Dorothy Gale returns in this third entry in L. Frank Baum’s „Oz” series, after her notable absence in the second volume, „The Marvelous Land of Oz”. Here you will meet such beloved old friends as the Scarecrow, Tin Woodman, and Cowardly Lion. Dorothy is shipwrecked and lands on the shores of a fairy country that adjoins Oz, the land of Ev. There she meets that oozy marvel: Tiktok, a wind-up mechanical man; a talking chicken, Billina; the Hungry Tiger, whose appetite is never quite satisfied; and Ozma, the girl Ruler of Oz who is leading a quest to rescue the royal family of Ev from their captivity by the Nome King. She also meets some strange people too: Princess Langwidere who wears a different head a day and strange Wheelers with wheels for hands and feet. But even Ozma is no match for the clever king, and it’s up to Dorothy to save everyone from terrible danger. But will the Nome King’s enchantments be too much even for the plucky little girl from Kansas?