Betsy Bobbin
Betsy Bobbin

Real Name

Betsy Bobbin

First Appearance

The Tik-Tok Man of Oz (1913)

Created by

L. Frank Baum


During an ocean voyage Betsy befriended Hank the Mule. Then, one night during a storm, the ship struck a rock and Betsy and Hank were thrown off the deck into the sea. Shortly after that it caught fire, blew up, and sank beneath the waves.

They washed ashore in the Rose Kingdom. She teamed up with the Shaggy Man and several others, and together they went to the Nome King's Caverns to rescue the Shaggy Man's Brother. At the end of their adventure, Princess Ozma, at the urging of Dorothy Gale, brought Betsy and Hank to the Land of Oz to live in the Emerald City.

Betsy later joined Dorothy and others in searching for Ozma.

Betsy was among the guests who attended Ozma's birthday party in the Emerald City.

She, Dorothy, and Trot are constant companions and allies of Ozma.


Betsy is usually described as having blonde or light-brown hair, and is said to be one year older than Dorothy Gale, or about 12 or 13 years old.

She is a shy thing, and never used to the marvels that surround her.

Public Domain Appearances



  • Tik-Tok of Oz
  • The Scarecrow of Oz
  • The Lost Princess of Oz
  • The Magic of Oz
  • The Royal Book 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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