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ONCE UPON A TIME, TWO FUGITIVES

LEFT OZ FOREVER…OR SO THEY THOUGHT. 

Miles away from the Land of Oz, fourteen-year-old Saguaro Throgelaar has grown up on an idyllic, but isolated island of misfits. Shielded from the truth about her parents’ pasts, the only thing Saguaro knows for certain is that her parents are from Oz.

 

When her parents’ secrets threaten to tear the family apart, Saguaro impulsively runs away to Oz to find the answers to her questions. She discovers that her destiny is somehow intertwined with that of the Wicked Witch of the West, whose legacy still haunts the Ozians sixteen years later. Can she survive despite her resemblance to the Witch? Will she find people who can tell her about her parents’ pasts? Can she move beyond her anger at her mother? And what about her own secrets?

 

It’s not easy being the daughter of Elphaba Thropp.

 

*****

 

“At first I had to get used to the child being a girl, since I already know about Liir, the son of Elphaba. But I found myself more and more intrigued, and I am really eager to see if Saguaro will find Glinda and if the two old friends will eventually be reunited.”

-Anneke, the Netherlands

 

“I love that If is a continuation of what happened after the curtain closed and how it explores what it’s like to be the daughter of the Wicked Witch of the West, yet not even know that you are. I’m excited to see how Saguaro’s relationship with her parents will be affected when she uncovers their pasts and how her view of the world will change as she continues her journey. I eagerly anticipate Tuesdays and Fridays to read the next chapter of Saguaro’s quest!”

Audrey, California

 

“If is a wonderful sequel to the musical Wicked. For fans of the Wicked book series, it may take a while for them to get used to Elphaba having a daughter instead of a son, but Saguaro Throgelaar is still a wonderful character with strong flaws in her own right.”

Alexandra, United Kingdom

 

“For me, the best thing about this story is that it can stand on its own. Sure, it’s a sequel to Wicked, but this is the kind of book I would read. Sometimes fanfiction readers say they don’t care about original characters, but in this story, you do… [Saguaro] is a child both Fiyero and Elphaba could be proud of.”

Ellen, Belgium