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Oz Outside the Sovereign Sixty



The list of works featuring Oz is extensive, with a great many of them seeming to have little to do with the world created by L. Frank Baum. Some are an extensions of, or twists on the popular MGM film, The Wizard of Oz, while others feature contexts or themes that are far removed from the historic chronology of the Sovereign Sixty (commonly known as the Famous Forty), the original series of books begun by Baum and his official successors. As Parallel Histories contain works that contradict stories within the primary Oz Timeline, this section is intended for those works which re-imagine Baum's world, and cannot be made to harmonize with his book series. This includes smaller divergences, such as the 1939 The Wizard of Oz film, or large ways, such as Gregory Maguire's Wicked series.


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, some of these stories can be seen as taking place in an alternate Oz dimension, a possibility that is depicted in the canonical works Paradox in Oz and An Ozian Odyssey, and if so, these titles can represent a kind of secondary or tertiary canon.  


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.  A brief explanatory note is included with each title or series for a better understanding of the work in question. 


Not included here are books with Oz related titles that 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 philosophical, psychological or spiritual interpretations of the movies or books.


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


Note: Some entries may include spoilers

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Oz the Great and Powerful Mitchell Kapner, David Lindsay-Abaire. Directed by Sam Raimi Walt Disney Studios (2013)

Note: "When shady circus magician Oscar Diggs (James Franco) is hurled away from Kansas into the wonderful land of Oz, he thinks that fame and fortune are his for the taking. However, three witches--Thodora (Mila Kunis), Evanora (Rachel Weisz) and Glinda (Michelle Williams)--remain unconvinced that Oscar is the great wizard that the inhabitants of Oz need and expect. Reluctantly drawn into Oz's epic problems, Oscar must find out who is good and who is evil before it's too late." As per Nathan DeHoff, the story fails to pick up on most of the information given in the books. Oscar "didn't build the Emerald City (it was already there), give the baby Ozma to Mombi, or get driven out of the West by the Winged Monkeys (although he did have to deal with them). It's much more of a prequel to the MGM film, although since Disney doesn't own the rights to that movie, they had to change some things."





The Adventures of a Man in Search of a Heart


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.







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 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.  Two sequels, now lost, were produced, Dorothy and the Scarecrow in Oz and The Land of 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/Thunderbean 2021

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. A recently scanned, improved HD version can be found here.




The Wizard of Oz

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

MGM, Warner Bros Pictures (1939)

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.




Tom and Jerry and the Wizard of Oz L. Frank Baum, Gene Grillo;  directed by Spike Brandt & Tony Cervone Turner Entertainment; Warner Bros Animation; Warner Home Video (2011)

Note: Adaptation of the MGM Wizard of Oz, with Dorothy's pet cat Tom and pet mouse Jerry also getting swept away to Oz where they share in her adventures.


Toto: The Tale of the True Hero of Oz

Brad Heisler

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




Follow the Other Brick Road

Frederick E. Otto

Illustrated by Robert B. Luehrs

Oziana 1989, The International Wizard of Oz Club

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




A Simple Meeting


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

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

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




Always in My Heart

Cynthia Hanson


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


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.







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."




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 (above), and a loose adaptation of The 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.




The Wonderful Land of Oz L. Frank Baum, Barry Mahon; directed by Barry Mahon Childhood Productions (1969), Cinetron, Astral Films (1970), Something Weird Video (2002)
Note: Ultra-low budget live-action adaptation of The Marvelous Land of Oz.

L. Frank Baum's Marvelous Land of Oz

(aka. The Marvelous Land of Oz)

L. Frank Baum, Thomas W. Olson Television Theater Company, Inc., (1981), The Children's Theater Company and School of Minneapolis, MCA/Universe Home Video
Note: High production stage adaptation of The Marvelous Land of Oz, later released on VHS home video.

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


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, of which Vol 1, which features 26 episodes, is on DVD.




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


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


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


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.

Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return

Denton J. Tipton

Illustrated by Blair Shedd

IDW Entertainment

Comic-book prequel to the animated film of the same name. "When the Jester, the brother of the Wicked Witch of the West, shows up, he is intent on taking over Oz. From floods in Munchkinland to earthquakes in dainty china country, his chaos spreads. The Scarecrow, Tin Man, and Lion decide that they need the help of Dorothy in order to stop him, so they have to find a way to bring her back to Oz from Kansas." (Synopsis from


Legends of Oz: Dorothy Returns

Roger Baum, Randy Barnes, Adam Balsam; directed by Will Finn & Dan St. Pierre

Summertime Entertainment (2013), Prana Studios, Clarius Entertainment

Note: "Soon after her return to Kansas, Dorothy Gale (Lea Michele) finds herself whisked back to Oz to save her friends Scarecrow (Dan Aykroyd), Lion (Jim Belushi),Tin Man (Kelsey Grammer) and Glinda (Bernadette Peters) from the Jester (Martin Short) -- the younger brother of the Wicked Witch of the West. The Jester is using his late sister's broomstick as a magic wand and is destroying Oz one yellow brick at a time. With new companions, Dorothy sets out to rescue old friends and restore order." Based on the Roger Baum book, Dorothy of Oz, this adaptation leaves out Ozma, Gaylette and the Wizard.





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).




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 The 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.







Dorothy Meets Ozma of Oz L. Frank Baum, Jim Carlson, Terrence McDonnell The Kushner-Locke Company and Akom Production Company, Lorimar Home Vide (1987)
Note: Truncated animated adaptation of Ozma of Oz, in which Toto also gets shipwrecked with Dorothy, who meets Ozma, Tik-Tok and the Hungry Tiger when the Wheelers are chasing them.

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.







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


Note: 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, it was 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 The 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 only 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, perhaps hitching a ride with the Parrot-Oxes, who brought him from a parallel universe.







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 book Queer Visitors from the Marvelous Land of Oz publishes all of Denslow's strips (including these) in their original format.







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 blu-ray and DVD.




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.









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

David Anthony

Frederick Fell Publishers (2007); Publish America (2004)

The Witch's Revenge

David Anthony

Frederick Fell Publishers (2006)

Dorothy and the Wizard's Wish

David Anthony


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.







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.

The Other Wizard of Oz Nick Damon CreateSpace (2016)

Note: After the Nome King’s defeat, the Land of Oz is once again at peace, thriving under the leadership of their beloved Queen and King, Dorothy and Jasper. All is well. At least until the dreams begin. Dreams about the Wizard. Dreams that soon turn into a nightmare. Emerald City is attacked by strange forces and Dorothy’s daughter is kidnapped. The Wizard of Oz has returned with a vengeance! Dorothy and Jasper escape to the farthest reaches of Oz in search of their daughter…


1919 (Date Uncertain)



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.







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 MGM's 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

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





The Movie


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


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 and the Mainline Timeline 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.





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.







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. 







The Wiz

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

Universal Pictures & Motown Productions (1978)

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.







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.





Abducted to Oz

Bob Evans & Chris Dulabone

Illustrated by Dennis Anfuso

Tails of the Cowardly Lion & Friends (2000)

Note: This lighthearted adventure about the return of the Wicked Witch of the West—the MGM version—is a sequel of sorts to Robert Evans’ Dorothy’s Mystical Adventures in Oz. The metaphysical elements are present here, but are somewhat muted and more subtle than in his previous work.







Return to Oz

Walter Murch & Gil Dennis

Walt Disney Pictures (1985); Distributed by Buena Vista; DVD (2004; blu-ray, 2015)

Note: Though neither a commercial or critical success, this major motion-picture sequel to The Wizard of Oz, retains a strong cult following.  Based on an amalgam of The Marvelous Land of Oz and Ozma of Oz, Dorothy Gale (Fairuza Balk) is brought by her aunt and uncle to a psychotherapist due to the fact that her "dreams" of Oz haven't abated.  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.  Several young readers and Golden Books were produced based on this film, including Dorothy Returns to Oz, Escape from the Witch's Castle, and Dorothy Saves the Emerald City.







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.


The Wizard of Oz

Roger Phillips

Illustrated by Chris Sterling

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.


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.


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


Dorothy - Return to Oz

Thomas L. 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. 





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.







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.





The Wicked Years:


Son of a Witch

A Lion Among Men

Out of Oz

Gregory Maguire

HarperCollins (2007, 2008, 2010, 2012)

Note: Popular re-imagining of Oz and its history, in which the Wicked Witch of the West is a misunderstood misanthrope who cares for animals, and the Wizard is the true villain who sends Dorothy to kill her. The musical adaptation of the first book is the longest-running show on Broadway, and a purported miniseries and film are upcoming.

