Tik-Tok of Oz by L. Frank Baum
Published September 17, 2014
- Author L. Frank Baum
I feel like this entry in the vast Oz series is slightly misnamed because it’s more about the Shaggy Man and his quest to find his brother than it is about Tik-Tok. There are a few disparate stories here, with strands that come together in the end to provide the usual fun and games.
Queen Ann wants to take over the world, Betsy Bobbin is shipwrecked, the Shaggy Man is on a quest, and the nome king is up to his old tricks. I thought this wasn’t as strong as some of the previous Oz books but it was still entertaining enough to keep reading. I do always end up thinking Ozma’s mirror is a bit of a get-out-of-jail free card, but even so, all’s well that ends well.