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The Scarecrow of Oz

L. Frank Baum (1856-1919)

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1. Chap 00 – Foreword
2. Chap 01 – The Great Whirlpool
3. Chap 02 – The Cavern Under the Sea
4. Chap 03 – The Ork
5. Chap 04 – Daylight at Last
6. Chap 05 – The Little Old Man of the Island
7. Chap 06 – The Flight of the Midgets
8. Chap 07 – The Bumpy Man
9. Chap 08 – Button-Bright is Lost and Found Again
10. Chap 09 – The Kingdom of Jinxland
11. Chap 10 – Pon, the Gardener’s Boy
12. Chap 11 – The Wicked King and Googly-Goo
13. Chap 12 – The Wooden-Legged Grass-Hopper
14. Chap 13 – Glinda the Good and the Scarecrow of Oz
15. Chap 14 – The Frozen Heart
16. Chap 15 – Trot Meets the Scarecrow
17. Chap 16 – Pon Summons the King to Surrender
18. Chap 17 – The Ork Rescues Button-Bright
19. Chap 18 – The Scarecrow Meets an Enemy
20. Chap 19 – The Conquest of the Witch
21. Chap 20 – Queen Gloria
22. Chap 21 – Dorothy, Betsy, and Ozma
23. Chap 22 – Chapter Twenty-Two
24. Chap 23 – The Land of Oz
25. Chap 24 – The Royal Reception

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Summary

Published in 1915, The Scarecrow of Oz is the ninth book in the Oz book series and focuses on the adventures of Cap’n Bill, Trot, and the Scarecrow, who find themselves entangled in the politics of Jinxland and must work against formidable odds to overthrow its despot and restore rule to its rightful successor. Apart from the appearances of familiar faces, the novel also accommodates a fresh set of characters and magical creatures residing in the Land of Oz, further contributing to its classification as a typical Baum masterpiece. The installment begins in the calm and sunny California with the introduction of Cap’n Bill, a sailor with a wooden leg, and his young companion Trot as they set out on a relaxed boating jaunt. However, the weather suddenly turns dark and stormy, and as a result, the rowboat gets caught in a whirlpool and is dragged below, only to later surface in a mysterious underwater cavern. Disoriented, the two meet and befriend a peculiar looking creature called an Ork, which resembles a stork, but with a parrot head and propeller tail. Nevertheless, the creature proves to be of great assistance, and helps Cap’n Bill and Trot escape the cave which subsequently marks the beginning of their exhilarating journey, as the novel witnesses the endearing seaman and young girl in a venture to reach the Land of Oz. Moreover, it follows their trail as they make their way across the Land of Mo, past the Deadly Desert, and finally sees them landing in a remote region of Oz known as Jinxland. Here they become acquainted with its turbulent politics and become embroiled in its complex affairs. Soon after they are joined by the Scarecrow who in an attempt to alleviate the dire circumstances and ensure safe passage to Emerald City gets caught up in a scuffle himself. A vibrant depiction of the characters and native wonders of Oz, the novel does not fail to amaze with its portrayal of intrepid travelers and their riveting adventures in the already well known, though unpredictable setting. Blending natural phenomena, magical berries, witches, politics, and romance into a generous serving of enthralling adventure, The Scarecrow of Oz offers a whimsical episode in the series, while also providing an illustrative portrayal of the Oz landscape.

Reviews

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- P

some read too fast, a couple were hard for me to understand, but I enjoyed the story. Will listen to more.

Mac

- Review

All the voice actors did a wonderful job, much better than just one person trying to do many voices while having the same tone of voice for every character, both male and female. I hate those kinds of audio books, sometimes it can work depending on the voice actor, but for me, most of the time it's better when they have more than just one.

Riye Kim

- EXELLANT

This book is the best book I've ever heard.

Macy

- The scarecrow of oz

A very good movie I'm not going to spoil the movie

Allison

- Excellent

The readers all did an excellent job on this story. Some of the stories I've listened to which used different readers for each character had a few readers that were very bad and made the story difficult to listen to. I think all of these readers did great. I do woah they used the same narrator for each chapter, but overall no complaints. This has been my favorite Oz book so far!

Ogre

Loved the book

Julie

- Review

Hmmmmmm... This was interesting how this book was narrated. There were several people who acted out each character. A bit distracting. I prefer 1 narrator per book. Thank you.