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The Land of Oz

by L. Frank Baum
Series: Oz #2
Reviewed by Linor

Light and fluffy, a classic fairy tale sequel to The Wizard of Oz.

Plot

Tip is a young orphan boy, growing up in the country of the Gillikins. He's been raised by the evil Mombi, who he learns wants to turn him into a statue.

Tip decides to run away to the Emerald city of Oz, and when he does, he meets a host of the interesting creatures of Oz: Jack Pumpkinhead, a living Saw horse, the Gump and many other strange beings.

In Oz, he meets the Scarecrow, the current ruler, and finds that Oz is being overtaken by an army of girls. Tip and his new friends go to find help to save the city, meeting adventure on the way. But can they, along with their new found friends, convince the army to leave the Emerald city?

Morality

Good characters are good, bad characters are bad.

Spiritual Content

There are witches as the main characters, the evil Mombi and the good Glinda. Both practice magic, but always in a very fairy-tale manner.

Violence

Though there is an army,that must be faced,there is very little to no violence as the good characters are very much against killing,and are determined to take back the city peacefully.

Drug and Alcohol Content

There are potions and powers that have to do with the magic, but other than that, none.

Sexual Content

A child is magicked from being a girl into being a boy, and later on is restored to being a girl.

Crude or Profane Language or Content

None.

Conclusion

The Land of Oz is a delightful fairy tale, light and fluffy, suitable for almost all ages.

Be aware, however, that like The Wizard of Oz, The Land of Oz is a very weird book. It has many strange places and people, ones that the reader will either fall in love with, or be confused by.

Fun Score: 5
Values Score: 4
Written for Age: 8-10

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