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War Between the States of Being

Erica Olivera’s presentation on Theosophy and its influence on L. Frank Baum at the latest OzCon included some information on the four kingdoms, those of mineral, vegetable, animal, and human. The animal-vegetable-mineral division is part of general knowledge, as well … Continue reading

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I Like Birds

When I linked to my last Oz post on Facebook, people gave a few more examples of birds I hadn’t mentioned, including some people turned into birds and other birds from authors outside the Famous Forty. I believe the first … Continue reading

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Another Myself

In the December 1993 issue of The Emerald City Mirror, Marie Richardson (who seems to have disappeared from the Internet, by the way) had a story in which Roquat and Ruggedo turn out to be two separate Nomes. They’re brothers, … Continue reading

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Calendar Clues

We don’t know a whole lot about how the Ozian calendar works, but it does appear that the months are the same as ours, as indicated with Jack Pumpkinhead’s tombstones in The Road to Oz. Ruth Plumly Thompson was particularly … Continue reading

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Even in the Most Encroaching of Darkness, There Is Always, Always Oz

I’ve managed to get my hands on a few Oz books recently. In fact, I still have a few more to go. The ones of this batch that I’ve read so far are about as different in tone as possible, … Continue reading

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Crouching Princess, Hidden Prince

The idea of a seemingly insignificant person turning out to be royalty is a common one in myths and fairy tales, and the Oz books are no exception. Since the royals aren’t usually revealed until near the end of the … Continue reading

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Cats and Dogs Living Together

Toto and the Cats of Oz, by Robin Hess – I remember meeting Robin at an Oz Convention in the late nineties and hearing about this story, so it’s obviously been around for quite a while already, but wasn’t published … Continue reading

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What Happened to Yew?

In The Enchanted Island of Yew, L. Frank Baum wrote about a fantasy land that bears some resemblance to his other locations, but has no clear connections to them. The story involves a female fairy who is transformed into a … Continue reading

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A Bugle Call to Action

Since I just recently received my copies of the Autumn 2011 Baum Bugle and Oziana 38, I might as well say a bit about them. First, the Bugle. Be that as it may, this issue includes an article by Ruth … Continue reading

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Back to Boboland

When I wrote about the protagonists of Rinkitink in Oz, I mentioned that one of them turned out to be Prince Bobo of Boboland under the enchantment of an evil sorcerer. So what is Boboland? Well, really all L. Frank … Continue reading

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