Giant Horse of Oz Book Review
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Giant Horse of Oz book review

Ruth Plumly Thompson
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Title: Giant Horse of Oz
Subtitle: The Wonderful Oz Books, #22

Author: Ruth Plumly Thompson
Illustrator: John R. Neil

Average number of words per page: more than 100

3 readers have rated this story.
Average story rating: 6.67/10.0
3 readers have rated the illustrations.
Average illustration rating: 6.67/10.0

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Book review by: J. J. Richards
age: 40

Review submitted on 07/30/2001 at 09:55:27

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J. J. Richards writes the following about Giant Horse of Oz :
In which Mombi's monster Quiberon who is a dark shadow over the Ozure Isles which are located in the center of Lake Orizon in the Munchkin Country threatens to destroy King Cheeriobed and everyone else in three days unless a mortal maiden is brought to him! Akbad the Sooth-Sayer picks the magical Golden Pear against the King's wishes and flys off to the Emerald City! There he kidnapps Trot, the Scarecrow, and Benny who is a live statue from Boston, brought to life by Dan the Second-Hand Man. Prince Philadore of the Ozure Islands has gone out to seek Tattypoo, the Good Witch of the North whom we haven't heard of since book #1 THE WONDERFUL WIZARD OF OZ! But she is gone! Forever and only Ozma can help him!

Philadore meets Herby the Medicine Man who has a medicine chest right inside his own chest! He was a normal man until Mombi threw him into Cough Syrup! They meet Highboy whose crazy legs can rasie themselves to any height. From the ground to the clouds! They meet Benny, Trot, and the Scarecrow who have escaped from Quiberon and almost died! They team together and meet Shutter people, Shadows, and they use a magical Jump-Rope to jump over a river before arriving in the Emerald City where Ozma, Betsy, Dorothy, Trot, and the Wizard transport the entire court to the Ozure Isles where Quiberon the Monster is destroying everything! Prince Philadore's long-lost mother Queen Orin turnes up who has been enchanted into an old woman by Mombi many years ago. Jo King, Queen Hyacinth, and of course Highboy rule the Gillikins and Philadore, Queen Orin, and King Cheeriobed happily rule the Munchkins.

THE GIANT HORSE OF OZ was published in 1928 by Reilly and Lee. Founded On And Continuing the Famous Oz Stories by L. Frank Baum, illustrated by John R. Neil. Many people hate when Ruth destroys Tattypoo, the Good Witch of the North and brings in Queen Orin. Other than that (I don't mind it) the twenty-second Oz book is terrific!

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