List of published Oz apocrypha
As L. Frank Baum's Oz books are in the public domain, no clearance needs to be obtained to write and publish fiction about the Oz characters, professionally or otherwise, making the question of canonicity somewhat subjective. Other Oz books, often published by small publishing houses, are sometimes considered apocryphal.
Additionally, both of Jack Snow's Oz books are in the public domain in the United States, as are Ruth Plumly Thompson's The Royal Book of Oz, Kabumpo in Oz, The Wishing Horse of Oz, Captain Salt in Oz, Handy Mandy in Oz, The Silver Princess in Oz, and Ozoplaning with the Wizard of Oz, making the distinctive elements in those books usable as public domain content.The most dramatic changes in her books are in The Lost King of Oz and The Giant Horse of Oz, both of which remain protected under U.S. copyright law, and has rendered some known manuscripts unpublishable. The Oz books of John R. Neill, Rachel R. Cosgrove, and Eloise Jarvis McGraw and her daughter Lauren are all protected under U.S. copyright, making their characters and developments unusable by others without permission.
Note that there have been two books titled The Cloud King of Oz, one by March Laumer and Richard E. Blaine, and the other by Amanda Marie Buck.
Buckethead Enterprises of Oz/Tails of the Cowardly Lion and Friends
Buckethead Enterprises of Oz was begun by Chris Dulabone in 1986. It was operated as a not-for-profit organization dedicated to furthering interest in Oz, L. Frank Baum, and John R. Neill. The company was later reorganized under the name Tails of the Cowardly Lion and Friends. In terms of quantity of titles, they are the largest publisher of non-canon Oz books. The lists are in order by stock number and should not be interpreted as a continuous series for diegetic purposes.
- Toto in Oz by Chris Dulabone (1986)
- Yellow Fog Over Oz adapted from Alexander Melentyevich Volkov's Zholti tuman (The Yellow Fog) by March Laumer (1983), illustrated by Chris Dulabone (1986)
- Mr. Flint in Oz by Ray Powell (1969/1987)
- The Secret of the Deserted Castle adapted from Volkov by Dulabone, illustrated by Leonid Vladimirsky (1982/1986)
- The Braided Man of Oz by Rufus K. Lionel (1971/1987)
- The Foolish Fox by anonymous, illustrated by John R. Neill (not Oz related, writing possibly by Neill as well)
- Two Terrific Tales of Oz: Unk Nunkie and the White King of Oz/Betsy Bobbin of Oz In which relates the adventures of Betsy Bobbin, Pearl the doll, and the Lively Fire, and how they rescued the Silkies of Silk City inside Volcano Mountain, and how Betsy unravelled the biggest mystery in her life, thanks to the Magic Belt and a wish. by Gregory D. Hunter, illustrated by Kevin Carr (1987)
- A Viking in Oz by Dulabone (1987)
- The Enchanted Island of Yew by L. Frank Baum, illustrated by Fanny Y. Cory (1903/1987)
- Acinad Goes to the Emerald City of Oz by Candace Baca, Peter Dennedy, Danica Libutti, Naomi Maesras, Billy Sanchez, Rany Tappen, David Tolzman (1987)
- The Gardener's Boy of Oz by Phyllis Ann Karr, illustrated by Melody Grandy (1970/1988)
- The Enchanted Gnome of Oz by Greg Hunter, illustrated by Kevin Carr (1988)
- The Deadly Desert Around Oz by Chris Dulabone (1986), illustrated by J. Leigh Perry (1988–89)
- Veggy Man of Oz by Nate Barlow (1988) (intended to be about Carter Green but altered for legal reasons)
