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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (769 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: L. Frank Baum Narrator: Liza Ross Publisher: Naxos AudioBooks Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: February 2009 ISBN:
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Some people do not know that The Wonderful Wizard of Oz was actually the first of a 13-story series. The Marvelous Land of Oz, the second story, brings the Scarecrow and the Tin Man into new adventures in the Land of Oz. In this story, which is as equally entertaining as The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, the Tin Man and Scarecrow are persuaded to help out a young boy who finds himself in difficulty. There is also flying furniture among the oddities. Download and start listening now!

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Aubrey | 2/19/2014

    " The artwork is absolutely fantastic and the story stays very true to the original. I can see why the collaborators won an Eisner. A good addition to any graphic novel collection. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tally | 2/15/2014

    " One star less than its predecessor because the story isn't as compelling as the first Oz story, in my opinion. That being said, having just finished Gregory Maguire's Out of Oz, it was nice reading this and encountering some of the characters that appear in his final Wicked novel as well. Again, I was thoroughly impressed by the work done on this volume. I'm looking forward to seeing what the next installment has in store. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Courtney Nesom | 2/2/2014

    " The artistry is lovely and such a fun way to read the continuation of the adventures in Oz. just what I needed today :) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tiffany | 1/31/2014

    " I actually say 3.5 stars. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Adela Bezemer-Cleverley | 1/23/2014

    " I love Eric Shanower's art. It's beautiful, and so creative and unusual too. I particularly enjoyed the way he portrays the Scarecrow in this graphic novel--almost a little bit creepy, but in a really good way. I liked that the comic kept all of the essential elements of the original story, including many of the great inspirational and entertaining quotes. Unfortunately my library doesn't have the others in the series though. I am rather saddened by that. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Miles | 1/23/2014

    " Not as enjoyable as the first volume. Of course, that's not Shanower and Young's fault, the issue lies in the source material, which isn't as much fun as the classic "Wonderful Wizard." This time around, there's no Dorothy, Toto, Lion, Wicked Witch, or Wizard. Instead we get Tip, Mombi, Jack Pumpkinhead, Sawhorse, H.M. Woggle-Bug, T.E., and General Jinjur, who can't quite compare. Skottie Young's artwork is inspired once again, with slight touches of Bill Watterson and Berkeley Breathed. The first volume was so good that I'll probably give the series one more try before abandoning it (unless it returns to its former glory, of course). "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jenni French | 1/11/2014

    " Ozma of Oz started out as a girl, but was transformed into a boy to hide her from Glinda, the good witch. At the end of their adventures, Tip is transformed back into Ozma and resumes the throne of Oz. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jessie | 12/25/2013

    " Same beautiful artworks The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, but unfortunately there's a lot of sexism in this story. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Anthony | 12/23/2013

    " great kids story; 1st time reading a skottie young illustrated work; love the quirky style; absolutely great colors by skottie young & jean-francois beaulieu; love the tones, shadows, reflections off the water, the skies, the sunsets, dawn, twighlight colors, etc.; great colorful book "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jen Chiou | 12/22/2013

    " Met the author and illustrator in person! Great adaptation! "

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

    " Another lovely adaptation of an Oz book. I'd never read the original but the way the story is presented is enchanting. Suitable for children aged 8+. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Melissa | 11/24/2013

    " Couldn't put it down. I know a lot of people are not fans of this story line ( movie creeps people out). I can't wait for more! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tammy | 11/16/2013

    " More and more, I wish Skottie Young would illustrate my life. His art is both delightful and beautiful. Added to Shanower's elegant adaptation of Baum, these Oz books just keep getting better and better. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amanda [Novel Addiction] | 7/19/2012

    " I think the fabulous art really makes this series. It would certainly be good otherwise, but the art is spot-on for this kooky, but fun story. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 David | 6/5/2012

    " Even better than the adaptation of The Wizard of Oz, Shanower & Young's comic-book version of Baum's second Oz book is fun, funny, well-paced, and gorgeous to look at. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Megan | 5/16/2012

    " Charming, witty and clever. Beautifully illustrated. A new favorite! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Amanda | 3/6/2012

    " It took me forever to read this, not sure why. Good art and I assume it follows the original story but I don't know, I haven't read it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jennifer | 11/3/2011

    " Really cool illustrations. The story is fine. Good for young comic lovers, and onyone who loves the Wizard of Oz. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nicklas | 10/30/2011

    " I just love the art. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Juliet Mehling | 8/27/2011

    " I'm reading the individual comics "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marcela | 8/22/2011

    " Even more fun than the first. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Robert | 6/26/2011

    " Faithful retelling of Baum's second Oz book, with excellent art. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Lisa | 5/15/2011

    " somewht slow and (obviously) dated "

  • 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. :) "

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

    " my favorite of the series. "

  • 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.