The Tin Woodman of Oz by L. Frank Baum

The Tin Woodman of Oz (Oz, #12)The Tin Woodman of Oz by L. Frank Baum

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

From a modern point of view, I’m very glad that the main characters, The Tin Woodsman or The Tin Soldier, did not get their way in the end.

Ok so, the basic plot is that Nick Chopper, the Tin Woodsman, has been reminded of his former sweetheart, and vows to fulfill his promise to marry her even though he cannot love her. Together with the Scarecrow and Woot the Wanderer they set about trying to find Nimmie Amee, the munchkin sweetheart.

And of course nothing goes as planned and we run into new characters and old characters alike until at last they reach Nimmie Amee’s new home, where they find that she has already chosen a husband, so neither of her potential suitors has to fulfill their promises.

As this is not a modern book, I was afraid that Nimmie Amee’s wishes would never be heard and that she would be forced into a decision, however the author provided an alternate ending that I was very pleased with.

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