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Thursday, July 3, 2008
Ruth Plumly Thompson wrote other stories during her years as Royal Historian of Oz. One of her earlier books is a collection of short tales called The Princess of Cozytown, which was published by Volland in 1922. This is the same company that published The Perhappsy Chaps, and this book follows the same format - paper covered boards, presented in a matching box. The copy shown on the left is in its original box, and the lovely illustrations are by Janet Laura Scott.
The Wonder Book was a collection of stories by Thompson, compiled and published by Reilly & Lee in 1929. Many of these pieces were from her earlier days on the children's page of the Philadelphia Public Ledger newspaper. My copy is pretty worn, but the International Wizard of Oz Club has recently published a new edition of this title.
Posted by Bill Campbell