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Write a customer review. There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later. L Frank Baum is so full of little insights that tickle ones mind and all his characters seem so charming, not like all those mean characters like in Alice in Wonderland and even the magic doesn't get blackened and evil really like in Harry Potter. For those of you that have never heard of this sunday comic a little background.
Back in to promote his newly published sequel to his best selling Wonderful Wizard of Oz L Frank Baum partnered up with comic artist Walt McDougall for a weekly strip featuring the then nationally famous Scarecrow and Tin Woodman together with newly introduced Jack Pumpkinhead and The Wogglebug. The idea was that these 'queer visitors' would leave oz and have mad cap times in the USA. The strip ran a respectable 34 weeks but was no where the hit that Baum had hoped for. The stories are cute and fun. Baum has written better as well as worse tales but these are a nice bunch.
The text for these tales has sort of been out and about since the s when a few of them were collected and edited down for a book of the same title. Then in the the late 90s' They were for the most part collected in a book illustrated by Eric Sanower under the title of The Third Book of Oz. Then they were issued again complete and unedited in a book issued by Hungry Tiger Press back in about called simply Visitors From Oz.
This was the best version of the text that we had until now. Here we have an extraordinary volume that gives these little gems the treatment they deserve. Sunday Press has gone back and did a reproduction of the full run of the strip. For the first time since will we be able to see these tales how they were originally presented. The book is HUGE clocking in at about 18x22 inches closed so that when opened it just covers you lap in all it's colorful ozzy goodness.
If that weren't enough they gave us a reprinting of the ad artwork, and added in comics by original oz artist W. Denslow and Jon R Neil. Truly a great piece to have in any Oz collection. I don't know what other people received. I ordered this book mainly for the illustrations. It is entirely text. I bought the paperback version, so beware if that's what you are thinking of ordering. At the dawn of the 20th century, L.
Frank Baum created a world of wonders that was to hold a permanent place in the culture of America: The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. Then in , to promote his second book, Baum, along with master cartoonist Walt McDougall, brought his famed characters to Earth in a new medium, the comic strip. Queer Visitors from Marvelous Land of Oz had arrived.
At this same time, Oz illustrator W. Denslow, offered his own Sunday feature, Scarecrow and the Tinman. Now both of these rare cartoon features are collected for the first time, magnificently restored and presented in full broadsheet size. Join these timeless characters and explore the culture that was America over years ago. You surely won't be in Kansas or anyplace like it anymore! Add to a new shopping list. Denslow At the dawn of the 20th century, L.
All 15 Oz Books Price: Buy all 15 Wizard of Oz books by L. Frank Baum together for additional savings. Little Wizard Stories of Oz Price: Baum's The Little Wizard Stories of Oz is a collection of six humorous fairy tales which contain some of the funniest incidents chronicled in Oz history!
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz - 1 Price: This stunning edition of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz features color pictures on nearly every spread. She fell under a spell during a battle with her brother-in-law over custody of her son. It consists of, General Jo Apple - He owns an apple orchard, General Jo Bunn - He owns an orchard where his trees grow graham buns and wheat buns in both the hot and cold variety.
Jo Bunn is married and has children, General Jo Cone - He owns an orchard where he grows ice cream cones. He was the one who suggested to Queen Ann Soforth to make out of the rest of the latest recruits. Colonel Jo Banjo - He owns an orchard where his trees grow banjos, colonel Jo Cheese - He owns an orchard where his trees grow cheese. Major Jo Nail - He owns an orchard where his trees grow nails and he suggested to Queen Ann Soforth to make him a major.
Major Jo Cake - He owns an orchard where his trees grow cakes, major Jo Ham - He owns an orchard where his trees grow hams. Major Jo Stockings - He owns an orchard where his trees grow stockings, Captain Jo Sandwich - He owns an orchard where his trees grow sandwiches.
Captain Jo Padlock - He owns an orchard where his trees grow padlocks, Captain Jo Sundae - He owns an orchard where his trees grow sundaes. Captain Jo Buttons - He owns an orchard where his trees grow buttons, Private Jo Files - He owns an orchard where his trees grow steel files and also has trees that grow storybooks. Jo Files is both intelligent and ambitious, after Private Files resigns, Tik-Tok is made a private in the army. It has long been one of the rarest items in the Baum bibliography, Baums text has been controversial for its use of ethnic humor stereotypes.
The comic strip, written by Baum and illustrated by Walt McDougall, brought Oz characters including the Scarecrow, the Tin Woodman, and others to the United States for various humorous adventures. The Woggle-Bug Book employs the concept, H.
The books artist, Ike Morgan, was a Chicago cartoonist who had earlier provided illustrations for Baums American Fairy Tales, Baums Woggle-Bug was a popular character at the time, he became something of a national fad and icon. There were Woggle-Bug postcards and buttons, a Woggle-Bug song, Baum and Morgans picture book was published in January , to help publicize a new musical play, The Woggle-Bug, that was being mounted that year. The book was illustrated, with pictures and text alternating on recto and verso pages, it was printed in bright colors in a large format.
The Woggle-Bug Book features the broad humor that was accepted and popular in its era. The Woggle-Bug, who favors flashy clothes with bright colors, falls in love with a gaudy Wagnerian plaid dress that he sees on a mannequin in a department store window, being a woggle bug, he has trouble differentiating between the dress and its wearers, wax or human.
He arrives too late, though, the dress has been sold, the Bug pursues his love through the town, ineptly courting the women who have the dress in turn. His pursuit eventually leads to a balloon flight to Africa. There, menacing Arabs want to kill the Woggle-Bug, but he convinces them that his death would bring bad luck, in the jungle he falls in with the talking animals that are the hallmark of Baums imaginative world.
In the end, the Bug makes his way back to the city and he wisely reconciles himself to his fate, After all, this necktie is my love — and my love is now mine forevermore. Why should I not be happy and content, the plot exploits elements that occur in other Baum works. An accidental balloon flight took the Wizard to Oz in Baums most famous book, hostile Arabs are a feature of John Dough, the ethnic humor in The Woggle-Bug Book is crude by modern standards, one critic has called it egregious.
In Africa, the Bug meets a charming Miss Chimpanzee who guides him through the intricacies of jungle life, Miss Chim has a low opinion of human beings, Those horrid things they call men, whether black or white, seem to me the lowest of all created beasts. The book was made into an episode of The Shirley Temple Show in and it was also adapted in comic book form by Marvel Comics, with the first issue being released in November The protagonist of the novel is a boy called Tip.
For as long as he can remember, Tip has been under the guardianship of a cruel Wicked Witch named Mombi, Mombi has always been extremely mean and abusive to Tip. As Mombi is returning home one day, Tip plans to get revenge and frighten her with a man he has made, with a large Jack-o-lantern he carves for a head. To Tips dismay, Mombi is not fooled by this trick, Mombi tells Tip that she intends to transform him into a marble statue to punish him for his mischievous ways.
In order to avoid being turned into a statue, Tip runs away with Jack that very same night. He uses it to animate the wooden Sawhorse for Jack to ride, the Sawhorse runs so quickly that Tip is left behind. Jinjur and her crew invade the Emerald city, terrorize the citizens, Tip joins Jack and the Scarecrow in the palace, and they escape on the Sawhorses back. The companions arrive at the tin castle of the Tin Woodman and plan to retake the Emerald City with his help, on their way back, they are diverted by the magic of Mombi.
They are joined by the Highly Magnified and Thoroughly Educated Woggle-Bug, the Queen of the field mice allows the Scarecrow to take twelve mice concealed in his straw. When the party reaches the Emerald City, Jinjur and her soldiers imprison the group, however, the female soldiers are scared by the field mice and leave the citys palace. However, they occupy the grounds of the city.
The travelers are imprisoned in the palace, the Scarecrow proposes manufacturing a clever flying machine with a Gumps stuffed head to direct it. Tip uses the powder of life to animate this machine, which is assembled from the palace furniture and they land in a nest of jackdaws which is full of all of the birds stolen goods. The flying Gumps wings are damaged in the landing, the jackdaws return to their nest and attack the travelers, carrying off the Scarecrows straw. William Wallace Denslow — Denslow, was an American illustrator and caricaturist remembered for his work in collaboration with author L.
Denslow was an editorial cartoonist with a strong interest in politics, born in Philadelphia, Denslow spent brief periods at the National Academy of Design and the Cooper Union in New York, but was largely self-educated and self-trained. In the s, he traveled about the United States as an artist and newspaper reporter, he came to Chicago for the Worlds Columbian Exposition in , and chose to stay. Denslow acquired his earliest reputation as a poster artist, he designed books and bookplates.
Denslow may have met Baum at the Chicago Press Club, where men were members. He also used his copyright to the art of the Baum books to newspaper comic strips featuring Father Goose.
