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Like Father, Unlike Son

You may know that L. Frank Baum had four sons, so did any of them try to follow in the family business, if you consider writing Oz books to be the family business? Actually, yes, two of them did. Unfortunately, … Continue reading

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Best Friends Forever and Even Longer

We’ve established that there aren’t very many ROMANTIC couples in the Oz books, but there are a whole lot of best friend pairs. Some people choose to make them romantic pairings as well, because that’s what fans of pretty much … Continue reading

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No Money, Mo’ Problems

As I said back in this post, whether or not Oz uses some form of money is no more consistent than many other aspects of the series. Certainly the earlier books show money in use, with children paying for green … Continue reading

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They’re Coming to America

The question of what counts as canon occasionally comes up in Oz discussion forums. Although there is a strong contingent that accepts only L. Frank Baum’s books, it seems that most fans throw in the others that were published by … Continue reading

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The Missing Crinklink

I’ve been looking recently at how the Wizard of Oz is portrayed throughout the Oz series, and this Lit Brick comic offers another good example of the character being a jerk, and oddly enough it’s known that it’s not entirely … Continue reading

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