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Ozoplaning With the Wizard of Oz
Introducing the Wizard's latest and greatest invention --the Ozoplane, which can magically fly up through the Stratosphere to all the incredible fairy kingdoms in the sky.Dorothy, the Wizard, Cowardly Lion and Scarecrow go off to explore Red Top Mountain, where the wicked Bustabo has stolen King Azarine's throne, while th??? Tin Woodman is accidentally sent skyrocketing wi ...more
Paperback, 272 pages
Published October 15th 1996 by Wonder Publishing
(first published 1939)
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I have mixed feelings about this book. On one hand, it was nice compared to some of Thompson's later books, better plot and pace for sure. What didn't work as well for me is some of the portrayals of Baum's most classic characters. Jellia Jamb stepped up and became a major player, but I'm not sure how crazy I was about that. Another thing was the Tin Woodman's braggart persona when trying to "claim" Stratavania for Oz. How is this the same Tin Emporer that wouldn't let Ojo take the wing off a bu ...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 ...more
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