John R. Neill. 

Beyond the Deadly Desert chronicled by Joe Bongiorno. Used by permission only.

 

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Oz Outside the Sovereign Sixty

 

 

The list of works featuring Oz is enormous, with a great many of them seeming to have little to do with the world created by L. Frank Baum and his successors. Some are an extensions of, or twists on the popular MGM film, The Wizard of Oz, while others feature contexts or themes that are difficult to weave into the historic chronology of the Sovereign Sixty (commonly known as the Famous Forty), the original series of books written by Baum and his official successors. 

 

The trend of producing works that spin off of the book series, but in ways that are incongruous to their events, began in Baum's time with the revisions given to the screenplay of his 1902 Wizard of Oz musical extravaganza.  This resulted in the first Oz re-imagining that saw Baum's story transmogrified into something that bore only surface elements to his original book.  That it proved enormously successful was a sign of things to come.

 

As author Paul Dana notes, "alternate universes can actually be a terrific place for some writers, especially those who feel caged by the extremely complex, contradictory and restrictive demands of the canon.  Compared to the canon, an alternate universe can be a place of tremendous freedom, where writers interpret things according to their own vision and take characters in their own direction."

 

Although many of these works are wildly divergent from the Sovereign Sixty and its successors, many of these stories can be seen as taking place in an alternate Oz dimension, a possibility that is depicted in the canonical book Paradox in Oz, and if so, these titles can represent a kind of secondary or tertiary canon.  A brief explanatory note is included with each title or series for a better understanding of the work in question. 

 

Where applicable, the following are arranged by the date of possible occurrence.  Most, however, are arranged by publication date.  Underlined titles link to the story online. 

 

Not included here are books with Oz or Oz related titles, which only use that as a metaphor, but otherwise have nothing to do with Oz, aka. The Grumpy Old Withered of Oz and No Place Like Home. Similarly, this site does not list non-fiction books about the movies, or the philosophical, psychological or spiritual underpinnings of the movies or books.

 

Note: The following entries may include spoilers!

 

For other tales outside the Mainline Timeline, see The Dark Side of Oz and Parallel Histories

 

 

Date & Title

Author

Publisher/Publication

Pre-Wizard to Post-Wizard's Arrival

 

 

The Hidden History of Oz

 

 

     Book One: The Witch Queens

Tarl Telford

Emerald Engine (2012)

     Book Two: The Crown of the Dreamer

Tarl Telford

Emerald Engine (2013)

     Book Three: The Emerald Spectacles

Tarl Telford

CreateSpace (2015)

Note: In this epic prequel to The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, journey with a young sorceress, Glinda, as she steps out of her sheltered life into a world of bitter enemies and loyal friends, unwanted destinies and impossible choices. Glinda is the daughter of the Ruby Sorceress, trapped in her so-called perfect life -- stuck in a tower with books, locked away to protect her from the Wicked Witches until the fateful day when she will join her mother in the sorcerous arts.

 

 

 

1845

 

 

Lion of Oz and the Badge of Courage

Roger Baum

Yellow Brick Road Press

Lion of Oz

Roger Baum, Elana Lesser, Cliff Ruby

Lionsgate Films; Disney Channel

Note: Alternate history of the Lion and the Wizard, who in this version, knew one another intimately prior to the start of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.  Otherwise, a nice Oz adventure.  See Munchkinland for more of his titles. An animated full-length feature of the same name is based on this book with Jason Priestly doing the voice of the Lion, Dom DeLuise as the Wizard, and Lynn Redgrave as the Wicked Witch of the East.

 

 

 

1867 on

 

 

The Wizard of Oz: Dark Witch Rising

 

 

     Book One: Rainbow's Emissary

Mike Montegue

CreateSpace (2013)

     Book Two: Witch Hunt

Mike Montegue

CreateSpace (2014)

     Book Three: Paradise Lost

Mike Montegue

CreateSpace (2014)

Note: Something's wrong in Oz. The witches are becoming more bold. The danger more intense. The winged monkeys more daring. One of the monkeys has brazenly stolen the powerstone of a young knight, a stone she desperately needs back. A stone that leads her to a strange and wonderful land known as...Kansas. A generation later, Polychrome returns to the Emerald City, sent by her father with a warning for Dorothy. A warning that, if not acted upon immediately, could mean the end of the Land of Oz.

 

 

 

1872-1898 

 

 

How the Wizard Saved Oz

Donald Abbott

Emerald City Press

Note: Fun story which presents a different history for Pastoria, Tip/Ozma, Mombi and the Wizard than presented in the Sovereign Sixty.

 

 

 

1898 

 

 

The Adventures of a Man in Search of a Heart

unknown

The American Heart Association (1974); available online

Note: This animated Public Service Announcement (PSA) on the importance of exercise and taking care of your heart features the Tin Woodman searching for a heart.

 

 

 

1899 

 

 

The Wizard of Oz "Musical Extravaganza"

L. Frank Baum, Julian P. Mitchell, Glenn MacDonough

1902 Chicago

1903 Broadway

Note: This wildly successful 1902 stage play, produced by Fred R. Hamlin, represents the first alternate version of Oz. Much to Baum's chagrin, his original script—which hewed close to the book—was rewritten by the director, Julian P. Mitchell and Glenn MacDonough to make it more sophisticated to adult audiences. Among the changes are Toto becoming Imogene the Cow, the elimination of the Wicked Witch of the West, and a plot by Pastoria to win back his throne from the Wizard in the Emerald City. Dorothy's surname Gale, Pastoria and the Tin Woodman's real surname (Chopper) all originate from here. MGM's iteration borrowed Glinda's snowstorm (which replaced the book's mice save Dorothy and friends from the poppy-field).

 

 

 

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

L. Frank Baum, Otis Turner

Selig Polyscope

Note: The earliest surviving film adaptation of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz is this 13 minute 1910 silent film, which, although compressed, comes the closest to the original source material until the 1939 MGM film. The film draws elements from several Oz books and the 1902 stage musical. Hiding in a haystack from angry ranch hands, Hank the Mule, Dorothy, Toto and Imogene the Cow discover a living scarecrow just before a cyclone carries them all away to Oz. There they they meet the Lion who attacks them, but Glinda magically appears and turns Toto into a Tiger to protect them, and the Lion backs down. After the Scarecrow finds a note from The Wizard saying he'll give his crown to anyone who'll take his place and let him return to Omaha, they head to the Emerald City, but on their way they find the Tin Woodsman and free him. Momba the Witch, however, covets the crown, and with the help of a giant flying frog, imprisons Dorothy and her animal friends. Dorothy throws water on the witch, who vanishes, and they make their way to the Emerald City, where the Wizard gladly crowns the Scarecrow and takes off in his balloon, leaving everyone in Oz.

 

 

 

The Wizard of Oz

L. Frank Baum, Larry Semon

Chadwick Pictures

Note: Despite the production credits of Frank Joslyn Baum, this 1925 silent film by Larry Semon, famous for featuring Oliver Hardy as the Tin Man, is easily the loosest and least faithful adaptation of Baum's story, most of which is jettisoned in favor of slapstick and a complicated plot. In it, Dorothy is an 18 year old girl who flirts with two farmhands who are in love with her. After they're all swept to Oz, the farmhands don the disguises of a Scarecrow and Tin Man in order to avoid being captured by King Kruel who has recently overthrown Prince Kynd. The film bankrupted the company and ruined the career of Larry Semon. This ninety-minute film is widely available and can be found in all recent versions of the 1939 Wizard of Oz film on DVD and blu-ray.

 

 

 

The Wizard of Oz

L. Frank Baum, Frank Joslyn Baum

Film Laboratories of Canada

Note: The first animated adaptation of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz is this amusing short from 1933, written by Frank Joslyn Baum and directed by Ted Eshbaugh, concerning Dorothy and Toto's trip in Oz. This is the first adaptation of Oz to feature Kansas in black-and-white and Oz in color. There, after an entertaining introduction to the Scarecrow and Tin Woodsman, the explorers enter the Emerald City, where they meet a cackling Wizard who performs magic tricks for them. But when one of his hens lays an egg that won't stop growing, the Scarecrow and Tin Man attempt various ways to crack it, unsuccessfully, until Toto comes along with the Wizard's wand, and it hatches into a baby chick, which is reunited with its mother. This animated short is now widely available and can be found in all recent versions of the 1939 Wizard of Oz film on DVD and blu-ray.

 

 

 

The Wizard of Oz

L. Frank Baum, Noel Langley, Florence Ryerson, Edgar Allan Woolf, Victor Fleming

MGM, Warner Bros. Pictures

Note: The 1939 worldwide box-office phenomena whose story, themes, music (by Harold Arlen and E.Y. "Yip" Harburg), performances (notably Judy Garland, Ray Bolger, Jack Haley, Bert Lahr, Billie Burke and Margaret Mitchell) and onscreen magic helped propel the film to legendary status.  The film's yearly rotation on television went a long way towards keeping Oz a household name for years.  Though the film differs on various points lesser and greater from the book (44 differences have been cited), it was the most faithful version of the book that had, until then, been produced.

 

 

 

Toto: The Tale of the True Hero of Oz

Brad Heisler

Fanfiction.net

Notte: Based on the MGM-film: Toto gets in trouble in Miss Gulch's yard.

 

 

 

The Other Brick Road

Frederick E. Otto

Oziana 1989, The International Wizard of Oz Club

Note: This amusing short story from Oziana magazine is a take-off on MGM’s version of Dorothy’s start down the Yellow Brick Road.

 

 

 

A Simple Meeting

Alice

Yuletidetreasure.org

Note: Taking place shortly after Dorothy starts off on the Yellow Brick Road, in the MGM film, the Wicked Witch of the West pays Glinda a visit.

 

 

 

The Wizard of Oz: Beyond the Yellow Brick Road

Media Vision

D3 Publisher, Xseed Games

Note: Nintendo DS video-game based on The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. From Wikipedia: "The game follows Dorothy and her group of friends as they complete a task for the Wizard of Oz. He asks them to defeat four different witches. After this, he promises to grant each of the companions' wishes. Each of the witches has a magical egg that the player is supposed to collect... After the player gets these Oz turns against them and they have to go defeat him by traveling the yellow brick road... along the way you gain abilities by meeting the elemental spirits and by defeating the dragon masters."

 

 

 

Heart to Heart

panda lover

Fanfiction.net

Note: Based on the MGM film: The true feelings the Tin Man has inside right before he meets Dorothy and the Scarecrow.

 

 

 

Toto's Point-of-View

panda lover

Fanfiction.net

Note: Based on the MGM-film: Toto shares his perspective.

