This book, the 3rd in the series, holds up well with the first two. Ozma, the sawhorse, the Tin Woodman, the Cowardly Lion and other familiar characters return. We also meet new characters such as Bellina the hen and Tic Tok. Dorothy is back for her second visit to Oz.There is, of course, action and adventures and lots of fun! The importance of friendship and loyalty are emphasized as always. The movie, "Return to Oz" is based on many of the adventures in this book with a few things from The Land of Oz. This one is another winner in the Oz series!