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Rinkitink in OZ Hardcover – April 24, 1998
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Rinkitink is the fat, lazy, and irresponsible king of the small kingdom of Rinkitink which lies on the shore of Baum's imaginary Nonestic Ocean. He is too lazy to walk any great distance and keeps a surly saddled goat named Bilbil near him always to provide him with transportation. His redeeming qualities are his jovial nature, his great love of life, and his ability to burst into spontaneous laughter or song. The story of the book mainly takes place on islands in the Nonestic Ocean and begins when Rinkitink, tired of the responsibilities of ruling, sneaks away without telling anyone where he is going. He visits Pingaree where Prince Inga is a quiet boy who spends much of his time reading books in a tree.
Pingaree is a rich kingdom and is attacked by marauders soon after Rinkitink arrives. They loot and sack the island taking all the islanders back to their own islands of Regos and Coregos as slaves. Prince Inga, Rinkitink, and Bilbil are overlooked and left stranded on Pingaree. How can a lazy overweight king, a shy boy, and a surly goat rescue the Pingareeans? This is the drama of Rinkitink in Oz.
The characters are among the best developed in any of Baum's work. The plot is tight and exciting. Danger and force are confronted with a charming grace that marks Baum's best works. Also, this is my favorite Oz book to read aloud. Rinkitink's joviality, laughter and songs are great for recitation.Read more ›
The set-up is great. The plot believable and the action exciting. The only unfortunate element is that Baum felt he had to bring Oz into the story in order to sell copies of this book. It is apparent from reading it that he had conceived the story as a completely independent project, but threw a brief visit to Oz in at the end so that it could be mentioned in the title.
In fact, most of the action is already completed by the time Oz comes up. The islanders have been saved and returned home. The conquerers defeated. The only thing left to do is for the prince to rescue his parents, who had been placed in the custody of the Nome king. Both he and Rinkitink undergo a series of tests in the underground kingdom, which they pass successfully. At this point Baum could have (and probably wanted to) have them rescue the parents and go home heroes. End of story. Unfortunately, however, he needed to work Oz into the story, so after putting his heroes through all the trials and challenges, he deprives them of the ultimate victory.Read more ›
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these are an awful copy of the books... the measurements were the same as the Rand McNally books I had from years ago and I needed two of the books to complete my collection. Read morePublished 20 days ago by Gods Daughter
This series is mind knowingly creative. I feel saddened by the fact that more people haven't read these. Such a shame.Published 3 months ago by DystopiaGirl
I had to delete this book and all in this series from my Kindle...far too boring.Published 3 months ago by Kim W.
It is the OZ story as written by L. Frank Baum, but it is printed as if it came off a graduate students term paper as chapters end in the middle of the page and there is not any of... Read morePublished 5 months ago by Amazon Customer
Wonderful book, bought it for my Mother on her birthday to try to replace a set she'd had as a child that has been damaged and destroyed since then. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Katie C.