Welcome to the third book in the Oz series! L. Frank Baum, the wonderful author of this legendary franchise, put a lot of effort into creating this story, and that means you'll get to enjoy every single page of it. They say that after this novel, Baum was clear about his plan of making a series out of the Oz universe. And, it's the very first Oz tale where most of the events happen outside of Oz.
It's been half-a-decade since the events of the first book took place. Henry's doctor told him to take a breather and rest for a while. The man had been working night and day and the stress kept piling up. After a cyclone devastated his farmhouse, he put a lot of effort into bringing it all back. But now he's taking a well-deserved vacation with Dorothy, his lovely niece.
They board a tiny steamship and set a course for Australia, while Aunt Em stays in Kansas to take care of the brand-new farmhouse and to play with Toto, the kid's pet dog. A mighty storm hits while the ship is hovering over the sea, and crashes it over the waves. Dorothy and her uncle get separated when she falls off the ship into the cold water, along with a yellow hen. Thankfully, they find refuge in a coop that's floating on the water.
Land of Oz works:
1. The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (1900)
2. The Marvelous Land of Oz (1904)
3. Ozma of Oz (1907)
4. Dorothy and the Wizard in Oz (1908)
5. The Road to Oz (1909)
6. The Emerald City of Oz (1910)
7. The Patchwork Girl of Oz (1913)
8. Tik-Tok of Oz (1914)
9. The Scarecrow of Oz (1915)
10. Rinkitink in Oz (1916)
11. The Lost Princess of Oz (1917)
12. The Tin Woodman of Oz (1918)
13. The Magic of Oz (1919, posthumously published)
14. Glinda of Oz (1920, posthumously published)
When the girl wakes up the next morning, she finds herself on the shore of an unknown land. Dorothy knows for sure that this isn't the Land of Oz anymore, as there are lunch boxes hanging from a tree and the hen can talk. On their journey, they come across the Wheelers, Princess Ozma and many other magical and not-so-much inhabitants of the Land of Ev. Will Dorothy find her uncle and reunite with him, or is she forever stuck in this realm? Read the book and find out!