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* RecycledPremise: Along with the aforementioned expies, the plot heavily resembles that of ''Literature/OzmaOfOz'' (an American girl washes ashore in Ev after a shipwreck, leading eventually to a confrontation with the Nome King), combined with elements from ''Literature/DorothyAndTheWizardInOz'' (the Rose Kingdom resembles the Mangaboos) and ''Literature/TheRoadToOz'' (Polychrome and Shaggy Manís involvement). Despite this, itís not a book to skip if youíre a fan of the series, as several plot-relevent events occur that affect future stories (Ruggedo the Nome King being dethroned and replaced with Kaliko for one thing), and the novel is actually a fan favorite.

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* RecycledPremise: Along with the aforementioned expies, the plot heavily resembles that of ''Literature/OzmaOfOz'' (an American girl washes ashore in Ev after a shipwreck, meets Tik-Tok, leading eventually to a confrontation with the Nome King), combined with elements from ''Literature/DorothyAndTheWizardInOz'' (the Rose Kingdom resembles the Mangaboos) and ''Literature/TheRoadToOz'' (Polychrome and Shaggy Manís involvement). Despite this, itís not a book to skip if youíre a fan of the series, as several plot-relevent events occur that affect future stories (Ruggedo the Nome King being dethroned and replaced with Kaliko for one thing), and the novel is actually a fan favorite.

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* RecycledPremise: Along with the aforementioned expies, the plot heavily resembles that of ''Literature/OzmaOfOz'' (an American girl washes ashore in Ev after a shipwreck, leading eventually to a confrontation with the Nome King), combined with elements from ''Literature/DorothyAndTheWizardInOz'' (the Rose Kingdom resembles the Mangaboos) and ''Literature/TheRoadToOz'' (Polychrome and Shaggy Manís involvement). Despite this, itís not a book to skip if youíre a fan of the series, as several plot-relevent events occur that affect future stories (Ruggedo the Nome King being dethroned and replaced with Kaliko for one thing), and the novel is actually a fan favorite.


* TheExile: The Jinjin's punishment to the Nome King is to make him an exile from his own kingdom.

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* TheExile: The Jinjin's punishment to the Nome King is to make him an exile from his own kingdom.kingdom, as well as to force him to forget his magic.


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* MagicKiss: The Nome King cursed the Shaggy Manís brother to be ugly, and the only way to break the curse happens to be a kiss from a fairy. Luckily Polychrome qualifies.

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* GrowsOnTrees: In Oogaboo everything grows on trees, from books to muskets.

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* LostAtSea: How Betsy and Hank begin the story.
* MysteriousPast: Betsy, of all characters, fits this description. We learn nothing about her; she even met Hank for the first time on the doomed ship at the start of the story.

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* FantasyWorldMap: The book was originally published with the first ever map of Oz. The fact that it had Munchkin Country and Winkie Country in opposite directions than they were originally said to have been in led to a massive ContinuitySnarl later on.


* TalkingAnimal: Once Hank is in Oz, he is able to talk, much to his bewilderment. He prefers not to at first until encouraged to talk by the Sawhorse.

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* TalkingAnimal: Once Hank is in Oz, he is able to talk, much to his bewilderment. He prefers not to at first until encouraged to talk by the Sawhorse. This is also the point where Dorothy realizes that ''Toto'' has actually been able to speak the entire time, and just chooses not to. She demands that he speak to her just this once, promises he'll never have to do it again, and that he is free to leave as soon as he does. His response?
-->"All right. Here I go!"


* DisproportionateRetribution: The punishment for coming down the Hollow Tube is to be tortured for nine days and then thrown back down on the tenth...but since Betsy and her friends were thrown in by the Nome King against their will, they are forgiven by Jinjin.
* TheExile: Jinjin's punishment to the Nome King is to make him an exile from his own kingdom.

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* DisproportionateRetribution: The punishment for coming down the Hollow Tube is to be tortured for nine days and then thrown back down on the tenth...but since Betsy and her friends were thrown in by the Nome King against their will, they are forgiven by the Jinjin.
* TheExile: The Jinjin's punishment to the Nome King is to make him an exile from his own kingdom.

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* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: While the Great Jinjin has a reputation for being fearsome and terrible, he turns out to be this as far as Betsy and her friends are concerned, likely because it wasn't their fault that they were in his realm.

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* OfferedTheCrown: Ruggedo's assistant Kaliko takes over as the Nome King after Ruggedo is ousted, who, if not completely good, is at least interested in being diplomatic with Oz.


* {{Novelization}}: The stage play came out before it was adapted into a book, itself more of a mixture of elements from previous Oz books than an original story (hence the expies in this book; the parts of Betsy and Ozga would have been filled by Dorothy and Ozma originally, but the stage version of ''The Wizard of Oz'' had the rights to those characters at the time; while Baum technically could have used them in this book, he opted to adapt the play more closely).

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* {{Novelization}}: The stage play came out before it was adapted into a book, itself more of a mixture of elements from previous Oz books than an original story (hence the expies in this book; the parts of Betsy and Ozga would have been filled by Dorothy and Ozma originally, originally in the play, but the stage version versions of ''The Wizard of Oz'' and ''The Marvelous Land of Oz'' had the rights to those characters at the time; time so the names needed changing; while Baum technically could have used them in this book, he opted to adapt the play more closely).


* ForgottenFirstMeeting: A possible byproduct of ContinuitySnarl; Polychrome and Shaggy Man met in ''Literature/TheRoadToOz'', but show no signs of recognizing one another when they meet again in this book.

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* ForgottenFirstMeeting: A possible byproduct of ContinuitySnarl; ContinuitySnarl, or just adapting the play this book was based on a little too closely; Polychrome and Shaggy Man met in ''Literature/TheRoadToOz'', but show no signs of recognizing one another when they meet again in this book.


* {{Novelization}}: The stage play came out before it was adapted into a book, itself more of a mixture of elements from previous Oz books than an original story (hence the expies in this book; the parts of Betsy and Ozga were filled by Dorothy and Ozma originally).

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* {{Novelization}}: The stage play came out before it was adapted into a book, itself more of a mixture of elements from previous Oz books than an original story (hence the expies in this book; the parts of Betsy and Ozga were would have been filled by Dorothy and Ozma originally).originally, but the stage version of ''The Wizard of Oz'' had the rights to those characters at the time; while Baum technically could have used them in this book, he opted to adapt the play more closely).

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* PlatonicKissing: Dorothy and Ozma share a kiss after Ozma gets playfully jealous at Dorothy's excitement over Betsy coming to live in Oz. Yet of course, to modern readers it certainly doesn't ''seem'' platonic.

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* {{Novelization}}: The stage play came out before it was adapted into a book, itself more of a mixture of elements from previous Oz books than an original story (hence the expies in this book; the parts of Betsy and Ozga were filled by Dorothy and Ozma originally).

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