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The Candy Man
CandyMan

Real Name

Unknown

First Appearance

Dot and Tot of Merryland (1901)

Original Publisher

George M. Hill Co.

Created by

L. Frank Baum

Origin

The Candy Man of Merryland is an important personage in the Valley of Bonbons. He and his wife live in the largest house with their son, Huyler, and several servants, including Aunt Lowney and Allegretti.

The Candy Man is short and fat, and wears a tall hat, swallow-tail coat, and tight breeches. He has bones made of stick candy, and his flesh is marshmallow. He walks with a candy cane, and carries a shaker of powdered sugar with which he coats himself to prevent melting or sticking. He has no teeth, since he eats nothing but candy.

The Candy Man once visited the Emerald City in the Land of Oz with the Queen of Merryland to celebrate Princess Ozma's birthday.

Public Domain Appearances

  • Dot and Tot of Merryland
  • The Road to Oz

Notes

  • While the original character who appeared in Oz books published before 1923 is in public domain, any versions published post-1923 are NOT.

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