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The Famous Forty Canon consists of the forty original Oz books published by the Reilly & Lee company of Chicago (the first book was originally published by George M. Hill, and Reilly & Britton was the company's name through 1919).

These original forty titles span the years 1900 through 1963 and five writers - the most prolific ones being Lyman Frank Baum (of course), the discoverer and then "Royal Historian" of Oz; and his immediate successor, Ruth Plumly Thompson. Between them, they related 33 tales from Oz (14 by LFB and 19 by RPT). Also, with the exceptions of the very first Oz tale [The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (1900)] and the final four, the other 35 Oz tales were all illustrated to perfection by John R. Neill.

Browse the books below... see the cover, glance the synopses, read the English online texts (where available) or even the Japanese or Esperanto text (which actually includes John R. Neill's illustrations!) [want to know more about Esperanto?]. I have listed all where available (if you know of others, please e-mail me!).

Wanna buy the book? Of course you do! Simply click on the cover and you'll be sent to the individual synopsis page with links to currently available versions from

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And... when you're done here, surf on over to "Extracurricular Literary Oz" and find out some of the things our Royal Historians where writing when they weren't writing Oz!

Click On The Cover Art Below
for Synopses and Ordering Information
(where available)

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

The Marvelous Land of Oz

Ozma of Oz

Dorothy and the Wizard in Oz

The Road to Oz

The Emerald City of Oz

The Patchwork Girl of Oz

Tik-Tok of Oz

The Scarecrow of Oz

Rinkitink in Oz

The Lost Princess of Oz

The Tin Woodman of Oz

The Magic of Oz

Glinda of Oz

The Royal Book of Oz

Kabumpo in Oz

The Cowardly Lion of Oz

Grampa in Oz

The Lost King of Oz

The Hungry Tiger of Oz

The Gnome King of Oz

The Giant Horse of Oz

Jack Pumpkinhead of Oz

The Yellow Knight of Oz

Pirates in Oz

The Purple Prince of Oz

Ojo in Oz

Speedy in Oz

The Wishing Horse of Oz

Captain Salt in Oz

Handy Mandy in Oz

The Silver Princess in Oz

Ozoplaning with the Wizard of Oz

The Wonder City of Oz

The Scalawagons of Oz

Lucky Bucky in Oz

The Magical Mimics of Oz

The Shaggy Man of Oz

The Hidden Valley of Oz

Merry Go Round in Oz

The Famous Forty Addendum
(later Oz titles by the Royal Historians)

The Runaway in Oz

Yankee in Oz

The Enchanted Island of Oz

The Forbidden Fountain of Oz

The Wicked Witch of Oz

The Rundelstone of Oz

[any missing Synopses will be online Winter 2001/02]

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A priori it might seem that the diet of the writers should bring us not care. But itshould also be so with his love life, his hobbies in leisure time or your favorite movies. The truth is that when you want someone (and as not wanting who has made possible our favorite reads!) Also wants absolutely know everything about that one.

Also the food, of course, customs so we shared recipes Tolstoy , Hemingway orDickinson. And even more so when we are somewhat extravagant. We tend to believe that vegetarianism is a booming trend recently, but the fact is that there were always people who refused to eat meat and fish. And if today still face general distrust, what would not happen in the past.

We reviewed the diet of 5 great writers who were vegetarians ! Of course, you can try to emulate their diet to see if there lies part of his genius.

Franz Kafka

It was in 1911 when Franz Kafka decided to stop eating meat and fish. According toMax Brod that day went to the Berlin aquarium and fish told: “At last I can look at you in peace, because I will not eat it”. Some critics claim that empathy Kafka with other living beings was very large, and that would also explain that several of their stories are told from the point of view of an animal. Vegetarianism was accompanied by a great interest in natural medicine , and a rejection (sometimes) coffee and alcohol. Also it is following a fashion of the time to chew each piece of food 32 times, no more, no less.