- Song of Oz by Jeff Barstock (1987), illustrated by Christopher Sterling (1988)
- The Magic Diamond of Oz by Danica Libutti, Roberto Sanchez, Jason Cook, Matt McDermott, Christina Plunkett, Ryan Wooten (1989)
- The Crocheted Cat in Oz by Hugh Pendexter III, illustrated by Caroline Garrett Taber (1988/1991)
- The Silver Shoes of Oz by Marin Elizabeth Xiques (1987), illustrated by Chris Sterling (1990)
- The Colorful Kitten of Oz by Chris Dulabone (1987), illustrated by Melody Grandy (1988–89)
- Wooglet in Oz by Hugh Pendexter III (1989), illustrated by David T. St. Albans (1990) (1993)
- The Third Book of Oz by L. Frank Baum (1904-05/1986, 1989) illustrated by Eric Shanower; edited by Martin Williams
- Skeezik and the Mys-Tree in Oz by Marcus Mebes with Pam Baxter, Juan Reggiardo, Peter Sandbothe (1989/1992)
- A Wonderful Journey in Oz by Ryan M. Atticus Gannaway (1990)
- Dorothy Returns to Oz by Shawn Billman, Tommy Bishop, Jason Cook, Aaron Gonzales, Ryan Kennedy, Matt McDermott, Julieana Reed, Ryan Wooten (1990)
- Lurline and the White Ravens of Oz by Marcus Mebes (Reissued 2008, heavily rewritten and redesigned)
- The Mysterious Caverns of Oz by Marcus Mebes (1990) (Reissued 2008, heavily rewritten and redesigned)
- The Dinamonster of Oz by Kenneth Gage Baum (1941), illustrated by Dorothy Gita Morena (1990–91), afterword by Stephen J. Teller (1991)
- Hurray for Oz! by Dulabone (this edition not published)
- On Submitting Manuscripts to Buckethead Enterprises of Oz by Dulabone (attr. Toto) (1990)
- Dagmar in Oz by Chris Dulabone (1989), illustrated by Charlene Greski (1990)
- The Flying Bus in Oz: Joy Marie and the Noyzy Boyz (Morrises in Oz) by Ruth Morris illustrated by Dr. Corrine Morris (1974/1993)
- Lunarr and Maureen in Oz by Chris Dulabone (1989), illustrated by Marcus Mebes (1990)
- The Emerald Ring of Oz by Jeremy Steadman (1991), illustrated by Chris Dulabone (1992)
- Bungle and the Magic Lantern of Oz by Greg Gick (1990), illustrated by David St. Albans (1991)
- The Magic Tapestry of Oz: A Sequel to Skeezik and the Mys-Tree of Oz by Marcus Mebes and Chris Dulabone (1990/1992)
- The Odd Tale of Osoenft in Oz by Marcus Mebes, with Bekki Lumbert, Jason Gelt, Cera Lumbert, Chris Dulabone, Derek Block (1991/1992/1994)
- The Seven Blue Mountains of Oz series, Volume One: The Disenchanted Princess of Oz by Melody Grandy
- Invisible Inzi of Oz by Virginia & Robert Wauchope, supposedly channeled from Baum through Ouija and originally published in 1926, illustrated by Eric Shanower (1993)
- Cory in Oz by Alison McBain (1993)
- The Lunechien Forest of Oz by Dulabone (1990), illustrated by Dhaveed and Mark Woody (1993)
- The Case of the Framed Fairy of Oz by Gil S. Joel with Chris M. Dulabone (1993)
- Kaliko in Oz by K. Kline (1991), illustrated by Michael Goldmann (1992) (1994)
- The Marvelous Monkeys of Oz by Chris Dulabone illustrayed by Paul McGrory(1987/1994)
- Egor's Funhouse Goes to Oz by Dulabone (1971/1992)
- Red Reera the Yookoohoo and the Enchanted Easter Eggs of Oz by Richard G. Quinn (1992), illustrated by Marcus D. Mébes as A.E. Mouse (1994)
- Shorter than average story depicting Reera's quirkiness as a Freudian sublimation of desire for pregnancy. Not necessarily FF-inconsistent, but Reera does indeed get married.
