The Wonder Book

$29.95

2006 reprint edition of the scarce original 1926 book, loaded with around 120 Thompson stories, poems, riddles and much more from her days at the Philadelphia Public Ledger.

Full color cover dustjacket. Numerous B&W illustrations, 235 pages.

Description

Stories, Pictures, Games, Puzzles, Hero Tales, Animal Lore, Plays, Fun and Fancy. By Ruth Plumly Thompson. Illustrated by James Hammon, J.W. Gruyer, Ray Robin, Charles J. Coll, Arthur Henderson and others.

2006 reprint edition of the scarce original 1926 book, loaded with around 120 Thompson stories, poems, riddles and much more from her days at the Philadelphia Public Ledger. Numerous B&W illustrations from James Hammon. This edition comes with an informative introduction by Ruth Berman, as well as a handy categorization of the contents, an answer to the puzzles, and an additional poem about the other Handy Mandy!

Although not considered a “Borderlands of Oz” book, this first collection contains some stories that fit within the larger Ozian mythology as listed on The Royal Timeline of Oz.

Amongst the numerous Supposyville poems, shorter poems, playlets, hero tales, animal lore, riddles and even non-fiction, include the following stories:

Marvelous Travels on a Wish

The One-Legged Giant

The Adventures of Peter Spottle

The Home of the Visiting Fairy

In the Bedpost Kingdom

A Komical Little Story

Cups and Saucers

Strange Story of a Green Camel

Trials of Tee Winkum; Tailor-Mouse

The Princess Who Slept Thirty Years

The Story of a Self Made Mouse

The Giant Who Did Not Believe in People

The Dwarf’s Great Leaping Match

It Was Ten O’Clock in Toyland

The Artful Arab and the Corpulent Camel

A Question of Might and Mane

The Tale of Terry Tommy Turtle

The Intellectual Mice in the Library

The Magic of the Secret Word

The Chocolate Rabbit and the Sugar Chick

The Story of the Curly Gold Crown

How the Mice Folks Escaped from the Gnomes

The Tale of the Three Little Trees

Can You Guess Why Are the Willow Trees?

The Story of Tom Thumb Giant

Full color cover dustjacket. Numerous B&W illustrations, 235 pages.

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