Ozma of Oz

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Author: L. Frank Baum
Published: 1907
Language: English
Wordcount: 36,836 / 110 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 89.5
LoC Category: PZ
Series: Wizard of Oz
Audiobook: www.archive.org
Downloads: 6,099
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A Record of Her Adventures with Dorothy Gale of Kansas, the Yellow Hen, the Scarecrow, the Tin Woodman, Tiktok, the Cowardly Lion and the Hungry Tiger; Besides Other Good People too Numerous to Mention Faithfully Recorded Herein

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SS'BLY eat it, unless it was cooked," exclaimed Dorothy. "But I'm much obliged for your kindness, just the same."

"Don't mention it, my dear," answered the hen, calmly, and began preening her feathers.

For a moment Dorothy stood looking out over the wide sea. She was still thinking of the egg, though; so presently she asked:

"Why do you lay eggs, when you don't expect to hatch them?"

"It's a habit I have," replied the yellow hen. "It has always been my pride to lay a fresh egg every morning, except when I'm moulting. I never feel like having my morning cackle till the egg is properly laid, and without the chance to cackle I would not be happy."

"It's strange," said the girl, reflectively; "but as I'm not a hen I can't be 'spected to understand that."

"Certainly not, my dear."

Then Dorothy fell silent again. The yellow hen was some company, and a bit of comfort, too; but it was dreadfully lonely out on the big ocean, nevertheless.

After a time the hen fle

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Average Rating of 5 from 1 reviews: *****
2010.07.23
Elita
*****

Another wonderful addition to the Oz series. Ozma of Oz tells the story of Dorothy finding herself lost again and ends up in yet another enchanted land. This time, it is Ev, not Oz. She is befriended by a fellow lost creature, a yellow hen named Billina, and a smart mechanical copper man named Tiktok.

It doesn't take long before Dorothy and her new friends find themselves in trouble. Luckily for her, the wonderful folks of Oz including Ozma, Scarecrow, Tin Woodman, Cowardly Lion, Hungry Tiger, and many more have important business to deal with in Ev and quite coincidentally come to Dorothy's rescue. However, it is at this point, this unique group of adventurers set off to rescue the first family of Ev from the evil clutches of the Nome King.

Ozma of Oz is quite the adventurous read. All our beloved characters are back with new friends to enjoy, including Dorothy and the Cowardly Lion. And there are lots of new characters to enjoy and laugh with, evil villains to disdain, unique lands to travel, and a touch of magic to keep things wondrous.

I did find a formatting fault with this particular ebook version for the iPhone E-Reader that I've encountered. There are missing words to the story as you end one page and go to the next. I've had this happen to me several times already.

Otherwise, Ozma of Oz is a fun read for all ages. My 7YO son and I have thoroughly enjoyed reading these stories together. Sometimes we just don't want to stop.



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