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Tik-Tok of Oz

(1914)
Author: L. Frank Baum
Publisher: Reilly & Britton
Pages: 0
Personal Rating: 8/10
Amazon: 4.5/5
Goodreads: 4/5
Bindings:Compilation
Series:
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Found in:The Treasury of Oz [2007]
The Emerald City of Oz: Novels Six Through Ten of the Oz Series [2014]
Classifications:Comedy
Fantasy
Drama
Synopsis:
The fun begins in an isolated corner of Oz, in the small country of Oogaboo. There Queen Ann Soforth musters an unlikely army and sets off to conquer the rest of Oz. Meanwhile, a girl from Oklahoma named Betsy Bobbin and her companion, Hank the mule, are shipwrecked and washed ashore in the Rose Kingdom, a magical land of talking roses. There they meet the Shaggy Man, who is on a quest to rescue his brother from the clutches of the wicked Nome King. Betsy, Hank, and the Rose Princess join the Shaggy Man on his journey, and before long they meet up with Polychrome, the Rainbow's Daughter; Tik-Tok; and Queen Ann with her army. The rest of Baum's tale is filled with hairbreadth escapes, wild puns, and mystifying magic.
Reaction:
Good fun. Great imagination.