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Put Your Hand Inside the Buckethead

Bucketheads in Oz, by Greg Gick, Melody Grandy, Greg Hunter, Phyllis Ann Karr, Chuck Sabatos, Deen Shumate, Jim Vander Noot, and Chris Dulabone – While there is a justification for the title in a short scene where two characters accidentally … Continue reading

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Zim City

Today’s Oz character is a star in Melody Grandy’s Seven Blue Mountains of Oz trilogy. There are spoilers for these books in the post, and I would definitely recommend reading them if you haven’t yet. They really are good books, … Continue reading

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Tales of a Considerate Kalidah

Pretty much every new Oz book written these days introduces new characters, and there’s nothing wrong with that. Most of these characters, however, appear in only one book, and even the ones that do reappear generally just do so in … Continue reading

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Everybody Walk the Dinosaur

The Land Before Oz, by Marin Xiques and Chris Dulabone – Like some of their other books, this one kind of suffers from too many subplots and too little actual development. It picks up where The Green Goblins of Oz … Continue reading

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The Gobble-Uns Will Get You If You Don’t Watch Out

The Green Goblins of Oz, by Marin Elizabeth Xiques and Chris Dulabone – This is a sequel to Havenly Dreams Beneath Oz, but it was actually published first, so maybe it would be more accurate to call Havenly Dreams a … Continue reading

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Heartbreak Hostel

Havenly Dreams Beneath Oz, by Marin Elizabeth Xiques and Chris Dulabone – This book focuses on two goblins from the underground Goblin Grotto who have problems with their home lives. At first the focus is on a female goblin named … Continue reading

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Glinda’s Kin

Glinda, Good Sorceress of the South, is one of the most mysterious characters in the Oz series. We never learn her origins in any canonical book, but the hints we are given suggest that she’s been around for a long … 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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The Real Horses of Oz

L. Frank Baum tells us in a few different books that there are no horses in Oz, aside from the magically animated wooden Sawhorse. This seems to be an idea that he developed over time, however. In The Wonderful Wizard … Continue reading

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Oz Is Always in the Last Place You Look

Two more book reviews, both Oz-related this time: Finding Oz, by Evan I. Schwartz – On the positive side, this is a pretty lively book that held my attention, and I learned some interesting new things. One thing I particularly … Continue reading

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