Glinda of Oz

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Glinda of Oz is the fourteenth and last Oz book written by children's author L. Frank Baum, published on July 10, 1920. Like most of the Oz books, the plot features a journey through some of the remoter regions of Oz; though in this case the pattern is doubled: Dorothy and Ozma travel to stop a war between the Flatheads and Skeezers; then Glinda and a party from Emerald City set out to rescue them.

It is often observed that Baum's Oz is dominated by powerful and attractive female figures. This is even more true of Glinda of Oz than the other books: Dorothy, Ozma, Glinda, the Mist Maidens, Lady Aurex, the Three Adepts...even Red Reera the Yookoohoo, who at first appears as an ape, transforms herself into a "quite attractive" woman.