The second of the Oz books. It follows the adventures of the Scarecrow, the Tin Woodman and Tip. The Emerald City has been taken over by the Army of Revolt, and our adventurous friends need the help of Glinda the Good to return it to its rightful ruler.
In the first sequel to The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, a boy named Tip builds a pumpkin-headed stickman that he animates with magic and calls Jack Pumpkinhead. Their adventure begins when the two run away from Tip's evil-sorceress guardian, eventually finding themselves in the company of the Scarecrow, the Tin Man, and Glinda the Good Witch, along with several other unusual folk, on a quest to determine the legitimate ruler of the Emerald City now that the Wizard has departed. Narrator Tara Sands lends the many characters distinct and appropriate voices. However, at times, her delivery is somewhat stiff and affected, almost like a teacher reading a picture book to small children, rather than an actress embodying a role. Ages 10 up.
It was fun to read additional stories from the Wizard of Oz fame. I enjoyed it even as an adult. Some parts were difficult to follow at times, but overall worth the read.
Don't get it!
Ok, when I got book, I thought, you know, that it would be a thrilling sequel to 'The Wonderful Wizard of Oz'. What I got were TEN pages of blank, copyrights, and 'how would you rate this to your friends?'. Believe me, don't get this book!
I love rereading these with my oldest. My mom read the whole series to sister growing up. The constant enjoyment of the banter between the Scarecrow, Tin Woodman, and the saw horse is the best. So much imagination is used in these books!