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Posted June 5, 2003
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.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.