"In the light of 21st-century problems . . . Baum's lessons seem especially relevant."—The New York Times
Originally published over 100 years ago, L. Frank Baum’s beloved Wizard of Oz series continues to delight and enchant readers today. In the third book of the classic children’s series, Dorothy makes her return to the fantastical land of Oz, reuniting with her dear friends the Tinman, Scarecrow, and Cowardly Lion from The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, and greeting new friends introduced in The Marvelous Land of Oz.
In Ozma of Oz, Dorothy is traveling aboard a boat with her Uncle Henry, when she is washed overboard in a storm along with a yellow chicken named Billina. When they come ashore and Billina speaks to Dorothy, the young girl realizes that they’ve definitely arrived in a “fairy country”—but it isn’t Oz! After being chased by Wheelers, evil creatures with wheels for hands and feet, Dorothy and Billina meet Tik-Tok, a mechanical man who informs them that they are in the Land of Ev.
Tik-Tok then takes the two to the ruling leader of the land, a vain princess with detachable heads. When Dorothy refuses to give the spoiled royal her head for her collection, the princess throws the girl into her tower dungeon. Luckily, Princess Ozma and her Royal Court of Oz are on their way!
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