Although before becoming a vegetarian and had problems with the flesh in his diary wrote: ” In addition, meat is so humiliating when it gets stuck in your teeth, am I right? It is so fibrous that only can be removed only with great difficulty and sometimes not at the same time or at all. ”

Louisa May Alcott

In the case of the writer of ‘Little Women’, we know it was vegetarian during his childhood, but we can not say that willingly. When he was 10, his father, a great defender of animal rights, created a utopian agrarian commune on a farm where a strict vegan regimen is followed, bathed in cold water only and not using artificial light at night. The experience lasted only seven months, but Amos Bronson Alcott vegan remained all his life, and his family, in deference to him, did the same regime.Louisa May Alcott no animal products would try to adulthood.

Lev Tolstoi

When Lev Tolstoy had his spiritual conversion, besides insisting mend his own shoes and plow their own fields, also stopped eating animals. His ascetic ideal was reflected in a simple diet of bread, cereals, fruits and vegetables.

It became, in fact, an active advocate of vegetarianism, considering that the lives of humans and animals were intimately linked. Thus, in an article entitled ‘The first step’ , Tolstoy wrote: “It is not the suffering or death of animals which is horrible, but man suppresses unnecessarily, its highest spiritual capacity – that of pity and feel alive- it for other beings and violating their own feeling, it becomes cruel. And how deeply seated in the human heart is the refusal to take other lives! But to say that God ordered the killing of animals, and especially the habit, people lose that natural feeling! “.

Lord Byron

Lord Byron was an intermittent vegetarian, motivated mainly by their compassion for animals, but also because he was convinced that it was better for your health.Not that especially take care, because even in maturity he boasted of his abstinence (no meat, no fish, no alcohol) the truth is that sometimes fed exclusively on biscuits and soft drinks.

In addition, his friend Percy Shelley, who like his wife Mary Shelley was a much more coherent vegetarian , criticize it by “binging of exotic meats” from time to time, but after these feasts used to purge and feeling very guilty.


For most of his life Voltaire was dining fleeing the excesses, but omnivore. It was not until the last years of life when he followed the vegetarian diet -of one known as Pitagoriana- by prescription. In any case, you have numerous texts that criticize animal abuse, and some even seem to reject food based on them: “Men fed through a massacre, and drinking strong drinks, have poisoned blood and this pushes them to the madness of a thousand different ways. ”

It is the only French of the time advocating vegetarianism. Michel de Montaigne also and above all, Jean Jacques Rousseau, have texts that can be interpreted as a stubborn defense of this diet, but did not follow him personally.

Other famous vegetarians writers were Bernard Shaw, Isaac Bashevis Singer or between Naipaul, Coetzee, Daniel’s 3 week diet review, Jonathan Safran Foer or contemporary (the latter even has a book on the subject: ‘ Eating Animals ‘).

Bureo looking for a magician and adds to the fitness culture

414 Bureo edition embarks on a long journey in search of a mysterious magician, but also decides to improve a little figure of his readers with a fitness Extra by Personal trainer DC.

You will see the magazine as every Thursday as if nothing had happened, but the fact is that for us became a difficult birth that after many hours of work, has finally given this new kid that everyone wants to see. Finally, we remove it and hope you enjoy it.Them up with “Music” which in October was mandatory to belong to the couple with 40 years of making embriaguemos we love, Victor Manuel and Ana Bethlehem. Also in this section, through an interview, Rocío Figueroa reveals to Fortuna, electronic merengue singer.In the world of cinema always hear people talking about the same people, however there are many new faces to the public, but old in the business of this industry on the rise, so Paola Paniagua shows us who we are Solly Duran, Valerie Hernandez and José Delio Ares.

Also in this section of “Cinema” she is here again and could not stop tell you about the third edition of Fine Arts Film Festival, where you will spend 11 days with an extensive menu of exclusive and independent films.

Have you heard that you tell me who your friends are and I’ll tell you who you are? Well this time in the section “Display” you say who you are, but depending on the social network you use.Photography lovers also have their space with accessories that Thiago da Cunia recommends.

A hit all his slippers, because “Art” Leandro Sanchez brings us everything about the musical “The Wizard of Oz” will be presented from 5 to 7 October at the National Theatre and 20 to 21 in the Grand Theatre Cibao. In addition it leads us to meet one of the most renowned curators of the country, Carlos Acero and understand why magnates offer the millions for a work of art.