 

 

 

Always in My Heart

Cynthia Hanson

WogglebugLoveProductions

Note: Based on the MGM-film: A look into the thoughts and feelings of the Tin Man as Dorothy says goodbye.  This story is the sole property and trademark of WogglebugLoveProductions.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dust Devil in the Sky

hollywoodfreak

Fanfiction.net

Story: Daisy from Arkansas and her dog Titi have an adventure similar to a certain Dorothy.  Daisy must use the Grand Heart Rubies to restore a war-torn Oz.

 

 

 

Abriana's Journey with Dorothy to Oz

Dana Palladino

Self-published (coming soon)

Story: Abriana Thomas (whom the inhabitants of Oz think is a good sorceress), Diana (her best friend from the 21st century who came along to overcome her lack of confidence), join Dorothy and Toto on their journey to Oz.

 

 

 

1900

 

 

The Land of Oz

L. Frank Baum, Otis Turner

Selig Polyscope

Note: Lost sequel to the 1910 silent film The Wonderful Wizard of Oz and Dorothy and the Scarecrow in Oz, and a loose adaptation of Marvelous Land of Oz, its plot is known only from a press release found in Motion Picture World catalog: The Emerald City in all its splendor with all the familiar characters so dear to the hearts of children - Little Dorothy, the scarecrow, the woodman, the cowardly lion, and the wizard continuing on their triumphal entry to the mystic city, adding new characters, new situations, and scintillating comedy. Dorothy, who has so won her way into the good graces of lovers of fairy folk, finds new encounters in the rebellion army of General Jinger [sic] showing myriads of Leith soldiers in glittering apparel forming one surprise after the other, until the whole resolves itself into a spectacle worthy of the best artists in picturedom. Those who have followed the two preceding pictures of this great subject cannot but appreciate "The Land of Oz," the crowning effort of the Oz series.

 

 

 

Dorothy and the Scarecrow in Oz

L. Frank Baum, Otis Turner

Selig Polyscope

Note: Lost sequel to the 1910 silent film The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, its plot is known only from a press release found in Motion Picture World catalog: "Dorothy and the Scarecrow are now in the Emerald City. They have become friendly with the Wizard, and together with the woodman, the cowardly lion, and several new creations equally delightful, they journey through Oz -- the earthquake -- and into the glass city. The Scarecrow is elated to think he is going to get his brains at last and be like other men are; the Tin-Woodman is bent upon getting a heart, and the cowardly lion pleads with the great Oz for courage. All these are granted by his Highness. Dorothy picks the princess. -- The Dangerous Mangaboos. -- Into the black pit, and out again. We then see Jim, the cab horse, and myriads of pleasant surprises that hold and fascinate."

 

 

 

Tales of the Wizard of Oz

L. Frank Baum, Harry Kerwin, Arthur Rankin Jr.

Crawley Films/Videocraft/Rankin-Bass

Tales of the Wizard of Oz #1

Larry Silverman (?)

Dell Publishing - issue 1308. Read here.

Return to Oz

L. Frank Baum, Romeo Muller

Rankin-Bass

Note: This 1961 animated series ran 150 episodes, inspired a 1962 comic book of the same name, and a 1964 animated television special called Return to Oz (not to be confused with the 1985 feature-length film), written by Romeo Muller who went on to write Thanksgiving in the Land of Oz. Socrates the Scarecrow, Dandy Lion and Rusty the Tin Man join Dorothy in various adventures. Both the Wizard and the Wicked Witch of the West are present in this cute series, which has yet to be released on DVD/blu-ray.

 

 

 

The Wizard of Oz Returns (Game and Record)

Sid Frank; Ralph Stein

Golden Records

Note: Amusing sequel to the Wizard of Oz complete with songs and voices that attempt to match the 1939 musical, but which follows neither the thread of the MGM film nor the book. The story involves the Wizard’s return to Oz, where upon arriving, he discovers that the citizens no longer need him because peace reigns. Scarecrow is the President of a University, Cowardly Lion, the Army of Oz, and Tinman writes a personal column in the Emerald City Herald ‒ jobs none of them want. They seek the aid of the Good Witch of the North who agrees to dress up as the Wicked Witch of the West in order to frighten the people into realizing they need the Wizard after all. She takes “mean” pills in order to do this, but overdoses and believes herself to be the real Wicked Witch. Dorothy and a pail of water restore her.

Journey Back to Oz

Fred Ladd, Norm Prescott, Bernard Evslin, L. Frank Baum

Filmation

Note: Produced in 1962, but not released until a decade later, this animated feature-length film wasn't released for another decade, and is an official sequel to the 1939 MGM film. It's perhaps best remembered for Judy Garland's daughter Liza Minellia voicing Dorothy, who gets swept by tornado back to Oz to discover new friends and a plot by the witch Mombi to take over the Emerald City. Other high-profile talents include Margaret Hamilton voicing Aunt Em, Ethel Merman the witch Mombi, Paul Lynde as Pumpkinhead, Mickey Rooney as Scarecrow, Milton Burle as the Cowardly Lion and Danny Thomas as the Tin Man. The story borrows Pumpkinhead from The Marvelous Land of Oz, but is otherwise an original screenplay. The 1976 television version added a live-action segment in which Bill Cosby played the Wizard.

 

 

 

The Wizard of Oz

Episode 1: Rescue of the Emerald City (part 1)

Episode 2: Rescue of the Emerald City (part 2)

Episode 3: Fearless

Episode 4: Crystal Clear

Episode 5: We're Not in Kansas Anymore

Episode 6: The Lion that Squeaked

Episode 7: Dream a Little Dream

Episode 8: A Star is Gone

Episode 9: Time Town

Episode 10: The Marvelous Milkmaids of Mechanica

Episode 11: Upside-Down Town

Episode 12: The Day the Music Died

Episode 13: Hot Air

Elana Lesser, Cliff Ruby, Doug Molitor

DiC Enterprises, ABC, Turner Entertainment, Distributed by Warner Bros Entertainment

Note: 13 episode animated series that debuted on Sept. 8, 1990.  It is a sequel to the MGM film, though it depicts Oz as a real place.  With the help of the Ruby Slippers, Dorothy and Toto return to Oz, reunite with the Scarecrow, Tin Man, Lion, Wizard and Glinda, and discover that the Flying Monkeys have resurrected the Wicked Witch of the West.  Only 11 of the 13 episodes have been released on DVD in three volumes, as The Rescue of the Emerald City, The Continuing Story, and We're Off to Save the Wizard, which leave out episode 6 and 10.

 

 

 

The Wizard of Oz Series Finale

Cynthia Hanson

WogglebugLoveProductions

Note: Author "gives a proper ending to the 1990 DiC Wizard of Oz cartoon series. The Wogglebug comes to rescue the Wizard who learns to practice real magic, after which they unite with Dorothy and her three friends as they prepare for their final confrontation with the Wicked Witch of the West." This story is the sole property and trademark of WogglebugLoveProductions.

 

 

 

The Wizard of Oz Series Finale 2: Search for a Missing Princess

Cynthia Hanson

WogglebugLoveProductions

Note: Sequel to the installment above. "Mr. Wogglebug comes to Dorothy one night to return her to Oz and unite the others in to find the missing Princess Ozma, the rightful ruler of Oz."  This story is the sole property and trademark of WogglebugLoveProductions.

     

After Oz

Percy Kiyabu

Vancouver Film School (2007)

Note: Short animation: After receiving his new heart, the Tin Woodman walks the Emerald City, and finds a metallic red woman to whom he gives his heart. After she tosses it away, causing the Tin Woodman much pain, the heart lands on a green metallic woman who appears more worthy of it.

 

 

 

1901

 

 

Shirley Temple's Storybook: The Land of Oz

L. Frank Baum, Frank Gabrielson

The Shirley Temple Storybook Collection: The Land of Oz; The Reluctant Dragon DVD; Legend Films, 2005.

Note: The first episode of Season 2's Shirley Temple Theater features this ambitious (for 1960) adaptation of The Marvelous Land of Oz. As with the MGM film and 1902 musical that predated it, the story was rewritten by Gabrielson, to include lengthy sequences of Lord Nikidik (Jonathan Winters) attempting to take over the Emerald City from Ozma (Temple) with the aid of Mombi (Agnes Moorehead).

 

 

 

How the Cowardly Lion Met the Hungry Tiger

Judy Bieber

Oziana 1980, The International Wizard of Oz Club

Note: Well-meaning attempt to relate the above incident, however, as per Baum’s Magic of Oz, it is clear that Gugu and the Cowardly Lion had never met one other prior to the events of that book.

 

 

 

Halloween in Oz: Dorothy Returns

Leo Moser & Carol Nelson

Alpimar Books (2007)

Note: First book in the Alpimar series of Oz books which immediately follow Baum's original Wonderful Wizard of Oz.  This series will borrow from some of Baum's later books, but will not follow them.  The intention is to craft a more developed fantasy series along the lines of Harry Potter.  The novel will explore the mystery of Dorothy's parents, explain why her house landed where it did and forge new territory into the alternate earth realm called Alpimar.  Christmas in Oz will follow.

 

 

 

The Mysterious Tintype of Oz: The Hidden Chronicles of Oz: Book 1

Leo Moser & Carol Nelson

Self published (2013); Distributed by Smashwords

Note: Some months after her trip by tornado, a mysterious photograph summons teenage Dorothy back to Oz. A boy from Kansas accompanies her — or is it really him? In Oz, she faces mortal dangers. In the process she learns much about herself, as well as the alternate earth in which Oz exists — a world called Erdavon, where magic, not science, reigns.  This is the tale of Dorothy’s return trip to Oz, as recorded by her long ago in the hidden Chronicles of Oz. These chronicles cannot be kept secret from her great-grandson Jeremy, who alone among her young descendants has inherited her magic. His future safety requires that he know crucial facts about Erdavon, the entire alternate world in which Oz exists.

 

 

 

1902 

 

 

The Oz Saga: Book One: The City of Emeralds

Landon Parks

Griffin Young Readers

Note: Re-imagining of Baum's saga following the Ozma of Oz.  Ozma and Pastoria are present, though the historical events are quite different than that of the original series.

 

 

 

1903 

 

 

Dorothy in the Land of Oz (aka. Thanksgiving in the Land of Oz, Christmas in Oz) 

L. Frank Baum, Romeo Muller

Muller-Rosen Productions (1980)

Dorothy and the Green Gobbler in Oz

Romeo Muller

Scholastic

Directed by Charles Swenson and Fred Wolf, this half-hour animated feature originally aired as a Thanksgiving cartoon in 1980. A slightly modified version was rebroadcast, removing any references to the Thanksgiving holiday. On video and DVD, this is known as Dorothy in the Land of Oz. A 61 page adaptation, Dorothy and the Green Gobbler in Oz, was published in 1982. Characters from Baum’s Marvelous Land of Oz and Ozma of Oz appear, although the story is considerably at odds with Baum's, particularly as it ends with Uncle Henry and Aunt Em coming to live in Oz, an event that occurs in The Emerald City of Oz.  The Toy Tinkerer is clearly a Nome, and is designed to look like Ruggedo.  The Gobbler makes an appearance in The Royal Explorers of Oz: Book 3, likely hitching a ride with the Parrot-Oxes (of Paradox in Oz), who brought him from a parallel universe.

