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Ask the Flowers to Tell You

Yesterday was L. Frank Baum’s birthday, and Tuesdays are my designated days for writing about Oz, although it doesn’t always work out that way. Since I had something more pressing to write about yesterday, I’m going to look at a … Continue reading

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A Few Bad Fairies

It’s been established that fairies in mythology and folklore can be either good or bad, and in fact are often amoral. In L. Frank Baum’s fantasy, however, fairies are pretty much always good. When he wrote about the Immortals in … Continue reading

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Looking for Oz in All the Wrong Places

Where is Oz located? Of course, Oz isn’t really anywhere, being a made-up country, but what fun is that? L. Frank Baum wrote of Oz as being just as real as the United States, or whatever other country a reader … Continue reading

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Santa’s Ho-Ho-Home Turf

When L. Frank Baum wrote about Santa Claus, he was describing a distinctly American figure, but one who was American by way of Europe. The fat, jolly, bearded man in the red suit who slid down chimneys to give gifts … Continue reading

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The Lay of Lurline

Although she never appears on stage in the canonical Oz books and does so only sparingly in apocryphal ones, the Fairy Queen Lurline is an important part of the universe in that The Tin Woodman of Oz identifies her as … Continue reading

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