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** ''Literature/RinkitinkInOz''


* AlliterativeTitle: ''The Magical Monarch of Mo''.



* MeaningfulName: ''Literature/TheSeaFairies'' has the mermaid queen, named "Aquareine", "Aqua", invokes the water in which a mermaid lives, while "reine" is similar to "Siren", also used as a word for mermaids.



* WeirdWeather: ''The Magical Monarch of Mo'' is about a {{Cloudcuckooland}} where it rains lemonade and snows popcorn, "and the lightning in the sky resembles the most beautiful fireworks; and the thunder is usually a chorus from the opera of ''[[Theatre/{{Tannhaeuser}} Tannhauser]]''." The land, rain, and snow all return in ''The Scarecrow of Oz''.

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* WeirdWeather: ''The Magical Monarch of Mo'' is about a {{Cloudcuckooland}} where it rains lemonade and snows popcorn, "and the lightning in the sky resembles the most beautiful fireworks; and the thunder is usually a chorus from the opera of ''[[Theatre/{{Tannhaeuser}} Tannhauser]]''.''Theatre/{{Tannhaeuser}}''." The land, rain, and snow all return in ''The Scarecrow of Oz''.



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** ''Literature/TheScarecrowOfOz''



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** ''Literature/TikTokOfOz''



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** ''Literature/ThePatchworkGirlOfOz''



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** ''Literature/TheEmeraldCityOfOz''



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** ''Literature/DorothyAndTheWizardInOz ''
** ''Literature/TheRoadToOz''


* CameoProp: Baum died before MGM's version of ''Film/TheWizardOfOz'' was filmed, but, in a remarkable coincidence, his coat played a role in the movie. The studio wardrobe department had trouble getting just the right look for Frank Morgan's "Professor Marvel". Finally, they went to a nearby thrift shop and bought an old, shabby frock coat for him to wear. While on the set, Morgan turned out the pocket of the coat, and noticed a name tag of the previous owner: L. Frank Baum. (This was later [[http://www.snopes.com/movies/films/ozcoat.asp confirmed]] by Baum's widow and the tailor that made the coat.) Amusingly, when Margaret Hamilton first heard about it, she initially refused to believe it, claiming it to be nothing more than an MGM-concocted rumor to drum up publicity for the movie.



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* LevelAte:CreatorBacklash: While he didn't exactly ''hate'' the [[Literature/TheWonderfulWizardOfOz book that made him famous]], he was disappointed that none of his other literary attempts were anywhere near as successful, forcing him to continue writing Oz sequels [[MoneyDearBoy for the money]]. He tried several times to end the series (for instance, by having Oz be permanently cut off from communication the outside world), but the public would have none of it.


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->''"When I was young I longed to write a great novel that should win me fame. Now that I am getting old my first book is written to amuse children. For aside from my evident inability to do anything "great," I have learned to regard fame as a will-o-the-wisp which, when caught, is not worth the possession; but to please a child is a sweet and lovely thing that warms one's heart and brings its own reward."''


'''Lyman (long for "L.") Frank Baum''' (May 15, 1856 May 6, 1919) was an American author, best known for ''Literature/TheWonderfulWizardOfOz'' a work so popular that, in fact, he was chained to the series and wrote Oz book after Oz book while longing to write ''anything'' else. Which helps explain what a ContinuitySnarl the Oz books are. Before being utterly trapped by Oz, he wrote a number of other works, such as ''WesternAnimation/TheLifeAndAdventuresOfSantaClaus''.

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'''Lyman Lyman (long for "L.") Frank Baum''' Baum (May 15, 1856 May 6, 1919) was an American author, best known for ''Literature/TheWonderfulWizardOfOz'' a ''Literature/TheWonderfulWizardOfOz''--a work so popular that, in fact, he was chained to the series and wrote Oz book after Oz book while longing to write ''anything'' else. Which helps explain what a ContinuitySnarl the Oz books are. Before being utterly trapped by Oz, he wrote a number of other works, such as ''WesternAnimation/TheLifeAndAdventuresOfSantaClaus''.


* NightmareFuelStationAttendant: He wrote the Oz books partly because he thought traditional FairyTales were too scary (and definitely had a point there).[[note]]The other reason was that he felt American children needed a fantasy world distinct from and unconnected to classical European fairytales.[[/note]] But when your first book has a character who was enchanted to hack himself to pieces with an axe, becoming a {{Steampunk}} {{Cyborg}}; the second book has a protagonist forced to live her life as the wrong gender; and the third book has a vain princess and her hall of interchangeable severed heads (yes, severed from previous owners, with plans to do the same to Dorothy), then you kinda missed the point about not loading your work with Nightmare Fuel.

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* NightmareFuelStationAttendant: He wrote the Oz books partly because he thought traditional FairyTales were too scary (and definitely had a point there).[[note]]The other reason was that he felt American children needed a fantasy world distinct from and unconnected to classical European fairytales.[[/note]] But when your first book has a character who was enchanted to hack himself to pieces with an axe, becoming a {{Steampunk}} {{Cyborg}}; the second book has a protagonist forced to live her life as the wrong gender; and the third book has a vain princess and her hall of interchangeable severed heads (yes, severed from previous owners, with plans to do the same to Dorothy), heads, then you kinda missed the point about not loading your work with Nightmare Fuel.



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