 

 

 

1904 

 

 

Dorothy and the Magic Belt

Susan Saunders

Illustrated by David Rose

Random House (1985)

Note: The concepts in this Random House novella don't work with events in Oz history, e.g., Uncle Henry and Aunt Em's early discovery of Oz's existence, Nikidik's history, and the fact that Mombi is turned into an infant.  Dagmar in Oz attempts to reconcile these events, though that book incorporates other elements that don't harmonize with Baum.

 

 

 

Denslow's Scarecrow and the Tin-Man and Other Stories

(aka. Denslow's Scarecrow and Tinman)

W.W. Denslow

G.W. Dillingham Co.; M.A. Donahue and Co.; Perks Publishing; Hungry Tiger Press; Sunday Press Books

Note: This 1904 picture book published by G.W. Dillingham Co. presents two original Denslow stories (along with other Denslow stories) about the titular characters as if they were the actual performers of the 1902 stage play. Short on time, Denslow later used this as the final two installments (13 and 14) of his newspaper strip "Denslow's Scarecrow and Tinman." In the story's conclusion, Scarecrow mentions that they've been performing for two years and by story's end are sentenced to perform an additional year! This was reprinted in a 25 page booklet by Perks Publishing in 1946, then again in as Chapter 13: "The Scarecrow and Tinman Escape" by Hungry Tiger Press in their collection of Denslow's newspaper strips, The Scarecrow and Tin-Man of Oz. The Sunday Press Queer Visitors from the Marvelous Land of Oz publishes all of Denslow's strips (including these) in their original format.

 

 

 

1905

 

 

His Majesty, the Scarecrow of Oz (aka. The New Wizard of Oz)

L. Frank Baum

The Oz Film Manufacturing Company

Note: Baum's 1914 screenplay only touches on elements of his first Oz book, and brings in so many new elements that Baum eventually used them as a basis for his ninth Oz book, 1915's The Scarecrow of Oz. Here, we see Baum's origin of the Scarecrow as a creature brought to life by nature-fairies. Many of the elements from The Scarecrow of Oz first make their debut here, although there are some differences. Dorothy appears without explanation from Kansas, the Wizard is a genuine wizard and Hank the Mule and Imogene the Cow have roles that are different than their counterparts in the 1910 film or 1902 musical. This hour-long film is widely available and can be found in all recent versions of the 1939 Wizard of Oz film on DVD and blu-ray.

 

 

 

The Emerald City: The New Adventures of Dorothy and the Wizard of Oz

Arnold Schildkret

Illustrated by Franczeska Angel

Xlibris (2011)

Note: Retelling of Baum's The Emerald City of Oz, with numerous variances.

 

 

 

Tin Man of Oz: A Shadow of Oz short story

Nick Damon

Secret Origins Press

Note: eBook prequel to Shadow of Oz.

 

 

 

 

 

1913

 

 

The Pinkies and the Winkies

Elizabeth F. Guptill

Eldridge Entertainment House

Note: This 21 page pamphlet has been cited as one of several attempts to cash in on the success of the Oz phenomenon.  In this short story (written as a play), Dorothy—not Dorothy Gale; his one has a brother, Reginald, Tote—not Toto; this one is a child from Mars, and fairies called “Winkies”—not Winkies from Oz; these are considered bad fairies, join Santa, who takes wandering children back to Earth.

 

 

 

1914

 

 

In Search of Dorothy: What If It Wasn't a Dream?

David Anthony

Publish America

The Witch's Revenge

David Anthony

Frederick Fell Publishers

Dorothy and the Wizard's Wish

David Anthony

Unpublished

Note: (From the website:) "What if Dorothy’s trip over the rainbow was real? It’s twenty years later and we’re about to find out. Travel over the rainbow once again to the Land of Oz. Join the Scarecrow as he plans to transport himself, along with the Tin Woodman and Lion, to the land of Kansas to find Dorothy. But beware as the Wicked Witch of the West is back and she has plans to finally get her sister’s magic shoes and then destroy all the good in Oz. Whoever gets to those Ruby Red Shoes first controls the fate of Oz. With time running out, everyone is In Search of Dorothy." The third part of this trilogy is presumably still in production.

 

 

 

1917

 

 

Shadow of Oz

Nick Damon

Secret Origin Press

Note: The Land of Oz is dying. Emerald City has been conquered and the most valuable item in Oz is missing. The race for the Ozma is on and only one person knows where it is. Dorothy Gale.  There's just one problem, Dorothy has grown up and forgotten all about her adventures in Oz. She's been living in New York, working in an office cubicle, chained to her desk, wishing to escape her dreary, miserable existence.

 

 

 

1940

 

 

Dorothy Returns to Oz

Sera Alexia

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz Fan Fic Forums

Sequel to the MGM film takes place five months later when Dorothy discovers her trip to Oz wasn't a dream after all.

     

The Wizard of Oz Returns (Game and Record)

Sid Frank; Ralph Stein

Golden Records

Note: Amusing sequel to the Wizard of Oz complete with songs and voices that attempt to match the 1939 musical, but which follows neither the thread of the MGM film nor the book. The story involves the Wizard’s return to Oz, where upon arriving, he discovers that the citizens no longer need him because peace reigns. Scarecrow is the President of a University, Cowardly Lion, the Army of Oz, and Tinman writes a personal column in the Emerald City Herald ‒ jobs none of them want. They seek the aid of the Good Witch of the North who agrees to dress up as the Wicked Witch of the West in order to frighten the people into realizing they need the Wizard after all. She takes “mean” pills in order to do this, but overdoses and believes herself to be the real Wicked Witch. Dorothy and a pail of water restore her.

     

The Return to Oz

Callie Person

www.Lulu.com

Note: Based on the MGM film and Baum's Marvelous Land of Oz, "Dorothy Gale, now fourteen, magically returns to the Land of Oz to find Oz under the monarchy of Mombi."

 

 

 

1942

 

 

The Movie

Ashleyinwriterland

Fanfiction.net

Note: Dorothy, now 50, married with kids, goes to see The Wizard of Oz.

     
1946    

Mary Marvel: The Modern Wizard of Oz

(writer unknown)

Oz-Story Magazine #2; Hungry Tiger Press

Note: Funny comic from 1946 (WOW Comics #48). Mary Marvel, superheroine, beats up the Scarecrow, Tin Man and a creature named the What-is-it (a take-off on John R. Neill’s Bell Snickle?), in an effort to stop them from frightening the crowds by their appearance.

     

1950 on...

 

 

Whatever Happened to Dorothy of Oz? How Dorothy Gale Became a Mature Adult: Vol. 1

James L. Fuller

Privately printed (1997); Fuller Publishing (2010)

Dorothy and the Computer Demons of Oz: Featuring Dorothy Gale as a Mature Adult

James L. Fuller

Privately printed (1996); Fuller Publishing (2010)

Dorothy and the Lost Coal Mine to Oz: Featuring Dorothy Gale as a Mature Adult: Vol. 3

James L. Fuller

Privately printed (1996); Fuller Publishing (2012)

Dr. Todd and the Magical Dental Chair to Oz: Featuring Dorothy Gale as a Mature Adult: Vol. 4

James L. Fuller

Privately printed (1998); Fuller Publishing (2011)

Dorothy and Reading Help in Oz: Featuring Dorothy Gale as a Mature Adult: Vol. 5

James L. Fuller

Privately printed as Reading Help in Oz (1996); Fuller Publishing (2012)

Dorothy and Mischievous Children in Oz: Featuring Dorothy Gale as a Mature Adult: Vol. 6

James L. Fuller

Privately printed as Mischievous Children Taken to Oz (1997); Fuller Publishing (2013)

The Purple Bull From Oz: Featuring Dorothy Gale as a Mature Adult

James L. Fuller

Privately printed (1996)

The Animals of Oz: Featuring Dorothy Gale as a Mature Adult

James L. Fuller

Privately printed (1998)

Note: These eight volumes feature Dorothy Gale as an adult, having left Oz after fifty years spent there. These stories constitute a parallel universe to Fuller's more traditional Oz stories, and, in fact, several of these and others were rewritten with a young Dorothy still living in Oz. See Parallel Histories for these. In these versions, Oz still uses money and the history of Ruggedo as recounted by Ruth Plumly Thompson has not occurred.

 

 

 

The Wizard of Mars

David L. Hewitt, Armando Busick

American General Pictures, Inc.

Note: Ultra low-budget 1965 science-fiction film with John Carradine, later retitled Horrors of the Red Planet (and Alien Massacre) After a storm, four astronauts end up on a strange planet where they follow a golden road to the titular character.

     

1968

 

 

The Moons of Meer

Warren Hollister; Judith Pike

Henry Z. Walck, Inc.

Note: Written by two members of the The International Wizard of Oz Club, this is a fantasy about the adventures of two youths in a fairytale land.  Some Oz fans have claimed to have found the five colors representing the regions of the Land of Oz within Chapter 10.  While this may be true (I myself cannot find it), it's of no significance to Oz.

 

 

 

1899-1904

Tales of the Magic Land

 

 

 

1938  The Wizard of the Emerald City

Alexander Volkov

Ts.K.V.L.S.M. Publishing House (1939); Soviet Russia Publishers (1959); As Tales of Magic Land Vol. 1, Red Branch Press (1993, 2007); Chapter 5: "Ellie in the Clutches of the Ogre" was reprinted in Oz-Story Magazine #3, Hungry Tiger Press (1997)

1938  Urfin Jus and his Wooden Soldiers

Alexander Volkov

Soviet Russia Publishers (1963); Opium Books; As Tales of Magic Land Vol. 1, Red Branch Press (1993, 2007)

1938  The Seven Underground Kings

Alexander Volkov

Soviet Russia Publishers (1969); Opium Books; As Tales of Magic Land Vol. 2, Red Branch Press (1993, 2007)

1946  The Fiery God of the Marrans

Alexander Volkov

Soviet Russia Publishers (1972); As Tales of Magic Land Vol. 2, Red Branch Press (1993, 2007)

1946  The Yellow Fog 

Alexander Volkov

Soviet Russia Publishers (1974); Buckethead; As Tales of Magic Land Vol. 3, Red Branch Press (2007);

1946  The Mystery of the Deserted Castle 

Alexander Volkov

Soviet Russia Publishers (1976); Buckethead; As Tales of Magic Land Vol. 3, Red Branch Press (2007);

Note: If anything qualifies as an alternate or parallel Oz universe, this series by Russian-born Alexander Volkov does. With the exception of his very first book, which is a Russian adaptation of the The Wonderful Wizard of Oz written in 1939 and revised twenty years later. It's popularity led to five sequels from 1963 to 1975. Volkov took his series in an entirely different direction than Baum. His version of Oz was the “Magic Land” or Goodvinia, and although the characters bear certain similarities to Baum’s, they are also unique creations all onto their own. March Laumer, under his Opium Press label, had Mary G. Langford produce a translation of Urfin Jus and His Wooden Soldiers (published as The Wooden Soldiers of Oz), while Buckethead Enterprises of Oz published Laumer's own translations of The Yellow Fog (as Yellow Fog Over Oz) and The Mystery of the Deserted Castle (as The Secret of the Deserted Castle). The most well known, extant, and well regarded translations are Peter Blystone's (who initially published the first four stories as Tales of the Magic Land volumes 1 and 2 by Red Branch Press).  Currently, all six of Laumer's are available on Lulu.com. 

