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The Royal Publisher of Oz strives hard to not only present exciting and creatively artistic literary fantasies, but to maintain continuity with the series begun by L. Frank Baum, which has expanded to include the 60 books of canon and additional stories as delineated on the Mainline Timeline of The Royal Timeline of Oz.



The Law of Oz and Other Stories, by Paul Dana

The Magic Umbrella of Oz, by Paul Dana

Yookoohoos of Oz, by Paul Dana

The Immortal Longings of Oz, by Paul Dana

Queen Ann in Oz, by Karyl Carlson & Eric Gjovaag

Adolf Hitler in Oz, by Sam Sackett

King Rinkitink, by L. Frank Baum & Andrew Heller

The Lost Tales of Oz, edited by Joe Bongiorno

Lost Histories from the Royal Librarian of Oz, by Joe Bongiorno

How the Wizard Came to Oz (graphic novel), by Donald Abbott

The Haunted Castle of Oz, by Marcus Mebes

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The Royal Publisher of Oz does not accept as true the corporate entertainment industry's claim that continuity stifles creativity, a stance that we believe is rooted in crass commercialism, apathy, and the betrayal of fans.  As evidenced from our books, we know the opposite is true: continuity encourages and promotes creativity. It also rewards its fans, new and old. 


Irrespective of the many re-imaginings, reboots and alternate perspectives that Oz has seen since it first debuted in 1900, Baum's original Oz series that we present here and on The Royal Timeline of Oz represent the single longest-running series in the history of fantasy fiction and literature!  Along with expanding Oz and its environs, that is a legacy we intend to honor and preserve.

The Law of Oz

and Other Stories


By Paul Dana

Illustrated by Patricio Carbajal, Teresa Jenellen & Gabhor Utomo

464 pages



The first of four books in the Adventures of Button Bright and Ojo!


Join best friends Button-Bright and Ojo as they accidentally travel back to the time when Lurline first enchanted the Land of Oz!


There, along with the former magician Ugu, they will discover danger and surprises, including a family of wild Yookoohoos, a mysterious land, and the dark history of the Phanfasms!


The Law of Oz and Other Stories comprises three interconnected novellas and one bonus short story:


Time Travelers of Oz

The Lost Boy of Oz

The Mothers of Oz

The Law of Oz


Join the adventure as old friends and villains arise to threaten the very Law of Oz!


Hardcover Edition

Trade Paperback


Interview with the author

The First Two Chapters

The Magic Umbrella of Oz


By Paul Dana

Illustrated by Jaun Raza

268 pages


The second book in the Adventures of Button-Bright and Ojo series.


Our intrepid heroes return, only now with mysterious powers!  When they discover that an ancient evil spirit—the catalyst for the Phanfasms—has joined forces with the vengeful Yookoohoo Mrs. Yoop, they're forced to travel back in time again, this time to aid the Wicked Witch of the East to regain her Silver Shoes!


Can the boys find a way to outwit the Piper, the Wicked Witch, and Mrs. Yoop? And do a seer and a dirty young rascal from 18th Century London have to do with it all? Ojo and Button-Bright will learn astonishing secrets about their home, themselves, and the Magic Umbrella of Oz!


Available in trade paperback and hardcover deluxe edition with exclusive dust-jacket and six color plates!


Deluxe Hardcover Edition

Trade Paperback

Trade Paperback


Deluxe Hardcover Edition

Queen Ann (& Jodie) in Oz


By Karyl Carlson (and Eric Gjovaag)

Illustrated by William Campbell and Irwin Terry

Cover art by Jaun Raza

264 pages


Picking up where L. Frank Baum left off, would-be conqueror Queen Ann of Oogaboo is on a quest to find her missing parents, lost for decades! Accompanying her are the young dragon Moretomore, the Shaggy Man, and a group of rambunctious volunteers!


Will their journey through the mists of Oz to the mysterious city of Forgetville may prove their undoing?


Available in trade paperback, and as a deluxe hardcover edition with 15 color plates.


Both editions contain the new sequel novella "Jodie in Oz," along with the lost-skit "Another Adventure with Ann," all the illustrations from the out-of-print version, revised text, and never-before published artwork!


Deluxe Hardcover Edition

Trade Paperback


Trade Paperback


Deluxe Hardcover Edition

Adolf Hitler in Oz (Revised and Expanded)


By Sam Sackett

Illustrated by Patricio Carbajal

340 pages

At the end of the Second World War, Adolf Hitler fakes his death and boards a machine intended to take him into the future, but which lands him instead in the Land of Oz!  Hitler's surprise is soon surpassed by his desire to depose Ozma and become Fuhrer of Oz! 

Along the way, Hitler encounters Queen Ann, the King of the Winged Monkeys, Stan and Ollie, General Jinjur and others who he tries to recruit in his bid for power. 

As Oz faces its greatest threat since the Nome and Phanfasm invasion, Ozma is determined to stay true to her principles of non-violence, culminating in the ultimate clash between fascism and pacifism!

