|Plot Summary of Handy Mandy in Oz|
What girl has seven arms, seven hands, and an unlimited capacity for kindness? She's Handy Mandy, the latest heroine to venture into the Land of Oz.
After a ride on a flying rock sends Mandy to the Land of Oz, she meets Nox, a talking Ox, in his quest to find King Kerry, the long-lost boy ruler of Keretaria. Mandy and Nox's adventures take them through several dangerous corners of Oz where they outwit the whirling Topsies of Turn Town and escape the imprisoning rings of the hook-nosed Highlanders. But when Mandy and Nox discover King Kerry is being held prisoner by an evil wizard intent on conquering the Emerald City of Oz, Many has to save him.
This synopsis report prepared by Michael Jung
One day Mandy, a seven-armed goat girl who lives on Mt. Mern, is blown by an exploding spring across the deadly desert to Oz. She lands in the kingdom of Keretaria, part of the Munchkin Country, and meets Nox, the Royal Ox of Keretaria. The rightful king, young Kerry, was deposed under mysterious circumstances years before, and Nox and Mandy head north to the Gillikan Country to find him. After various odd adventures, they meet Wutz, the King of the Silver Mountain, a wizard who plans to conquer Oz by stealing Glinda's magic book, Ozma's magic picture, and other magical tools. This is a late (1937) Oz book by Thompson, after she had published some dozen post-Baum Oz books.
This synopsis report prepared by David Loftus
|Chapter Analysis of Handy Mandy in Oz|
Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
Composition of Book
Descript. of chases or violence - 10%
planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives - 20%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 20%
Descript. of society, phenomena (tech), places - 50%
Tone of book
- very upbeat
FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?
- fantasy story on current Earth
Explore/1st contact/ enviro story
- exploring a CUTESY fantasy world
Is this an adult or child's book?
- Kid's book (ages 7-14)
- a teen
If magical mental powers:
- can talk to animals
- super strength
- Domed/Underground City
- 20th century
A substantial portion of this book takes place on a non-Earth planetary body:
- humans in a primitive/fantasy society
Takes place on Earth?
Planet outside solar system?
Accounts of torture and death?
- no torture/death
scientific jargon? (SF only)
- none/very little science jargon needed
How much dialogue?
- significantly more dialog than descript
- roughly even amounts of descript and dialog
Note: the views expressed here are only those of the reviewer(s).
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