|Plot Summary of Glinda of Oz|
Ozma and Dorothy discover that war has been declared between the Flatheads and the Skeezers in a remote corner of the Gillikan Country. The two princesses go to investigate, but become imprisoned in the domed island city of the Skeezers by Queen Coo-ee-oh, who in turn is transformed by her enemy King Su-Dic of the Flatheads into a vain and silly swan. The domed city of the Skeezers sinks below the surface of its lake, and there the heroines are trapped until Glinda and many other familiar characters, from the Wizard and Cowardly Lion to Tik-Tok and the Patchwork Girl, show up to save them. This, the 14th and final book in L. Frank Baum's series, was finished only three months before his death and published a year and a half later.
This synopsis report prepared by David Loftus
|Chapter Analysis of Glinda of Oz|
Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
Composition of Book
Descript. of chases or violence - 20%
planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives - 30%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 10%
Descript. of society, phenomena (tech), places - 40%
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)
If magical mental powers:
- can talk to animals
- can cast many different spells
- is very quick
- Domed/Underground City
- 20th century
Takes place on Earth?
Accounts of torture and death?
- no torture/death
scientific jargon? (SF only)
- none/very little science jargon needed
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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