Saturday, April 28, 2007

There's Good News

There's one bad thing about home Internet access: eventually, it gets dull. Like today, I've probably checked the IWOC message board 20 times. (Nothing new since yesterday, except for a bit of spam a moderator deleted... good work!)

Not too long ago, I got an e-mail from Hungry Tiger Press, which was really nothing special, I'm just on their mailing list, mentioning new titles that will be printed soon: The Wonderland of Oz adaptations of The Land of Oz and Ozma of Oz, and the next installment in the Pawprint Series: The Flying Girl & Her Chum, the second and last of the Flying Girl books. (I'm kind of glad they're printing the last one first, I've already read the first one.)

However, Eric Gjovaag mentioned on his blog that he spoke to David Maxine, who runs HTP, and said that he got a scoop on new releases and that Oz fans should save their pennies.

Looking at Eric's bookshop page, I discovered this list of upcoming Hungry Tiger Press books:

  • John Dough and the Cherub by L. Frank Baum
  • King Kojo by Ruth Plumly Thompson
  • Sam Steele's Adventures: The Amazing Bubble Car by L. Frank Baum
  • The Flying Girl by L. Frank Baum
  • The Flying Girl and her Chum by L. Frank Baum
  • Phoebe Daring by L. Frank Baum

I'll be looking forward to the Baum books. As for Thompson, I'm just finally getting into her Oz books, so I'll have to wait on that one.

Another page I keep checking on? Aaron Pacentine's "Returning to Oz." Episode 21 should be released soon, and I'm looking forward to hearing it for the parts that I appear on, and (especially) the parts I didn't appear on.

Oh, and I set up a MySpace profile for Dorothy and Ozma Productions last night. I'll approve friend requests from all Oz fans. I've also sent out 17 friend requests, so some of you may have one. Here's the URL:

(Now to get some links in this thing.)

1 comment:

Nathan said...

I've read some of Thompson's non-Oz work, and while I think a fair amount of it is a little overly...bubbly, I still look forward to the chance to reading King Kojo in its entirety. I also plan to get The Wonder Book when I have the money.