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Grampa In Oz
Long ago, the Kingdom of Radbad, in the southwest corner of the Quadling Country, used to supply all the dress goods in Oz. But King Fumbo spent all his money on books and tobacco, and the population shrank from 2700 to 27. One day, a violent wind storm blows Fumbo's head away. Grampa, an old soldier with a wooden leg and veteran of 980 battles, joins the king's son, Prince Tatters, on a mission to find his father's head and seek his fortune. They are jo...
Handy Mandy in Oz
What girl has seven arms, seven hands, and an unlimited capacity for kindness? She's Handy Mandy, the latest heroine to venture into the Land of Oz. After a ride on a flying rock sends Mandy to the Land of Oz, she meets Nox, a talking Ox, in his quest to find King Kerry, the long-lost boy ruler of Keretaria. Mandy and Nox's adventures take them through several dangerous corners of Oz where they outwit the whirling Topsies of Turn Town and escape t...
Jack Pumpkinhead Of Oz
A magic pirate's coin transports boy hero Peter back to the Land of Oz just in time to team up with Oz celebrity Jack Pumpkinhead and save the Emerald City from being conquered by the Red Baron of Baffleburg. Unfortunately, getting to the Emerald City proves a lot more difficult than following the Yellow Brick Road. Powerful spells transport Peter and Jack to unknown corners of Oz. The two headed cats of Scare City bar their way. A dangerous chasm se...
Kabumpo in Oz
On the 18th birthday of Prince Pompadore of Pumperdink (a tiny kingdom way up in the northern part of the Gilliken Country of Oz), a magic scroll puts quite a damper on the party by announcing the Prince must marry a "proper fairy princess" within 7 days or his kingdom and all its inhabitants will disappear forever. Having heard of Princess Ozma, "Pompa" heads for the Emerald City to marry her, accompanied by his faithful companion, the Elegant Elephant ...

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Ozoplaning with the Wizard of Oz
The Wizard of Oz planned a party to celebrate the anniversary of Dorothy's first visit to Oz. His latest invention, intended as a gift for Ozma, is a pair of glass aircraft known as Ozoplanes. During a test run, many familiar Oz characters (the Tin Woodman, Scarecrow, Cowardly Lion, Jellia Jam and the Soldier with the Green Whiskers) fly to the cloudy island in the sky of Tip-Toposphere, ruled by the cranky king Strutoovious the Seventh. Insulted that th...
The Cowardly Lion of Oz
The Mustafa of Mudge -- a hot, dry, and barbarous kingdom in the southwest corner of the Munchkin Country of Oz -- owns 9,999 and 1/2 lions, but he wants another: He wants the Cowardly Lion of Oz. The Mudgers live an isolated life behind their moat and lion enclosure, because they used to attack other countries until Glinda the Good decreed any Mudger who left his home country would lose his head. Through a mysterious bit of magic, a clown who calls h...
The Gnome King Of Oz
When Peter, a young boy from Philadelphia, buys a balloon from a mysterious vendor, the balloon suddenly transforms into a bird and flies Peter to a desert island where the Gnome King, a long-time enemy of the Land of Oz, is living in exile. Peter and the Gnome King form an uneasy partnership to escape the island and discover a pirate ship containing a magic cloak that allows its wearer to travel anywhere he wants. Peter tries hiding the cloak from the ...
The Royal Book of Oz
The Scarecrow wants to know his origins, so he sneaks off to the beanpole in the cornfield where Dorothy found him. Digging there, he falls down a long hole to the Silver Islands, where the people welcome him wildly as the spirit of their long-lost Emperor Chang Wang Woe. Delighted at first, the Scarecrow finds ruling is not much fun, and his "sons" are plotting against him with the help of the magical Grand Gheewizard. Meanwhile, Dorothy and the Cowardl...


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