Del Ray Oz Book Covers (II): Thompson.

As mentioned in the previous post,
These are the front cover Illustrations/Paintings for the Del Ray editions of L. Frank Baum‘s Oz Series.

Author Ruth Plumly Thompson took over the series when Baum died.

This post was originally supposed to come after THIS POST.
The idea was to compare the Artwork…

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  1. I don’t think I realised QUITE how many Oz stories there were!

    I’m loving these, though… Some of them have a similar feel to the old Ladybird fairy tale book, which I adore. Ahh they don’t make ’em like that anymore!

  2. Cheers Carrie.

    I like these too to an extent.

    The artist is talented but they are nothing compared to the John R. Neill originals.

    I don’t really know why they felt the need for new covers when all the inside illustrations were Neills’.

    There are also a lot more titles than the ones I have here.
    The ‘Famous Forty’ are considered canon:
    http://www.librarything.com/series/Oz%20:%20Famous%20Forty

    Obviously over the years,
    It’s gotten stranger as more authors decided to write ‘Oz’ books:

  3. I actually don’t particularly like the style of the illustrations themselves, but love the ‘look’ they have of a certain period. In fact I find them slightly creepy… but that’s what’s quite cool about them. They’re sort of ugly which is really appealing.


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