He also created the comic strip Billy Bounce, notable as one of the earliest comic strips in which the protagonist has some manner of super powers. The royalties from the print and stage versions of The Wizard of Oz were sufficient to allow Denslow to purchase Blucks Island, Bermuda, Denslow wrote and illustrated a childrens book called The Pearl and the Pumpkin.
Denslow had three wives and three divorces in his lifetime and his first wife, Annie McCartney married him in and gave birth to his only child, a son, the following year. The couple were separated, however, and Denslow never saw his son. They finally divorced in , freeing her to marry the man she lived with for five months and that same day, February 20,, Denslow married Anne Holden Denslow, the daughter of Martha Holden, writer.
The marriage did not last long either, Anne filed for divorce in September , alleging that he told her in June that he did not love her and henceforth declined to live with her. In less than a month she married a young artist, their friend, Lawrence Mazzanovich, Denslow then married his third wife, Mrs. Frances left him in and they divorced in The Wonderful Wizard of Oz — The story chronicles the adventures of a young farm girl named Dorothy in the magical Land of Oz, after she and her pet dog Toto are swept away from their Kansas home by a cyclone.
The novel is one of the stories in American literature and has been widely translated. The Library of Congress has declared it Americas greatest and best-loved homegrown fairytale and its groundbreaking success and the success of the Broadway musical adapted from the novel led Baum to write thirteen additional Oz books that serve as official sequels to the first story. Hill Company completed printing the first edition, a total of 10, copies, which quickly sold out. The Wonderful Wizard of Oz sold three million copies by the time it entered the domain in The book was published by George M.
Hill Company and its first edition had a printing of 10, copies and was sold in advance of the publication date of September 1, On May 17,, the first copy of the book came off the press, Baum assembled it by hand, the public saw the book for the first time at a book fair at the Palmer House in Chicago, July 5— The books copyright was registered on August 1, full distribution followed in September, by October , the first edition had already sold out and the second edition of 15, copies was nearly depleted. In a letter to his brother Harry, Baum wrote that the books publisher George M.
Hill predicted a sale of about , copies, in spite of this favorable conjecture, Hill did not initially predict that the book would be phenomenally successful. Hamlin committed to making The Wonderful Wizard of Oz into a stage play to publicize the novel. The play The Wizard of Oz debuted on June 16, and it was revised to suit adult preferences and was crafted as a musical extravaganza, with the costumes modeled after Denslows drawings.
Hills publishing company became bankrupt in , so Baum and Denslow agreed to have the Indianapolis-based Bobbs-Merrill Company resume publishing the novel, Baums son Harry Neal told the Chicago Tribune in that L. Frank told his children whimsical stories before they became material for his books. Harry called his father the swellest man I knew, a man who was able to give a decent reason as to why black birds cooked in a pie could afterwards get out, by , more than one million copies of the book had been printed.
Less than two decades later in , the sales of his novel had grown to three million copies in print, Dorothy is a young girl who lives with her Aunt Em and Uncle Henry and her little dog Toto on a Kansas farm. One day, Dorothy and Toto are caught up in a cyclone that deposits her farmhouse into Munchkin Country in the magical Land of Oz, the falling house has killed the Wicked Witch of the East, the evil ruler of the Munchkins. The Good Witch of the North arrives with the grateful Munchkins, the Good Witch tells Dorothy that the only way she can return home is to go to the Emerald City and ask the great and powerful Wizard of Oz to help her.
As Dorothy embarks on her journey, the Good Witch of the North kisses her on the forehead, on her way down the yellow brick road, Dorothy attends a banquet held by a Munchkin man named Boq. The next day, Dorothy frees the Scarecrow from the pole on which he is hanging, applies oil from a can to the connections of the Tin Woodman. When the Chicago publishing firm of George M, in , Reilly and Britton decided to incorporate as a new publishing house under their own names. Needing a name author, the new partners solicited Baum, who was unhappy with his arrangement with Bobbs-Merrill, publisher of several of his previous works.
The six were a success, selling a total of 40, copies. Baum continued this high level of productivity for a time, with six titles published in Aunt Janes Nieces Abroad was printed with the date of The Sam Steele titles were not especially successful, though they did better in later years, Baum had already been friendly with Britton and Reilly before he signed with them, their friendships continued and developed over the ensuing years.
