Real Name


First Appearance

Queen Zixi of Ix (1904)

Original Publisher

St. Nicholas Magazine

Created by

L. Frank Baum


Rivette's brother was a single father of two who worked as a ferryman in a small village in Noland. When he drowned crossing the river in a storm, Rivette came to the village to care for his orphaned children, Margaret and Bud.

Aunt Rivette was not bad-hearted, but was stern and quick to discipline. She decided to take the children to her home in Nole were they could help with her work. Those plans changed, however, when they entered the city and Bud was chosen as the next King of Noland.

Her nephew and neice were taken to the Royal Palace, but the next day Aunt Rivette appeared for an audience with the king and demanded fair treatment as his relative. She was assigned an apartment on the top floors of the palace and was given an allowance. She borrowed her niece's Magic Cloak and set out for the market at once with a purse of gold coins.

She was eager to make her former neighbors jealous so, as she hurried along, she wished she could fly and immediately a pair of great feathered wings sprouted from her back. She was so startled that she began to flail around and fluttered into the air, drawing a large crowd. She eventually grew accustomed to the wings, and enjoyed the attention they brought her.

Public Domain Appearances



Aunt Rivette as she appeared in the film.


  • The Magic Cloak of Oz


In the film, Rivette had a pet, Nickodemus the Mule. This character never appeared in the book.

See Also

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