The Secret World of Og

The Secret World of Og

Paperback - 1991
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The Canadian classic, written by Pierre Berton and illustrated by his daughter, Patsy, has sold more than 200,000 copies in four editions. A favourite of young readers and their parents alike, The Secret World of Og is available once again, for a new generation of children. In this fantasy adventure, four children Penny, the leader; Pamela, her common-sense sister; Peter, whose life's ambition is to become a garbageman; and Patsy, who collects frogs in her pockets set out in search of their baby brother, Paul, better known as The Pollywog, who has vanished mysteriously from their playhouse. Accompanied by their fearless pets, the children descend through a secret trapdoor into a strange underground world of mushrooms, whose green inhabitants know only one word: OG! Of his forty-seven books, this is Pierre Berton's personal favourite, partly because the characters were inspired by his own children. The Secret World of Og brings Berton more fan mail than anything else he's written at least a dozen letters a week from children across the country.
Publisher: Toronto : McClelland and Stewart, 1991, c1961.
Edition: 30th anniversary edition
ISBN: 9780771013997
Characteristics: 159 pages :,illustrations (some color) ;,26 cm.
Additional Contributors: Berton, Patsy - Illustrator


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vpl_childrens May 02, 2017

Interest level: ages 6-10. When their baby brother, the Pollywog, mysteriously disappears from their playhouse, four children discover a hidden underground world full of little green creatures. A Canadian classic.

Nov 26, 2015

I would not consider this one of my all time favorite children's novels, but the novel was fun and engaging. The difficulty of the reading went unnoticed and as such must have been appropriate for my reading level at the time (I read this in the fourth grade if memory serves). The classic sort of magic children's adventure tale, Og reads like Narnia without the the barely concealed moralizing. Og revels in simply being a good tale, is all the better for it.

Dec 06, 2010

One of my all-time favourties.

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