Category Archives: Bill Campbell and Irwin Terry

Button-Bright Illumination

The other day, I came across a link to this bit of Oz fanfiction about Polychrome finding Button-Bright in Philadelphia and taking him to Mo. It fills in some gaps in his story, since The Scarecrow of Oz has him … Continue reading

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Fantastic Function Follows Form

Hugh Pendexter III’s article on magic in Ruth Plumly Thompson’s Oz books, which was printed in the Autumn 1978 Baum Bugle, notes, “It seems wise to distinguish between magical technology, in which magic tools and devices imitate the advances of … Continue reading

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Oz Fish

Although L. Frank Baum wrote a fantasy taking place under the sea and referenced it a few times in the Oz books, he really didn’t say that much about aquatic life in Oz and its surrounding nations. In Glinda of … Continue reading

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Keeping the Palace Running

As egalitarian as Ozma and her court might try to be, it is a sad fact that the palace staff is largely ignored, with the occasional exception of Ozma’s personal maid Jellia Jamb. The most complete count of the staff … Continue reading

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Stork Watch

Storks appear from time to time in the Oz series and related books. In Dot and Tot of Merryland, the third valley is where white storks take care of babies, which drop into the valley in blossoms. In order to … Continue reading

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