I don’t get it when people compare and contrast Oz the Great and Powerful’s Theodora to the original Witch in The Wizard of Oz and refer to the original Witch as “Elphaba” in the process. Wicked is no more “canon” than Oz the Great and Powerful. They’re both high-profile fanfics.
Although the backstory in “Oz the Great and Powerful” seems to have been more heavily inspired by “Wicked” than the original books.
Apparently, Gnomes have no appreciation for the Nome King.
I’ve long held that Roquat changed the spelling of his fairy race to distinguish them from garden-variety garden gnomes.
Did anyone ever read all the original OZ books?
I’m sure several people have. Most of them likely lived in the first half of the 20th Century, when the books were still coming out. But the series does indeed still have its fans.
Just the Baum ones or the official sequels by other hands as well? I’ve read all of both categories, but it took me a long time to track down all the Thompsons, many of which were out of print at the time. I believe you can now get most if not all of them in print-on-demand format.