Rinkitink in Oz (Oz, #10) by L. Frank Baum

Rinkitink in Oz (Oz, #10)

"Rinkitink in Oz: Wherein is Recorded the Perilous Quest of Prince Inga of Pingaree and King Rinkitink in the Magical Isles that Lie Beyond the Borderland of Oz." is the tenth book in the Land of Oz series written by L. Frank Baum. Published on June 20, 1916, with full-color and black-and-white illustrations by artist John R. Neill, it is significant that no one from Oz appears in the book until its climax; this is due to Baum's having originally...

Details Rinkitink in Oz (Oz, #10)

TitleRinkitink in Oz (Oz, #10)
Release DateApr 24th, 1998
PublisherBook of Wonder
GenreFantasy, Classics, Childrens, Fiction

Reviews Rinkitink in Oz (Oz, #10)

  • Evgeny
    Somewhere in an ocean not far from the Land of Oz there is an island called Pingaree populated by peaceful people whose main occupation is to collect pearls. They accumulated quite a bit of wealth by selling them to nearby continental kingdom of Gilgad. One day the King of Gilgad named Rinkitink paid a visit to the islanders. The guy turned out to be quite jolly and fat (think Santa Claus). In fact because of his weight problems most of the time ...
  • Paul E. Morph
    This is my least favourite Oz book so far and part of the reason for that is because it blatantly wasn't intended to be an Oz book. There's no connection to Oz at all until the last couple of chapters when the Nome King is shoehorned in as an additional threat (a somewhat random 'end level boss' for those of you familiar with a certain type of video game) and then Dorothy, the Wizard and Glinda are brought in as an even more random deus ex machin...
  • ✘Tabby✘
    This was my least favorite oz book so far review to come (maybe)
  • Nicolas
    By far my favorite Oz book to date. The story and characters are original and don't rely on the standard Oz archetypes. An unlikey group of heroes consisiting of the jolly King Rinkitink, Bilbil the talking goat and young Prince Inga take off to rescue Inga's parents. This takes them to many different lands and ultimately pits them against Kaliko the nome king. My one complaint is the sloppy inclusion of Dorothy & the Wizard. After follwing King ...
  • Tarissa
    Another fun adventure fairy tale from L. Frank Baum.I even love the grumpy character of Bilbil the goat. He's so disgruntled, it's comical! However, I liked it best when Dorothy Gale finally entered the story -- I do miss her when she's not there.Sometimes, I feel like the Oz stories may not be super interesting to youngsters nowadays, because it's just written in a older, different style. But then again, there are some laugh-out-loud moments, wh...
  • Matthew Hunter
    Hands down, Baum’s best effort since early in the Oz series. Nary a mention of the yellow brick road; minimal bludgeoning of readers with introductions of meaningless but interesting new characters. Surprise of surprises, Baum tells a story located primarily in only three small island places - Pingaree, Regos, and Coregos. Heck, Oz characters and places don’t make an appearance until the very end! Turns out Baum took a fantasy novel he’d wr...
  • Dianna
    One of the best Oz books I've read yet! I read in the afterword that Baum actually intended this as a non-Oz book originally (no surprise, since the Oz part at the end seemed an afterthought and somewhat contrived). It tells the story of Prince Inga, who rescues his parents and the people of his island nation with the help of three magic pearls. King Rinkitink is a funny character; I love his laugh. I'm glad Baum decided to re-purpose this book i...
  • Grace
    First, my dislikes about the book: snother misleading title, and another deus ex machina ending - but at least Baum is consistent. Rinkitink is an important character, and he does eventually wind up in Oz, but Prince Inga is the main protagonist who drives the plot and actually develops as a character. And I don't want to put any spoilers here, but if you've read any other Oz books, then you know that last-minute convenient saves by Glinda or Ozm...
  • Emily
    This is one of my favorites of the original Oz books. I love the idea of the Three Pearls and the characters of Prince Inga, Zella, Nikobob, King Rinkitink, and Bilbil the goat, as well as the depiction of Kaliko as the Nome King. There's actually some real dramatic tension during Prince Inga's multiple attempts to rescue his parents and their people from Regos and Coregos and especially when Prince Inga and Rinkitink are separated and challenged...