 

Some confusion had at one time arisen with Opium and Buckethead's versions, as they substituted the name Oz for Goodvinia, and Dorothy for Ellie, amongst other changes, when in fact the two are a quite distinct fairylands from one other. Blystone has corrected this in his more accurate translations. In 1974, Russian TV adapted the first three books as The Wizard of the City of Emeralds.

 

 

 

The Emerald Rain

Yuri Kuznetzov

Yaroslavl

The Witch Arachna

Yuri Kuznetzov

Yaroslavl

The Abalone Pearl

Yuri Kuznetzov

Yaroslavl

The Apparitions from Elming

Yuri Kuznetzov

Yaroslavl

Prisoners of the Coral Reef

Yuri Kuznetzov

Yaroslavl

Note: These are Russian sequels to Volkov’s final 'Magic Land' book, The Mystery of the Deserted Castle.

 

 

 

Further Tales of the Magic Land

 

 

In the Clutches of the Sea Monster

Nikolai Bachnow

LeiV

The Serpent with the Amber Eyes

Nikolai Bachnow

LeiV

The Treasure of the Emerald Bees

Nikolai Bachnow

LeiV

The Curse of the Dragon King

Nikolai Bachnow

LeiV

The False Fairy

Nikolai Bachnow

LeiV

The Curse of the Copper Forest

Nikolai Bachnow

LeiV

The Adventures of the Evil Magician Astozor and his Tailor Lowen Lowenbrull

Lazar Steinmetz

LeiV

The Encyclopedia of Magic Land

Lazar Steinmetz

LeiV

Note: From 1996 to 2002, these German titles were published continuing Volkov's Magic Land series. It is not known if they harmonize with the sequels produced by Yuri Kuznetzov or Sergei Sukhinov, or if they form a separate continuity.

The Iron Woodman and Strasheela in the Snow City

Liza Adams

Sovremen Literatura

The New Adventures of the Iron Woodman and Strasheela

Liza Adams

Sovremen Literatura

The Iron Woodman and Elli

Sergei Zaitsev

(unknown)

Buratino (Pinocchio) in the Emerald City

Leonid Vladimirsky

Astrel

Note: Not much is known about these additional Russian sequels (one written by Volkov's original illustrator Leonid Vladimirsky) from the late '90s.

 

 

 

"Ellie in the Emerald City," aka the Tales of the Emerald City series

 

 

Goodwin the Great and Terrible

Sergei Sukhinov (English version translated by Peter Blystone)

Armada Press (2010); Red Branch Press (Coming in 2014)

Gingema's Daughter: Book 1

Sergei Sukhinov (English version translated by Peter Blystone)

Armada Press (1999); Red Branch Press (2013)

The Fairy of the Emerald City: Book 2

Sergei Sukhinov (English version translated by Peter Blystone)

Armada Press (1999); Red Branch Press (2013)

The Sorceress Villina's Secret: Book 3

Sergei Sukhinov (English version translated by Peter Blystone)

Armada Press (1999); Red Branch Press (2013)

The Sorcerer's Sword: Book 4

Sergei Sukhinov (English version translated by Peter Blystone)

Armada Press (2000); Red Branch Press (2013)

Eternally Youthful Stella: Book 5

Sergei Sukhinov (English version translated by Peter Blystone)

Armada Press (2000); Red Branch Press (2013)

Parcelius the Alchemist: Book 6

Sergei Sukhinov (English version translated by Peter Blystone)

Armada Press (2000); Red Branch Press (2013)

Battle in Underground Land: Book 7

Sergei Sukhinov (English version translated by Peter Blystone)

Armada Press (2000); Red Branch Press (2013)

King Midgety: Book 8

Sergei Sukhinov (English version translated by Peter Blystone)

Armada Press (2001); Red Branch Press (2013)

The Sorcerer from Atlantis: Book 9

Sergei Sukhinov (English version translated by Peter Blystone)

Armada Press (2004); Red Branch Press (2013)

The Knights of Light and Darkness: Book 10

Sergei Sukhinov (English version translated by Peter Blystone)

Armada Press (2004); Red Branch Press (2013)

Note:  Following on the success of Volkov’s Magic Land series, Sergei Sukhinov has taken the alternate Oz universe into yet a third branch. Set fifty years after Volkov’s first book, The Wizard of the Emerald City (which was Volkov's adaptation of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz), Sukhinov has forged a new series continuing the adventures of Ellie.  This is more of a ten-volume Tolkeinesque-styled saga. Goodwin the Great and Terrible is a prequel to the "Emerald City" series describing how Goodwin arrived in the Magic Land and constructed the Emerald City. These are now available in the U.S., thanks in no small part to the superb translations by Peter Blystone. 

 

 

 

"Fairy Tales of the Emerald City"

 

 

Corina the Lazy Sorceress 

Sergei Sukhinov 

Eksmo Press (2000-2001)

Corina and the Ogre

Sergei Sukhinov

Eksmo Press (2000-2001)

The Apprentice of Sorceress Villina

Sergei Sukhinov

Eksmo Press (2000-2001)

The Young Dragon

Sergei Sukhinov

Eksmo Press (2000-2001)

The Crystal Island

Sergei Sukhinov

Eksmo Press (2000-2001)

Corina and the Magic Unicorn

Sergei Sukhinov

Eksmo Press (2000-2001)

Three in the Enchanted Forest

Sergei Sukhinov

Eksmo Press (2000-2001)

The Black Fog

Sergei Sukhinov

Eksmo Press (2000-2001)

The Lord of the Winged Monkeys

Sergei Sukhinov

 

Bastinda and the Winged Lion

Sergei Sukhinov

Oziana #37, The International Wizard of Oz Club

Note: These later volumes relate the histories of the characters in Sukhinov's ten book saga mentioned above. English translations of these will also be available some time following the publication of Sukhinov's first series. This will include two stories that were written, but never published.

 

 

 

1908 – 1999 March Laumer’s Oz

 

 

1905  The Fairy Queen in Oz

March Laumer 

Vanitas Press; Lulu.com 

1910  The Charmed Gardens of Oz

March Laumer

Vanitas Press; Lulu.com

1910  The China Dog of Oz

March Laumer & Ruth Tuttle

Vanitas Press; Lulu.com

1911  Uncle Henry and Aunt Em in Oz: The Oz Book for 1911

March Laumer

Vanitas Press: Lulu.com

1912  The Careless Kangaroo of Oz: The Oz Book for 1912

March Laumer 

Vanitas Press; Lulu.com

1913  The Crown of Oz

March Laumer & Michael J. Michanczyk

Vanitas Press; Lulu.com

1943  The Vegetable Man of Oz: The Oz Book for 1943

March Laumer, Hakan Larsson, John Plummer, Eileen Ribbler, and Michael Vincent

Vanitas Press; Lulu.com

1944  The Magic Mirror of Oz: The Oz Book for 1944

March Laumer 

Vanitas Press; Lulu.com

1947  The Frogman of Oz: The Oz Book for 1947 

March Laumer 

Vanitas Press; Lulu.com

1953  The Umbrellas of Oz:: The Oz Book for 1953 

March Laumer & Irene Schneyder

Vanitas Press; Lulu.com

1954  The Woozy of Oz: The Oz Book for 1954

March Laumer

Vanitas Press; Lulu.com

1959  Dragons in Oz

March Laumer

Vanitas Press; Lulu.com

1978  Green Dolphin of Oz

March Laumer 

Vanitas Press; Lulu.com

1980  Aunt Em and Uncle Henry in Oz: A Traditional Tale of Oz

March Laumer 

Vanitas Press; Lulu.com

1983  In Other Lands than Oz

       Includes: Night on the Milky Way

                          The Woozy's Tricky Beginning

                          The Griffon & the Centaur

                          Scraps & the Magic Box

                          Off-White & Little Blue Diving Helmet

                          The Year of the Woozy

                          The Cowardly Lion Changes His Name

                          The Magic Door to Oz

                          Mandy's Waitin'

                          The Woozy's Sticky End

                          November Third

Various

Kenji Miyazawa

March Laumer

Keith Laumer

Fred E. Meyer

March Laumer

Seraphim J. Sigrist

March Laumer

Paul S. Ritz & Johanna Buchner

Frank Laumer

March Laumer, Johanna Buchner & Paul S. Ritz

Kenji Miyazawa

Vanitas Press; Lulu.com

Note: "The Cowardly Lion Changes His Name" was first published in 1971, in the very first issue of Oziana. Laumer’s earliest forays into Oz, his Cowardly Lion becomes the Courageous Lion and betroths a wife, and the Laumerian pattern of marrying off characters begins.

Fred Meyer's "Scraps and the Magic Box" was first published in an uncompleted form in The Baum Bugle winter 1979 issue.  The story in this collection is complete, and is harmonious with those on the mainline timeline and can be found here.  The Bugle ran a contest to finish the story, and the winning entry was published in the Autumn 1980 issue.  It has been placed here.

March Laumer's "The Woozy's Tricky Beginning" was first published in Oziana 1978, this is a cute short story of the origin of the Woozy. As with most of Laumer's work, the narrative suffers from some anachronisms and inconsistencies in its usage of Lurline, Glinda and the Sawhorse.  For a more harmonious origin-story of the Woozy, see Kim Farland's A Refugee in Oz.

Seraphim Sigrist "The Year of the Woozy" can be found in 1929 on the mainline timeline.  It's date is discussed here.

Paul Ritz and Johanna Buchner's "The Magic Door to Oz" was later published in Oziana #37 "in its original form, unaltered to fit Laumer's continuity," but also without mentioning the copyrighted names of Mr. Tumnus from The Chronicles of Narnia and the pushmi-pullyu from the Dr. Dolittle tales.

"The Woozy's Sticky End" is a sequel to The Woozy's Tricky Beginning in which the Woozy and Scraps are kidnapped by the Dewan of the Deadly Desert.

