Salt Sorcerer of Oz
The Salt Sorcerer of Oz and Other Stories
Written and Illustrated by Eric Shanower
Sturdy cloth binding with full-color pictorial endpapers and dust jacket!
6" x 9" - 239 Pages - Hardcover
More news from Oz? That’s right! It seems that exciting adventures are continually occurring in the marvelous Land of Oz. So much has happened that this book contains not just one Oz adventure, but six.
Within these pages, you’ll encounter friends you may already know--Dorothy Gale, the Glass Cat, the Patchwork Girl, and Kabumpo the Elegant Elephant of Oz, to name a few. But you’ll meet some new characters here, too—the Salt Sorcerer, a green bear named Fardels, an ancient catfish named Uncle Chester, and--the author's favorite--Amanda.
So come travel with Eric Shanower from the sun-dappled darkness of the Forest of Gugu to the burning Deadly Desert to the glorious Emerald City. The magic of Oz seems to be everlasting.
In The Salt Sorcerer of Oz, Kabumpo the Elegant Elephant of Oz is back, and he’s facing elephant-sized troubles. But just maybe the mysterious Salt Sorcerer can keep Kabumpo from getting all wet as they hunt for the Crystal Corkscrew.
In Dorothy and the Mushroom Queen, the girl from Kansas takes the Glass Cat and Flicker on a journey to hidden caverns beneath the Land of Oz where they find the amazing Mushroom Queen.
In The Final Fate of the Frogman, Woot the Wanderer discovers whatever happened to the Frogman of Oz.
In Gugu and the Kalidahs, a renegade Kalidah, one of those fierce beasts with tiger heads and bear bodies, menaces the Forest of Gugu.
In The Balloon-Girl of Oz, the Patchwork Girl of Oz undergoes unexpected inflation.
In The Silver Jug, one of Glinda’s handmaidens just can’t seem to stay out of mischief, until Glinda presents her with more mischief than she can handle!
In polished prose and pictures--plus a pack of poems--Eric Shanower presents the latest events from Oz for the pleasure of readers everywhere!
What people are saying about The Salt Sorcerer of Oz and Other Stories
"The legacy of L. Frank Baum and John R. Neill rests safely in Shanower's loving and deft hands."
—Paul Di Filippo, Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine
"An enchanting addition to the Oz legacy . . . enthusiastically recommended."
—Midwest Book Review's Children's Bookwatch
"[Shanower] maintains the light Baum touch (a pessimistic bear is named Fardels [think Hamlet) and tells charming stand-alone stories."
—Maggie Thompson, Comics Buyer's Guide
"This book is just a pleasure in all respects."
—Alan Caruba, Bookviews.com
". . . quite a treat, a beautifully illustrated, wonderfully produced volume that is simply an Oz collector's delight."
—Andrew Andrews, True Review