Sold: YANKEE IN OZ Wizard of Oz Book by Ruth Plumly Thompson Softcover 1986, Illustrations by Dick Martin, Bull Terrier Dog in Space

Original price was: $22.00.Current price is: $12.00.

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Here is a Yankee in Oz book, by Ruth Plumly Thompson and originally published by the Wizard of Oz Club in 1972. This is the 2nd softcover printing of 1986 (plate 91 in Bibliographia Oziana).  33 years went by between Ruth Plumly Thompson’s previous Oz book and this one. Thompson took over the Wizard of Oz series from L Frank Baum. Oversized, 94 pages, with a great color cover and internal illustrations in black and white by Dick Martin.

The story begins with Thomas P. “Tompy” Terry, an athlete and musician son of a physicist, star drummer in his marching band at Pennwood prep in fictional small town, Pennwood, Pennsylvania, swept away by then-fictitious Hurricane Hannah on his way to the Labor Day parade. He lands on the shore of Winkie Lake, where he meets Yankee, the first American dog in space, a bull terrier delighted at his newfound ability to talk.

Book is in near fine condition, clean and unmarked with just light cover wear and corner bumping.