The fun begins in an isolated corner of Oz, in the small country of Oogaboo. There, Queen Ann Soforth musters an unlikely army and sets off to conquer the rest of Oz. Meanwhile, a girl from Oklahoma named Betsey Bobbin and her companion, Hank the mule, are shipwrecked and washed ashore in the Rose Kingdom, a magical land of talking roses. There, they meet the Shaggy Man, who is on a quest to free his brother from the clutches of the wicked Nome King. Betsy, Hank, and the Rose Princess join the Shaggy Man on his journey, and before long they meet up with Polychrone, the Rainbow's Daughter; Tik-Tok; and Queen Ann with her army. The rest of this tale is filled with hairbreadth escapes, wild puns, and mystifying magic.
For ages 9 to 12.
(From the Wizard of Oz Series shelf.)