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Ruth Plumly Thompson (1891-1976) was an American writer of children's stories. She is best known for continuing the children's fantasy Land of Oz series after L. Frank Baum died in 1919. Image File history File links Portal. ... 1891 was a common year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... 1976 (MCMLXXVI) is a leap year starting on Thursday (link will take you to calendar). ... Oz is an imaginary region containing four countries under the rule of one monarch. ... // Baums childhood and early life Frank was born in Chittenango, New York, into a family of German origin, the seventh of nine children born to Cynthia Stanton and Benjamin Ward Baum, only five of whom survived into adulthood. ... 1919 (MCMXIX) was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ...


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 sold stories to newspapers and magazines. Between 1921 and 1939, she wrote one Oz book a year. They were all illustrated by John R. Neill, who had also illustrated Baum's Oz books, except for the first one, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. Independence Hall, as it appears today. ... 1914 (MCMXIV) is a common year starting on Thursday. ... 1921 (MCMXXI) was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... 1939 (MCMXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ... John Rea Neill (November 12, 1877 - September 13, 1943) was a childrens book illustrator primarily known for illustrating more than forty stories set in the Land of Oz, including L. Frank Baums, Ruth Plumly Thompsons, and three of his own. ... Listen to this article · (info) This audio file was created from the revision dated 2006-01-08, and does not reflect subsequent edits to the article. ...


Thompson's contributions to the Oz series are lively and imaginative, featuring a wide range of colorful and unusual characters. However, one particular theme repeats over and over throughout her novels, with little variation. Typically in each of Thompson's Oz novels, a child (usually from America) and a supernatural companion (usually a talking animal), while traveling through Oz or one of the neighboring regions, find themselves in an obscure community where the inhabits engage in a single activity. The inhabitants of this community then capture the travelers, and force them to participate in this same activity.


Oz books by Thompson

1921 (MCMXXI) was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... The Royal Book of Oz (1921) is the fifteenth Oz book in the Famous Forty, and the first to be written by Ruth Plumly Thompson after L. Frank Baums death. ... 1922 (MCMXXII) was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... Cover of Kabumpo in Oz. ... 1923 (MCMXXIII) was a common year starting on Monday (link will take you to calendar). ... Cover of The Cowardly Lion of Oz. ... 1924 (MCMXXIV) was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ... Cover of Grampa in Oz. ... 1925 (MCMXXV) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will take you to calendar). ... Cover of The Lost King of Oz. ... 1926 (MCMXXVI) was a common year starting on Friday (link will take you to calendar). ... Cover of The Hungry Tiger of Oz. ... 1927 (MCMXXVII) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will take you to calendar). ... Cover of The Gnome King of Oz (1927) is the 21st Oz book and the seventh by Ruth Plumly Thompson. ... 1928 (MCMXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ... Cover of The Giant Horse of Oz. ... -1... Cover of Jack Pumpkinhead of Oz. ... 1930 (MCMXXX) is a common year starting on Wednesday. ... Cover of The Yellow Knight of Oz. ... 1931 (MCMXXXI) is a common year starting on Thursday. ... Cover of Pirates in Oz. ... 1932 (MCMXXXII) is a leap year starting on Friday. ... Cover of The Purple Prince in Oz. ... 1933 (MCMXXXIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ... Cover of Ojo in Oz Ojo in Oz (1933) is the twenty-seventh of the Oz books created by L. Frank Baum and the thirteenth written by Ruth Plumly Thompson. ... 1934 (MCMXXXIV) was a common year starting on Monday (link will take you to calendar). ... Cover of Speedy in Oz Speedy in Oz (1934) is the twenty-eighth of the Oz books created by L. Frank Baum and the fourteenth written by Ruth Plumly Thompson. ... 1935 (MCMXXXV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ... Cover of The Wishing Horse of Oz The Wishing Horse of Oz (1935) is the twenty-ninth of the Oz books created by L. Frank Baum and the fifteenth written by Ruth Plumly Thompson. ... 1936 (MCMXXXVI) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will take you to calendar). ... Cover of Captain Salt in Oz. ... 1937 (MCMXXXVII) was a common year starting on Friday (link will take you to calendar). ... Cover of Handy Mandy in Oz. ... 1938 (MCMXXXVIII) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will take you to calendar). ... Cover of The Silver Princess in Oz. ... 1939 (MCMXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ... Cover of Ozoplaning with the Wizard of Oz. ...

Non-Oz books by Plumly

  • The Curious Cruise of Captain Santa
  • The Wizard of Way-Up and Other Wonders
  • Sissajig and Other Surprises

Thompson resigned from writing Oz books in 1939 and John R. Neill took over, writing three until his death in 1942. Thompson later wrote two more Oz books, which are typically considered non-canon: Yankee in Oz (1972) and The Enchanted Island of Oz (1976). This article is about the year. ...


Most of these books are still under copyright laws and cannot be reproduced online. Others are available at Project Gutenburg: [1]



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Ruth Plumly Thompson - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (331 words)
Ruth Plumly Thompson (1891-1976) was an American writer of children's stories.
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 sold stories to newspapers and magazines.
Thompson's contributions to the Oz series are lively and imaginative, featuring a wide range of colorful and unusual characters.
Ruth Plumly Thompson - definition of Ruth Plumly Thompson in Encyclopedia (224 words)
Ruth Plumly Thompson - definition of Ruth Plumly Thompson in Encyclopedia
She is best known for contining the children's fantasy Land of Oz series after L.
Betweeen 1921 and 1939, she wrote one Oz book a year.
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