Glinda of Oz

Glinda of Oz

In Which Are Related the Exciting Experiences of Princess Ozma of Oz, and Dorothy, in Their Hazardous Journey to the Home of the Flatheads, and to the Magic Isle of the Skeezers, and How They Were Rescued From Dire Peril by the Sorcery of Glinda the Good

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Peace, prosperity, and happiness are the rule in the marvelous Land of Oz, but in a faraway corner of this magical domain dwell two tribes--the Flatheads and the Skeezers--who have declared war on each other. Determined to keep her subjects from fighting, the Ruler of Oz, Princess Ozma, along with her dearest friend, Princess Dorothy Gale (formerly of Kansas), embarks on a quest to restore peace.

When the Supreme Dictator of the Flatheads refuses to cooperate with Ozma, she and Dorothy seek out Queen Coo-ee-oh of the Skeezers, hoping she will be more reasonable. But the queen imprisons Ozma and Dorothy in her grand city and then traps them by submerging the whole city under water. Now it is up to Glinda the Good to save the day. She assembles all of Ozma's counsellors--including such beloved Oz friends as the Scarecrow, Tin Woodman, Cowardly Lion, Patchwork Girl, Shaggy Man, Tik-Tok, and Wizard of Oz--and they set out to rescue their friends. Will the magic powers of Glinda and the Wizard combined be enough to free Ozma and Dorothy?

A rousing tale of suspense, magic, and adventure, Glinda of Oz is the fourteenth and final Oz book by L. Frank Baum. It's a grand conclusion to his chronicles of America's favorite fairyland. This deluxe gift edition features all twelve of Oz artist John R. Neill's beautiful color plates, along with his nearly one hundred black-and-white pictures, making it a perfect gift for all Oz fans, new and old.

Publisher: New York : HarperCollins, c2000.
ISBN: 9780688149789
0688149782
Branch Call Number: J/FIC/Baum 6173cg 1
Characteristics: 283 p. : ill. (some col.) --
Additional Contributors: Neill, John R. (John Rea)

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jkn14x Jul 24, 2012

There's an interesting discrepancy in this edition: Peter Glassman writes in the Afterward that Baum finished the book "in Feb. 1918, only three months before his death, and a year and a half before the book was published." The publisher wrote on the inside back cover that Baum died in 1919. Anyway, the series held the attention of my 8-year-old through all 14 books, which took us half the summer vacation to read together. Unfortunately, due to Baum's untimely death, it ends without much of a satisfying wrap-up, probably because he expected to write another. He always said the kids would be after him for more!

crankylibrarian Dec 25, 2011

One of the travesties of the 1939 Wizard of Oz film and the play Wicked is that they created an image of Glinda the Good Witch as a fluffy headed, bubble traveling giggler. Nothing could be further from her character in the original Oz books, in which she is a wise and powerful sorceress, charged with protecting the people of Oz and their princess Ozma. In this, the last book in the series, Dorothy accidentally discovers a war brewing between 2 tribes in a remote part of the land. Ozma, dedicated to her duty as peacemaker, immediately flies off to intervene, despite Glinda's misgivings, and soon it's up to Glinda to rescue Dorothy and Ozma from a terrible fate. As in most of Baum's books, the female characters, both good and evil are the strongest and most charismatic. Evil is represented by the vain, arrogant witch Coo-Ee-oh, (whom Dorothy threatens to "whup" as she would her petulant cat) and the amoral dictator's wife who steals brains to increase her own power. Dorothy, Ozma and Glinda form a trio of responsible feminine strength; the triumph of good depends on Glinda's magical knowledge, Ozma's moral authority and Dorothy's practical common sense.

crankylibrarian Sep 30, 2011

One of the travesties of the 1939 Wizard of Oz film and the play Wicked is that they created an image of Glinda the Good Witch as a fluffy headed, bubble traveling giggler. Nothing could be further from her character in the original Oz books, in which she is a wise and powerful sorceress, charged with protecting the people of Oz and their princess Ozma. In this, the last book in the series, Dorothy accidentally discovers a war brewing between 2 tribes in a remote part of the land. Ozma, dedicated to her duty as peacemaker, immediately flies off to intervene, despite Glinda's misgivings, and soon it's up to Glinda to rescue Dorothy and Ozma from a terrible fate.

As in most of Baum's books, the female characters, both good and evil are the strongest and most charismatic. Evil is represented by the vain, arrogant witch Coo-Ee-oh, (whom Dorothy threatens to "whup" as she would her petulant cat) and the amoral dictator's wife who steals brains to increase her own power. Dorothy, Ozma and Glinda form a trio of responsible feminine strength; the triumph of good depends on Glinda's magical knowledge, Ozma's moral authority and Dorothy's practical common sense.

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