Pirates in Oz (Wonderful Oz Books, No 25) Paperback – May 12 1986
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This is Peter's 3rd trip to the magical kingdoms. He is a young boy from Philadelphia and is a strong character with all the youthful exuberance to be expected of a young boy. In this story, he hooks up with a soft hearted pirate and a king whose subjects have rebelled. They learn that the pirate's mutinous crew and the king's erstwhile subjects have joined forces with the gnome king who is out to conquer Oz yet again. Most of the action in this book takes place outside of Oz. That was the case with some of Baum's best work and it also seems to be the case for Thompson.
The adventure story is a good one and John R. Neil's illustrations must be considered definitive for all things Oz. This one is worth the read.
By Thompson's day we have all sorts of ways across, even pirates are coming across!
This is a decent story that's often held back by Thompson's need for ridiculous puns that Baum would have probably even shunned, however, some of those puns also really make the book!
Pigasus is great and even though I disliked the Menankypoo people at first, I realized how unique they are.