First published in 1907, "Ozma of Oz" is the third book in L. Frank Baum's Oz series. Dorothy's story is continued with her beloved companions and given further life with inventive new characters, including a talking yellow hen named Billina; Tiktok, a mechanical man; and the Hungry Tiger, whose conscience prevents him from being the fearsome man-eating tiger he sometimes wishes to be. The tale begins with Dorothy being tossed from a steamship during a storm and finding herself far away from home and Oz. She lands in the kingdom of Ev, where she becomes involved in a journey to the palace of the evil Nome King to rescue the Queen of Ev and her children. From dodging the unfriendly Wheelers to playing dangerous guessing games, Dorothy must overcome many obstacles to help the helpless royal family and reach a happy ending back in Oz. "Ozma of Oz" is a worthy addition to a collection of stories that have delighted children for over a century. This edition includes a biographical afterword.
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