The Silver Princess in Oz

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Cover of The Silver Princess in Oz.

The Silver Princess in Oz (1938) is the thirty-second of the Oz books created by L. Frank Baum and his successors, and the eighteenth written by Ruth Plumly Thompson. It was illustrated by John R. Neill.

In this story, King Randy of Regalia (from Thompson's The Purple Prince of Oz) sets off for adventure with his old friend, the Elegant Elephant Kabumpo; they visit their friend Jinnicky the Red Jinn (also from Purple Prince) in the Land of Ev.[1] Before long, they meet Planetty, the lovely Princess from Anuther Planet, and her fire-breathing Thundercolt, Thun,[2] and set off on more adventures.

Thompson's novel is notable in that she avoids the use of Baum's classic characters and relies on those of her own invention (as is true of some of her other later books, like Captain Salt in Oz); and also for the fact that author and artist portray the followers of Jinnicky as turbanned black African slaves.

Planetty and Thun return in Jeff Freedman's 1994 novel The Magic Dishpan of Oz.


  1. ^ Jack Snow, Who's Who in Oz, Chicago, Reilly & Lee, 1954; New York, Peter Bedrick Books, 1988; pp. 110, 115, 176.
  2. ^ Who's Who in Oz, pp. 162, 211.

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