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Available rare books, used books and second hand books of the title "The Royal Book of Oz" from Ruth Plumly Thompson are completely listed.The Scarecrow decides to search for his family tree and winds up discovering that he is the long-lost

Available rare books, used books and second hand books of the title "The Royal Book of Oz" from Ruth Plumly Thompson are completely listed.

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.

Available rare books, used books and second hand books of the title "The Royal Book of Oz" from Ruth Plumly Thompson are completely listed.

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.


The Royal Book of Oz is the fifteenth volume in the Oz book series , and the first written by Ruth Plumly Thompson . While the book was originally credited to series creator L. Frank Baum (who died in 1919), it was in fact written entirely by Thompson.

The book's subtitle is In which the Scarecrow goes to search for his family tree and discovers that he is the Long Lost Emperor of the Silver Island, and how he was rescued and brought back to Oz by Dorothy and the Cowardly Lion.

Prof. Wogglebug announces his plan to create a genealogy of the important people in Oz , a "Royal Book." In so doing, he inadvertently insults the Scarecrow as a person of no family, no ancestry. The abashed Scarecrow goes home to the Munchkin Country to look into his roots. He digs at the base of the beanpole where he hung when Dorothy first found him; he breaks through to a cavity and falls deep through the earth to another country, a place called the Silver Island. There, his arrival is seen as fulfilling a prophecy, and he is hailed as the return of the people's lost Emperor.

The Oz books form a book series that begins with The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (1900) and relate the fictional history of the Land of Oz . Oz was created by author L. Frank Baum , who went on to write fourteen full-length Oz books. All of the Baum written books are in the public domain in the United States. [1] Even while he was alive, Baum was styled as "the Royal Historian of Oz" to emphasize the concept that Oz is an actual place. The illusion created was that characters such as Dorothy and Princess Ozma related their adventures in Oz to Baum themselves, by means of wireless telegraph .

Ruth Plumly Thompson's style was markedly different from Baum's. Her tales harked back to more traditional fairy tales . She often included a small kingdom, with a prince or princess who saves his or her kingdom and regains the throne or saves Oz from invasion. Thompson even respelled Baum's respelling " Nome " as the more traditional " Gnome ".

Illustrator John R. Neill's vision of Oz is more manic than Thompson or Baum's. Houses often get up and do battle, and everything can be alive. His entries take Oz's color scheme (blue for Munchkin Country , red for Quadling Country , etc.) to an extreme, extending it to sky and skin colors.

Available rare books, used books and second hand books of the title "The Royal Book of Oz" from Ruth Plumly Thompson are completely listed.

Available rare books, used books and second hand books of the title "The Royal Book of Oz" from Ruth Plumly Thompson are completely listed.

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.


The Royal Book of Oz is the fifteenth volume in the Oz book series , and the first written by Ruth Plumly Thompson . While the book was originally credited to series creator L. Frank Baum (who died in 1919), it was in fact written entirely by Thompson.

The book's subtitle is In which the Scarecrow goes to search for his family tree and discovers that he is the Long Lost Emperor of the Silver Island, and how he was rescued and brought back to Oz by Dorothy and the Cowardly Lion.

Prof. Wogglebug announces his plan to create a genealogy of the important people in Oz , a "Royal Book." In so doing, he inadvertently insults the Scarecrow as a person of no family, no ancestry. The abashed Scarecrow goes home to the Munchkin Country to look into his roots. He digs at the base of the beanpole where he hung when Dorothy first found him; he breaks through to a cavity and falls deep through the earth to another country, a place called the Silver Island. There, his arrival is seen as fulfilling a prophecy, and he is hailed as the return of the people's lost Emperor.

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