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After I finished the previous book of the series my reaction was, "Where the heck is Cowardly Lion and more importantly Dorothy? In fact L. Frank Baum admitted this in the preface for this installment. And so the author had to include these in this book somehow. He did, which gradually lead to overpopulation of the Land of Oz in the following books: more characters were introduced, After I finished the previous book of the series my reaction was, "Where the heck is Cowardly Lion and more importantly Dorothy?
He did, which gradually lead to overpopulation of the Land of Oz in the following books: more characters were introduced, but all of the ones from the previous books had to have some screen time. Anyway, Dorothy accompanied her uncle on his trip to Australia. Their ship ended up in a huge storm with captain ordering all the passengers to stay inside of their cabins. What is the first thing Dorothy did when left alone?
She went outside to be promptly washed overboard. Luckily for her instead of drowning she managed to reach dry land which also happened to be quite close to Oz. She hoped people of Oz would help her to get back to her uncle. For me this tale was a definite improvement from the previous one. There were no inconsistencies and plot holes that plagued The Marvelous Land of Oz.
I hesitated between 3 and 4 stars as I read the book and ended up with a lower rating for two reasons. Dorothy acquired godawful accent. What the heck happened? She did not have one before. Why oh why did she begin speaking like a hardcore hillbilly when she became a little older? Everybody's favorite ruler of Oz, Ozma is plain arrogant. She came to a foreign land to ask its ruler for a favor and she demanded an audience. I guess just asking for it is below her. This girl is supposed to be a model for impressionable young girls.
Other than these problems the book was good enough. You will have interesting adventures and meet interesting characters: Billina is good and so is Hungry Tiger, but Tik-Tok feels like a slightly altered Tin Woodman. My final verdict is the following: if you like book 2, this one is worth reading.
View all 7 comments. May 01, Jason Koivu rated it really liked it Shelves: fantasy. The original title for this was You gotta think Baum was just fucking with his readers at this point. Frank Baum: Full-Time Author, Part-Time Prick This time around Dorothy is on a voyage to Australia to help soothe her Uncle Henry's rattled nerves running a farm with hair-brain, heartless, cowardly help will do that to you!
She ends up in a fairyland, as per usual, and from there her journey takes her on an adventure, which does not quite live up to the epic nature of the well-known film, The Wizard of Oz, but is entertaining nonetheless. Along the way she meets many interesting and fun new characters like Tik-Tok the wind-up machine, a many-headed princess, the subterranean Nome King, and my favorite, Billina the smart and sassy talking chicken.
As that ridiculously long subtitle suggests, Dorothy also reunites with her old pals from her previous adventures. The story drags occasionally and the plot is not masterly. Seldom does the action near nail-biting excitement. It's Baum's inventive character creations that are the real draw.
He's also good at sprinkling into his dialogue some clever double entendre and light gibes, though his intended victims probably barely smarting from the ineffectual attacks. Baum knew his audience was young and female, and while his stories can be enjoyed by all, there is definitely a feminine leaning. The female:male ratio of characters is heavily in favor of women, or more specifically, girls. The main character is a girl.
The rulers of the fairylands tend to be princesses. The wizards are often women and, you may recall, the one male wizard turned out to be a fraud! Quite frankly I think this is a refreshing kind of world-building for its time! Rating Note: This feels more like 3. View all 31 comments. So im reading all the Oz books plus the side books but feeling a little sick so review to come when i'm feeling better.
View 2 comments. I like the fact that L. Frank Baum wrote this book to appeal to all of his young fans who wanted to know what happened to Dorothy and the Cowardly Lion after book two in the series. For those who have not read books 1 and 2, please note that some details below will contain spoilers about those books.
I only gave this book 4 stars though, mainly because the character of Dorothy just bugged me throughout. Also this book dragged a lot, unlike with book one and two I had a hard time just reading this I like the fact that L. Also this book dragged a lot, unlike with book one and two I had a hard time just reading this one straight through. This is still a really good fairy tale though some of the subject matter I thought was probably a bit too old for most kids to be reading about.
The story begins with Dorothy and her Uncle Henry on a trip to Australia to visit some of their relatives there. I had so many thoughts here at this point. One, why in the world did Aunt Em not get to come along. I know that it was said that Aunt Em stayed behind to run the farm, but Kansas and Australia in the s was a very long sea voyage apart. So it was bewildering that Uncle Henry set off on such a journey without his wife. Two, how old is Dorothy? We get the idea that time has passed since book one, but I still don't think that Baum has ever said her age.
She's always referred to as a little girl. She definitely speaks like one. We eventually get to Dorothy being blown overboard and she meets Billina the Hen.
