The Magical Land of Noom

The Magical Land of Noom Come on a high flying adventure with Johnny and Janey as they travel from their own backyard to the mysterious enchanted kingdom they discover on the other side of the moon When Johnny and Janey build

  • Title: The Magical Land of Noom
  • Author: Johnny Gruelle
  • ISBN: 9780688141172
  • Page: 273
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Come on a high flying adventure with Johnny and Janey as they travel from their own backyard to the mysterious enchanted kingdom they discover on the other side of the moon.When Johnny and Janey build their Flying Machine out of some old boards and wooden spools, the last thing they expect is for it to actually take off But that s just what happens, and before they know iCome on a high flying adventure with Johnny and Janey as they travel from their own backyard to the mysterious enchanted kingdom they discover on the other side of the moon.When Johnny and Janey build their Flying Machine out of some old boards and wooden spools, the last thing they expect is for it to actually take off But that s just what happens, and before they know it, they re soaring high above the clouds on their way to the Magical Land of Noom.Filled with such wonders as mushrooms that taste of ginger cake and flowing springs of lemonade, Noom seems like a paradise to the children But the lemonade springs belong to the wicked magician Old jingles, who has kidnapped the beautiful Princess of Nite.Setting out to rescue the princess and return her to her throne, Johnny and Janey are aided by the many friends they find in Noom, including the kind and gentle Soft Voiced Cow, the spirited Fun Boys, and the exuberant Mr Tiptoe and his miraculous umbrella But can this intrepid band defeat the wily Old Jingles and all his tricks Johnny Gruelle who introduced the world to Raggedy Ann and Raggedy Andy, everyone s favorite rag dolls is the creator of this stirring, heartwarming tale Filled with gentle wisdom and delightful whimsy, it is a wonderful introduction to the boundless imagination and loving spirit of Johnny Gruelle.

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    1. Gruelle, best known for writing the Raggedy Ann and Andy stories that inspired the dolls, published this children's novel in 1922 to capitalize on the popularity of the Oz books. Like many children's stories, it follows the adventures of ordinary children who have a series of episodic adventures in a magical land. A brother and sister build a rough spaceship which actually works, taking them to the far side of the moon (and the title makes sense). Because it was written in the 1920s, before we k [...]

    2. Four stars for creativity, and nostalgia. I began reading this to my youngest child years ago, and then we moved before we finished it. Recently she wondered about it, so even though she is now fifteen, we borrowed it through inter-library loan and read it together. It is delightful and very reminiscent of the Oz stories, which I so loved as a child. Gruelle, most famous for his Raggedy Ann and Andy stories, was born nine years before my paternal grandmother and published this the year she had h [...]

    3. I suppose I can blame it on being burnt out on Oz books over the past two years, but this story - written by Johnny Gruelle to capitalize on The Wizard of Oz's success - is bland and full of studied nonsense. The illustrations are charming, of course, but I couldn't dredge up any interest in the story over several nights of it being on the bedside table. My faithful paging dwindled to picture gazing and then that dried up. I remember liking the Raggedy Ann stories, too. Oh well, onto the donate [...]

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