Tales Told in Oz

Gregory Maguire

Madras Press (2012)

Note: The Folklore of Maguire's Oz. Includes "The Legend of Said Aelphaba of the Waterfall," how Elphaba's namesake was trapped in a cave, "Four Improbable Handshakes," a Jack Pumpkinhead story, "The Witch and the Fox Babies," how the latter are nearly eaten by a witch, "Skelleybones Fir-Cloak," how Lurline settles a dispute amongst time-traveling trolls, and "Quadling Quacklings," some sayings and rhymes of the Quadlings.


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 lengthy discussions of metaphysical and New Age teachings. 



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, the Glass Cat, Jack Pumpkinhead and a winged monkey named Bufkin who is Fabletown's librarian, appear.  Although some characters are similar in personality, some are not, and the timeline does not match up with Baum's Oz.

Lost in Oz David Hayter; directed by Mick Garris A Band Apart, Warner Bros Television (2002)

Note: An unreleased pilot, "Lost in Oz featured the adventures of Alexandra Wilder (Melissa George), a young woman preparing for her upcoming wedding, which she's having second thoughts about, after a cyclone hurls her into the Land of Oz. She meets World War II pilot Caleb Jansen whose call sign is "Scarecrow" (Colin Egglesfield), and is given the task of rescuing Princess Ozma from the new Wicked Witch of the West, Loriellidere (Mia Sara). They are joined by Serena, the Patchwork Girl (Sandra Allen), who guides them to Loriellidere's labyrinth. In the labyrinth, they find Ozma with Loriellidere, who attempts to kill them, but is held at gunpoint by Caleb, when Alexandra realizes that if the witch dies, she will take her place."

The Muppets' Wizard of Oz Debra Frank, Steve L. Hayes, Tom Martin, Adam F. Goldberg; directed by Kirk Thatcher The Muppets Studio, Touchstone Television, Fox Television Studios, Jim Henson Studios, Walt Disney Company

Note: Dorothy has dreams of becoming a famous singer, but when a tornado hits Kansas and Dorothy rushes to save Toto, her prawn (she couldn't afford a dog), she is whisked away to Oz where she meets the four witches (all played by Miss Piggy) and the Munchkins of Oz (the rats). On her way to see the Wizard, she meets the Scarecrow (Kermit), the Tin Thing (Gonzo), and the Cowardly Lion (Fozzie) who all wish to have something given by the wizard. On their way to Emerald City, they are captured by the Wicked Witch of the West (of course, Miss Piggy) and her flying monkeys (other muppets).






(Collected in Dorothy Volume 1)

Mark Masterton; Greg Mannino

Illusive Arts Entertainment (2005)

Note: Using color photography and stunning computer animation effects, the team of Masterton, Mannino and Panousopoulos have produced a unique and very interesting modern fantasy based on the Oz mythos.  Teenage Dorothy (a pissed-off, pierced & post-modern version) sets off for adventure only to find herself in a bizarre world where robot dogs and hungry dragons reside.  An ugly good witch gives her a tip, but Dorothy decides to carve her own way in this version of Oz you've never seen before.





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.







L. Frank Baum and the Perfect Murder

Robin Hess


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


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!


Dorothy and the Witches of Oz

(aka. The Witches of Oz)

Leigh Scott, Eliza Swenson, Chris Campbell; directed by Leigh Scott Palace/Imaginarium; IFI Studios (2011, 2012)

Note: Children's author Dorothy Gale makes a decent living continuing her grandfather's series of Oz books. When a new agent enters the scene, Dorothy moves to New York city. In the midst of a major business deal for her books, Dorothy discovers that her books are not based on her imagination, but on repressed memories. While Dorothy struggles with the revelation, she is forced to confront The Wicked Witch of the West, who has descended upon the Big Apple, determined to settle an old score. Released first as a miniseries, which was an hour longer and had inferior special effects than the theatrical film, which was released a year later.


Color Changing Tingle's Love Balloon Trip


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.







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


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


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."







The Wonderful Wizard of Washington

T. Winn


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

Voz Don Edmundson (2011)

Note: A creative and unique Science Fiction story about Todd Corbin, a farm boy from Kansas who journeys into an adventure of wonder where he meets 3 new friends, finds danger and true love. Accompanying Todd is his dog Dottie.







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.





J.L. Wilson


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


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.




