Out of Oz: The Final Volume in the Wicked Years

Author:   Gregory Maguire
Publisher:   HarperCollins Publishers Inc
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9780060859732


Pages:   568
Publication Date:   01 December 2011
Format:   Paperback
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Out of Oz: The Final Volume in the Wicked Years


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What's the latest news out of Oz? Trust Gregory Maguire, author of WICKED and its sequels, to let us know. In the fourth and final instalment in THE WICKED YEARS series, the marvellous land of Oz is knotted with social unrest. The Emerald City is busy mounting an invasion of Munchkinland. Glinda is under house arrest. The Cowardly Lion is on the run from the law. And who shows up for a return visit but Dorothy. Yes. That Dorothy. Amidst all this chaos, Elphaba's granddaughter, the tiny green baby who's born at the end of SON OF A WITCH, comes of age. OUT OF OZ follows the journey of the little girl, Rain, as she takes up her broom in an Oz wracked by war. More than five million copies of WICKED and its sequels, SON OF A WITCH and A LION AMONG MEN, have prepared readers for the revelations and reversals, reprisals and surprises to be found in OUT OF OZ.

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Author:   Gregory Maguire
Publisher:   HarperCollins Publishers Inc
Imprint:   HarperCollins
Dimensions:   Width: 12.10cm , Height: 2.70cm , Length: 25.50cm
Weight:   0.599kg
ISBN:  

9780060859732


ISBN 10:   0060859733
Pages:   568
Publication Date:   01 December 2011
Audience:   General/trade ,  General
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   To order   Availability explained
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Engrossing, complex . . . continues to flip the world of Oz on its head while answering new and old questions about Oz and its denizens. Highly recommended. --Library Journal (starred review)


#9 New York Times Bestseller--New York Times (A) satisfying finale to Maguire's series. --Christian Science Monitor A worthy conclusion to an imaginative and emotionally searing cultural phenomenon. . . . nobody does fractured fairy tales better than Maguire. --Booklist [OUT OF OZ] will delight Maguire's legions of fans, but will surely seduce a whole new world of readers, who can start at the end and go backwards in time to WICKED to understand the breadth and amazing imaginative landscape of his remarkable work. --Bookreporter.com [A] masterwork.... Concludes...one of the most audacious and successful fantasy series of the past few decades.... Hilarious, heart-wrenching and extremely poignant.... The greatest fantasy series make one want to read them again. That's what I intend to do with this one. --Washington Post Maguire creates a world we can bear, just around the corner. He does this . . . with delicious writing; a tapestry of sentences so carefully imagined they brush over your skin as you read. --Newsday Maguire has crafted a complex, detailed Oz...; populated it with a wide range of characters and histories; created complex, layered plots; and dropped in some magic to bring it all together. His Oz envelops a reader in a feast for the senses and for the mind. --Wichita Eagle In four books, Maguire has expanded the mythology of Oz from L. Frank Baum's books and created a land that's just as rich as Middle-earth or Narnia, and balances the serious with the sublime. . . . Out of Oz is a satisfying finish to the Wicked Years saga. --USA Today [A] sassy reimagining of Baum's world. . . . Maguire's canvas is incredibly rich. . . . This last installment is one to savor. --People magazine (4 stars) Engrossing, complex . . . continues to flip the world of Oz on its head while answering new and old questions about Oz and its denizens. Highly recommended. --Library Journal (starred review) A captivating storyteller. . . . Maguire pays subtle homage to Tolkien and Rowling and even Frank Baum while having a grand old time in the fantastically complicated world he has crafted. . . . Action-filled. . . . [a] deliciously fun novel. --Kirkus Reviews (starred review)


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Gregory Maguire is the New York Times bestselling author of Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister; Lost; Mirror Mirror; and the Wicked Years, a series that includes Wicked, Son of a Witch, A Lion Among Men, and Out of Oz. Now a beloved classic, Wicked is the basis for a blockbuster Tony Award-winning Broadway musical. Maguire has lectured on art, literature, and culture both at home and abroad. He lives with his family near Boston, Massachusetts.

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