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Woozy Memories

The origins of the Woozy are never addressed in the canonical Oz series, but there are a few apocryphal stories that propose different explanations. March Laumer gave his story in “The Woozy’s Tricky Beginning,” in which he’s the result of … Continue reading

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A Child’s Garden of Curses

While children’s media obviously tend not to contain many actual curse words, characters in them do often use milder swears. Sometimes they’re as simple as minced oaths like “darn” and “heck,” but other writers get much more creative. I’m sure … Continue reading

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Thi Master

One of the odd communities that seem to show up whenever an Oz book needs a bit of padding is the city of Thi, which appears in The Lost Princess of Oz. Located in the wild part of the Winkie … Continue reading

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The Return of the Nome King Returns

The most frequently recurring villain in the Oz series is Ruggedo, originally known as Roquat, the former Nome King. I would imagine L. Frank Baum didn’t intend to use him so often, but ended up finding him convenient for several … Continue reading

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We Ain’t Got No Brains and We Ain’t Got No Hearts

A Refugee in Oz, by Kim McFarland – When Nomes invade the peaceful oasis in the Deadly Desert that serves as home to the Madou, a blue-skinned tribe that uses magic in everyday life, an apprentice named Kokoro journeys to … Continue reading

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