- File Size: 10533 KB
- Print Length: 294 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: Eltanin Publishing (January 21, 2014)
- Publication Date: January 21, 2014
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B0088DZTQG
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #884,340 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
The Patchwork Girl of Oz [Illustrated] Kindle Edition
|Length: 294 pages||Word Wise: Enabled||Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled|
|Page Flip: Enabled||
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I absolutely loved The Patchwork Girl of Oz. The story is so fun and engaging it’s hard to believe it was written over 100 years ago. Even though it is the seventh book set in the land of Oz, I did not feel like I was missing anything having only read The Wonderful Wizard of Oz before. I am sure this lovely book would be enjoyed greatly by old and young alike. (And, bonus, this Kindle version is formatted beautifully – something that doesn’t always happen with classics.)
Text to speech works, which is great for children and the vision impaired.
Baum wrote a great many other fairytales, but none were as popular as his Oz books, and by 1913 he was obliged to resume the Oz series. He did so with THE PATCHWORK GIRL OF OZ, seventh novel in the Oz series, which he later said was among the favorites of his various works. In this particular story, Ojo the Unlucky and his Unc Nunkie are obliged to leave their isolated home and make their way to Unc Nunkie's friend, Dr. Pipt, the creator of the fabulous powder of life, which brought to life Jack Pumpkinhead, the saw horse, and the flying gump in THE MARVELOUS LAND OF OZ. Dr. Pipt has made more of the powder, and has already brought to life a glass cat; now he plans to bring to life a life-size rag doll made of a patchwork quilt, to be a housemaid to his wife. But at the moment the rag doll is brought to life, an accident turns both Unc Nunkie and Dr. Pipt's wife into marble statues, and Dr. Pipt sends Ojo the Unlucky in search of the ingredients for a spell that will return them to life.
Ojo is accompanied by the glass cat and the patchwork girl, who uses the name Scraps, and they have numerous adventures in their efforts to collect the various ingredients, including encounters with the Shaggy Man, a giant porcupine, and the discovery of the Woozy, one of the most exotic animals in Oz. Although Baum falls back upon his habit of episodic writing, the characters are brilliantly created, Scraps is a delight, and the resulting work is at the forefront of Baum's Oz novels. Recommended for Oz fans both young and old.
GFT, Amazon Reviewer