Dorothy and Toto set out walking on the road and are joined by The Shaggy Man and Button-Bright. Soon they begin to wonder if they are still in Kansas when they reach the Fairy Lands of the foxes, donkeys, a musicker, and the Scoodlers. When they reach the Deadly Desert, they know they aren’t in Kansas anymore and are complete stuck. With the help of Johnny Dooit, they safely cross the desert and arrive in the Land of Oz just in time for Princess Ozma’s birthday celebration.
As with all the Oz books, Baum’s ability to play with words (including naming a character made of gingerbread John Dough) shines in The Road to Oz. It’s an enjoyable book full of imagination. I highly recommend it to people of all ages. It would make an excellent family read-aloud (and, as with all the Oz books, it can be read as a standalone book).
5 (out of 5) Stars
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