My rating: 3 of 5 stars
Our friends learn of two new groups of peoples who are bent on fighting each other. As Ozma wants all her subjects to be happy and healthy she must stop this fight. Taking Dorothy with her they set out to do just that, but become trapped under water.
So it’s up to Glinda the Good to gather together a rescue party and set out to find them. Many old friends return, including Uncle Henry, whom we haven’t seen since Dorothy’s arrival in Oz some books ago. Together they manage to rescue the girls, and set the peoples to rights once again.
As we’ve know come to the end of the original Oz books, I must say they are a genuine delight and any child should be lucky to read or be read one of these fantastical stories. Baum keeps them all moving with either new creatures or new troubles to contend with, and interweaving gentle lessons for his audience.
A worthwhile goal is read all of these wonderful books of Oz.