Book Review, Classic Literature, Fantasy, Fiction

Book Review: “Tik-Tok of Oz”

Rating: 7.2 out of 10.0 Author: L. Frank Baum Genre: Children’s Literature (Classic Literature) About: According to one source, “Baum’s motives [in writing more Oz books] were as much financial as creative. Extending the Oz series provided him with the earnings he needed to dabble in projects outside of it” (Fall River Press edition, vi).… Continue reading Book Review: “Tik-Tok of Oz”

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Classic Literature, Fantasy, Fiction

Book Review: “Dorothy and the Wizard in Oz”

Rating: 6.1 out of 10.0 Author: L. Frank Baum Genre: Fantasy [Classic Literature] About: L. Frank Baum published Dorothy and the Wizard in Oz, the fourth book in his Oz series, on June 18, 1908. As the Oz series progressed, each book became less and less popular. However, the Oz books were much more popular… Continue reading Book Review: “Dorothy and the Wizard in Oz”

Classic Literature, Fantasy, Fiction

Book Review: “Ozma of Oz”

Rating: 7.4 out of 10.0 Author: L. Frank Baum Genre: Fantasy [Classic Literature] About: In 1907, L. Frank Baum published Ozma of Oz, the third book in his series of tales set in the whimsical land of Oz. Baum’s success dwindled with each new book, but he still had a massive collection of “Oz fans”… Continue reading Book Review: “Ozma of Oz”

Classic Literature, Fantasy, Fiction

Book Review: “The Marvelous Land of Oz”

Rating: 8.8 out of 10.0 Author: L. Frank Baum Genre: Fantasy [Classic Literature] About: The Marvelous Land of Oz was published in 1904, following the success of the book and stage versions of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, its predecessor. This book also was a success, although not as much as the first book. This… Continue reading Book Review: “The Marvelous Land of Oz”

Classic Literature, Fantasy, Fiction

Book Review: “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz”

Rating: 8.5 out of 10.0 Author: L. Frank Baum Genre: Fantasy [Classic Literature] About: In 1900, a moderately successful writer for children by the name of L. Frank Baum set out to write a new type of “wonder tale” in which (in his words) “the stereotyped genie, dwarf, and fairy are eliminated, together with all… Continue reading Book Review: “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz”