Discover the powerful, unique skills and qualities of Dorothy, the Wizard, and the other archetypes of mind, heart, and courage that live within each of us. Houston offers new understanding of the human condition, the importance of myth, and the critical nature of our role and how we can participate in the creation of a better world. It's time to uncover your inner hero and become the essential human you were always meant to be.
A Critical Study of Six Versions of the Story, 1900-2007
Author: Alissa Burger
Category: Literary Criticism
"This volume examines six especially significant incarnations of the story. A close consideration of these works demonstrates how versions of Baum's tale are influenced by and help shape notions of American myth, including issues of gender, race, home, and magic, and makes clear that the Wizard of Oz narrative remains compelling and relevant today"--Provided by publisher.
Release on 2010-08 | by Lyman Frank Baum,The Wizard of Oz
From the Author of the Wizard of Oz, L. Frank Baum, Comes 12 Legendary Fables, Fantasies, and Folk Tales
Author: Lyman Frank Baum,The Wizard of Oz
From the vivid imagination of L. Frank Baum, the visionary who created the legendary Wizard of Oz series, comes American Fairy Tales, a collection of 12 modern fables and fantasies. These magnificent stories are doorways into fantastic settings beyond the dreams of most. Baum took us over the rainbow into the wonderful land of Oz; now join him on other fantastic adventures including The Box of Robbers, The Glass Dog, The Queen of Quok, The Girl Who Owned A Bear, The Enchanted Types, The Laughing Hippopotamus, The Magic Bon Bons, The Capture of Father Time, The Wonderful Pump, The Dummy that Lived, The King of The Polar Bears, and The Mandarin and The Butterfly. They are fantastic, one-of-a-kind fairy tales that could only come from the mind of this renowned storyteller.
Release on 2011-08-31 | by Randall E. Auxier,Phil Seng
Wicked Wisdom of the West
Author: Randall E. Auxier,Phil Seng
Pubpsher: Open Court
From the bedtime story by L. Frank Baum to the classic 1939 film, no story has captured the imaginations of generations of children — and adults — like The Wizard of Oz. The story of Dorothy’s journey through Oz, the colorful characters, places, songs, and dialogue have permeated popular culture around the world. The contributors to this volume take a very close look at The Wizard of Oz and ask the tough questions about this wonderful tale. They wonder if someone can possess a virtue without knowing it, and if the realm of Oz was really the dream or if Kansas was the dream. Why does water melt the Wicked Witch of the West and why does Toto seem to know what the other characters can’t seem to figure out? The articles included tackle these compelling questions and more, encouraging readers to have discussions of their own.
Riccard and Rowina are on a mission to find their missing father, Ivan. Eventually, they arrive in the town of Weirdsdale, near The Stove Pipe Mountains. One of these, Vulcan occasionally emits weird lights, during which men caught outside at night disappear. Suspecting that Ivan has been captured by The Lights they access Vulcan, finding it to be the home of Foxwald, who assures them that Ivan is not in Vulcan, but he allows them to stay and search. During Foxwald's absence, battling the forces of evil, they find their father, though he does not recognize them. Returning Foxwald is shocked to find that he himself is responsible for their missing father.
Returning to their favorite place, The Cave of Secret Passages, Ryan and Jason are confronted by Princess Brooke with a plea for help. Their powers are again put to the test as they venture into the kingdom of Connor the Wizard and his amazing house. They meet the Pudgies, the Flagoons, and are reunited with their old friend Mildew the cat. Will they be successful in their latest challenge?