The Lost Princess of Oz Book Summary and Study Guide

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Princess Ozma has disappeared! Not only that, her Magic Picture is gone, Glinda's Great Book of Records and chemical compounds have vanished, and someone also stole the Wizard's black bag of magic instruments. All the luminaries of Oz -- from Dorothy and the Wizard to the Woozy, Toto, and the Cowardly Lion -- join the search for their beloved monarch. Unbeknownst to them, two residents of the high, broad tableland of the Yips (in the southwest corner of Winkie Country) are also on a search: Cayke the Cookie Cook has lost her diamond-studded dishpan for making cookies, and Frogman, the big and wise frog, agrees to help her search for it. Eventually all the parties join up and realize that they are looking for the Wicker Castle of Ugu the Shoemaker, who wants to be the most powerful magician in Oz. After several tales that take place elsewhere, this 1917 book -- the eleventh full-sized Oz story -- takes place entirely in Oz and is one of the better Baum narratives.
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Plot & Themes

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    -   Yes Explore:    -   exploring a CUTESY fantasy world Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Kid's book (ages 7-14)

Main Character

Identity:    -   Female Profession/status:    -   Prince/Nobleman/King Age:    -   a teen If magical mental powers:    -   can cast many different spells


Terrain    -   Mountains Earth setting:    -   20th century Takes place on Earth?    -   Yes

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   no torture/death How much dialogue?    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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