1984  The Good Witch of Oz 

March Laumer

Vanitas Press; Lulu.com

1994  The Cloud King of Oz

Richard E. Blaine & March Laumer

Vanitas Press; Lulu.com

1997  Beenie in Oz

March & Keith Laumer, Tyler Jones, Michael J. Michanczyk

Vanitas Press; Lulu.com

1999  Ten Woodmen of Oz: The Oz Book for 1999

March Laumer

Vanitas Press; Lulu.com

2000  A Farewell to Oz: The Oz Book for 2000 

March Laumer, Anita McGrew, Gerard Langa, Dina Briones

Vanitas Press; Lulu.com

Note: The prolific and controversial March Laumer was among the first of the new breed of authors to begin writing Oz stories following the close of canon in 1962, and doing so with the permission of Contemporary Books (Reilly & Lee’s successor). March knew the Famous Forty well and had even corresponded with Ruth Plumly Thompson for a time until her death. Published in low-print runs under his own Opium Books/Vanitas Press label, he released a score of Oz books, including translations of Russian author, Alexander Volkov’s Magic Land series (see Volkov's Tales of the Magic Land above) as well as non-Oz Baum titles (many of which were illustrated by Lau Shiu-Fan). 

 

Laumer’s Volkov translations are unique in that they substitute many of the Russian characters and locales for Ozian ones. This has caused some minor confusion over the years as Volkov’s "Magic Land," Goodvinia, is based on and similar to Oz, yet it is not Oz. Its history is vastly different from the one established by Baum and his successors. The appropriation of Volkovian elements in Oz was perpetuated when some (though not all) of Laumer’s Oz titles included events and characters that existed solely in Volkov’s works. Thus, unless the reader is familiar with Volkov’s writing through Laumer's translations, the appearances of characters like Oorfene Deuce and Gingemma in these books might pose some confusion.

 

It wouldn't be until much later that Laumer began to garner notoriety as some of his later books began to incorporate sexual undertones and adult themes. This gave the author a somewhat controversial reputation for being the first to taint the innocence of Oz with what a few have labeled pornography. This is a somewhat unjust accusation, however, as there are no explicit sexual scenes in any of his works. Nevertheless, the extraordinarily dense Green Dolphin of Oz does contain allusions to bestiality, incest and pedophilia, and not in an unfavorable light (hence the reason that book is noted in the Dark Side of Oz portion of this chronology). Nevertheless, Green Dolphin aside, there is much of interest here and Laumer, of all authors, made the most permanent changes in Oz, “growing up” his characters and marrying off a few of the familiar Ozian cast. 

 

Laumer is also one of the few authors to write “Oz history-in-advance” dispelling the make-believe notion that the authors were historians chronicling events that already occurred. While not everyone’s cup of tea, his books remain an interesting chapter in modern Oz history. And at long last, they're available for purchase or download, allowing everyone the opportunity to peruse this fascinating – though wildly different –  extension of the Oz mythos. Head here for a full listing.

 

An Orphan in Oz 

Jim the Cab Horse in Oz

Munchkins in Oz

Quadlings in Oz

Gillikens in Oz

Winkies in Oz

Kansas in Oz

The Musical Moose in Oz

Note: Despite being footnoted in other works, these books were never written, and represent stories Laumer had been intending on writing.

 

 

 

The Talking City of Oz 

R. Baxley, Jr.

Vanitas Press (1999, 2006)

Note: See this entry in Parallel Histories for more information.

 

1974

 

 

The Wiz

L. Frank Baum, William F. Brown

Baltimore 1974; Broadway 1975, 1984;

Note: Seven-time Tony Award-winning musical, including Best Musical, this retelling of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz places it in the context of the African-American culture.  It was adapted into a 1978 motion-picture, and had a revival on Broadway in 1984, then again in San Diego and the Netherlands in 2006 and the New York City Center in 2009.

     

The Lizard of Oz

Richard Seltzer

B & R Samizdat Express (1974)

Note: Released initially in 1974, this book is not meant to be part of the Oz series of books, but a separate and different fantasy realm based on the premise of the MGM film.

 

 

 

1977

 

 

The Oz Encounter (originally Oz Encounter: Weird Heroes Vol. 5: Doc Phoenix

Marv Wolfman, Ted White

Byron Preiss; Pyramid books/ Reprinted by Hungry Tiger Press

Note: Adventure of the pulp hero, Doc Phoenix, as he enters the mind of a young comatose girl and discovers she has withdrawn into the fairy realm of Baum's Land of Oz. However, as events on the outside threaten to destroy Phoenix and the girl, events in Oz begin taking dramatic turns for the worse. 

 

 

 

1978

 

 

The Wiz

L. Frank Baum, William F. Brown & Joel Schumacher; Directed by Sidney Lumet

Universal Pictures & Motown Productions

Note: American musical film re-imagining of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz that follows the adventures of Dorothy, a shy Harlem, New York, schoolteacher who finds herself magically transported to the Land of Oz, which resembles a fantasy version of New York City. Befriended by a Scarecrow, a Tin Man, and a Cowardly Lion, she travels through the land to seek an audience with the mysterious Wiz, who they say has the power to take her home.

 

 

 

1982

 

 

Oz No Mahoutsukai (The Wizard of Oz)

Yoshimitsu Banno & Akira Miyazaki

Paramount Pictures (English); Toho; Distributed by Topcraft & TV Tokyo (Japan)

Note: Not to be confused with the 1986-7 anime series of the same name, this fairly faithful film adaptation of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, eliminates the book's journey from the Emerald City to Glinda's palace.  Released first in English in 1982 (and originally recorded in English), it was later dubbed into Japanese and released in Japan in 1986.

 

 

 

1985

 

 

Return to Oz

Walter Murch & Gil Dennis

Walt Disney Pictures; Distributed by Buena Vista Distribution

Note: Though neither a commercial or critical success, this major motion-picture sequel to The Wizard of Oz, retains a strong cult following.  Loosely based on The Marvelous Land of Oz and Ozma of Oz, Dorothy Gale (Fairuza Balk) is brought to a psychotherapist when her "dreams" of Oz continue.  Fleeing from the sinister ward with the help of a mysterious blonde girl, Dorothy and her chicken Billina are carried along a river into the Land of Oz, only to discover that the Emerald City is in ruins. 

 

 

 

1986-7

 

 

Oz No Mahoutsukai (The Wizard of Oz)

The Wizard of Oz (episodes 1-17)

The Marvelous Land of Oz (episodes 18-30)

Ozma of Oz (episodes 31-41)

The Emerald City of Oz (episodes 41-52)

Akira Miyazaki, Takafumi Nagamine, Hiroshi Saitō

(In Japan): Itoman, Panmedia; (in English): Cinar, aka. Cookie Jar Entertainment

Note: Not to be confused with the 1982 anime film of the same name, this 52 episode anime series attempts to adapt the first three books of the original Oz series, and the sixth book The Emerald City of Oz, which along with the third adaptation, deviates the most from the source material.  English adaptations were produced and aired in 1987, but have only been collected in heavily truncated versions on DVD as The Wonderful Wizard of Oz: 4 Volume Gift Set.  No word yet on a release of the complete series in English.

 

 

 

1988

 

 

Little Birds

B.J. Rosen

Hunt Books

Note: The magic has left Oz. Glinda has gone, taking with her all of the magical creatures. The people left behind have been working to rebuild their country with little magic to aid them. Now the Guild of Alchemists are performing illegal experiments, the nobles of Oz are plotting against the Queen, and there are rumors that ancient enemies are returning. Only the Wizard has the wisdom to foresee the coming dangers, but does he have the power to stop it? Standing against the coming dark are a teenage spy, a cynical police detective, and an absent-minded inventor. Each of them has unique skills and knowledge that might be able to save all of Oz from a terrible plot to destroy the Queen, or it might just get them all killed.

     
1989    

The Wizard of Oz

Roger Phillips

Oziana 1989, The International Wizard of Oz Club

Note: This page and a half short story from Oziana magazine is a modern day retelling of the Dorothy’s trip to Oz.

     
1990    

The Wind and the Wizard

Richard Roberts 

Emerald City Press (1990); Vernal Equinox Press

Note:  The protagonist of this two-volume novel travels into the action of six classic children’s books, one of which is The Marvelous Land of Oz.  Illustrated by Elizabeth Gill.

     
1992    

Sir Harold and the Gnome King

(Included in The Enchanter Reborn)

L. Sprague DeCamp

Baen Books (1992)

Note: See this entry under Patchwork Parodies & Poems

     
1993    

Dorothy - Return to Oz

Thomas Tedrow

World Publications Promotions (1993)

Note: This book has little to do with Baum’s Oz, and is more of a sequel to the MGM film. In it Dorothy’s granddaughter clicks her ruby sneakers and goes to ‘Oz’ where she meets the Wicked Witch of the West’s daughter. Not to be confused with the Disney film of a similar name or the 1964 animated special.

     

1994

 

 

Up the Rainbow

Susan Casper

Asimov's Science Fiction; Bantam/Doubleday

Note: At Dorothy's death, her granddaughter Gale discovers firsthand that Oz is real, but isn't exactly the way Baum described it. Upon learning that Ozma's laws are keeping a number of Oz citizens from being happy, Gale goes about finding a way to fix that. This novella attempts to philosophically explore Ozma's policies through the modern-day mores of an American woman, although some may take umbrage with the author's jingoism, deconstruction of Ozma, and use of her protagonist, Gale, as a Mary-Stu who emerges as the sole wise, just, and kind-hearted person in Oz.

 

 

 

1995

 

 

The Oz Kids

 

 

1. Toto, Lost in New York

Willard Carroll

Hyperion Pictures (1996)

8. Underground Adventure

Willard Carroll

Hyperion Pictures (1997)

3. Journey Beneath the Sea

Willard Carroll

Hyperion Pictures (1997)

6. The Nome Prince and the Magic Belt

Willard Carroll

Hyperion Pictures (1996)

2. The Monkey Prince

Willard Carroll

Hyperion Pictures (1996)

9. Virtual Oz

Willard Carroll

Hyperion Pictures (1996)

5. The Return of Mombi

Willard Carroll

Hyperion Pictures (1997)

7. Who Stole Santa?

Willard Carroll

Hyperion Pictures (1996)

4. Christmas in Oz

Willard Carroll

Hyperion Pictures (1996)

Note: This 26 episode animated series recounts the adventures of the children of Dorothy, the Wizard, Glinda, the Cowardly Lion, Jack Pumpkinhead and the Nome King.  These episodes were compiled into nine episodes and released on VHS.  The series has not yet been released on DVD in the U.S., but in the U.K., three episodes ("A Kidnapped Santa", "On the Ice Floe" and "Christmas in Oz") are available on DVD.  The episode release number is not the same as the chronological order in which the stories take place.

     
1999    

Seven Day Magic

Edward Eager

Odyssey Classics (1999)

Note: This is not an Oz book, although the characters who find themselves in this magical land, called Oswaldoland, initially think they are in Oz, and the author makes several references to that land and its characters.

