Thursday, April 3, 2008

L. Frank Baum and his Oz Works

The Booking Through Thursday meme got me thinking about "classics" and someone mentioned Baum and how much they enjoyed his works. It brought back a nice memory for me. I was 7 or 8 and we were camping. We had stopped at a flea market and I bought an old copy of the Wizard of Oz for a nickle. I read it the whole way home even though I was car sick and had seen the movie a dozen times. I remember it being the same, yet different, from the movie.

I've decided I'm going to listen to the Oz stories on my Ipod. I've only read the Wonderful Wizard of Oz, so once I'm through listening to that it will all be new to me. With my broken foot I've been tossing and turning a lot at night. I needed a distraction. My new discovery has been audio books. I'm almost done with Dracula so I need something new.

I linked the stories to Librivox where I downloaded them for free. Sometimes the narrator is bad but the keyword for me here is free! A lot of times the narrator is pretty good. It's hit or miss. You never know who you're going to get until that chapter starts.

Oz works
Main: List of Oz books

  • The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (1900) *completed 5.4.08
  • The Marvelous Land of Oz (1904) * completed 5.13.08
  • Ozma of Oz (1907)
  • Dorothy and the Wizard in Oz (1908)
  • The Road to Oz (1909)
  • The Emerald City of Oz (1910)
  • The Patchwork Girl of Oz (1913)
  • Tik-Tok of Oz (1914)
  • The Scarecrow of Oz (1915)
  • Rinkitink in Oz (1916)
  • The Lost Princess of Oz (1917)
  • The Tin Woodman of Oz (1918)
  • The Magic of Oz (1919, posthumously published)
  • Glinda of Oz (1920, posthumously published)
  • Queer Visitors from the Marvelous Land of Oz (1905)
  • The Woggle-Bug Book (1905)
  • Little Wizard Stories of Oz (1913)


    Jeane said...

    Wow, what a list. I read many of the Oz books when I was in high school; I recognize all these titles except for Queer Visitors and Woggle-Bug. I'd like to read them again. Nice memories.

    Juli said...

    Yeah, looking at it again it IS pretty long. I give myself permission to listen to other books in between!!!! How did Baum come up with the title "Queer Visitors??"

    Memories are funny aren't they? I never would have remembered that trip if not for that BTT post.

    Eva said...

    I didn't know there were so many Oz books! Thanks for the links to free downloads-that's very exciting. :)

    blair said...

    For the most complete list of Oz books check out The OzProject at:

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