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The wonderful O

By: Thurber, James

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Part of the The New York Review children's collection series
1590173090 / 9781590173091
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United States
21 cm 80 p. : ill.
Children's (6-12)  Learn More
Reprint. Originally published: New York: Simon and Schuster, 1957.

Littlejack has a map that indicates the existence of a treasure on a far island.

Black has a ship to get there. So they team up and sail off on Black's vessel, the Aeiu-a name based on all the vowels except for O.

O he hates since his mother got wedged in a porthole.

Black and Littlejack arrive at the port of the island and demand the treasure.

No one knows anything about it, so they have their henchmen ransack the place-to no avail.

But Black has a better idea: he will take over the island and he will purge it of O.

The vicissitudes visited on the islanders by Black and Littlejack, the harsh limits of a life sans O, and how finally with a little luck the islanders shake off their tyrannical interlopers and discover the true treasure for themselves all create a timelessly zany fairy tale about two louts who try to lock up the language-and lose.


5AK Interest age: from c 9 years, YFC Adventure stories (Children's / Teenage)

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