The Oz Chronicles

Like the chronicleers of medieval times, the authors of the Oz stories have recorded the events of discrete periods of time. And like the ancient chronicles, a historical thread of continuity runs through these stories. But each story was not written as a chronological sequel to the previous story, and the stories have been recorded by many authors. Thus to understand this thread of continuity and unlock the secrets of the Ozian history, scholarly analysis must be applied to each story to determine its place in the historical timeline of Oz. Fortunately, such a cadre of persistent and inquisitive Oz scholars has been existence in recent years.

As a result, the following Historically Accurate Chronological Chain (HACC) has been produced by two members of this group, Tyler Jones and Chris Dulabone. The baseline for the HACC is the initial chronicle, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, which also provides the baseline year of 1899. Given this baseline, they analyzed the original Baum 14 books and the added 21 books by Ruth Plumly Thompson to create a basic historical timeline. They then analyzed the very large body of books that have been subsequently written by other authors and merged them into the HACC if they were determined to have a sufficient degree of historical accuracy to be considered part of the Royal History of Oz. The following provides the resulting sequence of the Oz Chronicles and the Ozian year in which the events recorded in each book have been determined to occur. (Note: As in any historical research, the HACC presented here represents the analytical effort to date. Further research may result in revisions to the HACC; and for certain there are chronicles not yet discovered which, when published, may find their rightful place in this chronological chain of Ozian history.)
Year    Book Title                                    Author                              Publisher
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1700    Lurline and the White Ravens of Oz            Marcus Mebes                        Buckethead                          
        The Roots of Wonder in Oz                     Gil S. Joel                           
1850    How the Wizard Came to Oz                     Donald Abbott                       Books of Wonder
1850A   Moonstruck in Oz                              Marin E. Xiques & Chris Dulabone    Buckethead                          
1850B   A Sure Cure in Oz                             Marin E. Xiques & Chris Dulabone    Buckethead                          
1899    The Wonderful Wizard of Oz                    L. Frank Baum                       Reilly & Lee                        
1899A   The Tin Castle of Oz                          Peter Schulenberg                   Buckethead                          
1899B   Dorothys Mystical Adventures in Oz.           Robert Evans                        Buckethead                          
1900    The Magic Chest of Oz                         Donald Abbott                       Books of Wonder
1900A   Father Goose in Oz                            Donald Abbott                       Books of Wonder
1900B   The Speckled Rose of Oz                       Donald Abbott                       Books of Wonder
1901    Denslows Scarecrow and Tinman                 W.W. Denslow                        Buckethead                          
1903    The Marvelous Land of Oz                      L. Frank Baum                       Reilly & Lee                        
1903A   The Mysterious Chronicles of Oz               Onyx Madden                         Dennis-Landman                      
1904    The Third Book of Oz                          L. Frank Baum                       Buckethead                          
1905    Ozma of Oz                                    L. Frank Baum                       Reilly & Lee                        
1905A   The Nome Kings Shadow in Oz                   Donald Abbott                       Books of Wonder
1905B   Song of Oz                                    Jeff Barstoc                        Buckethead                          
1906    Dorothy and the Wizard in Oz                  L. Frank Baum                       Reilly & Lee                        
1906A   Oz and the Three Witches                      Hugh Penxter III                    Pen Press                           
1906B   Dorothy and the Magic Belt                    Susan Saunders                      Random House                        
1906C   Dorothy and the Seven-Leaf Clover             Dorothy Haas                        Random House                        
1906D   Mr. Tinker in Oz                              James Howe                          Random House                        
1906E   Ozma and the Wayward Wand                     Polly Berends                       Random House                        
1906F   Dorothy and Old King Crow                     Dorothy Haas                        Random House                        
1906G   Dorothy of Oz                                 Roger Baum                          Books of Wonder
1906H   The Rewolf of Oz                              Roger Baum                          Green Tiger Press                   
1906I   The Road to Oz                                L. Frank Baum                       Reilly & Lee                        
1906J   The Crocheted Cat in Oz                       Hugh Pendexter III                  Buckethead                          
1907    The Emerald City of Oz                        L. Frank Baum                       Reilly & Lee                        
1907A   Starglory of Oz                               Jeff Barstock                       Buckethead                          
