From the forgotten writings of L. Frank Baum comes a joyous, heartbreaking, and unique perspective on a classic story of Oz. It tells the tale of the Tin Man, the woman he loved, and the witch that would stop at nothing to kind them apart.
When a lonely woodsman falls for the slave of a powerful witch, will their love be enough to protect them from her wrath? Despite the dangers, a brave woodsman named Nick Chopper and his bride Nimmee, make their escape through the haunted woods and into a happy place where Nick can chop down trees and build a home. The malevolent witch is not to be outwitted, however. She puts a curse on the woodsman's ax, directing it to chop off his limbs one by one. But as fast as the ax shears off a limb, a clever tinker fashions a prosthesis made of tin. The woodsman's head is the last to go, but when it does, the transformation is complete and the Woodsman has become the Tin Man.
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