The Marvelous Land of Oz by L. Frank Baum

Tip creates a pumpkinheaded creature to scare mean old Mombi. Instead, Mombi uses magic to bring Jack Pumpkinhead to life. Tip and Jack run away (bringing a Saw-Horse to life along the way). Meanwhile, Jinjur leads a group of girls to take over the Emerald City. The Scarecrow, Nick Chopper (Tin Woodman), a highly educated Woggle-Bug, and a strange creature they put together and bring to life called the Gump, fly away to find Glinda the Good to help them. Glinda tells them they must find the rightful ruler of Oz: the missing Ozma.

The Marvelous Land of Oz is the second in the Oz series. L. Frank Baum had a talent for using words to mean two things at once with hilarious results. This makes the Oz books extra fun to read. I highly recommend this book (and all the Oz books) to readers of all ages.

5 (out of 5) Stars

Books Read in 2016: 26
Pages Read in 2016: 6271
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