Strawberry Shortcake: Berry Brick Road Unlisted Cookie Jar Entertainment, DIC Entertainment, 20th Century Fox

Note: Strawberry Shortcake and her friends journey over the rainbow in a berry enchanting retelling of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz! When a cyclone blows Strawberry to Oz, she runs afoul of a Wicked Witch and must journey to the Emerald City to ask the Wizard for help getting home. With her faithful dog Pupcake by her side, Strawberry meets Ginger Snap as the Scarecrow, Peppermint Fizz as the Tin Woodsgirl, and Orange Blossom as the Cowardly Lion.


S. Crow: The Legend Begins

Steven Beach


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


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."




Broken: A Mystical Trip Through Oz Jim Scarborough Self-published (2012)

Note: "Our story begins with the Lion, the Scarecrow, and the Tin Man falling victim to a vengeful witch. Spread across the magical Land of Oz, three friends fight to reunite and form a plan to take back Glinda's castle and restore order out of chaos.  Join Dorothy and a host of familiar characters from the Land of Oz, as well as a few new acquaintances as they battle for the control of Oz. Sail the Great Desert of Oz, brave the Dark Cave of Selar, and join forces with the Scarecrow's army to defeat the Wicked Witch and discover the whereabouts of Glinda the Good Witch."

Fractured: A Mystical Trip Through Oz Jim Scarborough Self-published (2012)

Note: "Having rescued the good witch, Dorothy and her friends must now rescue a young girl from the wicked witch who is trapped in the modern world. In a massive operation that spans three different planes of existence, the Lion, Scarecrow, and Tin Man work to find a solution to capture the wayward witch and trap her in Oz."

Alice's Misadventures in Oz Syndi Scribner (2012)

Note: A new retelling of old favorites, this story involves the well loved children's character Alice and her journey through the wonderful world of Oz. Based on works by Lewis Carroll, L. Frank Baum and John Tenniel.

The Wizards of the Odd Zoo Franklin L. Bomb Lulu (2012)

Note: "Dorothy Gale, superhero-in-training of the Kansas Initiative! Amaethon, banished son of an ancient goddess! Rebel Robot, mechanical man fighting for the forces of good! The Untamed, able to bring his own nightmares to life! Alone, they are would-be and has-been superheroes. Together, they fight for the Curtained Man against the Witch from the West End of Time as...the Wizards of the Odd Zoo!"





Oz Reimagined Edited by John Joseph Adams & Douglas Cohen 47North (2013)

The Great Zeppelin Heist of Oz

Rae Carson


Emeralds to Emeralds, Dust to Dust

Seanan McGuire


Lost Girls of Oz

Theodora Goss


The Boy Detective of Oz: An Otherland Story

Tad Williams


Dorothy Dreams

Simon R. Green


Dead Blue

David Farland


One Flew Over the Rainbow

Robin Wasserman


The Veiled Shanghai

Ken Liu


Beyond the Naked Eye

Rachel Swirsky


A Tornado of Dorothys

Kat Howard


Blown Away

Jane Yolen


City So Bright

Dale Bailey


Off to See the Emperor

Orson Scott Card


A Meeting in Oz

Jeffrey Ford


The Cobbler of Oz

Jonathan Maberry


Note: "The Cobbler of Oz" can be found in the Mainline Timeline.  "Some are dystopian... Some are dreamlike... All are undeniably Oz. Collecting Oz-inspired stories from today's top science fiction and fantasy writers.. the adventures of Dorothy and her unforgettable friends are refashioned and transformed in radical ways--to new times, new places, and even new dimensions--all while remaining true to the spirit of Oz."


Refugees from the Emerald City

David Alvin


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.'”





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


Note: The Pinocchios, a family tree cut apart into five logs by the 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


The Scarecrow of Oz: A Steampunk Adventure

S.D. Stuart


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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 (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 (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.

Mickey Mouse Clubhouse: Mini's the Wizard of Dizz (Season 4, Episode 4) Roberts Gannaway Disney Television Animation (2013)

Note: "Before you can say "pink tornado," Minnie and Pluto end up in the silly but spectacular land of Dizz. It's an amazing place, with rainbow trees, butterfly bows and friendly "Chipmunchkins," but what Minnie wants most is to get home. Together, Minnie and her new friends Scarecrow Goofy, Mickey the Tin Mouse and Donald the Lion set off to ask the wonderful Wizard of Dizz to make their dreams come true. But look out! Bad Witch Pete wants Minnie's magical, sparkly green shoes, and he's got a few tricks up his sleeve."

