The Magic of Oz (1919) is the thirteenth novel in L.
Frank Baum's Land of Oz series. Published posthumously, this book is the product of years of heartfelt, imaginative work by one of America's finest authors in the genres of fantasy and children's literature. The novel follows the adventures of a Munchkin youth named Kiki Aru, who must hide his magical abilities following a kingdom-wide ban on the use of magic by anyone other than Glinda the Good Witch and the Wizard of Oz.
After the decree, Kiki's father hid the instructions on how to pronounce the word "Pyrzqxgl," a spell that can transform both people and objects according to the will of the speaker.
When Kiki Aru discovers the spell, he uses it to change into a hawk and to fly from his native Mount Munch to the Land of Ev.
There, he meets Ruggedo, the exiled king of the Nomes, who befriends Kiki Aru in an effort to use the Munchkin's newfound power to get revenge on the Land of Oz.
As the pair begin preparing an invasion, Dorothy, the Wizard, and the Cowardly Lion join forces to defend the Emerald City, and all of Oz, from a danger that grows closer every day.
With characters both new and old-and the same passion for adventure that sparked the series two decades prior-L.
Frank Baum's The Magic of Oz is a story that continues to astound so long as there are readers who will cherish it. Filled with rich, detailed layers of fantasy from the mind of L.
Frank Baum, The Magic of Oz is a story about the frail innocence of childhood and the will to persevere that can be found in even the youngest of hearts.
Long overshadowed by the film, Baum's series is required reading for children, adults with children, and adults who refuse to let life lose its flavor of fantasy. With a beautifully designed cover and professionally typeset manuscript, this edition of L.
Frank Baum's The Magic of Oz is a classic of children's literature reimagined for modern readers.