Oz Wimbly is fat, slow, has a huge nose and is an easy target for the bullies of his school. One day Oz gets a letter, he has been drafted into the ‘Elephant Rebellion.’ Oz is whisked off to Fort Loxo, located in a galaxy far from ours, and learns he is an elephant that has been hidden on Earth. Oz, along with a fledgling cast of other kid elephants, tries to survive ten weeks of Basic Training. But Oz soon finds out the grueling hours of PT, the obstacle courses, the krams, the Top Trunk tournament, and the thousands of push-ups are preparing them for battle. Ten of them will be chosen for the most dangerous mission ever attempted by the Rebellion. To retrieve the Firestones. And possibly win back their planet. And it might all just be up to Oz.
Pirog Has Surpassed Himself, October 11, 2012
Nick Pirog has risen to a new personal best with Oz. To start off, it’s a delightful story, one that any age can relate to in whatever life stage you find yourself. Add to that, it’s in another dimension and it gets even more enjoyable as Pirog’s inventiveness and talent are always consistently awe-inspiring. A tender, page-turning, exciting novel of hope and a truly beautifully written tale as only Mr. Pirog can write.