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The Ozian Connection

Today, we take a look at two children’s books that are somehow related to Oz, although they aren’t Oz books or even by an author who wrote Oz books. Prince Silverwings and Other Fairy Tales, by Edith Ogden Harrison – … Continue reading

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A Miracle of Rare Device

As I mentioned in my post on the book, the Ancient Mariner from The Pearl and the Pumpkin was originally a character from Samuel Taylor Coleridge’s poem The Rime of the Ancient Mariner. In the story, it’s the schoolmaster who … Continue reading

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The Vanderdecker Policy

Since the most recent book I’ve read involves the legend of the Flying Dutchman, I figure I should give an overview of that story. I actually thought I already had, but I can’t find it through a Google search. The … Continue reading

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I Still Read Books

The Homeward Bounders, by Diana Wynne Jones – This book adapts the idea of gods playing games with mankind, except here they’re not really gods, but demonic beings known as Them who banish anyone who interferes with their games to … Continue reading

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