1908    A Short Short Oz Story                        L. Frank Baum                       Buckethead                          
1908A   The Cowardly Lion and the Hungry 
        Tiger of Oz                                   L. Frank Baum                                                                       
1908B   Little Dorothy and Toto in Oz                 L. Frank Baum                                                                       
1908C   Tik-Tok and the Nome King of Oz               L. Frank Baum                                                                       
1908D   Ozma and the Little Wizard of Oz              L. Frank Baum                                                                       
1908E   Jack Pumpkinhead and the Sawhorse of Oz       L. Frank Baum                                                                       
1908F   The Scarecrow and the Tin Woodman of Oz       L. Frank Baum                                                                       
1909    The Patchwork Girl of Oz                      L. Frank Baum                       Reilly & Lee                        
1909A   The Littlest Giant of Oz                      L. Frank Baum                                                                      
1910    Tik-Tok of Oz                                 L. Frank Baum                       Reilly & Lee                        
1910A   The Patchwork Bride of Oz                     Gilbert M. Sprague                  Books of Wonder
1911    The Scarecrow of Oz                           L. Frank Baum                       Reilly & Lee                        
1913    Masquerade in Oz                              Bill Campbell & Irwin Terry         Books of Wonder
1916    Rinkitink of Oz                               L. Frank Baum                       Reilly & Lee                        
1917    The Lost Princess of Oz                       L. Frank Baum                       Reilly & Lee                        
1918    The Tin Woodman of Oz                         L. Frank Baum                       Reilly & Lee                        
1918A   Wooglet in Oz                                 Hugh Pendexter III                  Buckethead                          
1919    The Magic of Oz                               L. Frank Baum                       Reilly & Lee                        
1920    Glinda of Oz                                  L. Frank Baum                       Reilly & Lee                        
1920A   The Ork in Oz                                 Jack & Larry Brenton                                                            
1920B   The Emerald Ring of Oz                        Jeremy Steadman                     Buckethead                          
1920C   Invisible Inzi of Oz                          Virginia & Robert Wauchope          Buckethead                          
1921    The Royal Book of Oz                          Ruth Plumly Thompson                Reilly & Lee                        
1921A   Pegasus in Oz                                 Annie Brzozowski                    Buckethead                          
1921B   Ridiculous Rivals in Oz                       Marin E. Xiques & Chris Dulabone    Buckethead                          
1922    Kabumpo in Oz                                 Ruth Plumly Thompson                Reilly & Lee                        
1922A   The Joust of Oz                               Annie Brzozowski                    Buckethead                          
1923    The Cowardly Lion of Oz                       Ruth Plumly Thompson                Reilly & Lee                        
1924    Grampa in Oz                                  Ruth Plumly Thompson                Reilly & Lee                        
1924A   The Haunted Castle of Oz                      Marcus Mebes                        Buckethead                          
1925    The Lost King of Oz                           Ruth Plumly Thompson                Reilly & Lee                        
1926    The Hungry Tiger of Oz                        Ruth Plumly Thompson                Reilly & Lee                        
1927    The Gnome King of Oz                          Ruth Plumly Thompson                Reilly & Lee                        
1927A   The SillyOzbuls of Oz                         Roger Baum                          Yellow Brick Road                   
1927B   The Silly OZbul of Oz and Toto                Roger Baum                          Yellow Brick Road
1927C   The Silly Ozbuls of Oz and the Magic          
        Merry-Go-Round                                Roger Baum                          Yellow Brick Road                   
1928    The Giant Horse of Oz                         Ruth Plumly Thompson                Reilly & Lee                        
1929    Jack Pumpkinhead of Oz                        Ruth Plumly Thompson                Reilly & Lee                        
1929A   The Forgotten Land of Oz                      Chris Dulabone                      Buckethead                          
1930    The Yellow Knight of Oz                       Ruth Plumly Thompson                Reilly & Lee                        
1931    Pirates in Oz                                 Ruth Plumly Thompson                Reilly & Lee                        
1932    The Purple Prince of Oz                       Ruth Plumly Thompson                Reilly & Lee                        
1932A   Rosine and the Laughing Dragon of Oz          Frank J. Baum                       Whitman                             
1933    Two Terrific Tales of Oz                      Gregory D. Hunter                   Buckethead                          
1933A   Ojo in Oz                                     Ruth Plumly Thompson                Reilly & Lee                        
