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The Patchwork Girl of Oz (Oz #7)

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In this dazzling tale, L. Frank Baum proves once again his power to delight and enchant readers of all ages. Follow the adventures of a charming new band of characters as they explore the wondrous land of Oz and discover that you learn more by traveling than by staying at home.

Forced to venture out of the dark forest, Unc Nunkie and Ojo the Unlucky call on the Crooked Magi
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Published (first published 1913)
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Dec 31, 2015 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: children
People familiar with the first six books of the series might think it is all fun, rainbows, and unicorns in the Land of Oz. There are some not-quite-nice places, but they are isolated and their inhabitants never go outside of their designated area. The local population lives in what seems to be Communist Utopia. Well, guess again: the book starts with a young Manchkin boy Ojo who is about to starve as his only food was the last load of bread. Bummer, and I had such high hoped that the Communist ...more
Jason Koivu
Jan 29, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy
The Patchwork Girl of Oz is not about the Patchwork Girl of Oz, but rather is the story of a little munchkin boy and his motley assortment of followers journeying across the land of Oz in search of items that will create a magic capable of saving the boy's beloved uncle.

However, one of those motley followers is the Patchwork Girl and she absolutely steals the show! Her goofy optimism is infectious. Perhaps some might find her to be a Jenna Elfman-sized annoyance, but for my part I thoroughly en
Aug 20, 2017 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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Although this one began with a few gems and a sparkling new character addition; it quickly turned into a bore. The phrase of Scraps; 'I am original, therefore thoroughly incomparable' was so promising but not much came out of it to .
Jun 15, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: audiobook
This was my favorite Oz book so far! Review to come (maybe)
Apr 04, 2013 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: juvenile
Let me tell you, dear readers...not all Oz books are created equal. I am deep into my mission to read all of the the Oz books (at least, all the volumes credited to Mr. Baum himself) and if anyone should try to follow suit, he or she had better do as the great Bette Davis once suggested and buckle their seat belts, 'cause guess what? It's going to be a bumpy read.

In the Patchwork Girl of Oz the miraculous Powder of Life makes another appearance as a character called the Crooked Magician (nearly
Sara Santos
Not as good as the other books.
Dec 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I have to give major applause to the author in how he brought the Land of Oz back to life. This was like Reichenbach Falls (Sherlock Holmes reference) for Dorothy Gale. And how does the Land of Oz come back, even though we were cut off from Oz in the last book, with brand new stories for readers?... Through the clever device of... the telegraph. (Mind blown.)

So I was basically ready to give the book 5 stars just because of how the author wheedled his way out of that tight fix he put himself in.

This wasn't my favorite Oz book, but it was still enjoyable. I especially liked the vain glass cat with pink brains and the Hoppers.
Oct 02, 2015 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I've said it before and I'll say it again. Things have got very repetitive with this series. Baum had a formula that worked and everyone wanted more, so he gave it to them. These are perfectly enjoyable children's stories, but as an adult they're not my preferred reading experience. Here's looking forward with hope to the next seven...
Kelsey Marie
Jun 17, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-in-2016
I really liked this story of Oz. Like many people in Oz, I found the Patchwork Girl charming, Ojo's story broke my heart every time it was told, and I was happy with how it was resolved. However, I feel like the more I read into the series, the less I like Ozma, I just can't put my finger on why yet.
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also wrote under the name Edith Van Dyne, Floyd Akers

Lyman Frank Baum was an American author, actor, and independent filmmaker best known as the creator, along with illustrator W. W. Denslow, of one of the most popular books in American children's literature, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, better known today as simply The Wizard of Oz. He wrote thirteen sequels, nine other fantasy novels, and a pleth
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