Fairy-Tale Files, published once weekly, feature three variations of a fairy tale chosen by one of Fairy Tale Review’s Assistant Editors.
#16 The Wizard of the Emerald City
Following his 1939 Russian translation, The Wizard of the Emerald City, metallurgy professor Aleksandr Volkov wrote his own series of Oz sequels, borrowing liberally from Baum.
#17 Laura Veirs
Like Dorothy of Oz, the woman Laura Veirs refers to in “Dorothy of the Island” grew up motherless and “fell into a well inside her head.”
#18 Return to Oz
Replete with characters from the original Oz books, including Jack Pumpkinhead, this 1985 film casts Dorothy (Fairuza Balk) as a psychiatric hospital escapee.
This edition of Fairy-Tale Files is brought to you by Fairy Tale Review Managing Editor Laura I. Miller.