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The Yellow Knight of Oz (Oz (Thompson and others) #24)

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Book 24 in The Wizard of Oz
Paperback, 240 pages
Published May 12th 1986 by Del Rey (first published 1930)
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Bob Newman
Oct 16, 2017 rated it really liked it
American Kid Shoots for Mars, Winds Up in Oz

Or, you could entitle this book "Magic's Lethal Labor Lost". Ruth Plumly Thompson turned out a lot of volumes in the decades-long Oz series. Some were "a bit weak" compared to Baum's original twelve. This is quite a good one in which we find three strands that, of course, all wind up meeting at the end. Most of the traditional Oz folks play only bit parts. First, a rusty old knight who speaks "Medieval" goes off on a quest and meets up with another gre
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Kinksrock
Jan 19, 2016 rated it liked it
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
Steve Shilstone
Mar 11, 2014 rated it really liked it
Ruth Plumly keeps the Oz delights coming with puns and a nicely woven plot. Plus, a horse chestnut transforms into a chestnut horse. What more can you ask?
hpboy13
Sep 24, 2011 rated it it was ok
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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