Hello. While I've been away I was able to finish up a book series. That's right. I read the last Oz book L. Frank Baum wrote, Glinda of Oz:
While visiting Glinda the Good Dorothy and Ozma learn that two people, the Flatheads and the Skeezers, are about to go to war with each other. Not wanting this to happen Ozma and Dorothy set out to make peace with the two nations. Along the way Dorothy learns some more about how magic works, and that everyone who can use magic has their limits. They have some adventures and mishaps along the way, but thanks to their friends and the good hearts of Oz's inhabitants everything manages to work out well.
This book features some elements that are usually not present in the books of Oz, like two people threatening war with each other, and Ozma and Dorothy both unable to figure a way out of a certain predicament. I think it does work because it allows their friends to come and help them. I also enjoy the philosophy L. Frank Baum puts in this book about magic because it holds true. While I found the Flatheads a little weird it still has that Oz feel about them.
Spiders hold people captive, which may be a little scary. People threaten war with each other. A transforming witch might scare some.
We should always strive for peace. When we work hard for something we want we find joy in having accomplished what we set out to do. We should use our gifts and talents to help each other instead of ourselves.