The Royal Book of Oz (Paperback)
|Author: Ruth/ Baum Thompson||Editor: Ruth Plumly Thompson Ruth Plumly Thompson||Illustrator: John R. Neill John R. Neill|
|The Scarecrow decides to search for his family tree and winds up discovering that he is the long-lost Emperor of the Silver Island. Along the way, he meets such colorful characters as the A-B-Sea Serpent, the lumpy mud men, Sir Hokus of Pokes, and others. Includes whimsical illustrations by John R. Neill.|
From the Publisher:
Scarecrow searches for his family tree and discovers that he is the Long Lost Emperor of the Silver Island.
Lyman Frank Baum's first ambition was to be a newspaper reporter. He wrote for adults and children under several pen names, but he is best known for the 14 books that compose his Oz series--the best of which are often considered to be THE WIZARD OF OZ, THE MARVELOUS LAND OF OZ, OZMA OF OZ and GLINDA OF OZ. Baum wrote a musical version of THE WIZARD OF OZ in 1902. His original book was turned into a movie in 1939. A second musical version was created in the 1970s.