a movie) and finally finding out what happened to Ozma! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kristy McRae | 2/21/2012

    " A fun follow-up to The Wizard of Oz. I'm looking forward to continuing through the rest of Baum's Oz books. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 C.E. Murphy | 6/19/2011

    " I think Oz palls quickly for adults. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ginger | 6/13/2011

    " Never knew there was a sequel to The Wizard of Oz. There are actually 14 books. Strange series but I am enjoying it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mckinley | 5/10/2011

    " Book-grouper brought me this one and another of her favorites in the series.
    Switched illustrators for the remainder of the series - art deco guy. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Heathar | 4/28/2011

    " A different read, his way of writing dialogue is very dry. Nice story & lessons to be learned "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alisha G | 3/30/2011

    " The kids loved this one, as well. They were rolling on the floor over Jack Pumpkinhead's and the Scarecrow's first meeting. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Deviant | 3/28/2011

    " I found this book much funnier than the first. :) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Paula | 3/22/2011

    " What a cute and creative story. I enjoyed meeting new characters in Oz and revisiting old ones. Good story! "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Jill | 3/5/2011

    " could not finish this book. it got too silly and well just silly. i thought i would be able to read the oz series, but looks like this is the last one i will read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alex | 3/3/2011

    " I enjoyed this book. But, I do find it funny that all the villains are female in the first two books. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 CJ | 2/26/2011

    " This had some concepts challenging gender roles. Not what I expected from a kids book, especially from this era. "

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About the Author
Author L. Frank Baum

Lyman Frank Baum (1856–1919), born in Chittenango, New York, was a journalist, dramatist, and writer best known for his fantasies about the land of Oz, the first being The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. The success of this book led to his writing thirteen sequels. He wrote about sixty books in all, mostly for children.

About the Narrator

Tara Sands is an American actress, television host, and voice talent who has won numerous AudioFile Earphones Awards for narration. She is former cohost of Fridays on the Cartoon Network. In addition to performing in plays and musicals, her voice can be heard on numerous commercials, audiobooks, cartoons, and video games.