- Brewster Bunny and the Case of the Outrageous Enchantments of Oz by Marcus D. Mébes as Anon Eustace Mouse (1994) (logic problem on one folded sheet)
- The Healing Power of Oz by Gil S. Joel, illustrated by Marcus D. Mébes
- The Lost Emeralds of Oz by Frederick E. Otto
- The Haunted Castle of Oz by Mebes
- The Fantastic Funhouse of Oz by Dulabone
- Fwirrp in Oz by Mebes and others (1996)
- The Tin Castle of Oz by Peter Schulenberg
- Pegasus in Oz by Annie Brzozowski
- A Queer Quest for Oz by Dulabone
- A Silver Elf in Oz by Xiques and Dulabone, illustrated by Marcus D. Mébes
- The Fairy Circle in Oz by Dulabone
- The Joust in Oz by Brzozowski
- The Shifting Sands of Oz by Marcus Mebes, Rinny & Chris Dulabone
- The Forest Monster of Oz by Bob Evans
- The Magic Ruby of Oz by Julia Inglis
Tails of the Coward Lion and Friends titles
- Hurray for Oz! by Chris Dulabone
- The Roots of Wonder in Oz by Gil S. Joel
- The Three Imps of Oz by Chris Dulabone
- The Corn Mansion of Oz by Peter Schulenburg
- Thorns and Private Files in Oz by Melody Grandy and Chris Dulabone, illustrated by Marcus D. Mébes as A. E. Mouse
- Ridiculous Rivals in Oz by Marin Elizabeth Xiques and Chris Dulabone
- A Foolish Fable From Oz by Marin Elizabeth Xiques and Chris Dulabone
- I Want to Grow Up in Oz by Marin Elizabeth Xiques and Chris Dulabone
- The Land Before Oz by Marin Elizabeth Xiques and Chris Dulabone
- The Seven Blue Mountains of Oz Volume II: Tippetarius in Oz by Melody Grandy
- Abducted to Oz by Bob Evans and Chris Dulabone
- Beach Blanket BabylOz by Christopher Wayne Buckley
- The Purloined Pachyderm of Oz by Marin Elizabeth Xiques and Chris Dulabone
- The Tired Tailor of Oz by Lin Carter, illustrated by Marcus D. Mébes
- A Mystical Magical Super Adventure in Oz by Marin Elizabeth Xiques and Chris Dulabone
- The Cloud King of Oz by Amanda Marie Buck
- Starglory of Oz by Jeff Barstock, illustrated by Marcus D. Mébes
- A Small Adventure in Oz by Peter B. Clarke, illustrated by Marcus D. Mébes
- Dr. Angelina Bean in Oz by Ruth Morris
- The Magic Topaz of Oz by Carol P. Silva and Marin Elizabeth Xiques, from a story by Bob Evans
- Do It for Oz! by Chris Dulabone
- Ozallooning in Oz by Margaret Berg
- Dark Ages in Oz by Gil S. Joel
- The Enchantment of Oz by Marin Elizabeth Xiques
- The Hollyhock Dolls in Oz by Phyllis Ann Karr
- The Giant King of Oz by Chris Dulabone
- The Merry Mountaineer of Oz by Lin Carter (The Awful Ogre of Ogodown/High Times on Tip Top Mountain/The Wooden Soldier of Oz/No Joy in Mudville), illustrated by Marcus D. Mébes
- Brewster Bunny of Oz by Chris Dulabone
- The Seven Blue Mountains of Oz Volume III: Zim Greenleaf of Oz by Melody Grandy, Chris Dulabone, and Marcus D. Mébes
- A Million Miles from Here Is Oz by Marcus D. Mebes and Chris Dulabone
- Time in Oz by Jeremy Steadman
- The Haunted Hot-Tub of Oz by Chris Dulabone
- Toto in Oz by Chris Dulabone (Anniversary edition reprint)
- The Bouncy Bunnies in Oz by Marin Elizabeth Xiques
- A Baffling Book about Bunnybury of Oz by Marin Elizabeth Xiques
- Sweet Wishes from Oz by Marin Elizabeth Xiques
- Three-Headed Elvis Clone found in Flying Saucer over Oz by Chris Dulabone
- Havenly Dreams Beneath Oz by Marin Elizabeth Xiques and Chris Dulabone
Emerald City Press
Emerald City Press was an imprint of Books of Wonder. Unlike their facsimile editions of Baum's Oz books and other classics of children's literature, these are published through an independent arm rather than through William Morrow and Company. They also published The Emerald City Mirror as part of the now defunct Royal Club of Oz. Many of the stories in this were ghost written by David Hulan. Donald Abbott's work was featured prominently by Emerald City Press. He drew in the style of W.W. Denslow, and the books he wrote are all prequels to The Wonderful Wizard of Oz and often incorporate elements from the 1902 musical extravaganza and other early Baum books like Father Goose. These books usually have no impact on the canon, the major exception being The Patchwork Bride of Oz, which depicts the wedding of the Scarecrow and the Patchwork Girl. How the Wizard Saved Oz is particularly inconsistent with the canonical account.
