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Mountains of Mystery

Even though John Dough and the Cherub clearly indicates that Hiland and Loland are on an island, called Hi-Lo by some and Lo-Hi by others, the map in the Tik-Tok of Oz endpapers shows them as part of the mainland, … Continue reading

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How Is Education Supposed to Make Me Feel Smarter?

As I’ve said before, the Oz books don’t say a whole lot on education in the fairyland. When the Wogglebug, who becomes educated by listening to the lectures at a country schoolhouse, is given the post of Public Educator by … Continue reading

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From Olympus to Oz

As a fan of both the Oz books and classical mythology, I have an interest in works that combine the two. Such stories are often controversial, though, both for religious reasons and because crossovers always bring in a lot of … Continue reading

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Toto Recall

Dorothy’s pet Toto might well be one of the most famous dogs in literature, but how much do you really know about him? L. Frank Baum never specifies a breed for him, simply describing in The Wonderful Wizard of Oz … Continue reading

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Confessions of an Eris

One interesting Greek deity I haven’t yet featured in a post is Eris, the goddess of discord and strife. Like some other gods, her exact parentage is unknown. Some sources make her the daughter of Zeus and Hera, and others … Continue reading

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Gotta Get Back in Time

I’ve written before about Tempus, the time-traveling Parrot-Ox from Edward Einhorn’s Paradox in Oz. While this is probably the best-known Oz time travel story, however, it is far from the only one. All of these tales are apocryphal, however, as … Continue reading

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The Ozian King List

I’ve written before about Ozma’s father and grandfather, but what about earlier rulers of the land? Pretty much all we know about them is that they were all named either Oz or Ozma. There is a short story by Fred … Continue reading

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