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Standing Tall on the Wizard’s Dreams

The 1976 Oziana is the first with Jay Delkin as editor. The cover has an Oz alphabet designed by Bill Eubank. I know The Baum Bugle used these to start articles for a while, and at the time I was … Continue reading

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Winners and Choosers

After looking at the notion of people chosen by the gods, I became curious as to how the concept of a specific person being the Chosen One originated. It’s a pretty common trope in fantasy, someone being prophesied to save the world … Continue reading

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The Ascent of Men

The Greek Myths, by Robert Graves – The library system only had one copy of this, so it took me a few checkouts to finish it, but I finally did. It’s an interesting and pretty thorough retelling of Greek mythology, … Continue reading

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We Are Family

This post on the Merry Old Land of Oz Facebook group got me thinking about how most of the kids who visit Oz tend to be only children. Okay, to be fair, it’s possible they have siblings we don’t know … Continue reading

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Den’s Lows and Highs

The Spring 2015 issue of The Baum Bugle is primarily about William Wallace Denslow, the original illustrator of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. Many other illustrators have since produced their own pictures for this seminal work, so it’s possible that … Continue reading

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My Future Lies Beyond the Yellow Brick Road

The Yellow Brick Road has become one of the most famous fictional roads in history, largely because of the song in the MGM movie that consisted almost entirely of the words “follow the Yellow Brick Road” over and over again. … Continue reading

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Oz Under Attack

Fwiirp in Oz, by Nate Barlow, Jeff Barstock, Ryan Gannaway, Greg Hunter, Phyllis Ann Karr, R.K. Lionel, Marcus Mebes, Hugh Pendexter III, and Chris Dulabone – Wow, that’s a lot of authors for such a short book! No, seriously, the … Continue reading

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The Shadow Falls

The Magic Chest of Oz, by Donald Abbott – Published in 1993, this is another one of Abbott’s tales of Oz during the Scarecrow’s reign in the Emerald City, and has him again adventuring with the Tin Woodman and Cowardly … Continue reading

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Poets Who Know It

One of the characters introduced in the 1902 stage play of The Wizard of Oz who wasn’t in the book was Sir Dashemoff Daily, the Poet Laureate of Oz. I’m not sure if it was L. Frank Baum or someone … Continue reading

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Even in the Most Encroaching of Darkness, There Is Always, Always Oz

I’ve managed to get my hands on a few Oz books recently. In fact, I still have a few more to go. The ones of this batch that I’ve read so far are about as different in tone as possible, … Continue reading

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