- How the Wizard Came to Oz by Donald Abbott (1991)
- The Nome King's Shadow in Oz by Gilbert M. Sprague (1992)
- The Giant Garden of Oz by Eric Shanower (1993)
- Queen Ann in Oz by Karyl Carlson and Eric Gjovaag (1993)
- The Magic Chest of Oz by Donald Abbott (1993)
- The Magic Dishpan of Oz by Jeff Freedman (1994)
- Masquerade in Oz by Bill Campbell and Irwin Terry (1995)
- The Glass Cat of Oz by David Hulan (1995)
- Christmas in Oz by Robin Hess (1995)
- How the Wizard Saved Oz by Donald Abbott (1996)
- The Patchwork Bride of Oz by Gilbert M. Sprague (1997)
- Father Goose in Oz by Donald Abbott (1997)
- The Speckled Rose of Oz by Donald Abbott (1997)
- The Amber Flute of Oz by Donald Abbott (1998)
- The Lavender Bear of Oz by Bill Campbell and Irwin Terry (1998)
- The Silver Sorceress of Oz by Atticus Gannaway (1998)
The Ozian Seahorse Press
All books are by Ryan M. Atticus Gannaway (who would later become editor of The Baum Bugle) unless otherwise noted.
- Time Travelling in Oz (1992)
- Sinister Gases in Oz (1995)
- As The Clock Strikes Oz (1993)
- The Green Goblins of Oz by Bill Hilley, as told to Marin Elizabeth Xiques and Chris Dulabone
- The Magic Bowls of Oz by R. M. Atticus Gannaway and Peter Schulenburg (1999)
Palo Verde Emeralds
- The Raggedys in Oz by Ray Powell (1991)
- Ozma Gets Really Pissed Off ^& Cusses and Totally Offends (Almost) Everyone in Oz by Liatanah Johanna Briggs (1993)
- A pamphlet featuring a two-page story in which Ozma gives the finger and says "fuck." Intended as an insult to Serafin Padilla (see below).
- Maybe the Miffin by Phyllis Ann Karr (1993)
- Sail Away to Oz by Marcus Mebes (1993)
- Red Reera the Yookoohoo and the Enchanted Easter Eggs of Oz by Richard G. Quinn (1994)
The Wiz Kids of Oz
Students of elementary school teacher Serafin R. Padilla. The stories often involve the students rescuing a kidnapped Padilla, particularly from a Wicked Witch called Allidap.
- Our Trip to Oz: Book I
- The Enchanted Emeralds from Oz: Book II
- Many Lands in Oz: Book III
- The Liberty Bell of Oz: Book IV
- W.W. Denslow in Oz: Book V
- John R. Neill Visits Oz: Book VI
- A Valuable Gift from Oz: Book VII
Random House's A Brand-New Oz Adventure series
Random House published a series of short Oz books for younger readers in 1985-1986. These books are all set prior to The Road to Oz and do not necessarily fit with canon books. For example, Dorothy being able to swim is an important plot point in Ozma and the Wayward Wand, yet in The Patchwork Girl of Oz, Dorothy states that she cannot swim. The book also gives Aunt Em the second name Glenda to tie her to Glinda. More problematic still is Dorothy and the Magic Belt, in which Mombi is turned into a baby and Aunt Em and Uncle Henry learn of the existence of Oz before they arrive there in The Emerald City of Oz. The books are in several cases not consistent with each other.
The first four books are illustrated by David Rose, the last by C.S. Ewing.
- Dorothy and the Magic Belt by Susan Saunders (1985)
- Dorothy and the Seven-Leaf Clover by Dorothy Haas (1985)
- Mister Tinker in Oz by James Howe (1985)
- Ozma and the Wayward Wand by Polly Berends (1985)
- Dorothy and Old King Crow by Dorothy Haas (1986)
Patchwork Press published later issues of Steve Ahlquist's Oz Squad comic book series. They have also published several Oz books by Peter Schulenberg:
- The UnWinged Monkey of Oz (2001)
- The Emerald Enchantress of Oz (2003)
Hungry Tiger Press
- Paradox in Oz by Edward Einhorn (1999)
- The Rundelstone of Oz by Eloise Jarvis McGraw (2001)
- The Salt Sorcerer of Oz and Other Stories by Eric Shanower (2002)
- The Living House of Oz by Edward Einhorn (2005)
Alphabetical by author.
by Dennis Anfuso
- The Winged Monkeys of Oz (Interset Press, 1996)
- The Astonishing Tale of the Gump of Oz (Interset Press, 2008) ISBN 1-57433-019-5 Search this book on .
