Tin Woodman of Oz is a story of a heroic effort to regain
a lost love. The adventure has its beginnings when the woodman
explains to a young Munchkin boy, Woot, how he came to be
made of tin. It is a story of an ill-fated love between two
Munchkins, Nick Chopper and Nimmie Amee, that so enraged the
Wicked Witch of the East she caused the woodman to have accidents
with his ax. After each accident the lost meat and bone parts
were replaced with tin parts, until finally Nick was all tin.
Nimmie Amee loved him just as much even though he was tin,
but unfortunately he no longer had a heart so he could not
return her love.
all these years have gone by, his sense of obligation and
responsibility to Nimmie Amee is aroused by Woot; so together
with the Scarecrow, he sets out to find and marry the Munchkin
maiden. But their adventure seems ill-fated when they fall
under the control of a giant wizardess.
and Dorothy witness their plight through the Magic Picture
and come to their aid. Together again, they set out once more
to find Nimmie Amee, only to discover to their amazement,
there is yet another tinman -- the Tin Soldier. He too was
a Munchkin engaged to marry Nimmie Amee, but suffered the
same fate as the woodchopper at the hands of the Wicked Witch
of the East. Joining their party, the Tin Soldier also seeks
to redeem his lost love.
at last they find Nimmie Amee, there is yet another surprise.
This engaging tale by Baum must be regarded as one of the
most inventive romantic stories yet told. The twist of fate
revealed in the climax makes for a most enjoining experience.
The full title was The Tin Woodman of Oz: A Faithful
Story of the Astonishing Adventure Undertaken by the Tin Woodman,
Assisted by Woot the Wanderer, the Scarecrow of Oz, and Polychrome,
the Rainbow's Daughter.