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Ozma of Oz is the 3rd book in L. Frank Baum's Oz book series. It was published on June 30th, 1907.


While traveling to Australia with Uncle Henry, Dorothy Gale is caught in a storm at sea and swept overboard with a hen named Billina. They wash ashore in the Land of Ev, a country across the desert from Oz, where they encounter the Wheelers and meet Tik-Tok, the mechanical man. At the royal palace in Evna, they meet Princess Langwidere, who locks Dorothy in a tower.

The next morning a contingent of dignitaries from Oz cross the Deadly Desert on a Magic Carpet, on a mission to liberate Ev's royal family from the wicked Nome King. They rescue Dorothy and travel north to the Nome Kingdom.

There they encounter Roquat, the Nome King. He offers them the chance to free the Queen of Ev and her children, who have been transformed into ornaments in his palace. It is a trick however, and he gradually begins to transform the Ozians into ornaments as well. Billina overhears him talking with his Chief Steward and learns their secret, enabling her to break the enchantments. Dorothy takes his Magic Belt and the Ozians escape with the royal family of Ev.

They return to Evna, where Evardo is crowned king. Afterward, with Princess Ozma's help, they finally return to Oz for a visit before Dorothy is transported back to Uncle Henry.


Chapter List[]

  1. The Girl in the Chicken Coop
  2. The Yellow Hen
  3. Letters in the Sand
  4. Tiktok the Machine Man
  5. Dorothy Opens the Dinner Pail
  6. The Heads of Langwidere
  7. Ozma of Oz to the Rescue
  8. The Hungry Tiger
  9. The Royal Family of Ev
  10. The Giant with the Hammer
  11. The Nome King
  12. The Eleven Guesses
  13. The Nome King Laughs
  14. Dorothy Tries to be Brave
  15. Billina Frightens the Nome King
  16. Purple, Green, and Gold
  17. The Scarecrow Wins the Fight
  18. The Fate of the Tin Woodman
  19. The King of Ev
  20. The Emerald City
  21. Dorothy's Magic Belt


Rather humorously a 1909 advertisement highlighting The Road to Oz misspelled the title as “Oznea of Oz”.

It first Oz book to be printed with a special Canadian edition.

Many plot elements were used in the 1985 Disney movie Return to Oz as well as the 1987 cartoon Dorothy Meets Ozma of Oz. It was adapted as the 3rd story arc in The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (anime).


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L. Frank Baum's Oz books
1. The Wonderful Wizard of Oz 2. The Marvelous Land of Oz 3. Ozma of Oz 4. Dorothy and the Wizard in Oz 5. The Road to Oz 6. The Emerald City of Oz 7. The Patchwork Girl of Oz 8. Tik-Tok of Oz 9. The Scarecrow of Oz 10. Rinkitink in Oz 11. The Lost Princess of Oz 12. The Tin Woodman of Oz 13. The Magic of Oz 14. Glinda of Oz