- A Promise Kept in Oz (Interset Press 2009) Graphic Novel ISBN 1-57433-045-4 Search this book on .
- OzHouse (Interset Press 2014) with Alan Lindsay (co-author) Novel ISBN 978-1574330427 Search this book on .
by Henry S. Blossom
- The Blue Emperor of Oz (Armstrong State College Press, 1964, reprinted 1982)
by Jack & Larry Brenton
- The Ork in Oz (reprinted by Re-Printers Inc. in 1974)
by Jared Davis
- Outsiders from Oz (illustrated by Shawn Maldonado; published by Saladin Press, 2012)
by Scott Dickerson
- The Magic Book of Oz (illustration by the author; web-published 2005 www.tomswiftlives.com; hardcover Pumpernickel Pickle 2008)
- Ruggedo in Oz (illustration by the author; web-published 2005 www.tomswiftlives.com)
by Alla T. Ford
- UFOs in Oz (Ford Press, 1979)
by Mark E. Haas
Unlike most of the authors on this page, Mark Ellery Haas (1952–2007) asked for the blessing of The Baum Trust, and their lawyer threatened him, causing him to withdraw his first book after it was published when informed he had violated the copyright on The Giant Horse of Oz, in which his title character, Herby, first appeared. While Leprechauns in Oz was deemed legally acceptable, he was told he could not include "Founded on and Continuing the Famous Oz Stories by L. Frank Baum," which most of the books listed in this article carry on their title pages. Haas left behind a third book, published two years after his death.
- The Medicine Man of Oz (Protea Publishing Company, 2000) ISBN 1-883707-84-6 Search this book on . (Softcover) and ISBN 1-883707-86-2 Search this book on . (Hardcover)
- Leprechauns in Oz (Protea Publishing Company, 2001)
- Emerald Mountain of Oz (Interset Press, 2009) ISBN 1-57433-036-5 Search this book on . (Softcover) and ISBN 1-57433-037-3 Search this book on . (Hardcover)
by Robert A. Heinlein
Oz is briefly visited, and it's mostly as Baum wrote it, though it is explicitly stated that all sexuality is forbidden by order of Glinda.
- The Number of the Beast (Fawcett Publications, 1980)
by Philip John Lewin
- The Witch Queen of Oz (Nikidik Press, 2005)
- The Master Crafters of Oz (Nikidik Press 2009)
by Onyx Madden
Onyx Madden was a pseudonym of James E. Nitch.
- The Mysterious Chronicles of Oz or Tip and the Sawhorse of Oz (Dennis-Landman, 1985)
by Harry E. Mongold
- Button-Bright of Oz (1979)
- The Saw Horse of Oz (1981)
by Hugh Pendexter III
- Oz and the Three Witches (Pen Press, 1977)
by Nikki Kay Richardson
Uses original characters from Chris Dulabone's work. Oz is visited only briefly.
- Vampires and Oz (Xlbris, 2000)
by John Skipp and Marc Levinthal
Generally considered inappropriate for children based on the antics of the protagonists introduced in this book, but still true to the Oz of the books.
- The Emerald Burrito of Oz (Babbage Press, 2000)
by James C. Wallace II
- Magician of Oz by Scientia Est Vox Press (2009)
- Shadow Demon of Oz by Scientia Est Vox Press (2010)
- Family of Oz by Scientia Est Vox Press (2011)
- The Ozian Adventure of Pickleless & Blu by Scientia Est Vox Press (2012)
- Of Cabbages, Kings, and Even (Odd) Queens of Wonderland and Oz by E.E.T. at Coci's Press Co-Authored with Ron R. Baxley, Jr. (2011)
- Whether the Sea is Boiling Hot... And Whether Pigs Have Wings by Reimann Books, Inc. Co-Authored with Ron R. Baxley, Jr. (2012)
These original Oz books are difficult, if not impossible, to reconcile with the Famous Forty.
by David Anthony
Aware only of the MGM movie. Intended as a trilogy based directly on the author's own dreams.
- In Search of Dorothy: What If Oz Wasn't a Dream? (Frederick Fell Publishers, 2006)
- The Witch's Revenge (Frederick Fell Publishers, 2006)
by Frank Joslyn Baum
A "Big Little Book" written by Baum's son (credited as "Frank Baum") and published by Whitman Publishing. It had none of the characters from the official Oz books, though briefly mentioned the Wizard. Whitman quickly withdrew it after a lawsuit threat from Reilly & Lee. Books of Wonder announced a reprint with new illustrations, but it was withdrawn for legal reasons and all pre-orders refunded.