  • Kathrin
    At this point my determination to finish the series is far greater than the joy I take from reading the books. This would actually be a good reason to stop reading them but I really want to see if there's still a great book left in the series. I was especially disappointed by this book as it had hardly anything to do with Oz and the title is confusing as well. I guess I would much rather read something new about Oz than just having a random story...
  • Christine Shilling
    One of my favourites and better than the last few. I liked the new characters and there was a real sense of adventure. I'm a bit tired of the way Dorothy, Ozma and Glinda always show up to save the day. Even though Inga and everyone were doing fine without them, they come along and steal the glory.
  • Sean McBride
    The ever expanding universe of the fairy kingdom of Oz continues in this book. We meet a few more brand new characters and revisit some existing. We get to see some new lands surrounding Oz proper, and we get to be a bit bored while doing it.It had become apparent earlier in the series, but in this book it becomes painfully obvious that Baum has begun to write these books because they are popular, not because he really wants to. He keeps moving f...
  • Kirsten Dent
    Rinkitink In Oz has definitely been one of the better books of the series so far with some stories being quite repetitive and rehash of previous stories this one offered something new. My 8 year old son enjoyed listening to his book a lot and was quite upset when he had finished it.
  • Janelle
    This was such a fun story. I loved the characters, although Rinkitink was annoying at times with his constant laughing and references to not being able to do things because he was too fat. Oz doesn’t feature much in the story, and it carries on fine as a stand alone tale without it. But I guess as a publishing venture, it was best to keep it in the Oz franchise.
  • Garrett Zecker
    Doma Publishing's Wizard of Oz collection has taken me several years to read with my son at bedtime. It was interesting revisiting the texts that I read swiftly through my youth, as I was about his age when I read them and remembered little beyond some of the characters that don't appear in any of the books. I picked up a copy of this version since, for 99c, I could have the complete series along with "All the original artwork by the great illust...
  • hpboy13
    A very interesting book, because almost all the action and all of the characters are not from Oz. Rather this expands the world Baum has created, and we get to see more of the outlying countries, and we see that the new Gnome King is not that much better than the old one.ETA 2018: I remembered really liking Rinkitink in Oz as a kid, and I stand by that opinion. Despite (or perhaps due to) only a tenuous connection with Oz, this is a very compelli...
  • Marti
    I have to give this book four stars because it is an old favorite. This particular volume, printed in 1916, belonged to our mother, and was recently restored for us by daughter Susan's friend Marianna, who is also a Goodreads member. She did an excellent job. The hero is Prince Inga of Pingaree, who has the misfortune to have his parents captured and enslaved by the King and Queen of Regos and Coregos. He was up in a tree reading when the raid en...
  • Jennifer
    I always liked this story as a child because it features Inga, one of the few male protagonists of Baum's I could stomach (he's a reader and a daydreamer, which Baum apologizes for, saying as a prince he never had the opportunities to rough-house with other boys). This is a fun romp with a Dorothy-ex-machina ending an a very unfortunate interlude in which a goat is turned back into a human by stages--from a goat to a a "higher order of animal" to...
  • Mary
    One of the better Oz books. Gets away from the tired formula of the others for a while.
  • Jason Pettus
    (Reprinted from the Chicago Center for Literature and Photography [cclapcenter.com:]. I am the original author of this essay, as well as the owner of CCLaP; it is not being reprinted here illegally. This review covers all 14 of the Baum Oz books, which is why it's found on all 14 book pages here.)I think it's fairly safe by now to assume that nearly everyone in Western society is familiar with The Wizard of Oz, most of us because of the classic 1...
  • Bob Newman
