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Jinjur is a character in the Oz books by L. Frank Baum. She first appears in The Marvelous Land of Oz, leading an "Army of Revolt"---an all-woman force to overthrow the reign of the Scarecrow in the Emerald City and take it over for their own benefit. ... // Baums childhood and early life Frank was born in Chittenango, New York, into a family of German origin, the seventh of nine children born to Cynthia Stanton and Benjamin Ward Baum, only five of whom survived into adulthood. ... Title page of The Marvelous Land of Oz. ... Scarecrows in a rice paddy in Japan A scarecrow is a device (traditionally a mannequin) that is used to discourage birds like crows from disturbing crops. ... The fictional city of Oz as portrayed in the 1939 movie The Emerald City is the fictional capital of the Land of Oz in L. Frank Baums Oz books, first described in The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. ...


The revolt is a parody of the suffragette movement, which was contemporary to the writing of the book. While Jinjur's followers willingly use their feminine privileges to gain advantage, (no man will willingly hit a pretty girl, or fight back against her, and Jinjur boasts "there is not an ugly face in my entire Army,") they are routed by an incursion of mice. Suffragette with banner, Washington DC, 1918 The title of suffragette was given to members of the womens suffrage movement in the United Kingdom. ...


In The Tin Woodman of Oz, Jinjur reappears. Having been pardoned for her rebellion, she has retired to the country, and now lives on a farm. She is startled at first by the incursion of the Tin Woodman, the Scarecrow, and their companions, who have been transformed into animals by a wicked sorceress, Mrs. Yoop, but when the situation is explained, she calms down and is helpful and friendly. The Tin Woodman of Oz is the twelfth Land of Oz book written by L. Frank Baum and was originally published in 1918. ... The Tin Woodman or Tin Woodsman, also known in films as Tin Man, is a character in L. Frank Baums Oz books. ... Scarecrows in a rice paddy in Japan A scarecrow is a device (traditionally a mannequin) that is used to discourage birds like crows from disturbing crops. ...


Jinjur's name, pronounced as "ginger," is intended to imply that she has a rather volatile nature; however, she is not evil, but misguided. While she works with the witch Mombi, Jinjur is secretly afraid of her. Binomial name Zingiber officinale Roscoe Ginger root is used extensively as a spice in many if not most cuisines of the world. ... This article is part of the Witchcraft series. ... Mombi is a character from the L Frank Baum Oz Books series, and appears in the book The Marvelous Land of Oz. ...


She is illustrated wearing a feminized version of a military dress uniform of the period before World War One, with a skirt in place of trousers, high boots, a military-style frogged tunic, and a tall shako. This page describes uniform in the sense of clothing. ... Ypres, 1917, in the vicinity of the Battle of Passchendaele. ... A shako is a tall cylindrical hat, sometimes tapered at the top, something like an elongated fez in this editors opinion. ...


 
 

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