     

Dorothy’s Mystical Adventures in Oz

Robert J. Evans

Illustrated by Dennis Anfuso

Xlibris (2000)

Note: As Dorothy, the Scarecrow, Tin Man and Lion go in search of a witch, they come in contact with several unique characters along the way, including space aliens, pinheads, and even some very famous historical figures. This book incorporates discussions of metaphysical and New Age teachings. 

     
2002    

Fables

Bill Willingham

Vertigo/DC Comics (2002 − 2015)

Note: Ongoing comic based on the premise that the characters of Faerie have been cast out of their homes by the Adversary and are living in a place called Fabletown in NY (with the non-human ones living in Upstate, NY.)  The Nome King has made appearances as one of the villains, and occasionally, Jack Pumpkinhead and a winged monkey named Bufkin who is Fabletown's librarian, appear.  This story is intended for teens and up.

     

2006

 

 

Lullaby: Volumes 1 & 2

Ben Avery, Hector Sevilla, Mike S. Miller

Alias Comics

Note: Assorted fairy tales characters converge in this Manga styled comic and journey towards the MGM version of Oz.

 

 

 

Tin Man

Stuart Moore

Sci-Fi Channel; Virgin Comics

Note: Online prequel comic to the Sci-Fi Channel's Tin Man miniseries.

 

 

 

Tin Man

Steven Long Mitchell, Craig Van Sickle

Sci-Fi Channel, RHI Entertainment

Note: Modern re-imagining, directed by Nick Willing, in which 20 year old DG (Zooey Deschanel) travels to the O.Z. where she discovers her hidden past, new and old friends, and the evil sorceress Azkadellia, who is seeking a magical emerald to cover the O.Z. in darkness. In this iteration, DG is revealed to be a great grandchild of Dorothy Gale.

 

 

 

Beginnings: A New Novel Set in Oz

Jon M. Weber

iUniverse, inc.

Note: Prior to a little girl's magical journey through a world of enchantment, was a land unseen by many, a land of magic and mystery, where any wish came true and any dream was possible to those who truly believed. A land that could only be found, somewhere, over the rainbow.

 

 

 

2009

 

 

Silver Shoes

Paul Miles Schneider

iUniverse

The Powder of Life

Paul Miles Schneider

iUniverse

Note: Well-written novels in which Baum had been a secret agent who reported the true story of Dorothy and Oz to the world, up to and including the sixth book (The Emerald City of Oz), after which Baum made up the rest. These two books have been collected into a slightly edited single volume.

 

 

 

L. Frank Baum and the Perfect Murder

Robin Hess

CreateSpace

Note: The story starts with a cold blooded murder and two children finding a small bag of jewels, money and three severed fingers. Fourteen years later, L. Frank Baum, one of those children, has an orphaned friend, Willy. Trying to trace Willy's parents, they come across the unsolved murder of the millionaire Matthewsons. Clues lead to a cousin, Professor Mombiton, who will inherit millions if the Matthewson child does not turn up by his 18th birthday, only a few months away. When Frank and Willy interview Mombiton his fear of being found out is aroused. So who else does he kill? Can they prove his guilt? Do either of the young men escape his machinations? Is Willy actually the Matthewson heir?

     

Emerald City Confidential

PlayFirst

HP WildGames (2009)

Note: In Emerald City Confidential, work with the world's most cunning detective in the shadowy underbelly of Oz! As P.I. Petra, you'll be lured deep into mysteries involving new foes and familiar faces; Scarecrow, Lion, and Toto included. This is Oz as you've never seen it before! Solve your detective's quest and unravel a conspiracy of magic and intrigue. Follow a case through 50 gorgeous environments, full of puzzles, witnesses, suspects, and allies. Emerald City Confidential is a brilliant new twist on the classic world of Oz!

     

Color Changing Tingle's Love Balloon Trip

Vanpool

Nintendo DS (2009)

Note: In this Japanese game, the third starring a character named Tingle whose mission is to have relationships with women, Tingle must dance with the princess of the world of his picture book. Along the way, he befriends Kakashi, the Scarecrow, Buriki, the Tin Woman, and Lion the Cowardly Lion, who help him solve puzzles.

 

 

 

2010

 

 

The Adventures of Glinda Gale: A Reimagining of the Wizard of Oz

J.A. Holst &

TV Acres Books

Note: In the summer of 1963, seventeen-year-old Glinda Gale, the daughter of investigative reporter Dorothy Gale of Kansas returns from Paris, France and soon learns about her mother's past...a life that involved amazing adventures, alien creatures and a dimensional doorway to a distant realm. Is Glinda up to the challenge? Can Glinda live up to the strange and mysterious legacy of the Gale family?

 

 

 

The Wonderful Farmer of Oz

Steve Langston

CreateSpace

Note: Where did the scarecrow, tin man and lion come from? According to this book, the farmer along the Yellow Brick Road brought these lovable characters into the picture. Steven Langston puts a new spin on a classic tale, as told by an Ozian farmer. You won’t believe how this story twists in and out of the original! In the same vein as Wicked, this book gives a great backstory for the ancillary characters.

 

 

 

Behind the Rainbow

Apache Haiku

CreateSpace

Note: After a tornado deposits Glinda the Good, the Cowardly Lion, the Tin Man, the Scarecrow and several Munchkins near modern-day Topeka, Kansas, things start to get a bit weird. Having lost most of her magic powers, and unable to get the Oz crew back home, Glinda makes a power grab by running for President on her newly formed Wicca ticket, with the Governor of Kansas - whom Glinda has bewitched - as her running mate. The group from Oz starts taking liberties with the law, and their suspicious activities spark the interest of FBI agent John Goodson.

 

 

 

2011

 

 

The Wonderful Wizard of Washington

T. Winn

CreateSpace

Note: Dorothy and Toto find themselves in a strange land. Their only hopes of returning home is to seek help from the Wonderful Wizard of Washington. On the journey, they meet some interesting characters. Some join Dorothy and Toto in hopes that the Wizard can help them too. This is a 2012 Presidential election adaptation of the popular children's book of a similar name. Characters in this book include: Dorothy, Toto, Christine O'Donnell, Ron Paul, Herman Cain, Rick Santorum, Rick Perry, Mitt Romney, Michele Bachmann, Newt Gingrich, Jon Huntsman, Nancy Pelosi, and President Obama.

 

 

 

Charlie's Trips

Jack Felton

Two Colors Ventures (2011)

Note: A tornado sweeps through an area of the deep Midwest and snatches up a teenage soldier, Charlie Bradshaw, who's hurled into space-time and ends up 21 years later, on the West Coast, off San Francisco. He's found on a beach, alive but unconscious. As he emerges from a 3-day coma, he has a vision and prediction of another disaster, a big earthquake. But he doesn't know he's on TV camera. Of course he's not aware of the different place and times. There are many other things he's still unaware of, especially about himself...  "Charlie's Trips" is a futuristic and malicious version of The Wizard of OZ, a dark tale for young adults featuring a new kind of character, a lost teenager with unusual powers and disabilities

 

 

 

2012

 

 

After the Wizard

Hugh Gross

Breaking Glass Pictures; novelization: CreateSpace

Note: Low-budget motion picture: 12-year-old Elizabeth lives in an orphanage in Kansas. Like millions of girls her age, she has read the beloved L. Frank Baum novel The Wonderful Wizard of Oz countless times. But unlike other girls, Elizabeth believes she is Dorothy...and maybe she is. Meanwhile, back in Oz, things have not gone well for the Scarecrow, the Tin Woodman or the Lion. Oz is in trouble and they believe Dorothy is the one person who can help save their home, just as she did before. Only this time they will have to find her. The Tin Woodman and Scarecrow embark on an incredible cross country adventure as they leave Oz to search for Dorothy in Kansas.

 

 

 

Twistered

J.L. Wilson

CreateSpace

Note: My name is Dorothy. I live in Broomfield, Kansas. I've seen a few tornadoes in my day, but nothing like the one that dropped my dead ex-husband, Wade, on my doorstep in a crushed motor home. Wade looked almost as beat up as the RV when he spilled from the back door, his red sneakers sticking out.

 

 

 

Northern Oz: Beyond the Yellow Brick Road

Vincent J. Kelly

CreateSpace

Note: Long ago, the wonderous Land of Oz was discovered by generations of children and adults. But few people knew that across the Great Desert and beyond the northern most territories of Oz lies a land long ago forgotten . . . UNTIL NOW So come join Kristi and her friends Obo the street clown,Oddbitz the car crash dummy, Timba who is half man half wolf, and Wim as they journey to a land long-ago forgotten, the land of Northern Oz.

 

 

 

March on Oz

City State Entertainment

City State Entertainment

Note: March on Oz is a new RTS road defense title on iPad by City State Entertainment. On the vast land of Oz, you are to protect the road of yellow bricks against hordes of Northern Oz Mechanical Entities, or NOMEs.

 

 

 

Supernatural (TV series)

 

 

     Season 9: Episode 4: Slumber Party

Robbie Thompson (created by Eric Kripke)

Kripke Enterprises/The CW Television Network (a division of CBS)

Note: While moving a massive computer, Sam and Dean dislodge a jar of fluid on a shelf that unleashes a magical green-webbed wall. Sam and Dean break through it and discover the one and only Dorothy from Oz, who had trapped herself and the Wicked Witch in the web years ago to stop the witch from finding the key that would open the gate that connected their world with Oz. Dorothy explains how her father created the stories as a revisionist history of sorts, though they seem to provide clues for her.

 

 

 

S. Crow: The Legend Begins

Steven Beach

CreateSpace

Note: My name is Arthur, this book is only the beginning. I have much to tell you, but can only do so in the short time between the short breaks of this dangerous life. I am an adventurer an so much more. I have magic in me that’s greater than I could ever imagine. I hope this finds you in good health and of a stable mind, and I hope you continue to follow my journey for the truth. Wingshonton says “Hi!” ( you find out who he is, when you read.) From, Arthur P.S I have to cut this shorter than expected, I have to go save some little girl from a witch, be back in a jiff.

 

 

 

The Return of the Wicked Witch of the West

Justine Straithe

CreateSpace

Note: "My book is a modren (sic) day twist on the wizard of oz. this time meet the loved character's in the mondren (sic) day."

     

The Hidden Man

Don (HappyHooligan2001)

Fanfiction.net (2012)

Note: The Wizard hid in the back rooms of the Palace for years with no human contact. But there was one person who knew his secret and provided him companionship, Jellia Jamb.

