|Plot Summary of The Lost Princess of Oz|
Princess Ozma has disappeared! Not only that, her Magic Picture is gone, Glinda's Great Book of Records and chemical compounds have vanished, and someone also stole the Wizard's black bag of magic instruments. All the luminaries of Oz -- from Dorothy and the Wizard to the Woozy, Toto, and the Cowardly Lion -- join the search for their beloved monarch. Unbeknownst to them, two residents of the high, broad tableland of the Yips (in the southwest corner of Winkie Country) are also on a search: Cayke the Cookie Cook has lost her diamond-studded dishpan for making cookies, and Frogman, the big and wise frog, agrees to help her search for it. Eventually all the parties join up and realize that they are looking for the Wicker Castle of Ugu the Shoemaker, who wants to be the most powerful magician in Oz. After several tales that take place elsewhere, this 1917 book -- the eleventh full-sized Oz story -- takes place entirely in Oz and is one of the better Baum narratives.
This synopsis report prepared by David Loftus
|Chapter Analysis of The Lost Princess of Oz|
Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
Composition of Book
Descript. of chases or violence - 10%
planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives - 20%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 20%
Descript. of society, phenomena (tech), places - 50%
Tone of book
- very upbeat
FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?
- fantasy story on current Earth
Explore/1st contact/ enviro story
- exploring a CUTESY fantasy world
Is this an adult or child's book?
- Kid's book (ages 7-14)
- a teen
If magical mental powers:
- can cast many different spells
- 20th century
Takes place on Earth?
Accounts of torture and death?
- no torture/death
How much dialogue?
- roughly even amounts of descript and dialog
Note: the views expressed here are only those of the reviewer(s).
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