Return to L. Frank Baum's wonderful world of Oz with this illustrated children's book series.
Peter, the lad from Philadelphia, joins forces with Jack Pumpkinhead to rescue Ozma and the Emerald City from conquest by Mogodore, the infamous Red Baron of Baffleburg. Even with the help of Belfaygor of Bourne, whose beard grows at an alarming rate, and the consistently charming and rhyming Iffin--which, as everyone knows, is a griffin who's lost his grrrr
--their efforts seem in vain.
The horrendous Scare City, an enchanted pirate sack that can scoop up entire armies, a magic dinner bell, and a forbidden flagon are mixed up in the adventure, too--but it takes the legendary Red Jinn of Ev to provide the red magic that could
help Jack Pumpkinhead save the Land of Oz. Praise for the Oz series
"Where the young stay young and the old grow young forever--these books are for readers of all ages."--Ray Bradbury
"The land of Oz has managed to fascinate each new generation. . . . The Oz books continue to exert their spell . . . and those who read [them] are often made what they were not--imaginative, tolerant, alert to wonders."--Gore Vidal
"I was raised with the Oz books, and their enchantment, humor and excitement remain with me. They are still a joy and a treasure. I welcome this Oz revival."--Stephen R. Donaldson