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The Kids from America

Since I recently wrote about possible locations for Superman’s hometown, I might as well do the same for the Americans who ended up in Oz, either to live or just to visit. As might be expected, it’s a combination of … Continue reading

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Naughty, Naughty Boolooroo

I’ve written about Sky Island and its government before, but not so much specifically about the Boolooroo, the main villain in L. Frank Baum’s Sky Island. “Boolooroo” is actually the title for the King of the Blue Country, but this … Continue reading

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Frogs in a Fog

Since I’ve addressed most of the major topics I could think of regarding the Oz books, I’ve been delving more into the minutiae. I’d like to know what you, the readers, think of that. Should I just rope it in … Continue reading

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House of Smoke and Mirrors

One of the strangest and creepiest bits of an Oz book occurs in The Patchwork Girl of Oz, not too far into the story. Ojo, the Patchwork Girl, and the Glass Cat have left the Blue Forest to find an … Continue reading

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The Lay of Lurline

Although she never appears on stage in the canonical Oz books and does so only sparingly in apocryphal ones, the Fairy Queen Lurline is an important part of the universe in that The Tin Woodman of Oz identifies her as … Continue reading

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Lonesome Duck Tales

One interesting character that I don’t think I’ve covered yet is the Lonesome Duck, who shows up in The Magic of Oz. This waterfowl is described as having plumage in many different colors. Baum wrote, “The feathers were of many … Continue reading

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The Ozfathers

Happy Father’s Day! I know I usually make Oz posts on Mondays and Tuesdays, but I’m posting this today in honor of the holiday. It’s a list of fathers in the Oz series, not comprehensive by any means, but hopefully … Continue reading

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