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This Tornado Loves You

There was a bit of a theme in the early Oz books about Dorothy reaching fairyland by means of natural disasters. We all know about the cyclone, then there was a storm at sea in Ozma of Oz and an … Continue reading

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We Seven Kings of Ore-Diggers Are

The Seven Underground Kings, by Alexander Volkov, translated by Peter Blystone – This is the third book in the Russian Magic Land series, the earlier ones being The Wizard of the Emerald City and Urfin Jus and His Wooden Soldiers. … Continue reading

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The Magic of Russia and Egypt

The Wizard of the Emerald City, by Alexander Volkov – Well, when I say it’s by Volkov, it’s actually mostly by L. Frank Baum. In the late thirties, this Soviet author translated and revised The Wonderful Wizard of Oz for … Continue reading

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