friend the Cowardly Lion is in trouble. You see, he feels
the courage given to him by the Wizard of Oz has been all
used up, so begins to look for a way to get more courage.
Under (poor) advice, he is told that to gain courage, he must
eat a man with much courage. He starts out on a journey to
do just this, hoping to accomplish this horrid task quickly
as the Cowardly Lion is not one to harm anyone.
in the barbarous Kingdom of Mudge (in the southwest portion
of the blue Munchkin Country), the Mustafa of Mudge collects,
of all things, lions! He already has 9,999 lions in his collection,
but is still very unhappy because he wants one more and is
convinced that no really worthwhile lion collection can be
complete without the famed Cowardly Lion of Oz.
makes his big mistake when he sets out to collect the Cowardly
Lion, for the Lion has become one of Dorothy's constant companions
and is just about the most important animal in all of Oz.
Of course, no one from Mudge can go on this quest because
the Book of Mudge states that anyone who leaves Mudge will
die. What can Mustafa do? Who can he send?
this book, you will also enjoy meeting Notta Bit More the
clown and his friend, Bob Up. While performing his disappearing
act in a circus for the citizens of Stumptown USA, Notta Bit
More makes Bob Up, a little orphan boy from the audience,
disappear. Reciting the magical verse again, he then makes
himself disappear! They reappear together in, you guessed
it, the Kingdom of Mudge. Mustafa now sends Notta Bit More
and the young, redheaded Bob Up out into the Land of Oz to
bring him the Cowardly Lion of Oz.