The Oz/Wonderland Chronicles

Ben Avery

Illustrated by Casey Heying


Prelude: Chapters 1-4

The Veil Walkers: The Further Adventures of Oscar Diggs-the Wizard of Oz

Oz/Wonderland Kids


Book One


Book One: Chapters 1-5

Book Two


Book Two: Chapters 1-4

Note: Forthcoming
The Land of Stories Chris Colfer Little Brown Books
The Wishing Spell   2013
The Enchantress Returns   2014
A Grimm Warning   2015

Adventures from the Land of Stories:

The Mother Goose Diaries

Queen Red Riding Hood's Guide to Royalty

Beyond the Kingdoms   2016
An Author's Odyssey   2016

Note: "The book follows the adventures of twins Alex and Conner Bailey (fraternal, Alex is a girl, Conner is a boy) as they discover the book of fairy tales their grandmother gave them contains a portal to the world where those classic fairy tales actually took place." (For more details, see The Royal Blog of Oz.)







Grimm Fairy Tales: Oz series    

Grimm Fairy Tales: Tales from Oz

Dan Wickline, Meredith Finch, Shane McKenzie, Jeff Massey

Zenescope Entertainment (2014)

Note: Now, the most infamous Oz characters appear in Zenescope's intense, dark, and daring re-imagining of the Oz mythos. The mesmerizing and often times frightening origins of the Tin Man, The Scarecrow, Thane the Lion, and a wolf named Toto are collected together in this epic trade paperback.


Grimm Fairy Tales: Tales from Oz 2

Jeff Massey, Noah Salonga Zenescope Entertainment (2015)

Note: The back stories of OZ's witches - Glinda, Adraste, and Zamora - are finally revealed, with all of the action, twists, and gorgeous artwork that Zenescope readers have come to expect.

Grimm Fairy Tales: Oz Joe Brusha Zenescope Entertainment (2014)

Note: The world faces a gathering storm that threatens to drown it in darkness. The only hope to stop the coming evil rests on an unlikely hero: a Kansas farm girl named Dorothy Gale. Unbeknownst to Dorothy, highborn blood flows through her veins and with it, the power to save Earth and the realms of power that surround it. But Dorothy must first learn to use her unharnessed abilities before the witches of Oz destroy her and everyone else that stands in their way.

Grimm Fairy Tales: Warlord of Oz Jeff Massey Zenescope Entertainment (2015)

Note: Book 2 in the Oz trilogy! Peace has been restored to Oz. The fallen Witch, Lynessa, and her sister, Zina, are fading into memory like a bad dream, soon to be remembered only in tales meant to frighten children. But there is one witch that still draws breath in Oz and she has not forgotten the power of her masters or the evil that they left behind. Soon the people of Oz will face a foe more frightening than any enemy that has come before... The Warlord of Oz has arrived!


Once Upon a Time: Seasons 3-6

Edward Kitsis, Adam Horowitz

ABC Studios (2014-2016)

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 Dorothy Must Die Series

Danielle Paige

HarperCollins (2014-2018)

Dorothy Must Die

The Wicked Will Rise

Yellow Brick War

The End of Oz

Dorothy Must Die Stories

No Place Like Oz

The Witch Must Burn

The Wizard Returns


Dorothy Must Die Stories Volume 2

Heart of Tin

The Straw King

Ruler of Beasts


Dorothy Must Die Stories Volume 3

Order of the Wicked

Dark Side of the Rainbow

The Queen of Oz



Note: Dorothy. They say she found a way to come back to Oz. They say she seized power and the power went to her head. And now no one is safe.  My name is Amy Gumm—and I'm the other girl from Kansas.  I've been recruited by the Revolutionary Order of the Wicked.  I've been trained to fight.  And I have a mission:  Remove the Tin Woodman's heart. Steal the Scarecrow's brain.  Take the Lion's courage.  Then and only then—Dorothy must die!




The Royal Grandmother (and Granddaughter) of Oz

Richard D. Fullmer

Illustrated by Jon William Lopez

CreateSpace (2014)

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


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 (2014)

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.