- The Laughing Dragon of Oz (Whitman Publishing, 1934)
by Roger S. Baum
Roger Baum's books are generally written for a younger audience than his great-grandfather's. They also play fast and loose with continuity and never mention Princess Ozma. The backstory he establishes, as many of his books are prequels, often contradicts what we know about Oz from canon books. Often they are much easier to reconcile with the MGM movie, particularly Lion of Oz and the Badge of Courage. The major exception is Dorothy of Oz, which features a retcon about the Wicked Witch of the West having a magic wand, but in it, Dorothy meets Gayelette and Quelala, the couple who enslaved the Winged Monkeys to the Golden Cap in The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.
- Dorothy of Oz (1989), illus. Elizabeth Miles, ISBN 0-688-07848-6 Search this book on .
- The Rewolf of Oz (1990), illus. Charlotte Hart, ISBN 0-88138-152-7 Search this book on .; (1998), illus. Jacque Klaus, ISBN 0-671-74982-X Search this book on . (excised chapter of Dorothy of Oz published separately)
- The SillyOZbul trilogy:
- The SillyOZbuls of Oz (1991), illus. Lisa Mertins, ISBN 0-9630101-0-7 Search this book on .
- The SillyOZbul of Oz and Toto (1992), illus. Lisa Mertins, ISBN 0-9630101-1-5 Search this book on .
- The SillyOZbul of Oz and the Magic Merry-Go-Round (1992), illus. Lisa Mertins, ISBN 0-9630101-2-3 Search this book on .
- Lion of Oz and the Badge of Courage (1995, 2003), illust. Sean Coons, ISBN 0-9630101-4-X Search this book on ., ISBN 1-57072-255-2 Search this book on .. This book formed the basis for the Sony animated movie Lion of Oz.
- The Green Star of Oz (2000), illus. Victoria Seitzinger, ISBN 1-57072-161-0 Search this book on .
- Toto in Candy Land (2000), illus. Ronit Berkovitz, ISBN 1-57072-224-2 Search this book on .
- The Wizard of Oz and the Magic Merry-Go-Round (2002), illus. Victoria Seitzinger, ISBN 1-57072-245-5 Search this book on . (slight rewrite of The Silly OzBul and the Magic Merry-Go-Round)
- Toto of Oz and the Surprise Party (2004), illus. Victoria Seitzinger, ISBN 1-57072-284-6 Search this book on .
- The Oz Odyssey (2006), illus. Victoria Seitzinger, ISBN 1-57072-299-4 Search this book on .
by L. Sprague de Camp
Depicts Ozma married to King Evardo and with a son.
- Sir Harold and the Gnome King (Baen Books, 1991)
by Philip José Farmer
Hank Stover, son of Dorothy Gale, pilots his plane to Oz in 1923.
- A Barnstormer in Oz: A Rationalization and Extrapolation of the Split-Level Continuum (Phantasia Press, 1982)
by Martin Gardner
A seventeen-year-old Dorothy visits the Great Outside World with her friends from the first Oz book. In addition to Dorothy being depicted much older than in the Oz books and the four portrayed primarily based on their MGM counterparts, it also contradicts The Lost King of Oz, in which Dorothy aged at an accelerated rate when she visited Hollywood, California.
- Visitors from Oz: The Wild Adventures of Dorothy, the Scarecrow, and the Tin Woodman (St. Martin's Press, 1998)
by Dave Hardenbrook
Depicts a romance between Ozma and an American computer programmer named Dan Maryk. Also depicts the Three Adepts at Magic as grandchildren of Locasta and The Wizard.
- The Unknown Witches of Oz: Locasta and the Three Adepts (Galde Press, 2001)
by Stephen King
The characters visit an unpopulated version of the Emerald City, called the Green Palace. The Palace is a combination of the Emerald City from the 1939 film and the book, pulled from the protagonists' imaginations. The man sitting on the Wizard's throne turns out to be Marten Broadcloak, an alter-ego of one of the Dark Tower Series' main villains.
- The Dark Tower IV: Wizard and Glass (Grant, 1997)
by March Laumer
Laumer's books typically make drastic changes and he even tried to end the Oz chronology in 2000. Controversial choices he made include marrying an adult Button-Bright to Glinda, implying sexual attraction to an unaged Dorothy Gale by both Ozma and the Shaggy Man, conflating the books of Alexander Melentyevich Volkov with Baum's, and having established characters make incontrovertible changes.