The company went through a re-organization in , when Brittons share was sold to long-time employee William F. ODonnell served as president of the company in the s and the early s. While the firm never grew to be one of the publishing houses of its era. In the company was purchased by the Henry Regnery Co. Frank Baum, Royal Historian of Oz. Norton,, greene, David L. They are collected in a large volume titled Adventures in Oz.
He wrote adaptations of L. The collaboration concluded with their adaptation of the book, The Emerald City of Oz.
This aim has been manifested in the comic book Age of Bronze. As of , the series has been collected in four volumes, the books contain extensive bibliographies, for the story, the setting and historical Troy, drawing on the excavation work Heinrich Schliemann and the publication Studia Troica. The book does not depict the gods or any mythical beings, similarly, the Nymphs are portrayed as human priestesses rather than as supernatural beings. His work has appeared in throughout the USA and Europe as well as in books.
Martin Gardner — He was considered a leading authority on Lewis Carroll.
Queer Visitors from the Marvelous Land of Oz : L Frank Baum :
The Annotated Alice, which incorporated the text of Carrolls two Alice books, was his most successful work and sold over a million copies and he had a lifelong interest in magic and illusion and was regarded as one of the most important magicians of the twentieth century. He was considered the dean of American puzzlers and he was a prolific and versatile author, publishing more than books. Gardner was one of the foremost anti-pseudoscience polemicists of the 20th century and his book Fads and Fallacies in the Name of Science, published in , became a classic and seminal work of the skeptical movement.
In he joined with fellow skeptics to found CSICOP, an organization promoting scientific inquiry, Gardner, son of a petroleum geologist, grew up in and around Tulsa, Oklahoma. His lifelong interest in puzzles started in his boyhood when his father gave him a copy of Sam Loyds Cyclopedia of Puzzles, Tricks and he attended the University of Chicago, where he earned his bachelors degree in philosophy in His ship was still in the Atlantic when the war came to an end with the surrender of Japan in August , after the war, Gardner returned to the University of Chicago.
He attended graduate school for a year there, but he did not earn an advanced degree, in he wrote an article in the Antioch Review entitled The Hermit Scientist. His paper-folding puzzles at that magazine led to his first work at Scientific American, appropriately enough—given his interest in logic and mathematics—they lived on Euclid Avenue. The year saw the edition of his best-selling book ever.
Queer Visitors from the Marvelous Land of Oz by L. Frank Baum (2015, Paperback)
In , Gardner retired from Scientific American and he and his wife Charlotte moved to Hendersonville and he also revised some of his older books such as Origami, Eleusis, and the Soma Cube. Charlotte died in and two years later Gardner returned to Norman, Oklahoma, where his son, James Gardner, was a professor of education at the University of Oklahoma and he died there on May 22, Martin Gardner had a impact on mathematics in the second half of the 20th century.
His column was called Mathematical Games but it was more than that. His writing introduced many readers to real mathematics for the first time in their lives, the column lasted for 25 years and was read avidly by the generation of mathematicians and physicists who grew up in the years to It was the inspiration for many of them to become mathematicians or scientists themselves.
It and three previous Oz books published by the club were produced in an 8. The size format was unpopular with fans, and in , in addition to books, he designed greeting cards, post cards, and posters. These title cards appear on all current releases of the film and he was co-author of The Oz Scrapbook and was an active Oz fan, serving as The International Wizard of Oz Club as president, vice-president, director, and editor of its magazine, The Baum Bugle.
He was well known for conducting the auctions at Oz Club conventions until his death, frank Baum collection to the Oz Club, to create an endowment. Ozma of Oz — It was the first in which Baum was clearly intending a series of Oz books. It is the first Oz book where the majority of the takes place outside of the Land of Oz. Only the final two chapters take place in Oz itself. This reflects a change in theme, in the first book, Oz is the dangerous land through which Dorothy must win her way back to Kansas, in the third, Oz is the end.
Dorothys desire to home is not as desperate as in the first book. The book was illustrated throughout in color by artist John R. Neill and it bore the following dedication, To all the boys and girls who read my stories — and especially to the Dorothys — this book is lovingly dedicated. It has been five years since The Wonderful Wizard of Oz took place, Uncle Henry has been ordered by his doctor to take a vacation from the stress and labor of having to replace the Kansas farmhouse due to the first one being swept away in a cyclone.
While traveling on the sea, a storm suddenly hits, bringing rain. Henry and Dorothy are separated when she is thrown overboard and cast away into the water along with Billina.