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John R. Neill

Author, Illustrator

(1877 - 1943)

John R. Neill

John Rea Neill was a magazine and children’s book illustrator primarily known for illustrating more than forty stories set in the Land of Oz, including L. Frank Baum’s, Ruth Plumly Thompson’s, and three of his own.



Bibliography

Baum’s Own Book for Children (1912)

This is a collection of extracts and poems from previously published works.

 

Author(s): L. Frank Baum
Illustrator(s): Maginel Wright Enright
John R. Neill

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Captain Salt in Oz (1936)

Captain Salt, former pirate, now Royal Explorer of Oz, sets out to explore the Nonestic Ocean.

Author(s): Ruth Plumly Thompson
Illustrator(s): John R. Neill

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Captain Salt in Oz (1990)

Captain Salt, former pirate, now the Royal Explorer of Oz sets out to explore the Nonestic Ocean.

Author(s): Ruth Plumly Thompson
Illustrator(s): John R. Neill

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The Cowardly Lion and the Hungry Tiger (1913)

The Cowardly Lion and Hungry Tiger decide to test their virtue and pass. Read online at gutenberg.org.

Author(s): L. Frank Baum
Illustrator(s): John R. Neill

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The Cowardly Lion of Oz (1923)

The Cowardly Lion is called on to rescue his friends from the wicked king of the Mudgers. Read online at Hathitrust.

Author(s): Ruth Plumly Thompson
Illustrator(s): John R. Neill

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Dorothy and the Wizard in Oz (1908)

Dorothy is precipitated into the bowels of the earth by a California earthquake along with her friend Zeb, a farm boy, Eureka the kitten and Jim the cab-horse. She meets the Wizard and they make their way to Oz after many adventures. Read online at gutenberg.org.

Author(s): L. Frank Baum
Illustrator(s): John R. Neill

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Dorothy and the Wizard in Oz (1984)

Dorothy is precipitated into the bowels of the earth by a California earthquake along with her friend Zeb, a farm boy, Eureka the kitten and Jim the cab-horse. She meets the Wizard and they make their way to Oz after many adventures.

Author(s): L. Frank Baum
Illustrator(s): John R. Neill

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Dorothy and the Wizard in Oz (1990)

Dorothy is precipitated into the bowels of the earth by a California earthquake along with her friend Zeb, a farm boy, Eureka the kitten and Jim the cab-horse. She meets the Wizard and they make their way to Oz after many adventures.

Author(s): L. Frank Baum
Illustrator(s): John R. Neill

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The Emerald City of Oz (1910)

Aunt Em and Uncle Henry have joined Dorothy in Oz. While they are enjoying a tour of their new home, the evil Nome King is tunneling under the Deadly Desert in his scheme to conquer the Emerald City. Read online at Hathitrust.

Author(s): L. Frank Baum
Illustrator(s): John R. Neill

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The Emerald City of Oz (1993)

Aunt Em and Uncle Henry have joined Dorothy in Oz. While they are enjoying a tour of their new home, the evil Nome King is tunneling under the Deadly Desert in his scheme to conquer the Emerald City. Read online at Hathitrust.

Author(s): L. Frank Baum
Illustrator(s): John R. Neill

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The Giant Horse of Oz (1928)

The Ozure Isles are still under a spell cast by the evil witch Mombi who set a fire-breathing monster to keep them prisoner. Prince Philador sets out to break the enchantment and rescue Trot, who has been taken captive by the monster.

Author(s): Ruth Plumly Thompson
Illustrator(s): John R. Neill

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The Gingerbread Man (1917)

This title is a reprinting of the first few chapters of John Dough and the Cherub, with a new ending. The first edition was part of Baum's Snuggle Tales and had a color frontis piece. The later edition in the Oz-Man Tales series had four color illustrations.

Author(s): L. Frank Baum
Illustrator(s): Maginel Wright Enright
John R. Neill
Et al

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The Gingerbread Man (1920)

This title is a reprinting of the first few chapters of John Dough and the Cherub, with a new ending. The first edition was part of Baum's Snuggle Tales and had a color frontis piece. This later edition in the Oz-Man Tales series has four color illustrations.

Author(s): L. Frank Baum
Illustrator(s): John R. Neill
Et al

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Glinda of Oz (1920)

Princess Ozma and Dorothy travel to an obscure corner of the Land of Oz, in order to prevent a war between the Skeezers and the Flatheads and find themselves imprisoned on the Skeezers’ glass-covered island, which has been magically submerged to the bottom of its lake. Read online at Hathitrust.

Author(s): L. Frank Baum
Illustrator(s): John R. Neill

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Glinda of Oz (2000)

Princess Ozma and Dorothy travel to an obscure corner of the Land of Oz, in order to prevent a war between the Skeezers and the Flatheads and find themselves imprisoned on the Skeezers’ glass-covered island, which has been magically submerged to the bottom of its lake. Read online at Hathitrust.

Author(s): L. Frank Baum
Illustrator(s): John R. Neill

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The Gnome King of Oz (1927)

Unsuspectingly, Peter, a boy from Philadelphia, assists the wicked Gnome King in escaping from the island where he has been banished and who is now determined to reclaim his former kingdom and ravage Oz.

Author(s): Ruth Plumly Thompson
Illustrator(s): John R. Neill

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Grampa in Oz (1924)

Prince Tatters and Grampa set out to find King Fumbo’s head, save the kingdom from bankruptcy and find a suitable Princess. With the help of Dorothy and Bill, an iron weathercock, they succeed. Read online.

Author(s): Ruth Plumly Thompson
Illustrator(s): John R. Neill

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Handy Mandy in Oz (1937)

Handy Mandy in Oz (1937) is the thirty-first of the Oz books created by L. Frank Baum and his successors, and the seventeenth written by Ruth Plumly Thompson. It was illustrated by John R. Neill. Handy Mandy is propelled to the Land of Oz by an exploding geyser. Her seven hands astonish the Keretarians. She joins Nox the Royal Oz to search for the lost King Kerry.

Author(s): Ruth Plumly Thompson
Illustrator(s): John R. Neill

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Handy Mandy in Oz (1990)

Handy Mandy in Oz (1937) is the thirty-first of the Oz books created by L. Frank Baum and his successors, and the seventeenth written by Ruth Plumly Thompson. It was illustrated by John R. Neill. Handy Mandy is propelled to the Land of Oz by an exploding geyser. Her seven hands astonish the Keretarians. She joins Nox the Royal Oz to search for the lost King Kerry.

Author(s): Ruth Plumly Thompson
Illustrator(s): John R. Neill

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The Hungry Tiger of Oz (1926)

The Hungry Tiger of Oz (1926) is the twentieth in the series of Oz books created by L. Frank Baum and his successors, and the sixth written by Ruth Plumly Thompson. It was Illustrated by John R. Neill. Betsy Bobbin and Carter Green, the vegetable man escape from Rash with Prince Evered with the help of the Hungry Tiger.

Author(s): Ruth Plumly Thompson
Illustrator(s): John R. Neill

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