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Handy Mandy in Oz (Oz (Thompson and others) #31)

3.68 of 5 stars 3.68  ·  rating details  ·  77 ratings  ·  4 reviews
Book 31 in The Wizard of Oz
Paperback, 256 pages
Published June 28th 1996 by Wonder Publishing (first published 1937)
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Jeff
Probably more of a 3.5 than strict 3. Handy Mandy brings then and fantasy back that I feel was somewhat lacking in the previous book (Captain Salt in Oz). Thompson sticks to the formula she works well with in her Oz books: there is some sort of quest to save a kingdom or royal person. This time she brings in Mandy the seven armed goat herder from Mount Mern, who has been brought to Oz quite suddenly by a powerful erruption. Once there she encounters the Royal Ox of Kereteria who has been puzzlin ...more
Neil
A reasonably good Thomson Oz book with quite a few interesting features. Mandy herself is pretty unique in the Oz canon, she's the main protagonist in a RPT Oz book but is female and not created originally by Baum, she's appears to be if not adult then considerable older than usual leads, plus is not conventionally human what with having seven arms, of course this being a Thomson book Mandy is given a loyal animal companion in this case the Royal Ox Nox. Anyway a pleasant enough read not too man ...more
Marti
One of my favorites

I have loved this book since my mother read it to me. I can't remember how many times I have read it. I now own all of my mother's OZ books but it is nice they are online now to reduce the wear on the original ones. I recommend these to children of all ages.
hpboy13
Nowhere close to the charm, magic, and inventiveness of the originals. These books should not be considered Oz canon.
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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 publicati ...more
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