The Living House of Oz
Edward Einhorn, illustrated by Eric Shanower
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The Living House of Oz
Edward Einhorn
Illustrated by Eric Shanower
Hungry Tiger Press
240 pages
June 2005
rated 4 of 5 possible stars

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Edward Einhorn, the author of numerous plays about the magical land of Oz created by L. Frank Baum, brings to life The Living House of Oz, a new classic and a sure hit for children and grown-up Oz fanatics.

Buddy’s house in Oz is alive – and so is every piece of furniture inside, from the bed to the dresser and even the hatstand.

Buddy and his mother live in hiding; she is a wanted sorceress - the practice of magic is illegal in Oz. Buddy can’t go too far from home, so his friends are the magical pieces of furniture. The whole house and the family occupying it move from place to place whenever danger is near and his mother says it is time to move. Soon though, they are found and Buddy’s mother is arrested, taken by Glinda to the Emerald City where she must stand trial for her crimes.

It is left to Buddy, then, to go and rescue her. The hatstand - named the Earl of Haberdashery - leads the way for Buddy and the entire house to find his mother, facing dangers like the terrible Bumblebeast with its dreadful sting.

This book follows the tradition of the original books that introduced the magical and enchanted world of Oz. A message about the power of government twists throughout the humorous story; the illustrations add a dash of spice to what may soon be a children’s classic. A thrilling adventure from start to finish, Edward Einhorn’s The Living House of Oz (published by Oz specialty house Hungry Tiger Press) gets four out of five stars for creative story plots and lovable characters.

Originally published on Curled Up With A Good Book at © Calissa Leigh, 2006

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