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The Road to Oz, Classics To Go

The Road to Oz is the 5th book in L. Frank Baum's "Oz" series, and it follows the adventures of Dorothy as she makes her way to the magical land of Oz once again. This time, however, she is accompanied by a new cast of characters, including a talking hen named Billina and a mechanical man named Tik-Tok. Dorothy sets out on her journey to Oz after becoming bored with life in Kansas. Along the way, she meets a young boy named Button-Bright who has lost his way, and together they encounter a number of strange and interesting characters, including the Shaggy Man, a friendly but mysterious traveler. As they journey along the road to Oz, they encounter a number of obstacles and adventures, including an encounter with the cruel and wicked King Dox of the Foxes, and a perilous journey through the deadly forest of fighting trees. Along the way, they also make new friends, including a tiny queen named Ozma, who rules over the land of Oz. The group eventually arrives in Oz, where they are greeted by their old friends, the Scarecrow, the Tin Woodman, and the Cowardly Lion. Together, they embark on a new adventure, this time to help Ozma save her kingdom from the wicked Nome King, who has stolen the magic belt that gives Ozma her power. "The Road to Oz" is a classic children's tale that is full of adventure, humor, and imagination. Baum's vivid descriptions of the magical land of Oz and its inhabitants make for a wonderful and enchanting read, and the book remains a beloved classic to this day.

L. Frank Baum

L. Frank Baum (1856-1919) was an American author best known for his children's book "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz," which has become a classic of American literature and inspired numerous adaptations in film, theater, and other media. Baum was born in New York state and grew up in a family that was involved in the theater. He worked as a salesman and newspaper editor before turning to writing, and published his first book, "Mother Goose in Prose," in 1897. Baum went on to write over 50 books, many of them for children. His Oz series of books, which began with "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz" in 1900, are his most famous works. The Oz books are known for their fantastical characters and settings, as well as their underlying themes of friendship, loyalty, and self-discovery. Baum continued to write Oz books until his death in 1919, and the series was later continued by other writers. Baum was also involved in various other endeavors during his life. He owned a theater company and was involved in early film production, and he also worked as a storekeeper, chicken farmer, and oil company executive at various points in his life. He was a supporter of women's rights and was involved in the suffrage movement, and he also wrote several non-fiction books on topics such as window display and stamp collecting. Baum passed away in 1919 at the age of 62. Despite his success as a writer, he struggled financially at times during his life, and his contributions to literature were not fully appreciated until after his death. However, his legacy lives on through his beloved Oz books, which continue to enchant readers of all ages.

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