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4.0 out of 5 stars A rainbow of characters, June 21, 2006
This review is from: The Road to Oz (Hardcover)
L. Frank Baum returns to Oz with a splash in this book, inviting Oz fans to the royal birthday party of Ozma and treating them to a "who's who" in the world of faerie--why even old Santa Claus makes an appearance! As a child, I was just pleased to have Toto back in Oz (his first return since "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz"), and one of my favorite illustrations in the whole book shows the little black fellow getting a friendly pat on the head from the Cowardly Lion as the two old friends reunite. There are some new characters in this book of course, including the delightful trio of Button Bright, Polychrome, and the Shaggy Man. I'm inclined to think that these were three of Baum's favorites, for while he often created characters that never made significant appearances in later books (Eureka the kitten, Billina the hen, Woot the Wanderer, etc), these three all played leading roles in future Oz installments. Character is definitely the focus in this book, and like much of Baum's work, "The Road to Oz" does not have a definite plot. Still, for any fan of Oz, it provides such wonderful escape that this party is one that you won't want to miss. The illustrations in "The Road to Oz" demonstrate the talents of John R. Neill at their peek, and this edition of the book is printed on colored pages to mirror the rainbow shades of the Land of Oz--at first this ploy seems a bit distracting, but by the end of the book one realizes that Oz is just that colorful.
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