Available in trade paperback everywhere, and as a deluxe hardcover with exclusive "stained-glass" cover and seven full color plates!

Very limited edition signed deluxe hardcovers with one added illustration by Patricio Carbajal are now available on a first-come, first-served basis.  Contact me here for availability and ordering info.

Limited Edition, Signed Deluxe Hardcover

Deluxe Hardcover Edition

Trade Paperback

Trade Paperback


Deluxe Hardcover Edition

King Rinkitink


By L. Frank Baum & Andrew Heller

Illustrated by John R. Neill & Javi Laparra

360 pages

Rinkitink in Oz is considered by many of L. Frank Baum’s fans to be one of the best books in the Oz series. Ironically, Baum did not intend for it to be an Oz book at all!


Baum wrote King Rinkitink in 1905 as a non-Oz fantasy, but it was not until 1916 when he dusted  it off and tacked on an Oz ending that the book saw print. Unfortunately, the original manuscript and ending were lost.


Now, a century later, the International Wizard of Oz Club has brought King Rinkitink to a satisfying resolution that is true to the original intent.


When sea-raiders invade the peaceful island of Pingaree to enslave its inhabitants, only young Prince Inga, jolly King Rinkitink, and his grumpy goat Bilbil are left behind. Aided by three Magic Pearls, the unlikely heroes set out to rescue Inga’s people, a quest that takes them on adventures across the sea and into the dangerous underground lair of the Nome King.


King Rinkitink restores Baum’s original vision by allowing the characters we have come to know and love save the day with their wits and courage, instead of interfering sots from Oz and an anti-climactic ending. With the publication of King Rinkitink, the true story, long suppressed by nefarious agents of a certain magical realm with a two letter name (the second letter is a “Z”), can at last be told!


Two versions exist, a Deluxe Hardcover with numerous b&w illustrations and 12 color plates (including two new ones by Javi Laparra) and a standard hardcover version with all the illustrations (including the color ones) in b&w.


Deluxe Hardcover Edition

Standard Hardcover

Trade Paperback

Standard Hardcover


Deluxe Hardcover Edition

Yookoohoos of Oz

(The third book in the Adventures of Button Bright and Ojo)


By Paul Dana

Illustrated by Vincent Myrand

188 pages

Button-Bright’s Grandma Natch is throwing a party that Button-Bright and Ojo won’t soon forget. All of Oz’s oddest Yookoohoos are coming! But who is the mysterious stranger, and what is the bizarre gift that he brings?

Soon, the the boys are off on a perilous journey through the Gillikin Country, where along the way they’ll discover hidden truths about the secretive shapeshifter Red Reera, giant spiders, and a mechanical monstrosity with a will of its own! But in a little house behind a picket fence, waits a surprise that even Grandma Natch can’t imagine!


The standard hardcover includes a full color dust-jacket with numerous interior B&W illustrations. The deluxe hardcover includes all this, plus three B&W illustrations colored by artist Vincent Myrand.

Deluxe Hardcover

Standard Hardcover

Trade Paperback

The Lost Tales of Oz

Edited by Joe Bongiorno

Illustrated by Eric Shanower

572 pages


18 stories! 14 authors!

[Includes two novellas, The Other Searches for the Lost Princess and Lurline and the Talking Animals of Oz]

Prologue, by Joe Bongiorno

The Great and Terrible Oz Mystery, by Michael O Riley

The Witch's Mother, by Paul Dana
The Trade: A Langwidere Story, by Mike Conway
Ojo and the Woozy, by J.L. Bell
The Other Searches for the Lost Princess, by Nathan M. DeHoff

Chop, by Eric Shanower

2nd Interlude, by Joe Bongiorno

In Flesh of Burnished Tin, by Jeff Rester

Diplomatic Immunity, by David Tai

Scrap Bag Circus, by Margaret Berg
The Wizard in New York, by Sam Sackett

Ali Cat in Oz, by Sam Sackett

Lurline and the Talking Animals of Oz, by Joe Bongiorno
Tommy Kwikstep and the Magpie, by Jared Davis
Ozma and the Orange Ogres in Oz, by Nathan M. DeHoff & Joe Bongiorno
Quiet Victory, by Marcus Mebes

Vaneeda in Oz, by Nathan M. DeHoff

3d Interlude, by Joe Bongiorno

The Puppet Mistress of Oz, by Andrew Heller

Available in hardcover, deluxe hardcover and trade paperback!


The Limited Edition Deluxe hardcover come with one color plate and the 84 page booklet, Lost Histories from the Royal Librarian of Oz, which includes three new stories and an exclusive Shanower cover and interior illustration. (Allow extra time for delivery)


Deluxe Hardcover

Standard Hardcover

Trade Paperback

Lost Histories from the Royal Librarian of Oz


By Joe Bongiorno

Illustrated by Eric Shanower

85 pages

Explore the ancient history of Oz with this companion booklet to The Lost Tales of Oz! The Royal Librarian has opened her library to fans of the world first explored by L. Frank Baum over a century ago.

