Neol Langley, who was born in South Africa, December 25, 1911. The title of the book is The Land of Green Ginger. Like the original story of Aladdin as told in The Arabian Nights Entertainment, it concerns the adventures of a day amid wizardry and magicians.
So far as writing is concerned, Noel Langley was a man of many parts. He wrote books for adults-Cage me a Peacock is one of his best-known – and novels for children, as well as film scripts for Hollywood studios. He was one of three writers for the screen-play of The Wizard of Oz. Noel Langley died November 4, 1980.