The Marvelous Land of Oz
Being an account
of the further adventures of
and Tin Woodman
and also the strange experiences
of the highly magnified Woggle-Bug,
Jack Pumpkinhead, the Animated
Saw-Horse and the Gump; the story
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.
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, although pleading guilty to long delay, I have kept my promise in
L. FRANK BAUM.
Chicago, June, 1904
To those excellent good fellows and comedians David C. Montgomery and Frank
A. Stone whose clever personations of the Tin Woodman and the Scarecrow have
delighted thousands of children throughout the land, this book is gratefully
dedicated by THE AUTHOR