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Playing with the Queen of Hearts

Heartless, by Marissa Meyer – The author of the Lunar Chronicles turns her attention to the work of Lewis Carroll, presenting the back story of the infamous Queen of Hearts. The book explains why the Mad Hatter and March Hare … Continue reading

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To the Victor Goes the Spoiled Music

The Lonely Phonograph of Oz, by Debbie Bumstead – Victor Columbia Edison, the phonograph who was accidentally brought to life with the same powder as the Patchwork Girl, only appeared in The Patchwork Girl of Oz for some brief comic … Continue reading

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Nonsense That Makes Sense

This Tor article presented the idea of mapping fantasy lands along two axes, nonsense vs. logic and virtue vs. wickedness. Obviously there’s a lot of opinion involved here, but the first thing I thought was kind of weird was Neverland … Continue reading

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Two (or More) Become One

One of the main complaints that fans of the Oz books seem to have about the MGM movie, aside from making Oz a dream, is that they combined two Good Witches into one character. Now, it makes a certain amount … Continue reading

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And Juster for All

Norton Juster’s The Phantom Tollbooth was a favorite in my childhood, and I’m pleased to say it still holds up. I recently checked out The Annotated Phantom Tollbooth, with annotations by Leonard S. Marcus, which was published in 2011. I … Continue reading

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I’ve Got an Anglo-Saxon Attitude

When I first read the Alice books, I was rather confused by the White King’s two messengers, Haigha and Hatta. We’re informed that Haigha’s name is pronounced to rhyme with “mayor,” which doesn’t make a whole lot of sense to … Continue reading

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Jam Tomorrow, Jam Yesterday, But Never, Ever Jam Today

Lewis Carroll’s Alice books have been adapted for stage and screen many times. What stands out about the 1985 made-for-television version is that it’s full of celebrities, but many of them were past their prime by the eighties. I remembered … Continue reading

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