Queen Ann of Oogaboo

Real Name

Ann Soforth

First Appearance

Tik-Tok of Oz (1914)

Original Publisher

Reilly & Britton

Created by

L. Frank Baum


Ann's father, Jol Jemkiph Soforth, was once King of Oogaboo. One night, he crept over the pass into the Land of Oz to escape his sharp-tongued wife. A few years later, she followed, and Ann was left as Queen.

Ann's ambition led her to believe she could conquer Oz, so she assembled seventeen of the eighteen men in her kingdom to form an army called the Army of Oogaboo. As they marched out of Oogaboo, Glinda, The Good Witch of the South redirected their path to a deserted country where they wandered for several days. They finally encountered a Rak.

A few days later, they encountered a party consisting of the Shaggy Man, Tik-Tok, Betsy Bobbin, Hank the Mule, Polychrome, and Ozga the Rose Princess. Jo Files refused to capture the prisoners and bind them, since three of them were girls. He resigned his position as private, and Tik-Tok was recruited to replace him. He was offered a share of the plunder: half would go to Queen Ann, half would be split among the officers, and Tik-Tok would receive the rest.

Ann and her army joined the group and set out for the Nome Kingdom where they hoped to rescue the Shaggy Man's Brother. They were dropped down the Hollow Tube by the Nome King and sent back by Tititi-Hoochoo.

When they entered the Nome Kingdom, the Nome King captured them in a pit. They found a small passageway lined with sharp and jagged rocks which led them to the Metal Forest, although crawling through it tore their clothing to rags. They were reunited with the Shaggy Man and the others, and successfully rescued the Shaggy Man's Brother before returning home to Oogaboo.

Her younger sister is Princess Salye of Oogaboo.

Public Domain Appearances

  • Tik-Tok of Oz


  • While the original character who appeared in Oz books published before 1923 is in public domain, any versions published post-1923 are NOT.

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