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I actually thought that Dorothy had some nerve changing Billina's name from Bill to Billina because "Bill is a boy's name. How dreadful! What is dreadful? Why, eating live things, and horrid bugs, and crawly ants. I do love how Billina calls out Dorothy for her hypocrisy since humans eat things that were one alive and eat animals that do eat bugs. I would have also asked her so you live on a farm right? You have never seen hens and roosters eating bugs?
Did you think we survived on sunshine and air? Dorothy comes across trees that contain lunch and dinner pails and seriously I want to find those trees and plant some of them in my backyard. We then have Dorothy and Billina meeting the strange people called the Wheelers and coming across Tiktok the Machine Man.
I think it is kind of cool that L. Frank Baum pretty much describes a robot. Remember that this book was written in Eventually the threesome depart and come across the niece of the late King of Ev who sold his family to the Nome King. The niece is the Princess of Langwidere who has 30 heads I don't know why but the whole thing with the Princess of Langwidere creeped me out.
Dorothy and her friends after being locked out are eventually rescued by the Princess of Ozma and her group and that is when the action at least starts to pick up. Every time I try to picture the Princess of Oz I can't stop laughing though. We do find out that Ozma of Oz came to the Kingdom of Ev to free the former queen and princes and princesses from the Nome King after they were sold to the Nome King. At this point I was 45 percent in the book and was surprised that it took this long for Baum to actually get to the bare bones of the book. The interaction that the group had with the Nome King was interesting and that was probably the only time in the whole book that I thought the action really picked up and everything flowed together much more smoothly than in the other sections.
I think that Baum was playing this book more for laughs than anything else since we had everyone at one time or another showing how not intelligent they were. After the first few times it was funny, after that I was groaning out loud and mumbling get on with it. We eventually get to our happily ever after but we have to have the whole group travel back to the Emerald City where Dorothy gets to meet old and new friends alike.
There is one passage in the book that explains what happened to the character Jinjur who was a major character in book two. This whole passage made me cringe inwardly. I know that Baum was probably going for laughs, but I didn't chuckle at all. I felt like Baum was one making fun of women who could possibly want more than just being married to define them. And I thought him turning Jinjur into a husband beater was just bad form.
I liked that Jinjur and her Army actually went and took down the Kingdom of Oz. I wasn't thrilled that their main reason to do so was so that they could get jewels for bracelets and to sell for gowns though.
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I've married a man who owns nine cows, said Jinjur to Ozma and now I am happy and contented and willing to lead a quiet life and mind my own business. Yep, cause when we women get married that's it. We are therefore happy and have no ambitions at all. Where is your husband? He is in the house nursing a black eye, replied Jinjur calmly.
The foolish man would insist upon milking the red cow when I wanted him to milk the white one; but he will know better next time, I am sure. The book ends and since readers already know that there are 14 Oz books, you know that Dorothy and crew have many adventures awaiting them in Oz. Sep 27, Paul E. Dorothy returns to Oz she wasn't in book two and meets all the new characters from the last book and catches up with all her friends from book one. I love this one and was a little scared of the Wheelers and the Nomes when I first had it read to me as a child.
With my adult eyes, they're not so scary. I've rated this 5 stars to stop my five-year-old self travelling through time to beat the poop out of me but I did have one slight problem with this book: whatever happened to the Cowardly Dorothy returns to Oz she wasn't in book two and meets all the new characters from the last book and catches up with all her friends from book one. I've rated this 5 stars to stop my five-year-old self travelling through time to beat the poop out of me but I did have one slight problem with this book: whatever happened to the Cowardly Lion's courage?!
May 20, Akiko rated it really liked it Shelves: audiobook , classic , read Dorothy is on a ship with her uncle, headed to Australia, when a storm hits and she ends up going overboard with a hen Billina, originally named Bill. The two unlikely companions wash ashore and have an adventure together, meeting the less than ferocious Wheeler creatures, a copper man named Tik-Tok , a vain Princess of the Land of Ev missing a rightful queen who wants to trade Dorothy's head with one from her sprawling collection 3. Old friends from previous books in the series show up too. I would have liked more Ozma, she was more of a secondary character.
Another fun story in the series. View all 5 comments. Jun 18, Stephanie rated it liked it. I just finished reading Ozma of Oz, third book in the Oz series by L. There was a funny quote near the end. Ozma, speaking to Dorothy, says, "You see, in this country are a number of youths who do not like to work, and the college is an excellent place for them. I like the Oz books quite a bit so far, although I was a little distracted by the way Dorothy spoke in this book, leaving out vowels all over the place, pronouncing word I just finished reading Ozma of Oz, third book in the Oz series by L.
