The Gnome King of Oz


Pictures from The Gnome King of Oz by Ruth Plumly Thompson, illustrated by John R. Neill, Copp Clark Co. Ltd., Toronto, 1927.

As I understand it, this book is out of copyright in Canada, and, since it is Canadian, public domain or copyright-free everywhere else too.

I bought this book at Olivia’s Books in Picton, Ontario.

[picture: Front Cover, The Gnome King of Oz]

Front Cover, The Gnome King of Oz

The Gnome King of Oz, By Ruth Plumly The
Founded on and Continuing The Famous Oz Storied by L. Frank Baum
Illustrated by Jno. R. Neill. [more...] [$]

[picture: Peter and the Balloon Bird]

Peter and the Balloon Bird

“The stem of the balloon to which he clung had turned to a strong stiff leg, while the balloon itself had expanded into a plump, green, balloon bird. It careened through the air without any motion of wings or body and for a while, Peter, hanging to its [...] [more...] [$]

[picture: The Patchwork Girl]

The Patchwork Girl

The Patchwork Girl, also known as the Queen of Patch, here sports a haughty glower! [$]

[picture: Gnomes hide under toadstools]

Gnomes hide under toadstools

Two long pointy noses peeping out, and eyes, too.

This is the chapter head for “Queen Scraps Meets Peter.” [$]

[picture: The Bookman]

The Bookman

“I can carry myself and turn over a new leaf every day in the year.” said the Bookman, smiling—Chapter 14 [more...] [$]

[picture: Nick Chopper the Tin Woodman]

Nick Chopper the Tin Woodman

“ “Look!” rasped the Tin Woodman, who stood nearest the door. “Look! Look up! Look out!” Following the direction of Nick Chopper’s tin finger everyone did look and, next minute, in fright ant bewilderment, huddled together for protection, for over [...] [more...] [$]

[picture: The WIzard of Oz]

The WIzard of Oz

The Wizard with his spectacles and his bag marked WIZ! [$]

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