World Library  
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Article

Quadling Country

Article Id: WHEBN0000385625
Reproduction Date:

Title: Quadling Country  
Author: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Language: English
Subject: Land of Oz, List of Oz characters, Oz the Great and Powerful, Hungry Tiger, Glinda the Good Witch
Collection: Oz Countries
Publisher: World Heritage Encyclopedia

Quadling Country

Quadling Country
Map of Oz, with Quadling Country in the south
The Oz series location
Creator L. Frank Baum
Genre Children's books
Type Fairy country
Notable locations Forest of the Fighting Trees, Dainty China Country, Glinda's Palace, Jinxland
Notable characters Glinda, Hammer-Heads, Hoppers, Horners

The Quadling Country is the southern division of L. Frank Baum's fictional Land of Oz, first introduced in The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (1900). It is distinguished by the color red, worn by most of the local inhabitants called the Quadlings as well as the color of their surroundings. Like the Munchkin Country, the outer regions of the Quadling Country are rich, pleasant and lovely, being inhabited by kind and friendly people, while the areas closer to the Emerald City (most of the regions between the mountains of the Hammer-Heads, the enclave of Dainty China Country and the Forest of the Fighting Trees) are forbidding and dangerous.


  • Locations and inhabitants 1
    • The Wonderful Wizard of Oz 1.1
    • The Emerald City of Oz 1.2
    • The Patchwork Girl of Oz 1.3
    • The Scarecrow of Oz 1.4
    • The Lost King of Oz 1.5
    • Jack Pumpkinhead of Oz 1.6
    • Grampa in Oz 1.7
  • Appearances in modern works 2
  • References 3

Locations and inhabitants

Like all the countries of Oz, the Quadling Country contains various unusual sights and places. Among them are:

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

  • Mountain of the Hammer-Heads - The hills in which dwell the belligerent and armless Hammer-Heads
  • Unnamed Forest - A forest whose animals hail the Cowardly Lion as their king after he had defeated a giant spider that terrorized the forest.
  • The Dainty China Country - An area where all of its people and buildings are made of china.
  • The Forest of the Fighting Trees - A forest whose northern row of sentient trees have the power to use their branches to fling away anyone who attempts to enter the forest

The Emerald City of Oz

  • Miss Cuttenclip - A little girl who cuts paper dolls from live paper called Cuttenclips.
  • Fuddlecumjig - A village that is home to the Fuddles (who are made from puzzle pieces and have to be reassembled often).
  • Utensia - A kingdom inhabited by animated utensils.
  • Bunbury - A land where all the inhabitants are animated baked goods (like breads, buns, muffins, cakes, doughnuts, graham crackers, etc.). It is hidden in the same forest where Bunnybury is located. The trees in Bunbury are doughleanders and doughderas which produce a good crop of dough-nuts in season.
  • Bunnybury - A land where intelligent and civilized rabbits walk on their hind legs and wear clothes. It is hidden in the same forest where Bunbury is located. Glinda created Bunnybury because she was fond of rabbits.
  • Rigmarole Town - It is one of the Defensive Settlements of Oz. The Rigmaroles live here so they don't have to torture innocent people.
  • Flutterbudget Center - It is one of the Defensive Settlements of Oz and located near the Winkie Country border in Quadling Country. All the Flutterbudgets of the Land of Oz are gathered here to protect normal citizens from their constant unfounded worrying.

The Patchwork Girl of Oz

  • Mister Yoop - A captive "untamed giant."
  • The Hoppers - A race of one-legged cave dwellers who travel by hopping.
  • The Horners - A race of strange creatures with a single horn on their head.
  • Trick River - A river that flows through Quadling Country. It flows between Winkie Country and the mountain where the Hoppers and the Horners live. It has a tendency to change its flowing directions.

The Scarecrow of Oz

  • Jinxland - A monarchy separated from the rest of the Quadling Country by a gorge.
  • Great Waterfall - A waterfall that is the highest in the land.

The Lost King of Oz

Jack Pumpkinhead of Oz

  • Baron Lands - A section of rolling valleys and hills in Quadling Country that are ruled over by the Barons who are independent from Glinda and Ozma.
  • Scare City - A walled city in the northern part of Quadling Country. It is inhabited by the Scares, a race of grotesque beings.

Grampa in Oz

  • Ragbad - Home of Prince Tatters. Its economy is based on growing textiles.[1]

Appearances in modern works

In Gregory Maguire's revisionist Oz novels Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West and Son of a Witch, Quadling Country is described as a largely undeveloped, swampy region, with the ruddy-faced Quadlings being portrayed as artistic and sexually free. It is also stated that in Oz they represent the lowest of the low in humans. It is here that Elphaba (the Wicked Witch of the West), Nessarose (the Wicked Witch of the East) and Shell are raised, though they are natives of Munchkinland. Despite its unprofitable swampy soil, Quadling Country is reported to be situated above vast deposits of rubies, and for this reason the Wizard sends his forces to clear the area for mining. This campaign results in the decimation of both the population and the ecosystem of the area.

In Oz: The Great and Powerful, the Quadlings are inhabitants of Glinda’s kingdom. They are kind-hearted, simple country folk who are mostly farmers with no experience in fighting. Nonetheless, they joined Glinda's army against the Wicked Witch of the East. They display little preference for the color red. Part of the Dainty China Country also appears, having been ravaged by the Wicked Witch of the East's flying baboons, with China Girl as the sole survivor.


  1. ^ The Clothing Kingdoms
This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.

Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from Project Gutenberg are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.