This was Baum‘s final Oz book, published posthumously, and though the Oz adventures continued I‘ve decided to end my #OzReread here.
I‘m honestly not sure if I read this one as a kid. I remember the island with the glass dome & that‘s it. It was solid. Ozma & Dorothy end up in trouble when they head off to a forgotten corner of Oz to stop a war between the Flatheads & the Skeezers. Glinda & the rest of the regulars have to bail them out.
Here Glinda provides an extremely accurate description of the story thus far.
Don‘t ever stop being weird, Oz.
L. Frank Baum wrote 14 books in the Oz #fantasy series, and the ones with the white edging/spines above are the ones I had as a kid. I loved poring over the art noveau style illustrations, too!
It‘s also a #fantasy of mine to fill out the set, but I haven‘t really made it a priority 🤔.
The final Oz book by Baum was published posthumously, and it is preceded by a note explaining to his legions of kid fans that
“In May, nineteen hundred nineteen, he went away to take his stories to the little child-souls who had lived here too long ago to read the Oz stories for themselves.”
While I do not envy the publishers this job, essentially saying he is now sharing Oz with everyone that died before 1900 gives me the heebie jeebies.
After reading 45 pages of this I have just realized to my gut-churning horror that I should have started The Magic of Oz instead of this one. I jumped the queue! Easily set right, I suppose, especially in the continuity-light land of Oz, but still I HATE reading things out of order. Going to get Book 13 out of my closet this second.
In #third grade our teacher Mrs. Mize read the Oz books to us after lunch every day. This was the last book of the original Oz series which was later continued by other authors. You can read Glinda on google reads.
#Novemberbythenumbers chapter #three