Readers of all ages will welcome the chance to be reunited with Dorothy Gale and other beloved characters in the third Oz book by L. Frank Baum
Dorothy and her trusty hen, Billina, are washed ashore in the Land of Ev after a shipwreck. At first Dorothy is delighted to find lunch grows on trees in lunchboxes. But soon she realizes there is a darker side to the Land of Ev. On the seashore, Dorothy encounters the Wheelers, terrifying creatures with wheels instead of hands and feet. She manages to escape and befriend Tik-Tok, a loyal, robot-like creature who needs to be wound up like a toy to function. He warns her to stay away from the Wheelers and tells her the story of the Land of Ev. The royal family of Ev have been dethroned by the evil Nome King of the neighboring kingdom. Tik-Tok explains to Dorothy that her friend Princess Ozma of Oz is traveling to Ev by magic carpet to help save the royal family. Can Dorothy help Ozma and the royal family?