Ruth Plumly Thompson





Ruth Plumly Thompson

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born
in Philadelphia, The United States
July 27, 1891

died
April 06, 1976

gender
female

genre

influences


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An avid reader of Baum's books and a lifelong children's writer, Thompson was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and began her writing career in 1914 when she took a job with the Philadelphia Public Ledger; she wrote a weekly children's column for the newspaper. She had already published her first children's book, The Perhappsy Chaps, and her second, The Princess of Cozytown, was pending publication when William Lee, vice president of Baum's publisher Reilly & Lee, solicited Thompson to continue the Oz series. (Rumors among fans that Thompson was Baum's niece were untrue.) Between 1921 and 1939, she wrote one Oz book a year. (Thompson was the primary supporter of her widowed mother and invalid sister, so that the annual income from the ...more


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The Royal Book of Oz (Oz, #15)
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4.0 of 5 stars 4.00 avg rating — 4,506 ratings — published 1921 — 28 editions
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Kabumpo in Oz (Oz, #16)
3.94 of 5 stars 3.94 avg rating — 436 ratings — published 1922 — 6 editions
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The Cowardly Lion of Oz (Oz...
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3.7 of 5 stars 3.70 avg rating — 158 ratings — published 1923 — 4 editions
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The Hungry Tiger of Oz (Boo...
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3.74 of 5 stars 3.74 avg rating — 120 ratings — published 1926 — 4 editions
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Jack Pumpkinhead of Oz (Boo...
3.79 of 5 stars 3.79 avg rating — 115 ratings — published 1929 — 4 editions
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The Lost King of Oz (Book 19)
3.77 of 5 stars 3.77 avg rating — 112 ratings — published 1925 — 2 editions
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Grampa in Oz (Book 18)
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3.54 of 5 stars 3.54 avg rating — 116 ratings — published 1924 — 3 editions
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The Gnome King of Oz (Book 21)
3.77 of 5 stars 3.77 avg rating — 103 ratings — published 1927 — 3 editions
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The Purple Prince of Oz (Bo...
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3.91 of 5 stars 3.91 avg rating — 88 ratings — published 1932 — 2 editions
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The Yellow Knight of Oz (Bo...
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3.9 of 5 stars 3.90 avg rating — 88 ratings — published 1930 — 2 editions
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