Zosozo in Oz: Book Two of the Ozite Cycle

Rebecca A. Demerest

Illustrated by Jason Morgado

CreateSpace (2016)

As an honorary Ozite Princess, Thea finally has the power to do some good for the Earthers stranded in Oz. However, she finds more trouble than she expected in the form of the drug, Zosozo, which the Herkuan townspeople are using to keep the refugees sedated and out of the way.


After Ozz

Bart Baker

CreateSpace (2014)

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.





Emerald City Matthew Arnold, Josh Friedman NBC Television Series (2016)

Note: Epic, big-budget 10 episode first (and only) season deals with an adult Dorothy's (Adria Arjona) journey to Oz, in which the Wizard (Vincent D'Onofrio) has banned magic, the Wicked Witch of the West (Ana Ularu) is an opium addict who runs a brothel (and is more frustrated than wicked), Glinda the Good (Joely Richardson) is secretly working against the Wizard (and neither is particularly good), the Scarecrow (Oliver Jackson-Cohen) is a former soldier whose lost his memory, and the Tin Man is Jack (Gerran Howell), a childhood friend of Tip (Jordan Loughran), who joins her in running away from Mombi (Fionna Shaw). Tip soon discovers she's really a girl, and Jack finds himself in the hands of Princess Langwidere (Stefanie Martini)!


The New Adventures of Dorothy in Oz

Jeff Duncan


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


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


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 (2015)

Note: When 17 year old Dorothy Gale graduates high school, and "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."

Lost in Oz

Darin Mark, Jared Mark, Abram Makowka, and Mark Warshaw; directed by Paul Stodolny

Amazon Studios, Flaunt Productions, Arc Productions, Bureau of Magic (2015)

Note: Animated series, not to be confused with the unproduced 2002 pilot, or the Joshua Patrick Dudley book of the same name. When 12-year-old Dorothy Gale discovers her mother's mysterious journal in her Kansas home, she and her dog, Toto, are transported into a bustling, modern Emerald City. Disoriented and determined to get home, Dorothy embarks on an epic journey with West, a young witch, and Ojo, a giant Munchkin, to seek the magic she needs - as Oz faces its greatest magic crisis.

The Queen's Castle: A Fantasy Drama R. Scott McDowell CreateSpace (2015)

Note: When the evil forces of The Red Queen and The Wicked Witch join their powers to destroy Alice and Dorothy once and for all, the heroines find themselves flung from far from home and into each others world. Lost and hunted Alice and Dorothy must find their ways home, make a few new friends along the way and stop the evil Villainesses before all worlds are destroyed. Heads will roll and the road home is never as simple as it seems! An original, 8 episode fantasy serial by Scott McDowell brought to you by the Overtime Theater in 2014.

The Battle for Oz Jeyna Grace Inkshares (2015)

Jeyna Grace's The Battle for Oz is "...the literary equivalent of a masterful musical masterpiece...The Battle for Oz is practically made for a Tim Burton big screen adaptation." ―Young Entertainment Magazine When a foreign queen invades Oz and steals its citizens’ magic, the land turns to someone who has aided them before: Dorothy. But the silver-slippered girl has grown up, and in her years away from Oz the game has changed. So, in order to defeat this new and unfamiliar enemy, Dorothy seeks the aid of Alice, a legendary woman who once famously defeated a queen.

Dorothy Dies: Beautiful painting Strange tale series Jim Kelly Self-published

Note: Dorothy of the Wizard of Oz finally dies. Not because of a witch or falling debris from a tornado but pedestrian old age. Life resumed for Dorothy once she got back to Kansas. It wasn't great but it wasn't all that bad. She had a loving grandson as her best friend. At her death he gets a snapshot into the life and times she once lived via three nocturnal visitors. This is the story as he remembers it.




Child of Oz

David Heacock & Inga Giles

Royal Fireworks Publishing (2010)

Note: On a trip to Kansas to sell the old family house, Dorothy's granddaughter, Ashley, finds a special wardrobe and is drawn by the Lion to Oz. There is trouble in Oz. The Wicked Witch has a plan to take over Oz as Glinda ages and weakens. Only Dorothy can save Oz, and soon she is lured back to the scene of her youthful adventures.

New Witch of Oz David Heacock Wheatmark (2015)

Note: After rescuing her granddaughter from Morta, the Wicked Witch of the East, Dorothy returns to live out the rest of her days in Oz by using the remaining magic in the shoes given to her by Queen Glinda. But the Land of Oz has plans other than retirement for Dorothy. When she arrives, she discovers that the Witch of the North has passed away and needs to be replaced-and Dorothy is the obvious candidate. 

