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The Red Gorilla of Oz (New Adventures in Oz #1)
Sebastian is the clumsy, heedless prince of the red gorillas. The Eternal Flame that protects his troop has inexplicably gone out, and the jungle is withering and dying. Sebastian must venture down Crimson Mountain to find Glinda, who he hopes will restore the flame. On his journey, the red gorilla makes good friends and faces dangerous enemies. Meanwhile, in the Emerald ...more
Kindle Edition, 150 pages
Published May 5th 2012
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The Red Gorilla of Oz is one of many books that are, as its subtitle states, "founded on and continuing the famous Oz stories of L. Frank Baum." It is the first of two Oz books written in 2012 by Richard Capwell, who has also written Santa Claus in Oz. He doesn't claim to be a "Royal Historian of Oz" as Baum did in the later of his 14 books about adventures in Oz, but it is clear that he is, like Ruth Plumly Thompson, Sherwood Smith, and Eric Shanower, writing in the same tradition.
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The Red Gorilla of Oz was alright. I was doing research for an Oz book I was writing myself and this was one of my favorite that I read. My expectations were a little on the low side after having read a few newer Oz books that simply should have stayed stuffed away in someone's top drawer, but the Red Gorilla was not cringe-worthy and it was decent and sufficiently Oz-y.
My paternal grandfather, George Lewis Capwell, was raised near Salamenca, New York. His father, John, was an engineer during the construction of the railroad while the canal was being built in Panama. George moved to Ecuador and became the president of the power company there and later in Panama. My father, George "Spike" Capwell, was raised in Ecuador and Panama. When my family (six boys and a ...moreMore about Richard Capwell...
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