Tag Archives: the pearl and the pumpkin

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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Den’s Lows and Highs

The Spring 2015 issue of The Baum Bugle is primarily about William Wallace Denslow, the original illustrator of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. Many other illustrators have since produced their own pictures for this seminal work, so it’s possible that … Continue reading

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A Miracle of Rare Device

As I mentioned in my post on the book, the Ancient Mariner from The Pearl and the Pumpkin was originally a character from Samuel Taylor Coleridge’s poem The Rime of the Ancient Mariner. In the story, it’s the schoolmaster who … Continue reading

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A Pumpkin Under the Sea

The Pearl and the Pumpkin, by Paul Clarendon West and W. W. Denslow – After the success of a children’s book called The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (perhaps you’ve heard of it), there were many attempts to recapture it. This … 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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