Ruth Plumly

Thompson's House

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Ruth's house with a dedication outside

After Baum's death in 1919, the company Reilly & Lee were interested in continuing the Oz stories. Ruth Plumly Thompson was chosen and she wrote an Oz book a year, starting in 1921. Thompson didn't have the word play that Baum did, but she did choose to bring a new kid from America each time to visit Oz in every story. She resigned writing Oz stories in 1939 and the illustrator for her stories, John R. Neill, took over.

Her house still stands in Philadelphia with a plaque outside commemorating the spot. 

This is a private residence. Please do not trespass.

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Address

254 Farragut Street

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

The plaque dedication outside of her house.