    Oz-stensibly about that famous landThe pearl-laden seas around the island of Pingaree produce a wealthy kingdom, ruled by a serious, just king and queen. Their rather androgynous son (at least in John R. Neill's drawings) hopes to succeed them. But barbarian hordes from two islands to the north, looting, destructive invaders very much resembling Vikings, destroy the peaceful kingdom and enslave the whole people, carrying them off to labor in the ...
  • Sarah
    If Baum had just had the courage of his convictions - or not been looking to make a quick buck - we might laud King Rinkitink as the best of his non-Oz fantasies today. As it is, we don't know why he abandoned the book originally, but he chose to revive it as an Oz story by slapping a brand new ending on that functioned as a deus ex machina, reintroducing favorite old characters and dragging everyone to the Emerald City. Effectively, it ruins wha...
  • Sharon
    Another fine Oz story from the original series. The grandsons enjoyed listening to it and I enjoyed reading it to them. New characters were introduced with their own sets of problems and other familiar characters make appearances as well. Lots of new places to explore and problems to solve, sometimes with magic and sometimes just with brains and luck. L. Frank Baum keeps the stories fun and relatable and the characters flawed but endearing. You w...
  • Emilie
    NO, Just NO! This book was horrible, I saw absolutely no point to its existence what so ever. Rinkitink was not funny, only a jackass who doesn’t care about his people and says stuff like “there are worse things than being a slave”, okay mr privilege king, please tell me what those things are? And since we’re on it, maybe you could take over for one of the slaves then since you don’t seem to mind. Also, I know apparently Oz is only for ...
  • Professor
    Seems pretty clear that Oz had a Rinkitink novel that he couldn't sell, so he slammed a few Oz chapters onto the end to be able to publish it, but it's of little consequence, as the strange story of how jolly old King Rinkitink came to the peaceful island of pearl fishers and helps young Prince Inga rescue his parents and people from the tyrants of Cor and Regos is a hell of a lot of fun. MicroMort was especially fond of Bilbil the goat and Rinki...
  • Victoria
    Hands down, one of the best Oz books of the first ten!Rinkitink is a pudgy king who doesn't really want to rule his country so he visits Pingaree and makes friends with the ruler there. An invasion in Pingaree causes all the inhabitants to be taken as slaves to the islands of Regos and Coregos, ruled by a married king and queen each living on their own island. The only ones left on Pingaree are Rinkitink, his goat Bilbil, and Prince Inga. The sto...
  • Garrett Kilgore
    This was one of the last remaining Baum books that I had yet to read. Somehow, it never appealed as a kid and then as an adult, when I learned that it had never been intended to be an Oz book, I (foolishly) thought it wasn’t worth my time. Overall, I found the book to be a delight. It’s definitely one of Baum’s stronger works. The story of Prince Inga is packed full of adventure and excitement, and aside from the unfortunate shoe-horn of Oz...
  • Nicolette Harding
    L Frank Baum wanted to write just 6 Oz books. He would be swamped with letters from children begging him to write more and more Oz stories. This book is the prime example that you just need to tell kids NO !! This was not good. The Oz characters only showed up as an after thought around the 80% mark. I am invested in finishing the series but I do so reluctantly. Recommend the Oz series up to book 6.
  • Samantha
    This wasn't a bad story as far as children's adventure stories go, but like the last story it's barely about Oz. It's discouraging to be so close to the end of this 14 book collection only to have the stories to be hardly related to the Land of Oz and the familiar characters there. Admittedly, I probably would not have read this story were I not attempting to read all off the Oz books. I can only hope that the remaining 4 books are more closely a...
  • Jessy
    I am enjoying this series a lot. The only thing that really bugs me is L. Frank Baum repeats himself a lot though out the series. I get occasional bringing up something that happened awhile back in the series. But to bring up something almost every book is a little excessive. Other then that I am having fun reading these books