Dorothy of Oz, Volume 2

Dorothy of Oz, Volume 2

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by Son Hee-Joon
     
 
  • Lost in the wonderful world of Oz, Mara-Shin has acquired some incredible magical powers, as well as some deadly new enemies! Now, with the help of her friends the telekinetic Abee (codename: Scarecrow), the cyborg Namu (codename:
    Tin Woodsman), and the chimeric cat-man Tail (codename: Cowardly Lion), she's on a mission to protect the people of

Overview

  • Lost in the wonderful world of Oz, Mara-Shin has acquired some incredible magical powers, as well as some deadly new enemies! Now, with the help of her friends the telekinetic Abee (codename: Scarecrow), the cyborg Namu (codename:
    Tin Woodsman), and the chimeric cat-man Tail (codename: Cowardly Lion), she's on a mission to protect the people of Oz from the forces of evil. Mystery,
    adventure, and more lie along the yellow brick road!

Editorial Reviews

VOYA
Sixteen-year-old Mara-Shin was an ordinary school girl in Seoul Korea until she started seeing a mysterious yellow road in the distance. When her tiny dog, Toto, runs down the road, Mara-Shin finds herself in the magical land of Oz where she meets a friendly witch-lord named Selluriah. Readers will have to wait until near the end of the first volume for that original story, though. The tale begins with Mara-Shin, dubbed "Dorothy," traveling a yellow-brick road that only she can see with three slightly familiar companions: Abee, whose codename is "Scarecrow"; Namu, or "Tin Woodsman"; and Tail, or "Cowardly Lion." Each has a super power and has recently escaped a witch or wizard. The four plus Toto enter a seemingly deserted village only to find it beset by monsters aiming to take over Emerald City and all of Oz. If it is not obvious yet, this one is not your grandmamma's or even your mamma's Oz. There is some strong language and manga violence, and Mara-Shin/Dorothy's boots transform her into a witch when stomped (after stripping off her clothes). Teen Oz fans who are also manga fans will likely enjoy it, but there is some Korean cultural murk to the story line. For those who like their graphic remixes a little easier to plumb, check out Illusive Arts Entertainment's Dorothy books or the Oz/Wonderland Chronicles published by Buy Me Toys. Reviewer: Timothy Capehart
School Library Journal

Gr 8-10 -The Wizard of Oz has been reinvented as a science-fiction manga: the Cowardly Lion is a mutant lab escapee, the Tin Woodman is a cyborg, and the Scarecrow is a human clone. Dorothy is Mara Shin, a ninth grader who leaves her conventional teenage life to follow a yellow brick road that only she can see. Oz is a frightening place, full of corrupt wizards and renegade armies. A Korean manwha, this should appeal to fans of Japanese manga. The paneling is more conventionally horizontal than in most Japanese comics. However, the intricate drawings, especially the dramatically angled fight scenes, are just as effective in conveying the storya's drama. Though this sci-fi update is edgy and original, its intricate plot is confusing, which may frustrate and bore some readers. Not an essential purchase.-Lisa Goldstein, Brooklyn Public Library, NY

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781897376324
Publisher:
UDON Entertainment Corporation
Publication date:
03/18/2008
Series:
Dorothy of Oz Series
Pages:
200
Product dimensions:
5.70(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range:
13 - 16 Years

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