magical practices and potions of the Land of Oz is the thread
running through The Patchwork Girl. The story begins with
a visit by a young Munchkin lad, Ojo the Unlucky, who with
his Unc Nunkie visit a reclusive magician, Dr. Pipt. The old
sorcerer has just completed the six year task of brewing a
spoonful of the Powder of Life, and is preparing to administer
it to a life-sized rag doll made by his wife Margolotte. The
intent is to create a servant to help his wife in her chores,
but unbeknownst to the magician, Ojo doctors the doll's brains.
the confusion that erupts as the Powder of Life performs its
miracle, Margolotte and Unc Nunkie are turned into marble
statues and the Patchwork Girl is brought to life quite unfit
to ever be a servant. To restore life to the two hapless victims,
Ojo undertakes a quest to find the ingredients for an antidote
to the enchantment, accompanied by the Patchwork Girl and
the Glass Cat, another creation of Dr. Pipt.
series of adventures ensue, as they brave new challenges and
meet new and amazing peoples and lands in their hunt for the
magical ingredients. Through the trials of this grand quest
Ojo learns that he is no longer presumed to be ill-fated by
circumstance of birth, and is known henceforth as Ojo the
This is considered a direct sequel to The
Emerald City of Oz. Also, Ojo and Unk Nunkie return for
further adventures in Ojo in Oz.