Yellow Brick Road Trip Jack J. Berry JAC Publishing & Promotions (2015)
Note: In this 17 page short play, Dorothy has just exited her house and is now in the land of Oz.
Ichabod Empire Hoi Polloi (2015)

Note: For a good old fashioned romp that mixes Atlas Shrugged with The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, follow Annie, Gonzo, Malcolm X and Jiminy Cricket into the land of the golden ounce (oz.), as they discover their destinies, foment revolution against the empire and in the process, figure out how to get off the yellow brick road before the witches from the Emerald City destroy them.

The Scarecrow's Brane: A Science-Fiction Counter Fantasy... and Futuristic Fairy Tale D.L. Morrese Createspace (2015)

Note: Oz isn't what Commander Lisa Chang expected. Fairy tales were never her thing, and finding herself in one is grating on her nerves. But she can't leave, at least not yet. The abrupt landing of her spaceship inadvertently squashed the only protection Emerald City had against the tyrannical Red Witch of the South. And now, unfortunately, the witch has Lisa and her crew locked in a cell. Emerald City isn't enough. The witch wants Lisa’s 'magic' ship as well. The crew of the spaceship Brane Child must escape the witch’s prison and then embark on a hazardous journey through the Wild Lands to Munchkinland, where Lisa must somehow convince the Great and Powerful Blue Wizards of the East to construct a new protector for Emerald City

Scarecrow (Rhonda Parrish's Magical Menageries Vol 3) Edited by Rhonda Parrish World Weaver Press (2015)

Note: Hay-men, mommets, tattie bogles, kakashi, tao-tao—whether formed of straw or other materials, the tradition of scarecrows is pervasive in farming cultures around the world. The scarecrow serves as decoy, proxy, and effigy—human but not human. We create them in our image and ask them to protect our crops and by extension our very survival, but we refrain from giving them the things a creation might crave—souls, brains, free-will, love. In Scarecrow, fifteen authors of speculative fiction explore what such creatures might do to gain the things they need or, more dangerously, think they want. Within these pages, ancient enemies join together to destroy a mad mommet, a scarecrow who is a crow protects solar fields and stores long-lost family secrets, a woman falls in love with a scarecrow, and another becomes one. Encounter scarecrows made of straw, imagination, memory, and robotics while being spirited to Oz, mythological Japan, other planets, and a neighbor’s back garden. After experiencing this book, you’ll never look at a hay-man the same. Featuring all new work by Jane Yolen, Andrew Bud Adams, Laura Blackwood, Amanda Block, Scott Burtness, Virginia Carraway Stark, Amanda C. Davis, Megan Fennell, Kim Goldberg, Katherine Marzinsky, Craig Pay, Sara Puls, Holly Schofield, Laura VanArendonk Baugh, and Kristina Wojtaszek.

Oz Will Fall: The Royal Marriage John Malone & Nicole Delgado JMND Press (2017)
Oz Will Fall: The Grimoire John Malone & Nicole Delgado JMND Press (2017)

Note: Dorothy is no longer that same little girl from Kansas. The innocence of her childhood is gone, and her most dangerous adventures in Oz are only just beginning. What should have been the picture perfect fairy tale ending is turning into a bloody nightmare as Dorothy fights to understand who she can trust and does whatever she can in order to save her beloved Oz. Death is only the beginning because Oz will fall.

The Wizard of AAAHHS! C.T. Henderson (2017)

Note: "In this Halloween twist on The Wizard of Oz a little girl named Dorothy is swept away by a tornado to a land filled with monsters where good witches are ugly and wicked witches are beautiful. In order to go home Dorothy must go and see the Wizard of AAAHHS! Along the way she meets a Zombie Farmer without a brain, a Tin Knight without a heart, and a Cowardly Werewolf. The four friends travel together in order to get their wishes."

Tinker Smith and the Conspiracy of Oz Solitaire Parke Solitaire Park (2017)

Note: "Ten children are stolen from their parents while at a summer camp and genetically altered. They have become part human and part something else, each with extraordinary capabilities. These new abilities cause them to become freaks in a society that is being altered by the geneticist who made them - Oscar Zoroaster, the Wizard of Oz. His technological prowess is far beyond standard science and he deploys it on an unsuspecting populace causing worldwide chaos. OZ wants to reshape the world using a computer virus called EPITOMY and will stop at nothing to achieve it."

