Journey through Oz part 4

Dorothy and the Wizard in Oz is the 4th book in the Oz collection.

This book does not steer away from the sense of adventure and camaraderie present in the earlier Oz stories.  In the end, we even get to spend some more time with well-loved characters from the previous three books.  It is as if a whole Oz family is slowly being built throughout the collection.

As the title suggests, Dorothy and the Wizard of Oz are at the core of this adventure.  They are accompanied by Zeb (human), Jim (horse) and Eureka (cat).  I liked Zeb’s character and felt like he was a wonderful addition to the Oz family.  Maybe he can appear again in another Oz story?

For the 4th book, I got reminded of the magic that the 1st book brought through description of terrains.  In this one, I got introduced to the vegetable kingdom, valley of voe, country of the gargoyles and den of dragonettes.  The journey also felt similar with the 1st one when a band of friends are traveling together in a foreign fairy country.

I honestly felt that this could be my favorite from the series but something about the ending chapters made me stick with the 1st book (so far).  Still a big fan of Dorothy and looking forward to more adventures with her (and the quirky characters that she will meet along the way)..

Currently reading:  Ultimate collection of the Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum (E-book)

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