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Encyclopedia > John R. Neill

John Rea Neill (November 12, 1877 - September 13, 1943) was a children's book illustrator primarily known for illustrating more than forty stories set in the Land of Oz, including L. Frank Baum's, Ruth Plumly Thompson's, and three of his own. His pen-and-ink drawings have become identified almost exclusively with the Oz series. 1877 was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... 1943 is a common year starting on Friday. ... Oz is an imaginary region containing four countries under the rule of one monarch. ... Lyman Frank Baum (May 15, 1856 – May 6, 1919) was an American author and the creator of one of the most beloved classics of childrens literature, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. ... Ruth Plumly Thompson (1891-1976) was an American writer of childrens stories. ... Pen and ink refers to a technique of drawing or writing, in which colored (this includes black) ink is applied to paper using a pen or other stylus. ...


Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, he was first commissioned to illustrate The Marvelous Land of Oz, the second Oz book L. Frank Baum wrote; The Wonderful Wizard of Oz had been illustrated by W. W. Denslow, with whom Baum lost contact afterwards. Independence Hall Philadelphia (sometimes referred to as Philly or the City of Brotherly Love) is the fifth most populous city in the United States after Houston, Texas, and the largest city in the state of Pennsylvania, both in area and population. ... The Marvelous Land of Oz, commonly shortened to The Land of Oz, published in 1904, is the second of L. Frank Baums books set in Land of Oz, and the sequel to The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. ... The Wonderful Wizard of Oz is a childrens story written by L. Frank Baum, illustrated by W.W. Denslow, and first published in 1900. ... Categories: Stub | Oz ...


The Oz books he wrote for the firm of Reilly & Lee are considered part of the Famous Forty, and appeared one a year from 1940 to 1942. These were The Wonder City of Oz, The Scalawagons of Oz, and Lucky Bucky in Oz. He had completed a draft The Runaway in Oz at his death but had not illustrated or edited it. Reilly & Lee decided not to publish the unfinished manuscript, and it laided incomplete until 1995, when it was published by Books of Wonder with illustrations by Eric Shanower.
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The books | The authors (Baum | Thompson | McGraw | Volkov) | The illustrators (Denslow | Neill)
The film adaptations (The Wizard of Oz | The Wiz | Return to Oz)

 
 

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