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Ozma of Oz

(1907)
Author: L. Frank Baum
Publisher: Reilly & Britton
Pages: 0
Personal Rating: 8/10
Goodreads: 4/5
Bindings:Compilation
Series:
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Found in:The Treasury of Oz [2007]
The Wizard of Oz: The First Five Novels [2014]
Classifications:Comedy
Fantasy
Drama
Synopsis:
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 terrible danger.
Reaction:
Great story and very imaginative.
Trivia:
Elements from Ozma of Oz and the previous novel, The Marvelous Land of Oz, were incorporated into the 1985 film Return to Oz, featuring Fairuza Balk as Dorothy. Although most of the plot was taken from Ozma, the action was chiefly relocated to the derelict Emerald City, ruled by Princess Mombi (Princess Langwidere in all but name, as well as keeping Ozma as her slave) and her Wheelers. In the second half of the film, Dorothy, Billina, Tik-Tok, Jack Pumpkinhead, and the Gump traveled to the Nome King's mountain, to rescue the Scarecrow from the King's ornament collection, which were emerald green unlike the book’s royal purple. The 1939 film's famous ruby slippers were used in place of the magic belt.