The Royal Magician of Oz Trilogy is a 3 volume tale of magic and wonder that recalls the cherished values of friendship, loyalty and courage. This timeless tale of Oz reminds us of the value of overcoming our deepest fears and conquering the challenges that might otherwise defeat us.

Volume One; Magician of Oz, Volume Two; Shadow Demon of Oz and Volume Three; Family of Oz are now available for your reading enjoyment, as well as The Ozian Adventure of Pickleless & Blu.

The Emerald Slippers of Oz
, featuring an Introduction by Roger S. Baum; great grandson of L. Frank Baum, as well as Tails of Oz are also
available for your reading enjoyment.

The newest adventure in Oz, entitled: Nomes of Oz is now available and fast becoming a best-seller in the Land of Oz.

All are available in both paperback and Kindle.

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Kalidahs! Or Was It Lions, Tigers and Bears? Oh My!!!

Kalidahs are one of the more unique creations that appear in L. Frank Baum's 1st book, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (1900).

In fact, anyone who has ever seen the 1939 MGM Wizard of Oz movie will instantly recognize them, though not quite in the way you would normally think. They are described as having bodies like bears, heads like tigers, and claws long and sharp enough to tear a lion in two. Sound familiar? No wonder the Cowardly Lion was afraid of them!

Years later, when The Wiz came out, they made yet another appearance in an odd sort of way. 

And finally, The Muppets: Wizard of Oz gave us an even odder vision of the Kalidahs, though I thought it worked well.

In my third book, Family of Oz, the Kalidahs make an appearance and nearly scare the bejeezers out of the Queen of the Field Mice. But that's another blog posting...

James C. Wallace II
Royal Liaison to Princess Ozma

1 comment:

  1. Heck, I would be scared of them too. They're creepy!