The Magic Cloak pt. 7


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.

“The Magic Cloak” episode one aired on Nov 11, 2019. If you’d like to listen to the previous episode again, it aired November 13th, 2020.

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, the magic cloak accidentally lands on the royal valet Jikki’s shoulders. At the time, he is trying to carry much too many things on behalf of the demanding Aunt Rivette. He wishes he could have a half dozen servants to help him complete all of his tasks. Then, he has the new and unexpected problem of having to much help at hand!