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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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Peter vs. Speedy

Most of the young Americans who journeyed to Oz in L. Frank Baum’s books were girls, with Button-Bright being the major exception. In Ruth Plumly Thompson’s books, however, more American boys made their way into Oz. The first such was … Continue reading

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Space Dog

Obviously, the Great Outside World in the Oz series is supposed to be OUR world. That doesn’t mean, however, that it doesn’t have occasional differences. In The Road to Oz, Dorothy identifies the closest town to her home as Butterfield, … Continue reading

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