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Companimals

Animal companions are a recurring theme in the Oz books, starting with Dorothy’s dog Toto. Kids reading the books were likely used to pets, so it makes sense. Since animals talk in Oz, however, some animal characters are more equal … Continue reading

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Gypsies, Tramps, and Thieves

As I mentioned last week, deportation from Oz doesn’t appear to be too common, and new arrivals can usually stay. The general exception to this rule is invading populations like the pirates and Octagon Islanders in Pirates in Oz and … Continue reading

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Piglet Pride

The Nine Tiny Piglets are never especially important characters, but they do receive a some attention in the Oz books. They first appear in Dorothy and the Wizard in Oz as animals the Wizard uses in his tricks. He claims … Continue reading

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