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John Dough and the Cherub

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(5 Sterne; 10 Bewertungen)

An evil Arabian sorcerer loans a golden flask full of the Great Elixir - a magic liquid that endows a person with pronounced health, strength, and longevity - to a colorblind baker's wife to stop it falling into the wrong hands. Unfortunately, the woman mixes up the Elixir with her rheumatism medicine, which, through even more misunderstanding, then ends up being used in batch of gingerbread. Out of this dough comes John Dough, a six-foot novelty gingerbread man who promptly comes to life and runs away, in an echo of an old nursery rhyme. Pursued by the evil sorcerer, who wants to eat him to gain the power of immortality, and children, who want to eat him because he's made of cake, John Dough and his sidekick the Cherub flee through a variety of strange fantasy lands and bizarre scenarios, including an encounter with "The King of Fairy Beavers," an animated Wooden Indian, a girl executioner who never gets to kill anybody and weeps over the fact, a two-legged talking horse that bullies its rider, and the youthful and tyrannical "Kinglet" of Phreex. Will John Dough escape those who want him eaten?
Though the novel (published in 1906) is not considered part of the Oz canon, its main characters make cameo appearances in The Road to Oz (1909). - Summary by Mary Kay, E. Toland and Wikipedia (4 hr 27 min)

Chapters

The Great Elixir

12:15

Read by Beth Thomas (1974-2020)

The Two Flasks

3:50

Read by Rob Smith

The Gingerbread Man

8:35

Read by Rob Smith

John Dough Begins his Adventures

14:22

Read by Beth Thomas (1974-2020)

Chick, the Cherub

51:40

Read by Leslie Howard

The Freaks of Phreex

16:52

Read by Lynne T

The Lady Executioner

13:12

Read by Rob Smith

The Palace of Romance

12:34

Read by Rob Smith

The Silver Pig

5:10

Read by Rob Smith

Pittypat and the Mifkets

17:40

Read by Mark Nelson

The Island Princess

11:14

Read by Diana Schmidt

Para Bruin, the Rubber Bear

13:11

Read by Mark Nelson

Black Ooboo

16:43

Read by Mark Nelson

Under Land and Water

12:15

Read by Mark Nelson

The Fairy Beavers

18:53

Read by Kalynda

The Flight of the Flamingoes

10:25

Read by Mark Nelson

Sport of Pirate Island

9:42

Read by Joseph Tabler

Hiland and Loland

13:31

Read by Mark Nelson

King Dough and his Court

5:27

Read by Rob Smith

Bewertungen

John dough and the cherub

(5 Sterne)

Delightful charming little story

rew

(5 Sterne)

I really like Baum and the readers did very well