The Emerald City of Oz (Large Print)

Paperback, 324 pages

English language

Published Dec. 1, 2005 by Echo Library.

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4 stars (13 reviews)

From the book:Perhaps I should admit on the title page that this book is "By L. Frank Baum and his correspondents," for I have used many suggestions conveyed to me in letters from children. Once on a time I really imagined myself "an author of fairy tales," but now I am merely an editor or private secretary for a host of youngsters whose ideas I am requestsed to weave into the thread of my stories. These ideas are often clever. They are also logical and interesting. So I have used them whenever I could find an opportunity, and it is but just that I acknowledge my indebtedness to my little friends.

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4 stars

This book has it ups and downs. It was some time ago I read the first two books in the series and I couldn't remember every details - and this book did not help me to remember. So it was a bit like a fresh start. I read several books about the war and it's quite similar in most cases. Those parts were a bit long to read but coming to the end it had again the spirit of the first two books. Exciting and one revelation after the other. That's what I like!

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5 stars

It's really hard to say anything about this book without giving away something crucial in the experience of reading it. Many detective novels treat you as a passive passenger, following along without really engaging your deductive abilities in any way. This book's triumph: while Detective Tyador Borlu frantically tries to solve a murder in the East European city state of Besz, this book quietly, almost secretly, presents the reader with another, entirely different mystery to solve. This mystery is right on top, in the text, and you feel almost split in two trying to follow two enigmas, one of which only you can solve. This is by far the best book I've read in the last seven years.


  • Science fiction
  • Science Fiction, Fantasy, & Magic
  • Juvenile Fiction
  • Children's Books/All Ages
  • Children: Young Adult (Gr. 7-9)
  • Juvenile Fiction / Science Fiction, Fantasy, Magic