Series: Oz

Author: Tor Lokvig

Wizard of Oz (1982)
3.96 of 5 Votes: 4
Ozma of Oz (2015)
3.97 of 5 Votes: 4
(Reprinted from the Chicago Center for Literature and Photography [cclapcenter.com:]. I am the original author of this essay, as well as the owner of CCLaP; it is not being reprinted here illegally. This review covers all 14 of the Baum Oz books, which is why it's found on all 14 book pages here....
The Tin Woodman of Oz (1999)
3.86 of 5 Votes: 1
(Reprinted from the Chicago Center for Literature and Photography [cclapcenter.com:]. I am the original author of this essay, as well as the owner of CCLaP; it is not being reprinted here illegally. This review covers all 14 of the Baum Oz books, which is why it's found on all 14 book pages here....
The Emerald City of Oz (2003)
3.87 of 5 Votes: 2
This one is better than the previous two books, mainly because it actually has a plot. But the plot -- the Nome King plans to conquer Oz by digging a tunnel all the way to the Emerald City -- is barely there. There's a bit of a subplot about how Uncle Henry and Aunt Em move to Oz because the bank...
Glinda of Oz (2000)
3.94 of 5 Votes: 2
(4.5, but for Oz's sake I'll err up instead of down.)I've read reviews that suggest that Glinda of Oz is the darkest, possibly because Baum knew he was dying at that point. I don't actually see explicit darkness, but I do think that there is an element of fear in this one that there isn't in the ...
The Marvelous Land of Oz (1985)
3.82 of 5 Votes: 4
Don't read further if you haven't read to the end of book #1 since this review will spoil you about the events that took place in book #1. This book was awesome. I have to say that after book #1 I was puzzled what this book would be about and if I would like it as much as book #1 without Dorothy ...
The Wizard of Oz (1993)
3.96 of 5 Votes: 5
Dorothy and the Wizard in Oz (2006)
3.76 of 5 Votes: 4
I've never considered Dorothy and The Wizard in Oz a particularly good installment in the Oz saga. As the author admits in his introduction, Dorothy and The Wizard was written as a concession to the numerous fan letters appealing to keep Dorothy and the Wizard bound together as a fixture in the ...
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (1995)
3.96 of 5 Votes: 3
I am determined to find the brilliance in Wicked so I've decided that sometimes, going to the root of the problem will bring clarity and perspective. I read this when I was very young and don't remember it. I really think I won't be able to understand Wicked until I re-read the original tale. S...
The Road to Oz (2015)
3.78 of 5 Votes: 3
I've been reading my way through the Oz books lately in order to fill in some gaps of children's literature I'd missed as a kid. I wasn't too happy with the previous story because it felt like Baum didn't really feel any of it and just wrote Dorothy and the Wizard in Oz because he was pressured ...