Forced to venture out of the dark forest, Unc Nunkie and Ojo the Unlucky call on the Crooked Magician, who introduces them to his latest creation: a living girl made out of patchwork quilts and cotton stuffing. But when an accident leaves beloved Unc Nunkie a motionless statue, it is up to Ojo to save him. In his search for the magic ingredients that will restore his uncle to life, Ojo is joined by the Patchwork Girl and by the conceited Glass Cat, who boasts of her hard ruby heart, the resourceful Shaggy Man, and the lovable block-headed Woozy, whose tail hairs are just one of the things Ojo needs to rescue Une Nunkie.
As they travel to the Emerald City, home of the wise and powerful Ozma, they meet Dorothy, the kind and sensible girl from Kansas; the gallant Scarecrow; and, of course, Toto. But no one proves more loyal than the spirited Patchwork Girl, who, although she was brought to life as a servant, is determined to see the wide world for herself.
- This story has the most endearing characters since the first book. I loved Ojo and the patchwork girl.
- The story wasn't a typcial Oz book, but at the same time it is a very typical Oz book. The formula was changed a bit.
- I loved the Ojo's motives. He worked so hard because he loves his Unc Nunkie. It was sweet.
- Oz is a just, kind, and understanding place. I want to live there. Everyone is happy. There is no crime. I wish our leaders were more like Ozma.
- I really enjoyed this one!