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Pirates in Oz (Oz Series #25)
     

Pirates in Oz (Oz Series #25)

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by Ruth Plumly Thompson, L. Frank Baum (Based On Work by), John R. Neill (Illustrator)
 
Return to L. Frank Baum’s wonderful world of Oz with this illustrated children’s book series.
 
The old Gnome King attempts to capture the Emerald City and regain his magic belt, much to the horror of Peter, the Philadelphia boy who returns on a flying poetical pig to try to save Oz.

Hindered by a band of mutinying pirates, Peter is

Overview

Return to L. Frank Baum’s wonderful world of Oz with this illustrated children’s book series.
 
The old Gnome King attempts to capture the Emerald City and regain his magic belt, much to the horror of Peter, the Philadelphia boy who returns on a flying poetical pig to try to save Oz.

Hindered by a band of mutinying pirates, Peter is helped by a magic ship that sails through both water and sky, a king who wants only to be a seafaring cook, and Samuel Salt, the swashbuckling Pirate Captain himself.

Praise for the Oz series
 
“Where the young stay young and the old grow young forever—these books are for readers of all ages.”—Ray Bradbury
 
“The land of Oz has managed to fascinate each new generation. . . . The Oz books continue to exert their spell . . . and those who read [them] are often made what they were not—imaginative, tolerant, alert to wonders.”—Gore Vidal
 
“I was raised with the Oz books, and their enchantment, humor and excitement remain with me. They are still a joy and a treasure. I welcome this Oz revival.”—Stephen R. Donaldson

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780345330994
Publisher:
Random House Publishing Group
Publication date:
05/12/1986
Series:
Oz Series , #25
Pages:
225
Sales rank:
1,348,877
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range:
10 - 13 Years

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Pirates in Oz (Oz Series #25) 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Ruth Plumly Thompson had an imagination that was as free and as wonderful as Baum's own, and for that reason alone it was generally agreed that she was a worthy successor to his legacy. From the Bananny goat who had banannas for horns to Pigasus, the flying pig to all the strange creatures such as the Nobodys (people who had arms, heads and legs, but no body) that the adventurers meet on the various islands, Thompson continues to populate her version of Oz with creatures that stimulate the imagination. Her chief flaw as a writer, though (as can be seen in the names of the creatures mentioned above) is her overfondness for the pun. She loves to play on words, so much so that she pounds the reader with one pun after another, which is why I gave only 3 stars to what would otherwise be a five star book.