Title: Ojo in Oz
Author: Ruth Plumly Thompson
Page Count/Review Word Count: 252
This is the latest book in the Oz series, and given that I’m now on book 27, I’m increasingly running out of things to say about them. Sure, each book is different, but they’re also remarkably similar, at least in that they have the same general plot. Something threatens the Kingdom of Oz and a group of unlikely allies come together to try to rescue the kingdom and save Ozma.
There were some cool features to this one that are worth mentioning, though. For example, we start out with a bunch of gypsies, which I’m pretty sure is considered to not be a politically correct term but which you have to forgive in a book that’s as old as this one. That sets up the adventure pretty well by creating the first point of conflict in the story.
It builds from there, getting slowly more surreal and with more and more new and familiar faces being introduced along the way. As usual, we also have a decent number of puns, most of which made me chuckle. We’re not talking about a high level of humour here, but if you like dad jokes then you’re probably going to find something that will make you giggle.
Other than that, I don’t have much to say. It’s a decent enough entry into the series, but it’s not the best of them. Yeah.