|The Project Gutenberg Etext of The Marvelous Land of Oz
by L. Frank Baum
Land of Oz
Being an account of the
further adventures of the
and Tin Woodman
and also the strange ex periences of the highly mag nified Woggle-Bug, Jack Pumpkin head, the Animated Saw-Horse
and the Gump;
the story being
A Sequel to The Wizard of Oz
L. Frank Baum
Author of Father Goose-His Book; The Wizard of Oz; The Magical Monarch
of Mo; The Enchanted Isle of Yew; The Life and Adventures of
Santa Claus; Dot and Tot of Merryland etc. etc.
John R. Neil
BOOKS OF WONDER
WILLIAM MORROW & COMPANY, INC.
L. Frank Baum
All rights reserved
Published, July, 1904
AFTER the publication of "The Wonderful Wizard of OZ" I began to receive
letters from children, telling me of their pleasure in reading the story and
asking me to "write something more" about the Scarecrow and the Tin Woodman.
At first I considered these little letters, frank and earnest though they
were, in the light of pretty compliments; but the letters continued to come
during succeeding months, and even years.
Finally I promised one little girl, who made a long journey to see me and
prefer her request, -- and she is a "Dorothy," by the way -- that when a
thousand little girls had written me a thousand little letters asking for
the Scarecrow and the Tin Woodman I would write the book, Either little
Dorothy was a fairy in disguise, and waved her magic wand, or the success of
the stage production of "The Wizard of OZ" made new friends for the story,
For the thousand letters reached their destination long since -- and many
more followed them.
And now, ...