• Title: Patchwork Girl of Oz
  • Author: L. Frank Baum
  • ISBN: 9780345332905
  • Page: 119
  • Format: Paperback
  • Patchwork Girl of Oz In this dazzling tale L Frank Baum proves once again his power to delight and enchant readers of all ages Follow the adventrues of a charming new band of characters as they explore the wondrous land
    In this dazzling tale, L Frank Baum proves once again his power to delight and enchant readers of all ages Follow the adventrues of a charming new band of characters as they explore the wondrous land of Oz and discover that you learn by traveling than by staying at home.

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    1. People familiar with the first six books of the series might think it is all fun, rainbows, and unicorns in the Land of Oz. There are some not-quite-nice places, but they are isolated and their inhabitants never go outside of their designated area. The local population lives in what seems to be Communist Utopia. Well, guess again: the book starts with a young Manchkin boy Ojo who is about to starve as his only food was the last load of bread. Bummer, and I had such high hoped that the Communist [...]

    2. The Patchwork Girl of Oz is not about the Patchwork Girl of Oz, but rather is the story of a little munchkin boy and his motley assortment of followers journeying across the land of Oz in search of items that will create a magic capable of saving the boy's beloved uncle. However, one of those motley followers is the Patchwork Girl and she absolutely steals the show! Her goofy optimism is infectious. Perhaps some might find her to be a Jenna Elfman-sized annoyance, but for my part I thoroughly en [...]

    3. Although this one began with a few gems and a sparkling new character addition; it quickly turned into a bore. The phrase of Scraps; 'I am original, therefore thoroughly incomparable' was so promising but not much came out of it to .

    4. Let me tell you, dear readerst all Oz books are created equal. I am deep into my mission to read all of the the Oz books (at least, all the volumes credited to Mr. Baum himself) and if anyone should try to follow suit, he or she had better do as the great Bette Davis once suggested and buckle their seat belts, 'cause guess what? It's going to be a bumpy read.In the Patchwork Girl of Oz the miraculous Powder of Life makes another appearance as a character called the Crooked Magician (nearly as li [...]

    5. This wasn't my favorite Oz book, but it was still enjoyable. I especially liked the vain glass cat with pink brains and the Hoppers.

    6. I have to give major applause to the author in how he brought the Land of Oz back to life. This was like Reichenbach Falls (Sherlock Holmes reference) for Dorothy Gale. And how does the Land of Oz come back, even though we were cut off from Oz in the last book, with brand new stories for readers? Through the clever device of the telegraph. (Mind blown.)So I was basically ready to give the book 5 stars just because of how the author wheedled his way out of that tight fix he put himself in.Oh, and [...]

    7. I've said it before and I'll say it again. Things have got very repetitive with this series. Baum had a formula that worked and everyone wanted more, so he gave it to them. These are perfectly enjoyable children's stories, but as an adult they're not my preferred reading experience. Here's looking forward with hope to the next seven

    8. I really liked this story of Oz. Like many people in Oz, I found the Patchwork Girl charming, Ojo's story broke my heart every time it was told, and I was happy with how it was resolved. However, I feel like the more I read into the series, the less I like Ozma, I just can't put my finger on why yet.

    9. This was the fifth of L. Frank Baum's fourteen Oz books that I have read with my son. We have not read all of the books in chronological order, though I don't think it makes much difference; though I may be wrong about this and it may account for some inconsistencies that we have noticed in the works. We were both surprised on this reading by the many contradictions and inconsistencies in Baum's writing. The last Oz book we read was Dorothy and the Wizard in Oz, the fourth work in the Oz series. [...]

    10. Easily one of the best in the series. Baum spins a marvelous quest story with some of his best characters. Truly a delight from beginning to end!

    11. I was disappointed in this book. As a self-taught quilter I was trawling Gutenberg in search of books about patchwork or with it mentioned in the title; so far I am underwhelmed with the results. The Patchwork Girl is not really the main character of the book at all, and everyone finds her personality bumptious and uncomfortable, in part because she has no heart and her head is stuffed with cotton wool. She spouts doggerell and dances, and that's about all she does. As for Ojo and Unc Nunkie--ge [...]

    12. Making Oz invisible did nothing for the stories leaking out. Apparently Ozma didn't have any more control over the media than other rulers. But I liked this one. There is a plot besides Dorothy getting lost and wandering around until she manages to get to Oz, plus some new characters of reasonable weirdness.Ojo is a young Munchkin lad, raised in isolation by a very taciturn uncle (Unc Nunkie - I wouldn't talk much either). The leave their isolated forest - food isn't plentiful and there is no on [...]

    13. This is my second time through reading this one, its got a different feel than most of the other Oz books, most likely due to the main characters being brand new ones, and the old favorites like Dorothy and the Shaggy Man only coming in half way through the book. I always feel bad for the living phonograph, he seemed to only get abuse. Perhaps that's it, in this book it shows that not everything is nice in Oz. The wilderness has bad as well as good parts, there are hungry giants, and squabbling [...]

    14. Fun for the kids, but not quite as much for the adults. The constant questing theme has been overplayed by Baum. Basically, The Patchwork Girl of Oz foists one wacky new character after another on readers, tries to coax a chortle or two out of us, provides yet more evidence that Oz is a socialist utopia, and puts a bow on the whole bit by offering a heart-warming ending. Yawn.In this installment of the Oz saga, Baum focuses his progressive sensibilities on prison systems. Munchkin boy Ojo breaks [...]