Prepare yourselves, it is good to go looking for the most comfortable shoes they have, because from 12 to 14 October the Colonial City will have a party with the celebration of Santo Domingo Colonial Fest, find out what it is this year. Also returns, as every year, the Art Contest Eduardo León Jimenes, which this year celebrates its twenty-fourth installment.

We arrived to “Exit”, the section they like everyone, not say no, I have measured. In this installment is that you’ll like it because it comes long and exhausted, starting with a colonial rally which set us Patricia Minalla, when one night he took to comb the Colonial City, regarding the festival, and thus bring the bars more “in “of” the zone “.

You also speak of Taste Santo Domingo 2012, that from 18 to 20 October will fill Caribbean, Central American, South American and US salons Melia flavors. And for the full bonchero, here we offer details of the second edition of “The One Weekend”

But there’s more, I told you I was coming long and exhausted, if the balls invaded our office, to introduce an exclusive interview with Kevin “Special K” Daley, one of the athletes who are part of The Harlem Globetrotters or Harlem Globetrotters.

What we have for you to escape? Well, it starts the ball and it is no mystery the fiebruses we are, so we suggest you use baseball as an excuse to go on a trip and meet the cities where stadiums are located within the country.

We reached the end, but that does not lose energy, on the contrary, now is when the activity begins.Our “Extra” is totally dedicated to fitness culture, from articles to lhasa latest disciplines to be fit up to a calorie count of bonchero, interviews with personal trainers, gyms and options routines you can do at home.


To commemorate the 75th anniversary of The Wizard of Oz (1939), the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) US will present a tribute to the film at the ceremony of the 2014 Oscar awards.

Childhood for many of us was marked by the adventures of Dorothy. Small, I accompanied her on the yellow brickroad, sang songs and was terrified by the images of the witch who kidnapped Toto. But the  Wizard of Oz is not just a film for children, over the years I learned new ways to see and understand. In honor of this classic Hollywood that never fail to impress, I have compiled the following fun facts about The Wizard of Oz :

There are multiple versions: The Wizard of Oz 1939 film directed by Norman Taurog, King Vidor, Victor Fleming, Mervyn LeRoy, George Cukor (yes, all) is just one of the many adaptations of a book of L. Frank Baum. Dorothy and her friends first appeared in the novel The Wonderful Wizard of Oz , published in 1900. Shortly thereafter, in 1902, the story became a Broadway musical and even inspired three silent films. The original novel was so successful that Baum wrote thirteen books more located in the land of Oz. Since 1956, The Wizard of Oz is owned by the public domain, so a count of all its adaptations is almost impossible, but a version of history that has gained popularity in recent times is Wicked , the Broadway musical based on the Gregory Maguire novels, in turn based on the novel by Baum. What will the next reincarnation of Dorothy?

Victor Fleming directing the Munchkins and Judy Garland.  Image of AMPAS.

Victor Fleming directing the Munchkins and Judy Garland. Image of AMPAS.

The shoes were not always ruby red . In the novel of Baum, magic slippers Dorothy were silver, but in the 1939 film the color was changed to scarlet to take advantage of the effects of Technicolor full The Wizard of Oz was one of the first films to use this technology and the production team made many efforts to show it off. The Technicolor not reproduce colors faithfully, so art designers had to use different pastel colors to simulate white on the screen;Dorothy dress, for example, was a blue boxes and roses. Furthermore, the Technicolor required more usual lighting and therefore the temperature reached the set so high that caused fainting.

Dorothy in the poppy field.  Image of AMPAS.

Dorothy in the poppy field. Image of AMPAS.

Before dead simple: Many production anecdotes revolve around the paintings that were used on the set and costumes. The actor originally chosen as the Tin Man, Buddy Ebsen, was poisoned with aluminum powder used in makeup and had to leave the shoot. Ebsen was replaced by Jack Haley and makeup was replaced by a paste.Actress Margaret Hamilton was also exposed to toxic makeup as the green dye needed to impersonate the Wicked Witch of the West contained lead. Horses ran Emerald City luckiest, because they were painted with powder to make jellies, constantly licking himself.

