This Oz book is one of the more disjointed ones, more a sort of package tour of Ozma's magic kingdom than a quest. But the vignettes are charming and stick with you. The "Rigamaroles" have become part of this family's culture.
The Earth, the Sea, the Sky, and their wonders--are the themes in this volume. Men have lived on Earth for hundreds of thousands of years; and its wonders have increased, not diminished, with their experience.
There are a number of collections by this author (Andrew Lang) under various fairy colors. But while they are all excellent and entertaining, they tend to repeat the same idea with a slight variation in story; which is merely indicative of the same ethics-type story being told in different...