The "Official" Oz Books by other authors After L. Frank Baum passed away in 1919, his widow and the publishers entered into an agreement to continue the series, with other writers taking over.
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Queer Visitors from the Marvelous Land of Oz: The Complete Comic Strip Saga 1904-1905. For the first time since their original newspaper publications, all of L. Frank Baum's newspaper comic pages are collected in their original form, at full size, in color. This book also collects W. W. Denslow's competing comic, "Denslow's Scarecrow and the Tin-Man," plus other early Oz comics and works by "Queer Visitors" artist Walt MacDougall, Denslow, and even John R. Neill. This is an important, historic collection of early Oz and comic materials.
- Also available directly from the publishers, Sunday Press Books.
The Scarecrow and the Tin-Man of Oz by W. W. Denslow. For the first time, all of W. W. Denslow's stories about the Scarecrow and the Tin-Man are collected in one volume, with the original illustrations. Includes the "Denslow's Scarecrow and Tin-Man" comic page stories and the Denslow's Scarecrow and Tin-Man picture book. (No, this isn't really considered to be an "official" Oz book, but as illustrator of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, Denslow is a major player in the history of the Oz books. And this collection does represent the earliest Oz stories not written by Baum.)
The Denslow Picture Book Treasury by W. W. Denslow. For the first time, all eighteen of W. W. Denslow's picture books, including Denslow's Scarecrow and Tin Man, are collected in one volume, with reproductions of all of the illustrations in color.
The Royal Book of Oz by Ruth Plumly Thompson (originally attributed to L. Frank Baum), illustrated by John R. Neill. The Scarecrow investigates his family tree — only to find that he's a king! Trouble is, he doesn't want the job. Can he overcome the plans of the evil princes and find his way back to Oz?
- A high-quality paperback edition, published by Dover Publications. (This edition attributes Baum as author on the cover.)
- Kindle editions
Also available through Project Gutenberg (click the download tab to find it)
Kabumpo in Oz by Ruth Plumly Thompson, illustrated by John R. Neill. In the Gillikin kingdom of Pumperdink, Prince Pompa is given the task of finding the Proper Princess so he can marry her. Along with the royal court elephant, Kabumpo, he sets out to find her. Can he succeed? Will he even like her?
The Royal Book of Oz and Kabumpo in Oz by Ruth Plumly Thompson, illustrated by John R. Neill. Both books together, in a package set.
The Cowardly Lion of Oz by Ruth Plumly Thompson, illustrated by John R. Neill. The ruler of Mudge collects lions, but he wants one more — the Cowardly Lion. Trouble is, he can't leave Mudge. So he sends out two visitors from America, circus clown Notta Bit More and orphan Bob Up, to go to the Emerald City to fetch him. Too bad if the Cowardly Lion doesn't want to be part of the collection!
Grampa in Oz by Ruth Plumly Thompson, illustrated by John R. Neill. The kingdom of Ragbad is in big trouble, because the king has lost his head! So Prince Tatters and the old soldier Grampa set out to find the king's head, a princess, and a fortune. But why is an evil magician trying to stop them?
The Lost King of Oz by Ruth Plumly Thompson, illustrated by John R. Neill. Mombi must find Pastoria, Ozma's long lost father, before he suffers an even worse fate than the enchantment she put on him many years ago. And Ozma and the Wizard receive a mysterious message that set them into action as well. Can the lost king be found? Will he want his old job of ruling Oz back?
The Hungry Tiger of Oz by Ruth Plumly Thompson, illustrated by John R. Neill. The Kingdom of Rash has a new executioner — the Hungry Tiger! But he doesn't want to eat anybody, especially his friend Betsy Bobbin. But when he is given the task of eating the young crown prince of Rash, he knows just what he must do — escape and help the prince regain his throne.
The Gnome King of Oz by Ruth Plumly Thompson, illustrated by John R. Neill. The Gnome King is up to no good, as usual. This time he has a whole mess of magic with which he intends to conquer Oz. Can the Patchwork Girl and a boy from Philadelphia stop him?
The Giant Horse of Oz by Ruth Plumly Thompson, illustrated by John R. Neill. Prince Philador of the Ozure Islands sets out to save his home from destruction by the sea monster Quiberon. Trot, meanwhile, is kidnapped by a man with wings to take care of — Quiberon! To further complicate things, the Good Witch of the North has vanished! Can the Scarecrow, Herby the Medicine Man, and a living statue from Boston help them all and save the Ozure Islands?
Jack Pumpkinhead of Oz by Ruth Plumly Thompson, illustrated by John R. Neill. On their way to the Emerald City, Jack and Peter (from The Gnome King of Oz) make a wrong turn and land themselves in a whole mess of adventures — and a plot by a wicked baron to overthrow Ozma! They set out to stop him, but when all of Jack's friends disappear into a magic sack, who can help him then?
Ruth Plumly Thompson set, illustrated by John R. Neill. The first nine Oz books by Ruth Plumly Thompson, in a package set of paperback editions.
The Yellow Knight of Oz by Ruth Plumly Thompson, illustrated by John R. Neill. Sir Hokus of Pokes (introduced in The Royal Book of Oz) finds life in the Emerald City too tame, and sets out on a quest. He gets more than he bargained for, however, when he meets up with an explorer from America, an enchanted princess, and a sultan who wants to kidnap his friend the Comfortable Camel. But what secret is the sultan hiding, and how does it involve Sir Hokus?
Pirates in Oz by Ruth Plumly Thompson, illustrated by John R. Neill. Once again, the Gnome King is trying to conquer Oz — this time with the aid of pirates, renegade islanders, and an entire new kingdom of citizens. His old adversary Peter is back to try and stop him again, but what can Peter, a king who'd rather cook than rule, and a pirate who'd rather explore than plunder, do to stop him? Especially since the only way they have to get to Oz is a pirate ship — and there is no water route to Oz!
The Purple Prince of Oz by Ruth Plumly Thompson, illustrated by John R. Neill. Kabumpo is back, undertaking another mission for the royal family of Pumperdink — who have all disappeared! He seeks help from the mysterious Red Jinn, but it is Kabumpo's assistant, Randy, who may have to save the day — if he can keep anyone from finding out his secret.
Ojo in Oz by Ruth Plumly Thompson, illustrated by John R. Neill. Ojo is kidnapped by gypsies, who think he is worth a fortune! Too bad nobody told that to Ojo. He is saved by a group of bandits, but isn't sure exactly whose side the bandit leader is on, or if he will ever get back to the Emerald City again.
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