Pumpkinhead, who claims no less a personage than Ozma as his
royal "parent" (that's a long story.... so long,
it's called The Marvelous Land
of Oz), gets his own book here, and it's one that should
win Jack many thousands of new friends!
reminiscing about his previous visit to Oz, Peter, the little
boy baseball pitcher from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania USA (first
introduced in The Gnome King of Oz)
suddenly finds himself landing right into Jack Pumpkinhead's
front yard. Peter and Jack set off together for the Emerald
City, but take a wrong turn, ending up traveling through the
red Quadling Country.
through many interesting places in Oz, our friends meet Snif
the iffin, who is as charming a creature as you ever saw.
Formerly a ferocious griffin, Snif has since lost his grrrr!
and has been held captive in Scare City.
also tangle with mad Mighty Mogodore, the robber Baron of
Baffleburg. The only thing truly 'mighty' about his blackguard
is his ambition which, like all persons in Oz who have
less than honorable intentions (Mombi, Ruggedo, etc.) is to
become the ruler of Oz. In the case of Mogodore, his intentions
are to capture Ozma and force her to marry him. By doing so,
he believes that he will be on his way to becoming the King
of Oz. He'll be on his way, all right and you'll see
fine tale also introduces Mi-serable Mesmerizer, Chimney-villians,
Harum Scarum, and all sorts of other strange and interesting
Peter returns for still more adventures in Pirates