Margaret Hamilton as the Wicked Witch of the West.  Image of Villains Wiki.

Margaret Hamilton as the Wicked Witch of the West. Image of Villains Wiki.

Toto was a superstar: Terry, the dog who played Toto, enjoyed a prolific film career. His acting debut was in 1934 in the film Bright Eyes , directed by David Butler and starring Shirley Temple. The dog was in 16 films in total. After The Wizard of Oz even reunited with Margaret Hamilton in Twin Beds (1942) Tim Whelan. In The Wizard of O z Terry earned $ 125 a week, more than some actors playing the Munchkins. The production used a stuffed animal to avoid discomfort to the dog arduous tests of lighting, but could not prevent was injured when one of the guards of the evil witch stepped on by mistake.

Terry as Toto.  Image of The Wonderful Wiki of Oz.

Terry as Toto. Image of The Wonderful Wiki of Oz.

The recognition takes time: The Wizard of Oz was an instant hit with audiences and critics (the newspaper The New York Times reported that the film was so great and happy that anyone with negative comments should be sent to bed without supper ), but failed to recover production costs at the box office. The MGM studio not grossed up tothe re-release of the film in 1949. The recognition of the AMPAS was not immediately as the Wizard of Oz was nominated for six Oscars in 1940 but lost the statuette for Best Picture against What the wind , Victor Fleming, George Cukor and Sam Wood … and that they had two directors in common.

Behind the scenes of {{The Wizard of Oz}}.  Image of AMPAS.

Behind the scenes of The Wizard of Oz . Image of AMPAS.

The world of Oz is so extensive that there is a virtual encyclopedia devoted to the subject, so those who are still hungry for information recommend visiting The Wonderful Wiki of Oz . On March 2 , fans of the film will continue tofuel nostalgia in the ceremony of the Oscars, meanwhile we can enjoy it on project free tv.

FAMOUS Rodrigo Santoro breaks tooth embossing novel Globe and dentist is called with urgency


The Brazilian actor Rodrigo Santoro went back to work in Brazil with an astronomical salary that has caused envy to the highest echelon of the Globe. While recording a scene for the novel in question, which will be called ‘ old Chico ‘ and will appear in prime time, he ended up breaking a tooth.

The information comes from Fefito, columnist of the newspaper ‘ Now ‘.

The accident would have happened in a city in the interior of Bahia and because of the setback, a Dentist Melbourne had to be called in a hurry for the site, which is about 60 km from Salvador. A prosthesis would have been deployed to the actor.

“Imagine all day recording and now look where I went? In a dentist’s Chair, “said he in Snapchat.

For about 20 chapters, it is speculated that the actor will receive 300,000 R$.

Toto, the dog from “The Wizard of Oz”

Contrary to popular belief, the small black terrier named Toto in “The Wizard of Oz” , his real name was Terry and was a bitch. His coach was Carl Spitz . Spitz Terry began training in 1933, when she was barely a year old. Its owner had left Terry Spitz care for your workout, but never returned to pick it up. Terry appeared in 15 films. His first appearance was in “Ready For Love” in 1934. That same year, Terry appeared with Shirley Temple in “Bright Eyes” , playing the role of “Rags”. In 1938, Terry was the casting for the role of Dorothy Dog in the Wizard of Oz. Terry was hired immediately. He began to live for two weeks at the home of Judy Garland. Judy wanted to adopt to Terry after the filming of the movie, but Carl Spitz refused.

Terry received a salary of $ 125 a week, twice charged the Dwarves (Munchkins), that appeared in the film. But life in the movies is not always glamorous. He sprained foot after being accidentally stepped on by one of the guards of the evil witch. But Terry recovered and returned a few weeks later to finish his scenes. After his immortal role as Toto, Terry appeared in other films. In 1942, he was three years after “The Wizard of Oz” officially changed the name to Toto and he has signs of hip dysplasia in dogs. Terry died in 1945 at the age of 13 years. She was buried in the pet cemetery Carl Spitz residence. Oddly enough his character from The Wizard of Oz is in more scenes than Dorothy. Yes, even when Judy Garland sings out “Over the Rainbow”.

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