5th out of 34 books — 18 voters
The Gnome King of Oz (Oz (Thompson and others) #21)
Unsuspectingly, Peter, a boy from Philadelphia, assists the wicked Gnome King in escaping from the island where he has been banished and who is now determined to reclaim his former kingdom and ravage Oz.
Paperback, 252 pages
Published September 12th 1985 by Del Rey
(first published 1927)
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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...moreMore about Ruth Plumly Thompson...