Ugu the Shoemaker
Ugu, sitting over Glinda's Great Book of Records.
|Residence||Wicker Castle, Winkie Country|
|First Appearance||The Lost Princess of Oz|
Ugu the Shoemaker was a shoemaker in Herku until he discovered the magic recipes of his ancestors. Thereupon, he decided to become a powerful sorcerer and take possession of the Land of Oz as its ruler. He moved away from Herku and built a Wicker Castle in the west of the Winkie Country. After stealing the Magic Dishpan from Cayke, he used it to steal Glinda's Magic Book of Records and the Wizard's Black Bag of Magic. In the process of stealing the Magic Picture he was seen by Princess Ozma, so he kidnapped her and hid her in the form of an Enchanted Peach Pit.
He was finally defeated by Dorothy Gale, who used the Nome King's Magic Belt to transform him into a dove. Realizing how much damage he had done, he only asked to remain a peaceful dove and apologized to Dorothy. (The Lost Princess of Oz)
- Paul Dana gives Ugu another, subsequent adventure in his novel Time Travelers of Oz. At the end of it, Ugu is not a gray dove but a gray dog, and Ojo's pet.
- Alternately, Ugo is a respected owner of a shoe company in Amazon's Lost in Oz series.
- the Wicked Witch briefly mentions Ugu during Oztember Surprise