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Ozma of Oz (Oz, Bk 3)
Ozma of Oz - Oz, Bk 3
Author: L. Frank Baum, John R. Neill (Illustrator)
Blown overboard while sailing with her uncle, Dorothy finds herself in the fairy realm of Ev. She sets out with her friends to rescue the Queen of Ev and her ten children, who have been imprisoned by the cruel Nome King. But even Ozma, the wise Ruler of Oz, is no match for the clever king, and it's up to Dorothy to save everyone from terribl...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780345282255
ISBN-10: 0345282256
Publication Date: 10/12/1979
Pages: 246
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3.6 stars, based on 6 ratings
Publisher: Del Rey
Book Type: Paperback
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Again, a beautiful story of Baum's fairyland - this time the Land of Ev, not Oz. We meet new characters (Billina the golden hen, Tiktok the mechanical man, and the Hungry Tiger) and reunite with old, familiar ones.

This time the characters team up with an absurdly-organized militia, in which one private is the only one doing any work, to free the Royal Family of Ev. Along the way they meet Princess Langwidere, who has many, interchangeable heads and not enough time (a matter of minutes, she freely admits) to govern the Land of Ev.

The Scarecrow has lost his good sense, it seems, because he gives much bad advise throughout this book. Fortunately his buddies compensate. He rivaled the Hungry Tiger for the funniest character. The tiger had no mental grasp of the concept of appetite and kept moaning about how he wanted to eat a plump baby but hadn't the heart to do so.

My daughters and I were disappointed that Jack Pumpkinhead made only a cameo and had no speaking lines. But his description of being "overly ripe" did make us laugh. Hands down he's our favorite character so far.

Overall, this gave us a lot of laughs and much to talk about. We're enjoying this series so far.


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