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Mo (Oz)

Mo
Beautiful Valley of Mo
Location of
Mo should be at lower left
Real-world
Series The Oz series
Creator L. Frank Baum
Genre Children's books
Fictional
Government Monarchy
Mo
The Oz series location
Creator L. Frank Baum
Genre Children's books
Type Fairy country
Notable locations Milk River, Rootbeer River

Mo is a fictional region neighboring the Land of Oz. It is sometimes called The Beautiful Valley of Mo.

History

Mo is the setting of the book The Magical Monarch of Mo by L. Frank Baum. In the first edition of the book, titled A New Wonderland, the country is known as Phunniland.

The Land of Mo is also mentioned in The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus (as Phunniland), as well as in The Patchwork Girl of Oz, and appears in The Scarecrow of Oz.

The rain of Mo is made of lemonade, candy grows on trees (which is where Santa Claus gets his supply), and lakes are made of milk. Everyone in Mo is immortal and the King and Queen have many, many children.

Points of Interest

  • Crystal Lake -
  • Milk River - A river that is made of milk. The islands in the Milk River are made of cheese, creams gather in small pools near the river bank, and great strawberries grow from water lilies. The sand on the river banks of the Milk River is pure white sugar and is excellent for growing candy and bonbon bushes.
  • River of Needles - A river that is a perfect stream of sharp glittering needles and blocks the path to the castle of Maetta.
  • Root Beer River - A river where peanut trees go near it. The Root Beer River flows down a great hole that leads to Turvyland. It is forbidden to swim in the Root Beer River for many people drink from it.
    • Fruit Cake Island - An island that is in the middle of the Root Beer River.

Known inhabitants

  • Bredenbutta – The forty-seventh cousin of the King of Mo, the great-grandniece of the Queen of Mo, and a noblewoman who lives in the Land of Mo.
  • Bumpy Man - Introduced in The Scarecrow of Oz, the Bumpy Man is a rugged-looking man with bumps all over him. He is also called the Mountain Ear because it is his duty to listen to the world around him and tell the mountain on which he lives about what is going on. Thus, it keeps the mountain from shaking, rumbling, and spouting. He sleeps little since he stays alert at night listening for the slightest sound.
  • Cast-Iron Man – A mechanical giant that was created by King Scowleyow to destroy the Land of Mo.
  • Gigaboos – A race of fearsome creatures that live in the Land of Mo. Its body was round with a thick shell (like a turtle's shell), its head was supported by a long goose-like neck, it had four mouths, seven bright and glittering eyes (each colored red, green, yellow, blue, black, purple, and crimson), ten short thick legs, and two arms with claws like a lobster that were strong enough to pinch a tree in two.
  • Hartilaf – A giant who lives with his wife in a valley that is next to the Land of Mo. Hartilaf is so big that he can make a journey to Alaska and South America and be back by sundown.
  • King of Mo - The unnamed ruler of Mo.
  • King Scowleyow - The wicked king of an unnamed kingdom that is north of the Land of Mo.
  • Maetta - A sorceress who lives in the Land of Mo.
  • Prince - A talking dog who lives in the Land of Mo and is the only dog that lives there.
  • Prince Fiddlecumdoo - The youngest son of the King of Mo and an expert violinist.
  • Prince Jollikin - The brave son of the King of Mo.
  • Prince Zingle - The oldest son of the King of Mo.
  • Prince Thinkabit - The clever son of the King of Mo.
  • Princess Pattycake - The most beautiful daughter of the King of Mo.
  • Princess Truella - The daughter of the King of Mo.
  • Purple Dragon - A terrible creature that lived in the Land of Mo.
  • Queen of Mo - The unnamed wife of the King of Mo.
  • Timtom - A young man who lives in the Land of Mo. He fell in love with Princess Pattycake.
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