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“L. Frank Baum's last contribution to his Oz series, and it's a good one. In many of the Oz books, Baum threw in chapters in which his regulars met strange new characters, sometimes, it seemed, just so he could have fun with puns. In this book, every chapter and every strange new character...”see full review » see other reviews »
“L. Frank Baum's last contribution to his Oz series, and it's a good one. In many of the Oz books, Baum threw in chapters in which his regulars met strange new characters, sometimes, it seemed, just so he could have fun with puns. In this book, every chapter and every strange new character introduced move the plot forward. I wonder if Baum knew how much his stories would become a part of American culture.”KinksRock wrote this review Saturday, September 21, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“it's ok”Emma H wrote this review Wednesday, March 9, 2011. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Glinda of Oz is the fourteenth Land of Oz book, written by L. Frank Baum and published on July 10, 1920.
The plot features a journey through a remote region of Oz.
Dorothy and Ozma travel to stop a war between the Flatheads and Skeezers
The combatants are determined to battle and Glinda and a group of Dorothy's friends set out to rescue them from inprisonment.
Read for a 2011 challenge featuring the publication year of 1920.”
“last OZ book written by Mr. L. Frank Baum. Sad that he couldn't continue, but I'm really glad I read his books. Now I'll have to try reading the other Oz books written by other authors....”Sarah Elizabeth wrote this review Monday, September 6, 2010. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“One of my favorites from the Oz series”Maeve O wrote this review Sunday, August 1, 2010. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“An interesting installment to the Oz world. The conflict with the Skeezers and Flathead was interesting and imaginative. I noticed that the structure of this book and the way it was written was very different than usual, probably because the publishers wrote it based on Baum's notes. It seemed more adult and matured, not to say that it was written better or anything.
I also noticed that this mature way of writing brought a lot more inconsistencies than usual in the magical world of Oz. Ozma, Glinda, and the Wizard's power is questionable, and it is odd that they can do some things and not others with weak explanation.
That said, the note to the readers at the beginning was so beautifully written, it brought tears to my eyes. What a wonderful, beautiful, and appropriate way to inform children of poor Baum's death and his legacy even afterwards.”
“One of the better books in the series, with a very valuable message - duty means performing some tasks that are unpleasant, but performing those very tasks can make life better for everyone. Having read them all in sequence, I am almost sad to know this is the last one I can read to my boys.
Synopsis - Dorothy and Ozma travel to a remote section of Oz in an attempt to arbitrate between the Skeezers and Flatheads, two fairy races on the verge of war of a fish supply. Both are made captive by the leader of the Skeezers, who has no interest in peace, and are nearly made permanent prisoners when the Skeezers city becomes trapped under a lake. The entire court of Oz comes to their rescue, led by Glinda the Good and the Wizard, and the group learns a valuable lesson about performing one's duty.”
“ This is my faverite Oz book so far. A wonderful novel. Exciting plot.”Lucy wrote this review Saturday, September 12, 2009. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No