Fantasy Baum, L. Frank: The Tin Woodman of Oz (illus). v1. 14 Oct 2020
#1  GrannyGrump 10-14-2020, 02:25 AM
The Tin Woodman of Oz

By L. Frank Baum (1856–1919)

Illustrated by John R. Neill (1877–1943)

With 61 black-and-white and 12 color illustrations, chapter head illustrations, alternate cover image, endpaper images, author’s introduction, and a map of the countries of Oz.

First published in 1918. The text is in the public domain worldwide. Illustrations are in the public domain in countries where copyright is “Life+70” or less, and in the USA.

Woot the Wanderer causes this chapter of Oz history to transpire. When Woot wanders into the splendid tin castle of Nick Chopper, the Tin Woodman and Emperor of the Winkies, he meets the Scarecrow, who is visiting his old friend. The Tin Woodman tells Woot the story of how he had once been a flesh-and-blood woodman in love with a maiden named Nimmie Aimee. Woot suggests that since the Tin Woodman now has a kind and loving heart, it is his duty to find Nimmie Aimee and make her Empress of the Winkies. The Scarecrow agrees, so the three set off to search for the girl. No less surprising than the adventures encountered on the journey is Nimmie Aimee’s reception of her former suitor.

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Lyman Frank Baum (May 15, 1856 – May 6, 1919) was an American author chiefly famous for his children’s books, particularly The Wonderful Wizard of Oz and its sequels. He wrote 14 novels in the Oz series, plus 41 other novels, as well as many short stories, poems, and plays.

Even while he was alive, Baum was styled as “the Royal Historian of Oz” to emphasize the concept that Oz is an actual place. The illusion created was that characters such as Dorothy and Princess Ozma related their adventures in Oz to Baum themselves, by means of wireless telegraph.

For over a century, readers of all ages have loved these stories, and many of the Oz characters and situations have become a part of popular culture.
(—adapted from Wikipedia and publisher’s advertising)

Available in “high-rez” with images based on 1100 x 1500px, or “low-rez” based on 800 x 1100px.

A rollicking read. Hope you enjoy it.
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