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The Best of Inventions

If you’ve read the Oz books, you might remember Smith and Tinker as the creators of Tik-Tok, as well as the Giant with the Hammer and, as per Rachel Cosgrove Payes, the Hundred-Year Alarm Clock. I’ve written about them before … Continue reading

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Great Ants

In Rick Riordan’s latest book, The Hidden Oracle, Apollo encounters a group of giant ants guarding the entrance to a sacred grove. These ants, the Myrmekes, are indeed part of Greek mythology, or perhaps more accurately Greek pseudo-history. The Myrmekes … Continue reading

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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

Posted in Characters, Chris Dulabone, Greek Mythology, Hinduism, Hugh Pendexter, Jeff Rester, L. Frank Baum, Marcus Mebes, Marin Elizabeth Xiques, Mythology, Norse, Oz, Oz Authors, Religion, Roman, Ruth Plumly Thompson, Semitic | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

The Ozian Connection

Today, we take a look at two children’s books that are somehow related to Oz, although they aren’t Oz books or even by an author who wrote Oz books. Prince Silverwings and Other Fairy Tales, by Edith Ogden Harrison – … 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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Keeping the Palace Running

As egalitarian as Ozma and her court might try to be, it is a sad fact that the palace staff is largely ignored, with the occasional exception of Ozma’s personal maid Jellia Jamb. The most complete count of the staff … Continue reading

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Mr. Jones Is Down at the Bar, Sir

It’s obvious that the Davy Jones from the Nonestic Ocean is named after the famed Davy Jones’ Locker, and I suppose one of the closets or the sea chest in the wooden whale’s cabin could probably count as a locker. … Continue reading

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