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Dude, Where’s My Scalawagon?

The Scalawagons of Oz, by John R. Neill – This book is eighty years old now, and it’s possibly the worst in the main series. It’s not one of those books that’s particularly embarrassing in retrospect, like Royal Book from twenty years … 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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Dee-scovery Is Our Aim and Purpose

One line in Grampa in Oz that never really rang true for me was when Prince Tatters meets Dorothy, and asks if she’s “[t]he Dorothy who discovered Oz.” Since Tatters is a native of Oz, however, this makes about as … Continue reading

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