For your enjoyment, an unusual hardcover copy of the Runaway in Oz by John R. Neill, illustrated by Eric Shanower. Published in 1995 by Books of Wonder. 242 pages, hardcover in original dust jacket. Beautiful blue illustrated endpapers. No statement of edition, later printing according to Book Collector’s Guide, book and jacket in fine condition!
“Here is Neill’s long-lost fourth Oz book finally published to the joy of Oz fans everywhere! When the Patchwork Girl of Oz, gets into trouble with some of the Emerald City’s citizens, she decides that she is unappreciated and runs away from home. She lands in on predicament after another, setting the Wogglebug’s Castle in the Air adrift, angering Fanny the Weather Witch, and causing her friends all kinds of worry! Befriended by Popla, the world’s strongest Power Plant, and a runaway student, Scraps’ adventures take her to new heights as she sails over Oz in the Castle in the Air. But, will the runaway Patchwork Girl ever return to Oz? With over 100 high-spirited black-and-white illustrations by today’s most popular Oz artist, Eric Shanower.”