The Magic Cloak pt. 10


L. Frank Baum

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Tonight, we’ll read the next part to our “Magic Cloak” series, from the book “Queen Zixi of Ix, or The Story of the Magic Cloak”, a children's book written by L. Frank Baum and published in 1905.

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The events of the book alternate between Noland and Ix, two neighboring regions to the Land of Oz.  Baum, who also wrote “The Wizard of Oz”, commented this was the best book he had written.

In the last episode, Queen Zixi disguises herself and sets up a fake Witch Training School to lure the Princess Fluff and her Magic Cloak into her trap. This plan fails, so the queen decides to bring her large army to Noland to get the cloak. Meanwhile, King Bud along with his sister and the high counselors, make a last minute plan to have a wish be granted for the Lord High Counselor that they would win the war despite being outnumbered.