The Scarecrow of Oz is the ninth book set in the Land of Oz written by L. Frank Baum. Published on July 16, 1915, it was Baum's personal favorite of the Oz books. Don't be fooled by the title. This isn't really a story about the Scarecrow; it is a tale that combines the adventures of new visitors to Oz who get mixed up in a royal love story.
The newcomers to Oz are Trot and Cap't Bill. First introduced by Baum in The Sea Fairies and Sky Island, their first trip to Oz is by way of a whirlpool that deposits them in a cavern deep under the sea, and a strange flying creature called the Ork, that carries them to Jinxland, one of the remote outer regions of Oz. Along the way they have several amusing adventures and are joined by Button-Bright, a little boy from Philadelphia whose most predictable trait is to get lost.