 

 

 

2013

 

 

Refugees from the Emerald City

David Alvin

CreateSpace

Note: In his lifetime L. Frank Baum wrote fourteen books set in Oz, and in one of them the Emerald City misses being invaded and conquered by the diminutive, immortal Nomes. In Florida, my former classmate Jamie and I found out this was truer than we wanted to believe, and an elaborate spin campaign kept the truth from us. And of course, we ended up, with the help of the story characters tasked to set it “right”…

 

 

 

Zediogram

Sean Ding

Lukano Publishing Pte, Limited

Note: Enter the World of Zediogram where literature, video games, movies and music are fused into one enchanting adventure. Can Toby and his friends survive the treacherous army of monsters while they embark on a magical journey to the west on the yellow brick road?

 

 

 

The Pinocchios: Long Lost Logs of a Family Tree

Dennis Sanchez

CreateSpace

Note: The Pinocchios, a family tree cut apart into five logs by Tin Woodman, find themselves whisked from the Land of Oz by a cyclone and into the possession of the master craftsman, Geppetto in Italy. Discovering that these five logs can speak, Geppetto learns the three smaller logs are children and the two larger ones their parents. He carves the children into live puppets and the parents he fashions into Greek god candlesticks that can light their own candles. After the kidnap of the parents, the children seek the help of a detective agency, run by pipe-puffing Dorothy, a blind Scarecrow, and his seeing-eye dog Toto.

 

 

 

Boz: Return to Oz

Perry Orlando

Poe House Publishing

Note: Dorothy Gale-Parker, 110 years old, is living in an old age home. Protected by the magical kiss of the Good Witch of the North, all of her family and friends have passed on before her. She feels desperately alone and unwanted. Trapped in an aging body, seemingly impervious to illness, she yearns to return to OZ. Her fellow residents hatch a scheme to outwit the white-coats and Dorothy finds herself once more transported to that magical land only to discover that everything has changed, and not for the better. To her horror she finds that she is wanted for murder of the two witches and the Land of OZ is in chaos. She must find her friends, clear her name and get to the root cause of the problems that plague OZ.

 

 

 

The Wizard of Oz: A Steampunk Adventure

S.D. Stuart

CreateSpace

The Scarecrow of Oz: A Steampunk Adventure

S.D. Stuart

CreateSpace

Note: There is no yellow brick road here. No emerald city. No lollipop guild. This is the Australis Penal Colony, a continent sized prison referred to the world over as the Outcast Zone. Built to contain the world's most dangerous criminals, OZ ended up the dumping ground for everything polite society deemed undesirable. From inside this place a garbled message proves Dorothy's father is still alive, trapped in a prison with only one way in and no way out. Into this place 17-year-old Dorothy must go if she wants to find her father and keep the promise she made to her dying mother.

 

 

 

Oz, Wizard Deluxe

Michael Romano

CreateSpace

Note: A carnival barker takes an accidental trip over the rainbow and discovers a magical new world ... only the story is a bit different than you might remember it!

 

 

 

Storybook Square

Jody Studdard

CreateSpace

Note: Boring, boring, and more boring. That was the only way to describe twelve-year-old Brooklyn Davis's summer. But everything changed in a heartbeat when she and her eight-year-old brother, Cameron, discovered Storybook Square, a magic bookstore with the ability to transport them to wonderful worlds. Before they knew it, they were in Oz, working with Dorothy, the Scarecrow, the Tin Woodman, and the Cowardly Lion to defeat the evil Nome King.

 

 

 

Emily Goes to Oz

Pamela Wolf

CreateSpace

Note: Dorothy came back from Oz and married her childhood sweetheart but she never forgot Oz. One day her husband and daughter get caught up in a tornado and get sent to Oz. Through her dreams Dorothy is able to help them in their adventure.

 

 

 

If the Silver Slippers Fit... The Precious Gem Series: Diamonds, Book 1

Stephanie Greenhalgh & Jennifer Paquette

CreateSpace

Note: A story about Glinda, a teenage witch, who, like any other teenager in the modern world, is envious of another woman’s pair of shoes. However, these shoes belong to her sister. After stealing the shoes for her hot date, she trips on a crack in the Yellow Brick Road, falls through a portal and lands smack in the middle of New York City. Of course, she lost her grip on the shoes when she fell and now Glinda not only has to find her sister’s Silver Slippers in a city of 8 million people, but she has to find another portal to get herself back home in time for her date.

 

 

 

The Red Brick Road

Edwin Page

CreateSpace

Note: Dorothy is washed up on the shore of a strange and polluted land. Meeting an old woman on the beach who claims she was once a witch, she is told to follow the red brick road in order to find the Warlock, who is a powerful wizard. On the way she meets two companions with whom she shares her adventure and discovers she must face the Baron, the vile man obsessed with wealth who has caused the land to become sickened.

 

 

 

Over the Rainbow

Brian Rowe

CreateSpace

Note: Zippy Green never meant to fall in love with a girl, but when she does, her ultra-conservative father tries to send her to anti-gay camp. At the Kansas City airport, however, she hides inside a giant suitcase and sneaks onto an airplane headed not to the camp, but to Seattle, where her online love Mira lives. Halfway through the flight, the plane barrels out of control and crashes into the ground, knocking her unconscious. When Zippy awakens, she finds that most of the passengers have vanished. She doesn’t know what’s happened, but she’s determined to find out. She begins a quest on foot toward Seattle, and along the way, she meets a teenager with a concussion, a homeless man with a heart condition, a child without a shred of bravery, and a terrier named Judy. 

 

 

 

Floyd's Broom

Steven A. Applegate

CreateSpace

Note: The Pink Floyd Wizard of Oz connection! Vance and Abby discover a formula for time travel after decoding a journal. It seems that a wizard stumbled upon a portal, which is only accessible by syncing Pink Floyd's "Dark Side of the Moon" album with the "Wizard of Oz" film, while wearing a pair of red high heels (Ruby Slippers.) Vance, who suffers from anxiety attack black-outs as the result of being physically abused as an alter boy, tries to clear himself of a possible murder charge. He takes off in time, searching for answers in a soul altering journey to the Scarlet Kingdom.

     

The Emerald Tower

Clymnestra E. Nestor

Fanfiction.net (2013)

Note: Dorothy and Quince become stuck in the Emerald Tower, while on a "romantic" picnic. Tensions rise as the two try to find a way out from the merciless black "Guardians" and Dorothy confesses her feelings to Quince, and giving him a decision.

 

 

 

General to Ginger

Clymnestra E. Nestor

Fanfiction.net (2013)

Note: General Ginger finds herself faced with two problems. One: She has to teach Generals K and K the "art" of warfare. Two: They're very attractive.

 

 

 

The Oz-Wonderland Series

 

 

The Wizard in Wonderland

Ron Glick

CreateSpace (2013)

Dorothy Through the Looking Glass

Ron Glick

CreateSpace (2013)

The Wonderful Alice of Oz

Ron Glick

CreateSpace (2015)

Note: Dorothy Gale has been to some strange lands, but none as unexpected as 19th century Oxford, England. Yet this is exactly where Dorothy meets Alice Liddell, a young woman with her own fanciful stories of a place called Wonderland. Alice finds herself pulled into Oz to face a new Wicked Witch, while Dorothy must follow the Wizard into a Wonderland civil war. Unknown to either girl though, plots have arisen against both faery lands, and they must uncover the hidden history shared between these lands if they are ever to set things right again. The Wizard's journey to Wonderland has exposed a shared history between that faery land and Oz - but the meaning behind the connection is still largely a mystery. Dorothy and Alice have come together to save Wonderland, but can they do anything before the Wicked Witches succeed in taking over Oz? With the looming conflict already threatening two worlds, the path ahead leads Dorothy to a third: a mysterious unnamed world that exists on the other side of a mirror in the university at Oxford - where reality itself has been set backwards, and Dorothy finds that entering this particular faery land may end up being a one-way trip. Meanwhile, Alice must come to grips with what Wonderland did to her all those years ago. Three Wicked Witches vie for control of the Magical Land of Oz, while the Wizard appears no closer to solving the mystery of how to return the former Wyrds to Wonderland. But Glinda's secret may shift the balance in an entirely unforeseen direction! Meanwhile, a quest beyond the Looking Glass may have gleaned more than anyone was hoping for when Dorothy's return from that magical realm attracts the attention of a new player in the conflict...  Written with a faithful eye to the original Baum and Carrol classics, The Wizard In Wonderland reveals the secrets of Oz and Wonderland in a story that brings together both classic heroines in a new epic adventure.

 

 

 

2014

 

 

Once Upon a Time: Season 3

Edward Kitsis, Adam Horowitz

ABC Studios (March to May 2014)

Note: TV series set in the fictional seaside town of Storybrooke, Maine, in which the residents are actually characters from various fairy tales and other stories that were transported to the "real world" town and robbed of their original memories by the Evil Queen Regina, using a powerful curse obtained from Rumplestiltskin.  The Wicked Witch of the West, green like the MGM version, but attractive, arrives in season 3 with her winged monkeys to challenge the protagonists.

 

 

 

The Royal Grandmother (and Granddaughter) of Oz

Richard D. Fullmer

Illustrated by Jon William Lopez

CreateSpace

Note: Without a Wizard to run it, "Oz has rather fallen apart since you left it and went back to Kansas." Scarecrow didn't really get a brain, he got bran, and some needles and pins, and the Tin Man didn't get a heart, but a pin-cushion, and the Lion didn't get courage from drinking a cough syrup! He doesn't have courage now, he just frightens people. According to Jon Lopez, the illustrator: “This is a fresh and thoroughly delightful addition to the Oz stories with a contemporary spin that brings the series into the 21st Century, while maintaining the timelessness, tone and feel of traditional Oz.

 

 

 

Bad Wizard

James Maxey

CreateSpace

Note: In 1892, Oscar Zoroaster Diggs turned up in Topeka with a suitcase full of high quality emeralds. Instantly the richest man in Kansas, his winning smile and keen mind launched him into a meteoric political career. As Secretary of War under Teddy Roosevelt, Diggs oversees the construction of the ultimate tool for spreading democracy, a fleet of rigid airships. Dorothy Gale, a reporter for the Kansas Ear, is the one person who knows the truth about Diggs. She met him ten years prior in the Emerald City, where he ruled as the Wizard. But how can she explain to her editor that Diggs intends to use his aerial navy to invade an island in the clouds ruled by witches? Stopping Diggs is going to take more than the power of the press. She’ll need the help of old friends, and maybe a Winged Monkey, as she pursues the Wizard across the wondrous and deadly Land of Oz.

 

 

 

Thea of Oz: Book One of the Ozite Cycle

Rebecca A. Demerest

Illustrated by Jason Morgado

CreateSpace

Note: Hundreds of years have passed since Dorothy first went to Oz. Since then, global warming has caused devastating storms that strip our world and dump the detritus on Oz, including the occasional refugee. Thea is one such traveler, and she’s been on Oz since she was a young child. Little does she know that she is in fact the direct descendent of the fabled Gale girl, which has just come to the attention of the green-skinned Minister of Trade. Accompanied by her disdainful cat Mrow, Thea must confront the villainy that her ancestors fomented all those years ago.

