The Emerald City of OzSynopsis
This new adventure into the fairylands of Oz is witness
to the impending destruction of the Emerald City. The evil Nome King
is determined to recover the Magic Belt from Ozma, and to aid in this
terrible scheme he enlists a number of very powerful and frightening
creatures. Their aim is to tunnel under the Deadly Desert and emerge
in the unsuspecting Emerald City and lay waste to it and the Lands of
The full text of this book is available for on-line reading here.
The Piglet Press audio version of this Baum classic provides a cast of over 80 characters. These include, of course, Dorothy (our heroine), Ozma (the Girl Princess ruler of Oz), and the familiar Wizard of Oz, Tin Woodman, Scarecrow, and Cowardly Lion. Baum delights in engaging word play with his uniquely eponymous characters of Oz, including the Flutterbudgets, Rigmaroles, Fuddles, Cuttenclips, and the inhabitants of Utensia, Bunnybury, and Bunbury. The "bad guys" are wantonly absent of socially redeeming value, and get their ultimate come-upance without resorting to violence. As the storyline shifts back and forth from the scheming of the Nome King and his allies, and delightful discoveries Dorothy and her friends make as they explore new regions of Oz, the listener's imagination will be in full play.
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