I like the Oz books quite a bit so far, although I was a little distracted by the way Dorothy spoke in this book, leaving out vowels all over the place, pronouncing words like "b'lieve" and "prob'ly. But it's not a big deal you get used to it by the end of the book. Dorothy makes a new friend, Tik-Tok, who is considered the first robot to appear in modern literature, although he's not called a robot. I think he's described as a machine man. But for early s, I'm impressed with all the technology Baum imagines up. It's an example of how fantasy easily blurs with the genre of sci-fi.
Another funny thing in the book is the army Ozma brings with her. There's 26 or so officers that are in command over one private, and Baum pokes fun at this military parody throughout the story. Overall, I enjoyed this book and would recommend it to anyone, although I think you should read the previous Oz books first. It is a book that can stand on it's own, for Baum refers to the occurances of the previous stories briefly to give the reader the background she needs.
I'm looking forward to reading the next segment of the Oz series. View 1 comment. This is my favorite Oz book so far and would make an amazing movie. It makes me a little sad that kids aren't still reading this series and that the internet isn't filled with Ozma kitch.
If I dressed like Ozma for Halloween, would anyone recognize me? I'm guessing not, and that makes me a little sad. The book starts with Dorothy and a yellow hen surviving a shipwreck by riding a chicken coop to shore. Upon landing, the previously ordinary yellow hen becomes enchanted and begins to talk. The This is my favorite Oz book so far and would make an amazing movie. The first thing the hungry companions encounter is the most magnificent tree in the world: a lunchbox tree. Among the companions, acquaintances, and foes Dorothy meet along the way are a wind-up copper robot named Tiktok, a princess who likes to wear a different head for every occasion, and a Very Hungry Tiger.
How hungry is the tiger?
Very hungry indeed. I laughed myself silly at the conversation Dorothy has when she first meets the Very Hungry Tiger, mainly because it is uncomfortably horrible much like the macabre story of how Nick Chopper turned into the Tin Woodsman : "Oh! Are you hungry? Fat babies! Don't they sound delicious? But I've never eaten any, because my conscience tells me it is wrong. If I had no conscience I would probably eat the babies and then get hungry again, which would mean that I had sacrificed the poor babies for nothing.
No; hungry I was born, and hungry I shall die. But I'll not have any cruel deeds on my conscience to be sorry for. Dorothy, her companions, and all the members of Ozma's small army go in one-by-one to try to guess which of the Nome King's ornaments were once people.
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The one caveat is that if a person doesn't get any of the guesses correct which is the usual case , they also turn into palace ornaments. Oh, I love this book. I hope the rest of the series is as delightful.
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View all 3 comments. Aug 12, Marley rated it it was amazing. Still loopy but a tad darker. Again, haven't read this in ages; if anything, I remember it better from the cult classic Return to Oz movie, which made for an interesting comparison. But this one gives you lots of fun with Dorothy and the delightful queen Ozma, not to mention an intrepid hen given powers of speech by transition to the fairylands, one of the most Grimm's-ian villains yet with the Nome King and his dangerous guessing game, and my deep and abiding favorite Tik-Tok, whose wind-up pers Still loopy but a tad darker.
But this one gives you lots of fun with Dorothy and the delightful queen Ozma, not to mention an intrepid hen given powers of speech by transition to the fairylands, one of the most Grimm's-ian villains yet with the Nome King and his dangerous guessing game, and my deep and abiding favorite Tik-Tok, whose wind-up personality has a lot more fun to it than he admits--not to mention the endless bickering between the Tin Man and the Scarecrow over who's better off than the poor mechanical fellow Brains!
It's no wonder this is a lot of people's favorite, and I won't argue with it. Might like the pure bizarreness of Marvelous Land a hair better, but that's a matter of taste. Jun 23, Sara rated it really liked it Shelves: audio-books , classics. Dec 28, Lydia Presley rated it really liked it Shelves: , fiction , childhood. Shortly into reading Ozma of Oz I started having strange flashbacks. You know those kind of flashbacks when parts of your youth you have forgotten come creeping in and making you think..
Turns out - it did happen! This book was the biggest influence on Disney's movie, Return to Oz. I knew the changing heads woman was something I hadn't thought up of on my own! So, once my curiosity was appeased I settled in to enjoy the wildly fun ride Ozma of Oz gave me. An Shortly into reading Ozma of Oz I started having strange flashbacks. And oh, what fun it was. This book has everything - from old friends to new, such as the fun Tik-Tok whom I fell in love with.
And you can't forget the private because the 26 officers need someone to boss around. I giggled, laughed and felt like a child again. I thoroughly enjoyed Billina, the smart hen that.. I think this is exactly how fairy-tales should be written - full of fun, magic, talking chickens, mechanical objects and happy endings.
Apr 02, Greg rated it it was ok Shelves: reviewed , 20th-century , children-s-classics.