- Author L. Frank Baum
The second book in the Oz series focuses on a boy called Tip and his adventures through the magical lands. Along the way, just as Dorothy did before him, he picks up a ragtag group and they find their way to the Emerald City and also to Glinda the Good’s door. I particularly like the Gump, for his simple ways, and Pumpkinhead starts out okay but gets a bit whiny as his hypochondria increases.
I thought this was an interesting book because while it’s still as crazy and whimsical as the first, it asks some actually quite deep questions of what it means to be alive. Particularly with the Gump, who didn’t ask to be put together and requests to be taken apart again. Very intriguing.