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After having read 24 Oz books, I think I am qualified to say that there are, basically, two different kinds of Oz stories: (i) one or more established Oz characters go on a journey and have adventures, and (ii) a child from the U.S. is transported to Oz and has adventures and meets up with Oz characters. This story is a combination of both. Two characters previously introduced by Ruth Plumly Thompson -- Sir Hokus of Pokes and the Comfortable Camel -- go off on an adventure. And Speedy, a kid fro ...more
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 publicati ...moreMore about Ruth Plumly Thompson...
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