Contained within are three tales from the distant past of Oz! "Lurline and the First Fairy Queen" looks at the coming of Nonestica, the conflict of the Immortals, the first Fairy Queen of Oz, and the dark forces that conspired against her!

"Lulea and the Fairy Kingdoms of Oz" looks at the rogue wood nymph who traded in the life of a fairy for marriage and children, the establishment of the first great kingdoms of Oz, and the consequences that befell her.

"A Brief History of Oz in the 12th and 13th Centuries" is an overview of the wild adventures of Munch Kenny and Gil Cain, the brave heroes for whom the Munchkin and Gillikin Countries were named, and the Coming of the Marauders, who established Seebania!

Trade Paperback

How the Wizard Came to Oz

The True Origin of the Wizard of Oz


Written & Illustrated by Donald Abbott

 143 pages

Before Dorothy and Toto walked the Yellow Brick, circus ventriloquist Oscar Diggs travels by balloon across the Deadly Desert to a strange land where witches use magic to keep the people enslaved!

Hailed as the one who will free them from tyranny, Oscar must use his wits and skills if he's to survive. But there's a problem: the witches are out to destroy him and they have real magic!

With the help of Lady Glinda, Locasta, and Omby Amby, Oscar must find a way to fend off the dark forces unleashed by the Wicked Witches and become the true Wizard of Oz before it's too late!

8.5 x 11 trade paperback

Available here and here.

The Haunted Castle of Oz

By Marcus Mebes

Illustrated by Kamui Ayami


Ghosts... in the Emerald City? The concept is unheard of! Death does not exist in Oz... and even if it did, Oz is the happiest place on earth! So, why would a morose ghost be haunting the halls of Ozma’s palace?


Join us as Dorothy, Trot, Betsy Bobbin and Button Bright investigate. What they uncover might be more than anyone had considered, and is sure to change the way many of the familiar Oz celebrities look at life and death. With old favorites and rarely-seen Ozian celebrities, The Haunted Castle of Oz is sure to delight, surprise, and maybe even terrify readers!


Available in trade paperback and hardcover.


A limited-edition deluxe version includes an exclusive cover by Jaun Raza, two color plates of the front and back covers without titles, a signed and number bookplate (using the art from the paperback cover), a new Afterword examining the history of The Haunted Castle of Oz, new b&w illustrations by Kamui Ayami, and all the previous illustrations from past artists, including Patricio Carbajal, Diana Karounas, David Bishop, and Marcus Mebes (from his out-of-print original version)!


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Trade Paperback

Standard Hardcover

Limited Ed. Deluxe Version

Immortal Longings of Oz

By Paul Dana

Illustrated by Juan Raza

260 pages


The fourth and final book in the Adventures of Button Bright and Ojo sees the heroes coming to Ev to find a new home for their friends Jandilay and Onna Val, perhaps at the Royal Puppet Theatoer--but things have begun to decline with the rule of the cruel and petulant Queen Regent, who hungers for immortality and the threat of a Wheeler revolt. Meanwhile, Grandma Natch is stuck with an unwelcome visitor! Should they trust in the wisdom of an ancient phoenix or the mysterious schemes of the Red Jinn? The one thing they know is--they're over their heads!


Available in trade paperback and hardcover. Deluxe edition includes "Queen Eviret" dust jacket cover and 5 tipped-in color plates exclusive to this edition.


Order your copy here:


Trade Paperback

Standard Hardcover

Limited Ed. Deluxe Version

Coming Soon!


Skydroppers in Oz

By Diana Logue & Mary Alys Skulavik


The Thirty Heads of Princess Langwidere

By Numerous


The Reading Tree of Oz & Other Stories

By Margaret Berg


Death Comes to Oz

By Jeffrey Rester

Illustrated by Luciano Vecchio


The Lost Queen of Oz

By Glen Ingersoll


Eureka in Oz

The Magic Carpet of Oz

By David Hulan


Fionna Freckles, the First and Foremost

By W. Randy Hoffman


More to come!



Hungry for more Oz?  Here's a small sampling of books that The Royal Publisher of Oz recommends from other publishers. The following maintain continuity with the timeline of events as found on The Royal Timeline of Oz, and also happen to be great stories.


From Pumpernickel Pickle:

The Royal Explorers of Oz trilogy

The Gardener's Boy of Oz

Forever in Oz


From the International Wizard of Oz Club

The Wicked Witch of Oz

The Forbidden Fountain of Oz

The Hidden Prince of Oz



From Hungry Tiger Press

Paradox in Oz

The Living House of Oz

Little Adventures in Oz: Vol. 1

Little Adventures in Oz: Vol. 2


From Tails of the Cowardly Lion & Friends


The Seven Blue Mountains of Oz: Books I, II & III

Thorns and Private Files in Oz

Beach Blanket BabylOz


Also check out:


The Giant Chinchilla of Oz



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