As with all the Oz books, this book takes us to a different part of Oz with new friends and new adventures.
We venture into a little-known part of the Winkie Country to rescue Ozma who has been captured by a wicked magician who wants to rule Oz himself. In the process we meet the Frogman, Cayke the Cookie Cook, the Lavender Bear, and Little Pink Bear.
All of whom band together with our favorites: Dorothy, the Wizard, the Cowardly Lion, Toto, the Sawhorse, the Woozy, the Patchwork Girl, Trot, Button-Bright, Betsy, and Hank.
It becomes quite the adventure, but I’m not sure all our favorites were needed on this adventure. Betsy and Hank were of little use except for companions, same with Trot and the Woozy. The Cowardly Lion served only as Dorothy’s ride, and Toto kept her company.
I suppose Mr. Baum just wanted to make use of all his characters and brought them all together just for fun and to justify their existence. Oh well, it was still a fun read.