Oz book #39! By Rachel R. Cosgrove. Illustrated by Dirk Gringuis. Accompanying essay by Rachel Cosgrove Payes.
By means of a magic kite, Jam, a boy from America, arrives with in Oz only to discover that the citizens of the Hidden Valley are oppressed by a cruel giant! Determined to help them, Jam has adventures along the way with his friend Percy, a giant rat, hostile centaurs, wicked snowmen, churlish bookmen, and Spots, the Leopard with the Changing Spots! Dorothy, the Scarecrow, the Tin Woodman, the Cowardly Lion, and the Hungry Tiger all play a role, as they seek to discover the secret of Terp the Terrible.
Originally published in 1951, this 1990 trade paperback reprint includes all the original illustrations and a new afterword by the author!
American novelist, Rachel Cosgrove (Payes) (1922-1998) is a genre novelist known for historical romance novels, science-fiction, fantasy, and gothic novels. Her first published book was The Hidden Valley of Oz. She wrote a sequel shortly after, The Wicked Witch of Oz, which the shortsighted editor at Reilly & Lee rejected, but was later published by the International Wizard of Oz Club in 1993 and illustrated by Eric Shanower. She revisited several characters from The Hidden Valley of Oz in short stories, published in Oz-Story Magazine.
Trade paperback, 320 pages. Numerous B&W illustrations. LIMITED STOCK!