1933B   Jimmy Bulber in Oz                            Frank Joslyn Baum                   Buckethead                          
1934    Speedy in Oz                                  Ruth Plumly Thompson                Reilly & Lee                        
1935    The Wishing Horse of Oz                       Ruth Plumly Thompson                Reilly & Lee                        
1936    Captain Salt in Oz                            Ruth Plumly Thompson                Reilly & Lee                        
1937    Handy Mandy in Oz                             Ruth Plumly Thompson                Reilly & Lee                        
1938    The Silver Princess in Oz                     Ruth Plumly Thompson                Reilly & Lee                        
1939    Ozoplaning with the Wizard of Oz              Ruth Plumly Thompson                Reilly & Lee                        
1939A   The Mystic Planes of Oz                       Ryan Gannaway                       Buckethead                          
1940    The Wonder City of Oz                         John R. Neill                       Reilly & Lee                        
1940A   The Tired Tailor of Oz                        Lin Carter                                                                          
1940B   The Green Goblins of Oz                       Marin Xiques & Chris Dulabone                                                     
1940C   The Dinamonster of Oz                         Kenneth Baum                        Buckethead                          
1941    The Scalawagons of Oz                         John R. Neill                       Reilly & Lee                        
1942    Lucky Bucky in Oz                             John R. Neill                       Reilly & Lee                        
1942A   A Runaway in Oz                               John R. Neill                       Books of Wonder
1943    Umbrella Island Oz                            Ruth Waara                                                                          
1944    The Magic Cryptogram of Oz                    Ruth Waara                                                                          
1946    The Magical Mimics in Oz                      Jack Snow                           Reilly & Lee                        
1946A   The Giant Frogman of Oz                       Charles Sabatos                     Buckethead                          
1946B   Queen Ann of Oz                               Karyl Carlson & Eric Gjovaag        Books of Wonder
1949    The Shaggy Man of Oz                          Jack Snow                           Reilly & Lee                        
1949A   The Red Jinn of Oz                            Mildred L. Palmer                                                                  
1951    The Hidden Valley of Oz                       Rachel Cosgrove                     Reilly & Lee                        
1952    The Wicked Witch of Oz                        Rachel Cosgrove                     International Wizard of Oz Club     
1954    Jubilee in Oz                                 Alexander Hollands Edwards          Buckethead                          
1955    Traleewu in Oz                                Jane MacNeil                                                                        
1960    Yankee in Oz                                  Ruth Plumly Thompson                International Wizard of Oz Club     
1963    Merry Go Round in Oz                          Eloise Jarvis McGraw & 
                                                      Lauren Lyn McGraw                   Reilly & Lee                        
1964    Christmas in Oz (Toto and                                                                                                                  
        the Cats of Oz, vol. 1)                       Robin Hess                          
1966    The Blue Emperor of Oz                        Henry Blossom                       Armstrong College Press             
1968    The Raggedys in Oz                            Ray Powell                          Palo Verde Emeralds                 
1969    Mr. Flint in Oz                               Ray Powell                          Buckethead                          
1970    The Gardeners Boy of Oz                       Phyllis Ann Karr                    Buckethead                          
1971    The Braided Man of Oz                         R.K. Lionel                         Buckethead                          
1973    Egors Funhouse Goes to Oz                     Chris Dulabone                      Buckethead                          
1974    The Flying Bus of Oz                          Ruth Morris                         Buckethead                          
1974A   Dorothy and the Wooden Soldiers               Ken Roemer                          Star Rover Press                    
1976    The Enchanted Island of Oz                    Ruth Plumly Thompson                International Wizard of Oz Club     
1979    Button Bright of Oz                           Harry E. Mongold                                                                    
1980    The Forbidden Fountain of Oz                  Eloise Jarvis McGraw & 
                                                      Lauren Lyn McGraw                   International Wizard of Oz Club     
1980A   The Disenchanted Princess of Oz               Melody Grandy                       Buckethead                          
1981    The Sawhorse of Oz                            Harry E. Mongold                                                                    
1986    The Enchanted Apples of Oz                    Eric Shanower                       First Comics                        
