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Snow Business

I was aware from pretty early on that Ruth Plumly Thompson continued the Oz series after L. Frank Baum, and that illustrator John R. Neill would eventually write his own as well. I don’t think I’d heard of the fourth … Continue reading

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What’s Wrong with Who’s Who

As anyone who has read Jack Snow’s Who’s Who in Oz knows, it is an invaluable reference work for fans of the Oz series. On the other hand, they probably also know that contains many errors, some very minor, and … Continue reading

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Legends of Obscure Characters

Legends of Oz: Dorothy’s Return didn’t contain very many references to the larger Oz series, even when they appeared in the source material. The China Country and the field-mice were there, as was a smaller version of the Sawhorse; but … Continue reading

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Nome Magic at All

One item that’s somewhat inconsistent throughout the Oz series (now THERE’S a shock, right?) is how much magic power the Nomes have. In The Emerald City of Oz, General Guph tells Roquat, “Nomes are immortals, but they are not strong … Continue reading

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Sing It Hi, Sing It Lo

I was considering writing a post on prophecies in the Oz books, but it looks like I already did that. Why do I always forget my own post topics? While I mentioned that L. Frank Baum didn’t really use prophecies … Continue reading

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Extras in Oz

Okay, I’m not ACTUALLY going to write an entire post about Blufferroo, like I said last week, although I could potentially cook up some kind of back story for him. I am, however, going to say a bit about the … Continue reading

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Doing Everything at Memorandum

Sometimes the odd encounters in Oz books are so brief as to only cover a few pages, sometimes making a reader wonder why they were even included. Sometimes, however, the mysterious nature of such episodes makes them more interesting. One … Continue reading

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