Friday, January 10, 2020

Sara Richard and the Royal Book of Oz

As I usually do, I wrote an online piece for Global Traveler magazine reviewing my favorite books I read last year. That piece can be found at Great Reads 2019.
One of the books I listed was The Royal Book of Oz. Originally printed in 1921, The Royal Book of Oz is the fifteenth book in the Oz series and the first written by Ruth Plumly Thompson. It was originally thought to be written by Oz creator L. Frank Baum. Years later, it was discovered to be the work of Thompson.
The newest edition features updated, all-new illustrations by Eisner Award-nominated artist Sara Richard. The Royal Book of Oz is 272 pages of entertainment following the Scarecrow’s search for his family tree, highlighted by beautiful and whimsical illustrations by Sara.

I have featured Sara here many times over the years. I am a huge fan of her work and am proud to call her a friend. Sara is extremely talented and if you follow her on social media, you will see she is also one of the coolest people.
I have ordered The Royal Book of Oz and I look forward to diving into it. I can't wait to see what cook illustrations Sara has created.
You can get this book by going to the Kickstarter page for The Royal Book of Oz. You can also get more info on the book and Sara at
Sara Richard and me in Novi, MI-May 2015.


Fuji said...

Wow. There are 15 books in the Oz series? Maybe when I retire, I'll sit down and read them all.

Johngy said...

Actually, there are many more in the Oz series. Baum wrote 14 and Thompson wrote 19. Other authors added 10+ depending how they are counted as part of the series or just related books.I had no idea either.Now Sara is part of that legacy.