Steam Engines of Oz Sean Patrick O'Reilly Cinedigm (2018)

Note: Low-budget animated film set a century after Dorothy first clicked her ruby slippers together. The Emerald City is no longer a magical land but a toxic, heavily industrialized wasteland ruled by the iron fist of the once beloved hero, the Tin Man, who has seemingly lost all heart.  Oz's only hope rests with a young engineer named Victoria Wright.  With her motley team of ill-mannered munchkins, mischievous flying monkeys and rough-housing lions, Victoria discovers that even the smallest of heroes can change the world.


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: A response to Summaries & Continuity Notes of Oz 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 author requests that everyone only own a copy of her WogglebugLove Productions edition, and to get rid of any older versions.  The current and final version keeps the Wogglebug's original characterization intact (as he doesn't become Professor) and rewrites the first two chapters, omitting mention of Ozma's anniversary celebration or the idea that the Wogglebug and Wizard are friends. 




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.  Story contradicts David Hulan's Eureka in Oz and Tails of the Cowardly Lion & Friends' Bucketheads in Oz.  The first five chapters run alongside the first few Oz books Baum wrote before diverging into a new 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.


The Wogglebug's Second Time Around

Cynthia Hanson

Illustrated by Robert M. Henry

WogglebugLoveProductions (2015)

Note: "Mr. Wogglebug's previous timeline in Oz was a miserable failure. But this hadn't been his fault.  He just hadn't known why the group he got involved with was on their way to the Emerald City in the first place, let alone that a war was going on there at the time.  But what if this one element could have been changed..." This story also contains the reworked version of "How the Visitors Found Dinosaur Island" in The Untold Adventures of the Visitors from Oz.  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.


The Wogglebug's Game Adventures 3: Living the Sim Life

Cynthia Hanson

WogglebugLoveProductions: Available online

Note: Mr. Wogglebug moves into an apartment building with paranormal neighbors. Later he moves to the suburbs. He becomes a hero for the children there with his wisdom and caring of them. He ends up as tutor to a young scientist. They have adeventures in Egypt, China, France, and Mystic Islands. Then with a time machine they visit the middle ages and the distant future.

The Adventures of the Wogglebug and Sylvie

Cynthia Hanson


Note: Movie based on Hanson's The Wogglebug's Adventures with Sylvie: Rescue of the Enchanted Forest. Sylvie enters the World of Genoma via her magic key and befriends the Wogglebug just starting out as being Highly Magnified and Thoroughly Educated. They learn of a prophecy about a magical tree being being born from the largest tree in the Enchanted Forest to save it from destruction. Book also includes a "What did the Wogglebug Say?" contest on the last page. 


The Girl, the Air Castle, and the Unknown Side of the Wogglebug

Cynthia Hanson

WogglebugLoveProductions: Available at

Note: Set after The Runaway in Oz. Everyone is happy Scraps has come home. But Professor Wogglebug grieves the loss of his Air Castle and is about to end it all. But a girl from Outside comes to Oz and discovers his hidden memories in his soul and the side of him that no one else has ever seen. She is determined to restore both his Air Castle to him and his true self to his soul.


The Untold Adventures of the Visitors from Oz

Cynthia Hanson

Illustrated by Mike Leuszler

Cynthia Hanson (2012)

Note: Two stories set at the end of Baum's Queer Visitors from the Marvelous Land of Oz newspaper strips.  The second chapter, "How the Visitors Found Dinosaur Island" was rewritten and appears in The Wogglebug's Second Time Around.




Alone in a Cornfield

J.I. Berko

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 (1987)

Star Trek #40: Mudd’s Magic

Len Wein 

DC Comics (1987)

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


24th Century



The U.S.S. Enterprise Meets Oz

Richard C. Gehringer

The Emerald City Mirror #17, The Royal Club of Oz (1994), Books of Wonder

Q leads Captain Picard and the crew of the USS Enterprise into a wormhole to the Land of Oz. Worf is turned into the appearance of the Cowardly Lion, Data into the Tin Woodman, Counselor Troi into Dorothy, and Picard into the Scarecrow. Ozma sends them back by means of the Magic Belt. Unlike the DC comic-book stories (above), this Oz is intended to be real. For numerous reasons, Star Trek cannot exist in the Oz universe.





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;

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.





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