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Foster Children in Fairyland

Time for some Oz-related reviews! First of all, the International Wizard of Oz Club (I need to renew my membership in that, don’t I?) is offering an insert for Gina Wickwar’s Toto of Oz. It involves Button-Bright accidentally bringing a … Continue reading

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Fable, Fable, Set the Table

I wrote something about Bill Willingham’s Fables comics in this post, but since then I’ve read much more of the series. The local library system had all of the trade paperback collections up through Volume 16. I’m anxious to read … Continue reading

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Fictional Characters Walk Among Us

As a fairy tale fan, I recently decided I should try watching Once Upon a Time. Most of the episodes aren’t available, but I did see the pilot and the most recent ones, which were On Demand. It’s made by … Continue reading

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The Pope, the Puns, and the Puppet

The Antipope, by Robert Rankin – I believe this was Rankin’s first novel, and it’s also the first volume of what came to be known as the Brentford Trilogy. It shows clear signs of what would become Rankin’s signature style, … Continue reading

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What Would Geppetto Do?

Pinocchio (1940) – It’s kind of weird that this was actually Disney’s second full-length animated feature, because it’s just so dark. I mean, Snow White had some dark elements, but overall it was pretty cheerful and fun. But Pinocchio? The … Continue reading

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