 

 

 

After Ozz

Bart Baker

CreateSpace

Note: With her uncle, the President of the United States, presumed dead and her beloved younger brother, Ozz, missing, Dot Gale is whisked into an odyssey in a different, very strange dimension. With the aid of three friends she makes on this arduous adventure, Scared Crow, Heartless and half man/half beast, Lars, Dot must battle the diabolically deadly Empress East if she is ever to return home with Ozz. Can Dot survive the evil machinations of the Empress and return home to rescue the United States before her wicked Aunt Emily succeeds with her sinister plan to take over the country?

 

 

 

Murder Most Sincerely

Beverely Nault

Jubilee Press

Note: Young Adult readers and older will enjoy this romantic mystery from award winning author Beverly Nault. The Tin Man's dead, Toto's being poisoned, and stage manager Lucy Lambert must stop the killer hiding behind the curtain before she gets the ax. When the Tin Man dies during Morgan Valley Community Theater's closing performance of "The Wizard of Oz," Lucy Lambert's dream job as stage manager is on the chopping block. When the police blame her poor safety procedures for the death, she's determined to prove her competence. In the process, though, she uncovers evidence the actor was indeed murdered and becomes the killer's next target.

     

Revenge of the Dark Witch of Oz: The Illustrated Screenplay

Patrick Lemieux

Across the Board Books (2014)

Dorothy Gale finds herself trapped in the mysterious Land of Oz and her presence threatens to re-ignite a war between magic and machines. The secret to getting home lies in the lost City of Emerald Light. Revenge Of The Dark Witch Of Oz is a science fiction/fantasy adaptation of L. Frank Baum’s The Wonderful Wizard Of Oz.

     

2015

 

 

The New Adventures of Dorothy in Oz

Jeff Duncan

CreateSpace

Note: When an earthquake strikes the academy awards, Dorothy and Toto fall through the San Andreas Fault back into Munchkin Land, where they discover that the Land of Oz is in serious disrepair, and that the Lion, the Tin Woodman, and the Scarecrow are not at all happy with the courage, the heart, and the brain they got from the Wizard. Dorothy and her companions have to figure out how to set things right, encountering along the way some characters from other Oz novels and some major surprises.

 

 

 

Reflections of Yellow Brick

Roxas James

FoxTail Books

Note: The Land of Oz is not what it once was. When a new and more powerful enemy surfaces, Glinda must once again call on Dorothy's assistance. But what happens when Dorothy is unable to answer? Who will save Oz? Living in the shadow of the book that twisted her adventures in Wonderland, Alice has managed to maintain her curious personality. Will she be able to succeed where so many have failed when she is brought to Oz in Dorothy's place? Will Glinda and Alice be able to navigate the dangerous terrain that Oz has become to defeat this new enemy? Will success threaten the fine line between Good and Wicked? And can Alice hope to live up to the memory of the great Dorothy Gale?

 

 

 

Alice in the Wonderful Land of Oz

Dai'Quiriya Martinez

CreateSpace

Note: If you like time travel, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz , mad scientists, and Alice in Wonderland, then this retold tale is just what you are looking for. Alice in the Wonderful Land of Oz is a retelling of the curious traveler's tale that combines elements from four different stories along with a few new ones in order to create a different tale. Who does Alice meet in her adventures? How does Alice get to Oz from Wonderland? And how will she get back home from there?

 

 

 

Undead Oz

Carol Bosselman

CreateSpace

This is not the Oz you thought you knew! When Dawthy Pale's beloved dog Utoh is killed in a horrible accident, she learns that she can go to Oz and get him back. But along with finding some wonderful new friends, she learns a lot more, about politics, and treachery, and some valuable life lessons.

 

 

 

The Key to Oz: Dorothy Returns

L. Josephine Anttila

CreateSpace

Note: When Dorothy Gale (of the Kansas Gales) boards a ship bound for Australia she doesn't dream that she’ll soon be returning to the familiar faces of the Land of Oz. There, Dorothy meets a host of colorful new characters whose friendships drive her to journey through the ups and downs of the physical and political terrain of Oz when they fall into trouble. Along the way, Dorothy encounters a talking raven, an unexpected travel companion, a mysterious key, the evil Nome King, and Princess Ozma of Oz herself. But when Dorothy is captured in her attempts to aid her new friends, she realizes that the only way to escape and protect those she cares about may be to risk everything. A whimsical escape into a familiar land, The Key to Oz leaves readers (and Dorothy herself) guessing until the close.

 

 

 

1901 to the Present: The Wogglebug Series

 

 

"A series in which three different time lines in Oz are explored. In one both the Wogglebug and Frogman had tragic virtual ends to their lives until a girl named Terry Hayman from the outside world intervened in both of them. She first restores the loathsome Professor Wogglebug back to the lovable Mr. Wogglebug when she is a young woman in the first timeline. Then in the second timeline, Mr. Wogglebug remains his true self by one small event in the previous one changing. He finds out why the group he joins were on their way to the Emerald City and becomes their leader thereafter. Then there is the statement this was the only timeline that the Visitors From Oz short stories Baum recorded even took place in.

The Wogglebug becomes more heroic in years following up until the Wizard returns and takes his place as Ozma's right-hand man. The Wogglebug abandons Oz temporarily and has "Unique Adventures" for himself in the Outside World. He returns to Oz in time to meet with the Frogman in 1917. Many decades later, when the Frogman starts ailing from the affects of the Truth Pond, Terry Hayman comes to Oz as a girl in her early teens and befriends them both and helps find the Frogman's cure for the curse of the Truth Pond This leads into a trilogy in which Mr. Wogglebug, the Frogman share a unique friendship with each other and Terry and have adventures in finding out the hidden truths behind Oz and how to have them revealed before they escape from Oz to a land called Genoma where Professor Nowitall originally hailed.  Thus setting up a new timeline again in which they all live there with no previous history in Oz and Terry meets them this time as a little child named Sylvie Harnois."

Mr. Wogglebug, the Frogman, and Terry Volume 1: How the Truth Can Heal (Formerly Professor Wogglebug and the Frogman of Oz)

Cynthia Hanson

Illustrated by Mike Leuszler

Illustrated by Robert M. Henry

Written in 2009; WogglebugLoveProductions (2013, 2014); CreateSpace (2013, 2014); Tails of the Cowardly Lion & Friends (2012)

Note: The author requests that everyone only own a copy of her WogglebugLove Productions edition, and to get rid of any older versions.  A response to The Final Fate of the Frogman that postulates that that story, in which the Frogman met a tragic end, was changed when Terry revived the Wogglebug's true self and turned back Oz time for the events in this book to be possible.  It started out as an online story not intended for print publication until the author felt the need to protect herself from copyright infringement.  This story is the sole property and trademark of WogglebugLoveProductions, and was not intended to be part of the Oz series.

 

 

 

The Wogglebug's Hidden Truth Behind the History of Oz: How the Wogglebug Tragically Transformed, and Was Restored

Cynthia Hanson

Illustrated by Robert M. Henry

WogglebugLoveProductions (2014)

Note: Story that explains how Mr. Wogglebug became Professor Wogglebug, and thanks to the help of true friend from the outside world, went back to being Mr. Wogglebug again.  It also provides an explanation for what happened to Professor Nowitall.  The first five chapters run alongside the first few Oz books Baum wrote before diverging into the universe created by Cynthia Hanson, who sees them as taking place in the mainline timeline.  The story is the sole property and trademark of WogglebugLoveProductions, and is not intended to be part of the Oz series.

 

 

 

Samantha Parkington Meets the Wogglebug

Cynthia Hanson

WogglebugLoveProductions (2013): Available online

Note: An American Girl crossover: On his first trip to America in 1905, Mr. Wogglebug has a meeting with ten-year-old Samantha Parkington. Years later they meet again when she is about to enter the adult world.

 

 

 

There are No Mistakes in Art

Lil' Pink Coup

WogglebugLoveProductions (2013): Available online

Note: Story submitted to a contest run by Cynthia Hanson.  Mr. Wogglebug helps a little girl gain more confidence in her artistic abilities when she has to do a school assignment. This story is the sole property and trademark of WogglebugLoveProductions

 

 

 

The Wogglebug's Game Adventures 1: Gahan Wilson's Haunted House

Cynthia Hanson

 

WogglebugLoveProductions: Available online

Note: Mr. Wogglebug enters the haunted house on 1313 Mourning Lane, and must find the 13 keys to escape before thirteen-o'clock, and also rescue a boy named Byron, and find the ingredients to a formula to restore the house owner's true self. This story is the sole property and trademark of WogglebugLoveProductions

 

 

 

The Wogglebug's Game Adventures 2: The Land of Maho

Cynthia Hanson

 

WogglebugLoveProductions: Available online

Note: Mr. Wogglebug sails with Captain Wall Russ the fourth to the Land of Maho. They learn from a Rabbit there about the mysterious castle in which Mr. Dragon resides. Teamed with Rejan Elephant, a rhino called Aunt Molly, and an alien visitor named Bonnie Mae, they enter the castle and discover Mr. Penguin is being kept captive, and they must outsmart Mr. Dragon to free him.  This story is the sole property and trademark of WogglebugLoveProductions.

 

 

 

2049

 

 

Alone in a Cornfield

J.I. Berko

Fanfiction.net

Note: The Scarecrow mourns the passing of his friends just before meeting a new one.

 

 

 

23d Century

 

 

Star Trek #39: When you Wish Upon a Star

Len Wein 

DC comics

Star Trek #40: Mudd’s Magic

Len Wein 

DC comics

Note: Kirk and Spock visit a dimension resembling the Land of Oz that has been created within the milieu of a genius mind.

 

 

 

N/A

 

 

Snagglepuss and the Wizard of Oz

Hanna Barbera

Hanna Barbera

Note: Hanna Barbera’s silly and amusing album renders the story of ‘the Wizard of Oz’ a little different from both the book or the MGM film. Snagglepuss narrates throughout.

 

 

 

Little Oz Squad #1

Steve Ahlquist; Mike Sagara

Patchwork Press; Lulu.com

Note: A vast departure from his adult series (Oz Squad), Steve Ahlquist’s comic book about little Dot Gale and her Ozzy friends was written as a treat for the kiddies. Reprinted in trade paperback in The Complete Annotated Oz Squad: Volume 1.

 

 

 

Dorothy Returns to Oz

Shawn Billman, et. al.

Buckethead Enterprises of Oz

Note: This is a ‘What-If’ styled book and is not meant to be an historical chapter in the Oz chronology.  Not to be confused with the Disney film, animated special or Thomas Tedrow’s book (above) which bear a similar name.

 

 

 

 

For more Tales Beyond the Deadly Desert, go to the Dark Side of Oz.

 

 

Take flight to the Land of Oz