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Tik-Tok of Oz by L. Frank Baum
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Aug 18, 2011

it was ok
bookshelves: classics, fiction, juvenile, read-aloud-to-boys
Read in August, 2011

Mr. Baum, Mr. Baum, Mr. Baum. Really?? Don't you remember that Shaggy and Polychrome met each other and traveled together three books ago? Or that the Love Magnet doesn't need to be seen to work? And why on earth did you change the Nome King's name from Roquat to Ruggedo? Even my 9-year-old remembered that Ozma had told him his name after he drank from the Waters of Oblivion before she sent him back home through the tunnel. If Ozma has the Nome King's Magic Belt, she doesn't need the Wizard to transport people anywhere - she can do it herself. And your mental map of Oz is completely screwed up. Glinda was in the *south*, not the north.

A little consistency! Is that too much to ask?!

More so than the others, this book seemed to be a rehash and thrown-together bit of a bunch of stories. (For one example, Dorothy and Billina shipwrecked back in book #3, just like Betsy and Hank were in this one.) I liked the puns (Queen Ann Soforth) and the alliteration in every chapter title ("Tik-Tok Tackles a Tough Task"), but, I'm afraid, little else.

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Tamera I've noticed Baum never remembered his other oz books. eureka went home in Dorothy and the wizard in oz, but apparently she's back in the patchwork girl ugh he always forgot what happened in his other books.

Kyle Herberger-sullivan That wasn't Eureka, that cat was made
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