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|Written by||L. Frank Baum|
|Illustrator||John R. Neill|
|Publisher||Reilly & Britton|
A Shaggy Man wanders past the Kansas farm where Dorothy Gale lives. He asks for directions, and while Dorothy is showing him the way, they meet a boy named Button-Bright and later encounter Polychrome, the Rainbow's daughter.
They journey to the Emerald City meeting many of Dorothy's old friends along the way. They arrive just in time for Princess Ozma's birthday party, to which many distinguished guests from the neighboring countries have been invited as well as King Dox and King Kik-a-bray.
Finally, Dorothy and Toto return to Kansas while the Shaggy Man is invited to stay in Oz.
- Shaggy Man
- Dorothy Gale
- King Dox
- King Kik-a-bray
- Allegro da Capo
- The Scoodlers and their Queen
- Johnny Dooit
- Tik-Tok and Billina
- The Tin Woodman
- Jack Pumpkinhead
- The Cowardly Lion and Hungry Tiger
- The Wizard of Oz
- Jellia Jamb
- The Scarecrow and the Sawhorse
- And Ozma's numerous birthday guests:
- The Wogglebug
- John Dough, Chick the Cherub, and Para Bruin
- Santa Claus, a band of Ryls, and a dozen Knooks
- The Queen of Merryland and the Candy Man
- The Braided Man
- The Queen of Ev, King Evardo, his nine siblings
- Queen Zixi of Ix
- King Bud and Princess Fluff of Noland
- The Good Witch of the North
Design and illustration
The Road to Oz was the first Oz book to be published without color plate illustrations. Instead, the entire book was printed on pastel-colored paper — in sections of blue, green, beige, orange, gray, and lavender. (Later printings of the book dropped the colored paper for a standard white.) To compensate for the absence of color plates, Neill made his ink drawings unusually elaborate, with 21 full-page pictures.
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