The Wonderful O By James Thurber
Book/Novel Author: James Thurber
Book/Novel Title: The Wonderful O
**Great American humorist James Thurber’s beloved and madcap fairy tale about an island society robbed of the wonders of the letter Oin a stunning Deluxe Edition featuring the original, full-color illustrations**
Littlejack has a map that indicates the existence of a treasure on a far and lonely island, and Black has a ship to get there. So the two bad men team up and sail off on Black’s vessel, the *Aeiu.* The name, Black explains, is all the vowels except for Owhich he hates since his mother got wedged in a porthole: They couldn’t pull her in, so they had to push her out. Black and Littlejack arrive at the port and demand the treasure. No one knows anything about it, so they have their henchmen ransack the placeto no avail. But Black has a better idea: He will take over the island and purge it of O.
The harsh limits of a life sans O (where shoe is she and woe is we) and how finally with a little luck and lots of pluck the islanders…