    15. In this story it tells of a boy and his uncle that live in a secluded area in the land of Oz. They are very poor and there land is not supporting them enough, so they start travel to the Emerald City. They hop e to find a more plentiful place to live, on the way they stop at a house to rest and then a brand new adventure begins. Read the book to find out just what happens next to these new characters and how they meet the patchwork girl.I liked reading this book; I thought the author had several [...]

    16. Doma Publishing's Wizard of Oz collection has taken me several years to read with my son at bedtime. It was interesting revisiting the texts that I read swiftly through my youth, as I was about his age when I read them and remembered little beyond some of the characters that don't appear in any of the books. I picked up a copy of this version since, for 99c, I could have the complete series along with "All the original artwork by the great illustrator W.W. Denslow (over 1,000 classic illustratio [...]

    17. What is there to say about the 7th book in the Oz series, that hasn't already been said? Probably a lot as these books, as dear as they are to me, have never been popular outside of a few thousand readers in the states I suppose. I'm sure people have heard of them, and come across them but did you know there are over 40 some Oz books written by different writers? L. Frank Baum only wrote the first 13 or so, and then he appointed someone else to take over for him and while a lot of these books ar [...]

    18. This is the second book involving Baum's Oz book series that I've read so far, so needless to say, I am reading the books out of order. Not that that matters overmuch, since the plots of each of the books tie up nicely at the end of each and aren't mentioned in the next. If anything needs to be known, it is quickly summarized and then they move on. I wish more authors would do this - it would save me a lot of headaches. As for the characters, I liked Ojo from the start, even though he sorely nee [...]

    19. I actually really liked this book, and wanted to give it at least 4 stars, but several elements made me feel that a 3 star rating was more accurate.First off, I really enjoyed the tale as a whole. It was still a "wandering around Oz encountering oddities" story, as most of the Oz books have been, but this time the characters were on a quest to gather objects for a spell to save Ojo's uncle (instead of the wandering being mere happenstance or because they were lost). There was a good deal more ch [...]

    20. It was apparent in the previous Oz book of the series that Baum had gotten to a place where he no longer wanted to tell stories about the land of Oz, so he tried to end the series, but he kept getting letters requesting further stories. The result of these numerous requests is that two years after "The Emerald City of Oz" Baum created this new book. This book feels far superior to the previous work only because it appears Baum has gotten to a peaceful place with telling these fantastical stories [...]

    21. Все хуже и хуже!!!У L Frank Baum фантазии хватает только на придумывание всяких странных существ, а сюжет повторяется из книги в книгу! Давно бы перестал читать эту бездарную серию (бедные американские дети!!!), но моего знания английского, к сожалению, хватает только на детские кн [...]

    22. I very much enjoyed this Oz book. At first, I was not fond of the Patchwork Girl, but once her personality bloomed, I grew to love her.This time, Baum starts his readers with a new incredible adventure without the same monotonous motive. Baum also brought back many old characters (to my happiness, more of Jack Pumpkinhead!). There was also an incredible amount of humor and puns, a lot of it poking fun at real life, I'm sure.I loved the Phonograph, just like the Musicker from "The Road to Oz" and [...]

    23. After Ozma of Oz L. Frank Baum decided to telegraph it in. Big time. The books became a parade of nonsensical events with little of any importance happening to the characters other than walking through curious places, with no sense of wonder or danger, and when a real threat or problem emerges, such as in The Emerald City of Oz, book 6 and the first one since Ozma to show a bit of life it gets solved lickity-split with boring magic. You read that correctly. Baum makes magic boring.Still, I push [...]

    24. The stories of Oz continue even after Oz was hidden from the world. The Patchwork Girl of Oz introduces our main protagonist a munchkin boy, Ojo the Unlucky and his Unc Nunkie who are poor and stumble upon the crooked Magician, the very one that provided Mombi the witch the Powder of Life. The Magician's wife Margolotte sewed a girl made of a patchwork quilt, intending to bring it to life to become her servant girl. However a terrible accident occurs when the Liquid of Petrifaction is knocked ov [...]

    25. It's always fun to see an author resurrect a series that they had previously finished off so neatly. After tying up all the loose ends in the last book, Baum has to concede the children love Oz too much not to hear from there again, and hey presto, another story.I thought this one got off to a bit of a slow start, with monosyballic Unc and a mediocre journey to the wizard. However, when things go wrong and the Patchwork Girl is created, the traditional adventures start to begin - many strange ch [...]

    26. An improvement over Emerald City, certainly. Starts really strongly, but the ending seemed rushed. Scraps is certainly one of Baum's best characters, and reading this as an adult, it's interesting to see that Baum wasn't being sly at all about how the Scarecrow really liked the Patchwork Girl, you know, in a boy/girl kind of way :-)The more I proceed through this project of re-reading the Oz books as a 50-year old, the more I believe that the contrivances of the Magic Picture and the Magic Belt [...]

    27. I listened to The Patchwork Girl of Oz as an audio book. The story was very creative with many odd and unique characters. Although named for the patchwork girl, it is really about a munchkin boy who must go on a quest to find items for a magic potion to restore his uncle who was accidentally turned to marble. The Patchwork Girl goes along to help since she inadvertantly caused the uncle's accident. She is funny and says the weirdest things. It was enjoyable yet it had a very "pat" ending. The mu [...]

    28. Baum had said that the 6th Oz book wiuld be his last. He even wrote the land of Oz and all of its inhabitants to be invisible to others. After it was published he was besieged by letters from children begging for more stories from Oz. Book 7 is proof sometimes you should just tell your kids "Tough luck buddy" Pretty boring characters for Oz standards and the typical and now routine "journey to Emerald City" is getting a bit played. Should have quit while you were ahead.

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