Here’s a job for a boy with brains:
A drop of oil form a live man’s veins;
A six leaved clover; three nice hairs
From a Woozy’s tail, the book declares
Are needed for the magic spell,
And water from a pitch dark well.
The yellow wing of butterfly
To find must Ojo also try,
And if he gets them without harm
Doc Pipt will make the magic charm;
But if her doesn’t get ‘em, Unc
Will always stand a marble chunk.
|the Glass cat|
And so they set off, Ojo the Unlucky, Scraps the Patchwork Girl and Bungle the haughty glass cat with pink brains (“You can see ‘em work”)
|the Woozy with three hairs in his tail|
Throughout their journey they meet many wonderful, magical, mystical creatures such as the Woozy(something Baum does exceedingly well) and we learn many lessons along the way.
The three lessons I always take away with me from this book are:
1. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder
2. Kindness breeds reform
3. There is no excuse for cruelty
Stay tuned for the lessons!