Andrew Lang's Fairy Books are a 12-book series of fairy tale collections. Although Andrew Lang did not collect the stories from the oral tradition himself, the extent of his sources made them an immensely influential collection.
This Oz book is one of the more disjointed ones, more a sort of package tour of Ozma's magic kingdom than a quest. But the vignettes are charming and stick with you. The "Rigamaroles" have become part of this family's culture.
There are a number of collections by this author (Andrew Lang) under various fairy colors. But while they are all excellent and entertaining, they tend to repeat the same idea with a slight variation in story; which is merely indicative of the same ethics-type story being told in different...
Alcott published over 30 books and collections of short stories, leaving a legacy of wonderful stories to be enjoyed by generations of young readers. This is one of her collections of short stories, prescribed in many school curriculum's.