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Ruth Plumly Thompson

Published by Independently Published, United States (2020)

ISBN 10: 1656994011ISBN 13: 9781656994011

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About this Item: Independently Published, United States, 2020. Paperback. Condition: New. Janet Laura Scott (illustrator). Language: English. Brand new Book. This 1922 collection of short fairy tales by Ruth Plumly Thompson's successor to the Oz series is available here. The first story, shares its title with the book, is about growing up, in which the titular princess is captured by the Giant Grownupness and leaves her toys behind. Its view on growing up seems to be that it's sad but inevitable, and it's hard not to feel bad for the toys. "The Prince with a Cold in His Heart" tells how a wise man saves a prince from snobbishness by magically showing him the boy he could be. In "The Bald-Headed Kingdom," the only story in the collection to be divided into stories, a king is so sensitive about his baldness that he orders the heads of all his subjects shaved. His son discovers a cure for baldness, but when the king uses too much, he's smothered to death by hair. Kind of a dark twist at the end there. "The Tailor of Nevermindwhere" brings a tailor to a kingdom where the nobles refuse to pay for their clothes, and has him teach them a lesson in humility, as well as demonstrating the old adage that clothes make the man. I kind of think Thompson tried to put in too much plot twists for such a short story, but it's charming nonetheless. "The Last Giant" is about a giant who falls in love with a princess and uses magic to bring himself down to normal human size. While the giant is introduced as a sympathetic character, the ending plays his rather unfortunate fate for laughs. Finally, "The Princess Who Could Not Dance" has a princess learning that dancing should be fun and not purely calculated. Interestingly, considering that its lead story is about leaving childhood behind, the general theme of several of these tales is to embrace youthful fun. There's also a general undercurrent of learning to treat everyone with respect, but that's pretty much a constant in fairy tales. The tales are very much in Thompson's usual style (whether that's a good or a bad thing is up to you to decide), but have a more traditional feel than her Oz books and some of her other work. Seller Inventory # APC9781656994011

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Thompson, Ruth Plumly

Published by P.F. Volland, Chicago (1922)

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About this Item: P.F. Volland, Chicago, 1922. Hardcover. Condition: Fair. Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket. First Edition. A Fair copy in worn pictorial hard covers, heavily chipped at the spine. A reading copy of the first edition, but not ex-library. No dust jacket. Book. Seller Inventory # 048341

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Thompson, Ruth Plumly

Published by P.F. Volland Company, Chicago (1922)

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About this Item: P.F. Volland Company, Chicago, 1922. Hardcover. Condition: Fair. Janet Laura Scott (illustrator). 1st Edition. 8vo. Hardcover. Full-color pictorial paper-covered boards. 1st edition. Profusely illustrated in color. Covers heavily edge-worn. Previous owner's name in ink on half-title. Interior very good. Seller Inventory # 017517

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Thompson, Ruth Plumly

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About this Item: P.F. Volland Co. Condition: Fair. Chicago: P.F. Volland Co., 1922. 1st edition. 8vo. Unpaginated. Illus. by Janet Laura Scott. Fair book. Spine a bit warped, front joint bumped at crown. Boards edgeworn and slightly soiled. Gifter's inscription on front free endpage verso. Binding cracked near end. Last several pages have been water damaged; pages soiled and tend to adhere. Inquire if you need further information. Seller Inventory # Y00A-01105

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Thompson, Ruth Plumly

Published by Volland, Chicago (1922)

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About this Item: Volland, Chicago, 1922. First edition. 8vo. Unpaginated. Illustrated by Janet Laura Scott. Pictorial covers, light edgewear, good copy. (90931). Volland advertisment laid-in. Seller Inventory # 5284

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Thompson, Ruth Plumly

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About this Item: Volland, Chicago, 1922. Hardcover. Condition: Good. Dust Jacket Condition: No Dj. Janet Laura Scott (illustrator). First Edition. Superb fairy adventure told Oz author Thompson. Magnificent color illustrations by Scott, a noted illustrator of children's books. Pictorial cover has soil, rubbing to spine & edges. These flaws are often found on older Volland editions; internally Very Good. overall a good copy of this rare collectible book of interest to Oz, Thompson & Volland collectors. OUT OF PRINT. Seller Inventory # 023978

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Thompson, Ruth Plumly

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About this Item: Volland, Chicago, 1922. Hard Cover. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket. First Edition. Corners worn else Very Good. Seller Inventory # 200889

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Thompson, Ruth Plumly

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About this Item: P. F. Volland Co., Chicago. Hard Cover. Condition: Good. No Jacket. Janet Laura Scott (illustrator). (1922), not paginated, illus., illus. paper over boards, paper to spine starting to peel, wear to cover edges, slight soiling to cover, slight crease to rear board, hinges weakening. Seller Inventory # 06-1928

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Thompson,Ruth Plumly

Published by Volland (1922)

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About this Item: Volland, 1922. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Janet Laura Scott (illustrator). 1st Edition. Written by the second author of the Oz series witn nicely illustrated covers, end papers and internals. Cover papers are worn through at hte extremities and the spine is slightly darkened. Internally fine. Seller Inventory # 002111

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Thompson, Ruth Plumly

Published by P. F. Volland Company, New York (1922)

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About this Item: P. F. Volland Company, New York, 1922. Hardcover. Condition: Good edges scraped. Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket. Illustrated by Janet Laura Scott Illos. (illustrator). First Edition. In pictorial boards. Covers smudged, ink fep,; A beautifully illustrated story from this popular author of Oz novels. ; Octavo. Seller Inventory # 1574

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Thompson, Ruth Plumly

Published by P. F. Volland Company, Chicago, IL (1922)

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About this Item: P. F. Volland Company, Chicago, IL, 1922. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. Hardcover, bound in printed boards with matching box. The box edge-worn but intact; the book lightly rubbed with a gift inscription on the half-title. Scarce with box. Seller Inventory # M20-Bas-R298

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THOMPSON, Ruth Plumly

Published by CHICAGO, VOLLAND, 1922 (1922)

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About this Item: CHICAGO, VOLLAND, 1922, 1922. Hardcover. Condition: Good. COLOR PICTORIAL BOARDS FIRST EDITION GOOD-VERY GOOD. Seller Inventory # 371

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Thompson, Ruth Plumly

Published by P. F. Volland Company, Chicago, IL (1922)

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About this Item: P. F. Volland Company, Chicago, IL, 1922. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: No Dustjacket. Janet Laura Scott (illustrator). First Edition. Very Good condition, 1922, color illustrations, pictorial covers, illustrated. Seller Inventory # 170729-MYB665

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