The Runaway in Oz (Oz Series)

The Runaway in Oz (Oz Series)

by John R. Neill, L. Frank Baum, Eric Shanower
     
 

Here is Neill's long-lost fourth Oz book finally published to the joy of Oz fans everywhere!

When Scraps, the Patchwork Girl of Oz, gets angry and decides to run away from home, she lands in on predicament after another, setting the Wogglebug??? Castle in the Air adrift, angering Fanny the Weathe??? Witch, and causing her friends all kinds of worry!

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Overview

Here is Neill's long-lost fourth Oz book finally published to the joy of Oz fans everywhere!

When Scraps, the Patchwork Girl of Oz, gets angry and decides to run away from home, she lands in on predicament after another, setting the Wogglebug??? Castle in the Air adrift, angering Fanny the Weathe??? Witch, and causing her friends all kinds of worry!

Befriended by Popla, the world's strongest Pow??? Plant, and a runaway student named Alexampl??? Scraps' adventures take her to new heights as she sai??? over Oz in the Castle in the Air. But, will th??? runaway Patchwork Girl ever return to Oz?

With over 100 high-spirited black-and-white illustrations by today's most popular Oz artist, Eric Shanowe???

Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal - School Library Journal
Gr 4-6-The manuscript for this pedestrian book is finally seeing the light of day after 52 years, thanks to the author's children and Shanower, who did the editing and illustrating. Scraps, described as an animated quilt, has her feelings hurt in Ozma's palace and runs away from Oz. She gets into one scrape after another with her friends Popla, Alexample, and the Twinkler. The Patchwork Girl's old friends set out to find her and return her to Oz, which they do, accompanied by her new friends. The wordplay in this book is reminiscent of Piers Anthony's ``Xanth'' novels (TOR), except that his works have much more depth. Neill's writing is even and simple. However, the characters have little or no personality (with the exception of Scraps, who is annoyingly rambunctious and wayward) and have a great deal of trouble hanging onto the very thin plot; thus, the story has no meat on its bones and more strongly resembles a rough draft than a finished book. Shanower, whose experience with comic books is apparent from his style, does a competent job of illustrating Scraps's adventures in black and white, but even that is not enough to make this story attractive to any but the most avid (and adult) readers.-Patricia A. Dollisch, DeKalb County Public Library, Decatur, GA

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780929605395
Publisher:
Books of Wonder
Publication date:
05/28/1995
Series:
Oz Series
Pages:
242
Product dimensions:
6.28(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.90(d)
Age Range:
10 - 13 Years

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