The Marvelous Land of Oz by L. Frank Baum


Soon after I started reading The Wonderful Wizard of Oz to my boys, they were hooked on this series.  They love stories filled with fantasy, and so do I, so as soon as we finished that first one we started reading the second book right away.  It’s called The Marvelous Land of Oz and as I expected, it was a lot of fun to read.

If you’ve been following my blog, you may know that I’m participating in a Back to the Classics Challenge for 2017.  One of the challenges is to read a classic set in a place you’d like to visit.  I can’t think of a more interesting place to visit than The Marvelous Land of Oz, so this is definitely my book for that category.

The book begins with a young orphan boy named Tip who lives with a mean old witch named Mombi in the land of Oz.  He has an adventure, of course, and along the way meets characters we are familiar with, such as the Tin Woodman and the Scarecrow, and also many new characters, including Jack Pumpkinhead and the Highly Magnified Woggle-Bug.  With such interesting creatures and good and bad witches and an Emerald City, who wouldn’t want to visit the land of Oz?  I won’t give the plot away, but we enjoyed the story very much.  Maybe not quite as much as the first book, but we definitely enjoyed it enough to continue with this series. Happy reading!


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