Even if your children only know of the film its ok to get this for them. Dorothy and Glinda as well as all the other favorites from the MGM film are here with the new creations of Baum. Dont think this book is dull...far from it. Baum has written a very tightly plotted story with plenty of adventure.
Some time ago, I decided I would collect and read all 14 of the Oz books by L. Frank Baum. It took me a few years to find them all, but I finally finished my little project with Glinda of Oz, Baums final outing.
While visiting the good witch Glinda, Ozma and Dorothy learn of two factions living in a remote corner of Oz that are planning to go to war. Wanting to prevent such discord in her paradise, Ozma and Dorothy travel to this land to prevent the Skeezers and Flatheads from coming to blows, but wind up becoming prisoners in an island beneath a lake.
The story has a fair amount of magic and introduces a few new characters, but no particularly memorable ones.
A great end to the original series, and these facsimile editions were long missing from juvenile libraries. Two generations missed the original Oz series when it was out of print for 25 years.