Listed in order of publication. Listed in in-universe chronology order on March Laumer.
- The Green Dolphin of Oz (1978)
- Aunt Em and Uncle Henry in Oz: A Traditional Tale of Oz (1983)
- Uncle Henry and Aunt Em in Oz: The Oz Book for 1911 (with Chris Dulabone) (1984)
- In Other Lands than Oz (with various others) (1984)
- The Good Witch of Oz (1984)
- The Magic Mirror of Oz: The Oz Book for 1944 (1985)
- The Frogman of Oz: The Oz Book for 1947 (1986)
- The Ten Woodmen of Oz: The Oz Book for 1999 (1987)
- The Charmed Gardens of Oz (1988)
- The Careless Kangaroo of Oz: The Oz Book for 1912 (1988)
- A Fairy Queen in Oz (1989)
- The China Dog of Oz (with Ruth Tuttle) (1990)
- The Vegetable Man of Oz: The Oz Book for 1943 (with Hakan Larsson, John Plummer, Eileen Ribbler, Michael Vincent) (1990)
- The Crown of Oz (with Michael J. Michanczyk) (1991)
- The Umbrellas of Oz: The Oz Book for 1953 (with Irene Schneyder) (1991)
- A Farewell to Oz: The Oz Book for 2000 (with Anita McGrew, Gerard Langa, Dina Briones) (1993)
- (intended to be the final chronological Oz book, much like C.S. Lewis's The Last Battle was for Narnia)
- The Cloud King of Oz (with Richard E. Blaine) (1994)
- Beenie in Oz (with Keith Laumer, Tyler Jones, Michael J. Michanczyk) (1997)
- Dragons in Oz (1998)
- The Woozy of Oz: The Oz Book for 1954 (1999)
- 'The Talking City of Oz with Ron Baxley, Jr. (1999)
by Gregory Maguire
- Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West (ReganBooks, 1995)
- Son of a Witch (ReganBooks, 2005)
- A Lion Among Men (ReganBooks, 2008)
- Out of Oz (HarperCollins, 2011)
by James A. Moore and Christopher Golden
- Bloodstained Oz (Earthling Publications, 2006)
by Romeo Muller
Based on his teleplay, which draws on elements from the first six Oz books without being consistent to any of them.
- Dorothy and the Green Gobbler of Oz (Scholastic, Inc., 1982)
by Ken Roemer
A liberal translation of Alexander Melentyevich Volkov's Urfin Dzhus and His Wooden Soldiers
- Dorothy and the Wooden Soldiers (Star Rover Press, 1987)
by Dev Ros
Among other things, depicts an origin for the Wicked Witch of the East and shows Glinda as a 9-year old in the 19th Century, though she is much older.
- The Birthday Ban in Munchkinland (Treasure Bay, Inc., 1999)
by Geoff Ryman
Employs the literary conceit that a Kansas girl named Dorothy existed and that, as a school teacher, L. Frank Baum made up the story of the first Oz book in order to amuse her. The novel takes place in the real world.
- Was (Harper Collins, 1992)
by Thomas L. Tedrow
This book, which ignores all Oz books except the first, is best known for its extremely negative reception among Oz fans.
- Dorothy: Return to Oz (Family Vision, 1993)
by Joan D. Vinge
The book version of the 1985 movie Return to Oz, which is based on the second and third books, The Land of Oz and Ozma of Oz.
- Return to Oz (1985)
by Marv Wolfman
Written by Wolfman from a character, Doc Phoenix, and idea created by Ted White. Book designed by Byron Preiss, who also designed Sherwood Smith's Oz books. The Oz in this book is a distortion appearing in one of the character's minds, where, for example, the Shaggy Man is a killer.
- Weird Heroes: Vol. 5: Phoenix: Book One: The Oz Encounter (Pyramid Books, 1977; reprinted by Hungry Tiger Press, 2006)
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- The Wizard of the Emerald City by Alexander Melentyevich Volkov – a loose translation of the first Oz book, with later sequels diverging all but completely from Baum.
- The Royal Timeline of Oz
- The Oz Chronicles
- Tails of the Cowardly Lion and Friends
- Books of Wonder
- Hungry Tiger Press
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