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The Tin Woodman of Oz

L. Frank Baum

Book Overview: 

The Tin Woodman of Oz is the twelfth Land of Oz book written by L. Frank Baum. The Tin Woodman is unexpectedly reunited with his Munchkin sweetheart Nimmie Amee from the days when he was flesh and blood. This was a back story from The Wizard of Oz.

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Book Excerpt: 
. . .I'm 'fraid so, your Majesty. Of course, they may not be dangerous, but we mustn't take chances. Enough accidents happen to us poor Loons as it is, and my advice is to condemn and perforate 'em as quickly as possible."

"Keep your advice to yourself," said the monarch, in a peeved tone. "Who's King here, anyhow? You or Me?"

"We made you our King because you have less common sense than the rest of us," answered Panta Loon, indignantly. "I could have been King myself, had I wanted to, but I didn't care for the hard work and responsibility."

As he said this, the big Loon strutted back and forth in the space between the throne of King Bal and the prisoners, and the other Loons seemed much impressed by his defiance. But suddenly there came a sharp report and Panta Loon instantly disappeared, to the great astonishment of the Scarecrow, the Tin Woodman and Woot the Wanderer, who saw55 on the spot where the big fellow had stood a little heap of flabby, w. . . Read More

Community Reviews

Don't get me wrong: the 1939 version of Wizard of Oz is, excepting the flying monkeys, one hundred minutes of unadulterated Technicolor joy. But if you're familiar with Return to Oz, you'll have an idea of how bizarre and playfully bent Oz can become. The key word is playful. In Return to Oz, the...more

Probably my least favorite of the Oz canon. It's not bad, just...ho hum, I think because there are more jokes in here for the adults than the kids. The idea of the Tin Woodman going off to find the Munchkin woman he promised to marry, after... I dunno, decades? likely wouldn't inspire much intere...more

My favorite highlights of this volume:

* The Tin Woodman is off to find his lover of old -- with the conquest to marry! (Oh my goodness, this is such a fun soap opera to watch as it plays out. And it's for kids. And adults. Ha!)

* Randomly (and oh-so hilariously) the Scarecrow grows a bump on his b...more

Possibly my favourite Oz book so far. A proper quest (I'm a sucker for a good quest; it's the next best thing to a good, old-fashioned dungeon crawl) with a proper goal and plenty of twists along the way. Baum even delves into Dr. Frankenstein territory in places; the horror... the horror...more

The Tin Woodman of Oz , which is a century old this year and hence the main theme of the upcoming OzCon, was the third Oz book I read, way back in 1989. After reading Wizard and Land, I checked to see what the local library had, and it was this and Cowardly Lion, as well as The Sea Fairies and S...more

Overall I enjoyed this one as much as I did when I first read it in 6th Grade. The story is well plotted and the adventures are pretty Grand. In true Baum fashion it’s much more about the journey than it is the goal, which is welcome in this case.

80/100

This has to be one of the more unsettling Oz books. Baum confirms that not only does no one die in Oz, they don't age either. Babies stay babies. Old men stay old men. And body parts stay alive even after the spirits of their owners have moved on to tin bodies. And tin smiths might keep tho...more

Love this series

The story of Tin Woodman was told in the first book, right after we got to meet him initially. To remind you about his origin, he was a normal human being who fell in love with a girl working (slavering would be a better word) for a Wicked Witch. The latter did not want to lose her maidservant so...more

Been awhile since I had read one of these. They are so much the same that reading them one after another is kind of a little annoying. And yet this one left me interested in reading the next one immediately. As usual it was a travelogue visiting odd new characters. But at least there was a relati...more

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