[Epub] ➞ Kabumpo in Oz By Ruth Plumly Thompson – Capitalsoftworks.co.uk

Kabumpo in Oz During Prince Pompadore Of Pumperdink S Eighteenth Birthday Celebration, His Birthday Cake Explodes, Revealing A Magic Scroll, A Magic Mirror, And A Doorknob The Scroll Warns The Prince That If The He Doesn T Wed A Proper Princess Within Seven Days, His Entire Kingdom Will Disappear The Prince, Along With The Kingdom S Wise Elephant Kabumpo, Set Off On An Adventure To The Emerald City So Pompa Can Marry Princess Ozma, The Only Proper Princess The Elegant Elephant Can Think Of As Worthy Of His Prince

10 thoughts on “Kabumpo in Oz

  1. says:

    When the Scarecrow returns to the corn field where Dorothy first found him, he discovers that his old bean pole is magical Sent tumbling far below the surface of Oz down to the Silver Islands, the Scarecrow discovers that he is supposedly the re created Emperor Chang Wang Woe of this distant kingdom But is the Scarecrow ready to give up his life in Oz I swear I ve read this story with a different title.

  2. says:

    I didn t enjoy this as much as the other Oz books It started slow and I wasn t fond of the initial main characters or the core plot.

  3. says:

    This is the book that halted my sharing the Oz series with my children While this book was by far superior to The Royal Book of Oz , it was not as able to keep my kids attention captivated enough I finally decided to just finish it myself, so that I could be returned to the bookshelf Thompson certainly is coming into her own as Oz s Royal Historian, but to me her style is nowhere near as charming and fun as Baum s Don t get me wrong, she has great ideas of how to craft a fairy tale, but th This is the book that halted my sharing the Oz series with my children While this book was by far superior to The Royal Book of Oz , it was not as able to keep my kids attention captivated enough I finally decided to just finish it myself, so that I could be returned to the bookshelf Thompson certainly is coming into her own as Oz s Royal Historian, but to me her style is nowhere near as charming and fun as Baum s Don t get me wrong, she has great ideas of how to craft a fairy tale, but the problem is that the world L Frank Baum built was not the typical fairy tale world Baum had fun and whimsy with many of his creations, but Thompson seems to relyon how she can explore exploit the puns or word play Baum certainly did the same, but it never felt as crammed full or over the top I did really enjoy Prince Pompa, Peg Amy, and Wag, but I have never been a big fan of Kabumpo I will say though, that time has made me dislike him less than I recall Having Ruggedo back was fun and I do think that Thompson used him well The big reveal of the true villain was a bit underwhelming and everything was concluded with a textbook deus ex machina The plots were good and I really wish thattime was spent on that versus findingandrelatively pointless groups of Oz inhabitants that were usually there and gone within one chapter or less.All and all, not the best Oz book, but Thompson s sopho outing still had a lot of positives and a fair amount of fairy tale charm

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    Kabumpo of Oz is a big improvement over The Royal Book of Oz, Thompson s first There are a few mistakes the constant misspellings of Gillikin as Gilliken and Nome as gnome , for instance , but Thompson does a nice job using Ruggedo the Nome King as the villain and introducing several other excellent characters Kabumpo the Elegant Elephant, Peg Amy the wooden doll, and Wag the rabbit, whose constant spoonerisms are very amusing Kabumpo of Oz is a big improvement over The Royal Book of Oz, Thompson s first There are a few mistakes the constant misspellings of Gillikin as Gilliken and Nome as gnome , for instance , but Thompson does a nice job using Ruggedo the Nome King as the villain and introducing several other excellent characters Kabumpo the Elegant Elephant, Peg Amy the wooden doll, and Wag the rabbit, whose constant spoonerisms are very amusing

  5. says:

    Okay, Thompson redeemed herself with this book Noracism or weird, unfinished plot lines this is a solid entry into the Oz canon It does not feel as if it were written by Baum, which is the only downfall of the novel Thompson has created several memorable characters and areas of Oz that we ve never seen before and although some are relatively stupid and too short they re perfectly suited for inclusion into the most magical place on earth Illumi Nation with it s candlewick peop Okay, Thompson redeemed herself with this book Noracism or weird, unfinished plot lines this is a solid entry into the Oz canon It does not feel as if it were written by Baum, which is the only downfall of the novel Thompson has created several memorable characters and areas of Oz that we ve never seen before and although some are relatively stupid and too short they re perfectly suited for inclusion into the most magical place on earth Illumi Nation with it s candlewick people was cute but we only got one chapter there The Runaway Country was great sour, cantankerous, unhappy and leaving to become an island I liked him Ruggedo, the NOME King is back Thompson changed it to gnome and that s a huge no no for mebut whatever , and once again, is properly dismissed I don t know why they can t just transform him into an object and let him disappear but all great stories need a great villain, so.Of the characters that we will most likely see again Peg Amy, the wooden doll was kind of annoying to me Her constant clues basically gives away the ending not to mention that a GIANT spoiler is right there in the cover art Kabumpo was positively flawless I cannot wait to see him again there are too many reasons to love him and you ll have to read the story to see what I mean but, I m pretty sure, Kabumpo qualifies as the first gay character in Oz He s over the top, he s effeminate, he s hilarious and he really loves pearls Prince Pompadore of Pumperdink wasn t that amazing but his dynamic is what propels the plot along, so I excused him for boring the sh t out of me for 200 pages Wag the giant bunny I don t know I saw very little point to him but I have a feeling Thompson is doing her best to invent new friends for us to return to in future volumes A lot happens in this book but I m not going to type it all out It s a good, solid, believable entry into the canon and that s what I was looking for when I decided to try out Thompson s Oz NailedItNow onto book 17 The Cowardly Lion of Oz this better be good

  6. says:

    Miss Thompson did an amazing thing in the Royal Book of Oz She took a known and beloved world and character list and transposed it into something new and strange and interesting In this book she looses that momentum, by sliding back into old tropes In Fact she only has one new and exciting portion in this book, that that is in the land of Illume, with the candle people Thompson s strength is in the surreal, and unfortunately in this book she relied far too heavily on the old OZ feel That co Miss Thompson did an amazing thing in the Royal Book of Oz She took a known and beloved world and character list and transposed it into something new and strange and interesting In this book she looses that momentum, by sliding back into old tropes In Fact she only has one new and exciting portion in this book, that that is in the land of Illume, with the candle people Thompson s strength is in the surreal, and unfortunately in this book she relied far too heavily on the old OZ feel That could have come from publisher pressure, reader pressure, or just the fact that the Royal Book of OZ was a one off and this is how she plans on proceeding I really hope it s one of the two previous reasons.This book introduces a bevy of new characters and a new land, not previously in any of the OZ books We are also introduced to a new anthropomorphized character in the Elegant Elephant, Kabumpo Kabumpo himself is a fun character and the quest that he and Pompa go on is interesting, but Thompson uses the same basic outline to the quest as so many of the previous OZ books had It s a fun quest, where the characters have a lot of confidence, then it becomes overwhelming, then Glinda and Ozma get involved and resolve it for the main characters Thompson tries to infuse this standard plot with newness by word play for example the land of candles is Illume Nation , but she uses SO much of it, that it just becomes obnoxious I m going to keep on with the series, because I always believe there will be one offs maybe multiple of them , but I really hope that she goes back to what she did in The Royal Book

  7. says:

    This is what should have been Thompson s debut It s a solid narrative that feelslike an Oz story, if in a different writing style than Baum While you might see the twist involving her from a mile away I did like the character of Peg Amy, a living doll that seems to have vague memories of a past life The Prince is an amusing character who all sorts of bad things happen to the best scene involving him has to be when he asks Princess Ozma to marry him and gets a blunt, stinging rejection This is what should have been Thompson s debut It s a solid narrative that feelslike an Oz story, if in a different writing style than Baum While you might see the twist involving her from a mile away I did like the character of Peg Amy, a living doll that seems to have vague memories of a past life The Prince is an amusing character who all sorts of bad things happen to the best scene involving him has to be when he asks Princess Ozma to marry him and gets a blunt, stinging rejection Like ouch, had to feel for the poor guy At least he finds love by the end of it I had a lot of fun reading this book though, and it encouraged me to keep going with Thompson s books Probably my second favorite of hers behind Handy Mandy in Oz

  8. says:

    I must say this is the strangest book of Oz yet I know the series was out for almost 20 years at this time but this is also the most adult book in the series This book deals with marriage, kidnapping, toucher, war, drugs, and breaking laws It was strange reading this one They are still very progressive books and Ruth did keep up with Frank s world I did enjoy it There are still moments in this book that it would not be published in today s world, due to the old terminologies Still a fun bo I must say this is the strangest book of Oz yet I know the series was out for almost 20 years at this time but this is also the most adult book in the series This book deals with marriage, kidnapping, toucher, war, drugs, and breaking laws It was strange reading this one They are still very progressive books and Ruth did keep up with Frank s world I did enjoy it There are still moments in this book that it would not be published in today s world, due to the old terminologies Still a fun book to read and keeps up with the craziness of Oz with aadult feel

  9. says:

    Light years better than the Royal Book of Oz, Thompson has started to get the feel for Baum s incredible world The new characters are diverse and interesting, and the overall story was good It still does not have the elegant pace of the original Oz books, but it gives me a lot of hope for the rest of her works.

  10. says:

    Love the Oz books.

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