1986A   The Secret Island of Oz                       Eric Shanower                       First Comics                        
1986B   The Deadly Desert around Oz                   Chris Dulabone                      Buckethead                          
1986C   The Ozmapolitan of Oz                         Dick Martin                         International Wizard of Oz Club     
1986D   Toto in Oz                                    Chris Dulabone                      Buckethead                          
1987    A Viking in Oz                                Chris Dulabone                      Buckethead                          
1987A   Kidnapped in Oz                               Ruth Waara                                                                          
1987B   Veggy Man of Oz                               Nate Barlow                         Buckethead                          
1987C   The Colorful Kitten of Oz                     Chris Dulabone                      Buckethead                          
1987D   The Silver Shoes of Oz                        Marin Elizabeth Xiques              Buckethead                          
1987E   The Marvelous Monkeys of Oz                   Chris Dulabone                      Buckethead                          
1987F   The Ice King of Oz                            Eric Shanower                       First Comics                        
1987G   The Enchanted Gnome of Oz                     Greg Hunter                         Buckethead                          
1987H   Summer Solstice in Oz                         Chris Dulabone                      Buckethead                          
1988    Acinad Goes to the Emerald City of Oz         Candace Baca et. al.                Buckethead                          
1988A   Maybe the Miffin                              Phyllis Ann Karr                    Palo Verde Emeralds                 
1988B   Hurray for Oz!                                Chris Dulabone                      Buckethead                          
1988C   Barney Backhoe in Oz                          Ruth Waara                                                                          
1988D   The Forgotten Forest of Oz                    Eric Shanower                       First Comics                        
1989    The Magic Diamond of Oz                       Danica Libutti et. al.              Buckethead                          
1989A   Dagmar in Oz                                  Dagmar in Oz                        Buckethead                          
1989B   The Giant King of Oz                          L. Frank Baum                                                                       
1989C   Skeezik and the Mys-Tree of Oz                Marcus Mebes                        Buckethead                          
1989D   The Rubber Ostriches of Oz                    Chris Dulabone                      Buckethead                          
1989E   The Bunny King of Oz                          Chris Dulabone                      Buckethead                          
1989F   The Three Imps of Oz                          Chris Dulabone                      Buckethead                          
1989G   Our Trip to Oz                                Wiz Kids of Oz                      Wiz Kids of Oz                      
1989H   Lunarr and Maureen in Oz                      Chris Dulabone                      Buckethead                          
1990    A Wonderful Journey in Oz                     Ryan Gannaway                       Buckethead                          
1990A   The Enchanted Emeralds from Oz                Wiz Kids of Oz                      Wiz Kids of Oz                      
1990B   Time Travelling in Oz                         Marcus Mebes                        Ozian Seahorse Press                
1990C   The Mysterious Caverns in Oz                  Marcus Mebes                        Buckethead                          
1990D   The Magic Bowls of Oz                         Ryan Gannaway                                                                       
1990E   Beach Blanket BabylOz                         Christopher Buckley                 Buckethead                          
1990F   The Knock-Kneed Knight of Oz                  Ryan Gannaway                                                                       
1990G   The Lunechien Forest of Oz                    Chris Dulabone                      Buckethead                          
1990H   The Magic Tapestry of Oz                      Marcus Mebes & Chris Dulabone       Buckethead                          
1990I   Do it for Oz!                                 Chris Dulabone                      Buckethead                          
1990J   The Yellow Hen of Oz                          Ryan Gannaway                                                                       
1990K   The Enchanted Patchwork Quilt of Oz           Ryan Gannaway                                                                       
1990L   Bungle and the Magic Lantern of Oz            Greg Gick                           Buckethead                          
1991    Many Lands in Oz                              Wiz Kids of Oz                      Wiz Kids of Oz                      
1991A   A Million Miles from Here is Oz               Chris Dulabone                      Buckethead                          
1991B   Kaliko in Oz                                  K. Kline                            Buckethead                          
1991C   The Enchanted Cat from Oz                     Ryan Gannaway                                                                       
1991D   Dunderheads in Oz                             Hriscay Ulaboneday                                                                  
1991E   Three-Headed Elvis Clone Found in Flying      
