The Wizard of Oz meets The Wind in the Willows in this middle grade novel full of ΓÇ£old world charm and adventureΓÇ¥ (Kirkus Reviews) in which a theater-dwelling,Oz-loving hedgehog goes on the journey of a lifetime to find his way home in this tale of loyaltyfriendshiplossand hope. Marcel the hedgehog used to live with his beloved owner Dorothybut since getting hopelessly lostheΓÇÖs tried to forget the happy home he left behind. NowMarcel lives a quiet life in the abandoned balcony of The Emerald City Theater where he subsists on dropped popcorn and the Saturday showings of The Wizard of Oz. But when heΓÇÖs discoveredMarcel is taken far away from everything he knows and ends up lost once more. His quest to return to The Emerald City Theater leads him to Mousekinlandwhere he meets Scampa tiny mouse armed with enormous spirit (and a trusty sling-shooter). Before longtheyΓÇÖre joined by an old gray squirrelIngotwho suffers from bad memories and a broken heartand Tuffya baby raccoon lost and afraid in the forest. And the travelers attract the attention of an owl named Wickedwingwho stalks them as they search for the old theater. From field to forestglittering theater to the gutterthe animalsΓÇÖ road home is a dark and winding journey. But sometimes you need to get a little lost before you can be found.
The Hedgehog of Oz
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