REVIEW: OZ THE COMPLETE COLLECTION VOLUME 3 BY L. FRANK BAUM

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Oz The Complete Collection Volume 3

Simon & Schuster (Paperback), 2013

720 Pages 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Patchwork_Girl_of_Oz

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tik-Tok_of_Oz

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Scarecrow_of_Oz 

BLURB FROM THE COVER 

The seventh, eighth, and ninth titles of the iconic Oz series, now in one collection!

In The Patchwork Girl of Oz, the Munchkins Unc Nunkie and Ojo the Unlucky call on the Crooked Magician, who introduces them to his latest creation: a living girl made out of patchwork quilts and cotton stuffing. But when an accident leaves beloved Unc Nunkie a motionless statue, it is up to Ojo to save him. Can the mighty Wizard of Oz help?

In Tik-Tok of Oz, Betsy Bobbin and her loyal mule, Hank, wash up on the shores of an unknown fairyland during a storm. There they meet the clockwork man Tik-Tok and find themselves trapped in a battle with the king of the Nomes.

In The Scarecrow of Oz, Captain Bill and Trot journey to Oz and, with the help of the Scarecrow, overthrow the cruel King Krewl of Jinxland, who has been busy gathering an army for an invasion of Oz. Will they be able to stop the invasion? 

EXTRACT 

‘Where’s the butter, Unc Nunkie?’ asked Ojo.

Unc looked out of the window and stroked his long beard. Then he turned to the Munchkin boy and shook his head.

THE PATCHWORK GIRL OF OZ

REVIEW 

THE PATCHWORK GIRL OF OZ

This was my first read-through of The Patchwork Girl of Oz. I really enjoyed it. I liked the new characters though Scraps was a bit annoying with her constant singing. It was nice to see the return of familiar faces. Dorothy is not as much of a brat this time.

TIK-TOK OF OZ

This was my read-through of Tik-Tok of Oz. I thought it was very good. I liked to read about the Nome king again and his futile attempts to conquer other nations. He’s sort of a laughable buffoon. I liked the Queen of Ooogaboo. Her belief she could conquer the whole of Oz made her as amusing as the Nome King.

THE SCARECROW OF OZ

This was my first read-through of The Scarecrow of Oz. I really enjoyed this tale. Baum introduces some interesting new characters. I liked getting to revisit some old ones including Button-Bright, the Tin Woodman and the Scarecrow.

RATING

4 STAR RATING

 

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