Comic books in 'Oz Books'
1st printing. Written by L. Frank Baum. Art by John R. Neill. Brimming with the inspired whimsy, magical adventures and gentle humor that characterize the other Oz books, THE PATCHWORK GIRL OF OZ begins when the Crooked Magician's wife wants a servant girl. The worthy dame makes a life-size patchwork doll with brown yarn for hair, silver-button eyes, perfectly sewn leather fingers and leather shoes, and a head and body made from a stuffed patchwork quilt. Ojo, a Munchkin boy traveling to the Land of Oz, secretly adds extra qualities to her brain - especially Cleverness - before the Crooked Magician adds the Powder of Life (his own concoction) to bring her to life. Upon coming to life the Patchwork girl accidentally spills a strange liquid on the Magician's wife and Ojo's companion Unc Nunkie, turning them to marble. Now, Ojo and the Patchwork Girl must journey through the Land of Oz in search of special ingredients for a concoction that will turn them back. Featuring appearances by Dorothy, the Scarecrow, and the Tin Woodsman. Softcover, 5-in. x 7-in., 352 pages, Text (with B&W Chapter Illustrations). Cover price $6.95.