Monday, March 05, 2007

Bookendz News & Updates

A rep from Cumberland House Press has informed me that the release date for Short & Sweet: The Life and times of the Lollipop Munchkin by Jerry Maren has been pushed back to the fall. No reason was given for the delay.

Two new editions of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

Usborne books Hardcover 64 pages

Due June 2007 from Children's Classics. Hardcover 192 pages.

Joshua P. Dudley's debut effort Lost in Oz will receive the graphic novel treatment starting late spring. Info on the novel can be found at
Look for a review in a forthcoming issue of The Baum Bugle. Check out these links for additional info.

The Dorothy comic still publishes periodically. They have just released issue 7. Be sure to check their website regularly for updates.

And last for today is the new hardcover edition of Ozoplaning with the Wizard of Oz by Baum successor Ruth Plumly Thompson. This book is loaded with new features and boasts a glorious cover illustrated by Eric Shanower.

I try to limit my book collecting to different versions of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (though I do stray occasionally) and in that I don't read very many Oz books other than what's written by the Baums ( L. Frank and Roger) or books about the MGM movie. However, I know a lot of ozphiles that are avid readers of anything Oz. If anyone cares to offer a critique of any Oz books, I'd be delighted to post your thoughts.