        Saucer over Oz                                Chris Dulabone                      Buckethead                          
1991F   Sinister Gases in Oz                          Ryan Gannaway                       Ozian Seahorse Press                
1991G   The Fantastic Funhouse of Oz                  Chris Dulabone                      Buckethead                          
1991H   Gambu in Oz                                   Ryan Gannaway                                                                       
1991I   Ruggedo in Oz                                 Ryan Gannaway                                                                       
1991J   The Magic Talisman of Oz                      Ryan Gannaway                                                                       
1992    The Liberty Bell of Oz                        Wiz Kids of Oz                      Wiz Kids of Oz                      
1992A   The Fairy Circle of Oz                        Chris Dulabone                      Buckethead                          
1992B   The Odd Tale of Osoenft in Oz                 Marcus Mebes                        Buckethead                          
1992C   The Amazing Ozosphere of Oz                   Ryan Gannaway                                                                       
1992D   Red Reera the Yookoohoo and the Enchanted     
        Easter Eggs of Oz                             Richard G. Quinn                    Palo Verde Emeralds                 
1992E   The Blue Witch of Oz                          Eric Shanower                       Dark Horse Comics                   
1993    A Queer Quest for Oz                          Chris Dulabone                      Buckethead                          
1993A   The Case of the Framed Fairy of Oz            Gil S. Joel                         Buckethead                          
1993B   As the Clock Strikes Oz                       Ryan Gannaway                                                                       
1993C   Sky Island of Oz                              Aaron Almanza                                                                       
1993D   The Magic Ruby of Oz                          Julia Inglis                         Buckethead                          
1993F   W.W. Denslow in Oz                            Wiz Kids of Oz                      Wiz Kids of Oz                      
1993G   Sail Away to Oz                               Marcus Mebes                        Palo Verde Emeralds                 
1993H   Fwiirp in Oz                                  Marcus Mebes                        Buckethead                          
1993I   The Giant Garden of Oz                        Eric Shanower                       Books of Wonder                     
1993J   Cory in Oz                                    Alison McBain                       Buckethead                          
1993K   Brewster Bunny in Oz                          Chris Dulabone                      Buckethead                          
1993L   The Healing Power of Oz                       Gil S. Joel                         Buckethead                          
1993M   The Haunted Hot-Tub of Oz                     Chris Dulabone                      Buckethead                          
1993N   John R. Neill Visits Oz                       Wiz Kids of Oz                      Wiz Kids of Oz                      
1994    The Wogglebug of Oz                           K. Kline                            Buckethead                          
1994A   The Reading Tree from Oz                      Margeret Berg                       Buckethead                          
1994B   The Magic Dishpan of Oz                       Jeff Freedman                       Books of Wonder
1994C   A Valuable Gift from Oz                       Wiz Kids of Oz                      Wiz Kids of Oz                      
1994D   Brewster Bunny and the Case of the            
        Outrageous Enchantments of Oz                 Anon E. Mouse                       Buckethead                          
1994E   A Silver Elf in Oz                            Marin E. Xiques & Chris Dulabone    Buckethead                          
1994F   The Shifting Sands of Oz                      Marcus Mebes, Rinny 
                                                      & Chris Dulabone
1995    I Want to Grow up in Oz                       Rinny & Chris Dulabone              Buckethead                          
?????   The Lost Emeralds of Oz                       
?????   A Murder in Oz                                Jack Snow                           Buckethead                          
?????   Dr. Angelina Bean in Oz                       Ruth Morris                                                                         
?????   Bucketheads in Oz                             Chris Dulabone et. al.              Buckethead                          
?????   Nik Wish in Oz                                Chris Dulabone                      Buckethead                          
?????   Polychrome in Oz                              Nate Barlow                                                                         
?????   A Small Adventure in Oz                       Peter B. Clark                                                                      
?????   A Time for Oz                                 Jeremy Steadman                                                                     
?????   Trubbles in Oz                                Gregory Hunter                                                                      
?????   The Wise Ol' Owl in Oz                        Melody Grandy                       Buckethead




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