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Making a Killing

For someone who wanted to leave out the heartaches and nightmares from his fairy tales, L. Frank Baum included a fair number of executioners. I suspect this is partially due to the influence of Lewis Carroll, whose Queen of Hearts … Continue reading

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Ain’t No Party Like a Kuma Party

I’ve already discussed disembodied but still living heads in the Oz series, but what about other body parts? Well, in Ruth Plumly Thompson’s The Lost King of Oz, the enchanted Pastoria has ears that can separate from his head, fly … Continue reading

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Look Away, Look Away, Look Away, Dicksy Land

One location in the Oz books that comes across as somewhat troublesome to modern readers is Dicksy Land, a place in the Munchkin Country that Dorothy, the Patchwork Girl, and the Cowardly Lion come across while searching for Ojo in … Continue reading

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