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Fun Facts Friday: Wizard of Oz as a Political Satire

“The story of ‘The Wonderful Wizard of Oz’ was written solely to pleasure children of today” L. Frank Baum – Author In the late 1800s the United States was in turmoil, the agrarian revolt in the Midwest, a heated election and the rise of the Populist movement. Henry M. Littlefield (12 June, 1933 – 30 March […]

Book Review: The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum

I bought this eBook as “The Complete Wizard of Oz Collection” Coinciding with the movie’s 71st anniversary. “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz” by L. Frank Baum is the first of 15 books in the fictional Oz series and tells the story of Dorothy, a girl from Kansas who was swooped with her dog Toto by a […]

Thoughts on: Ozma of Oz by L. Frank Baum

About: Ozma of Oz by L. Frank Baum is the third story in the fictional series taking place in the land of Oz. While certainly not as popular the first story in the series (my thoughts) the rest are very imaginativeas well. 272 pages Publisher: HarperCollins; 1st ptg. edition (May 24, 1989) Language: English ISBN-10: 0688066321 My rating […]

Book Review: The Marvelous Land of Oz by L. Frank Baum

About: “The Marvelous Land of Oz” by L. Frank Baum is the second story in set in the fictional land of Oz. The book however is not about Dorothy. My rating for The Marvelous Land of Oz – 3 Thoughts: “The Marvelous Land of Oz” by L. Frank Baum takes place after the “Wonderful Wizard […]

Book Review: The Leopard Tree by Tim Merriman and Lisa Brochu

I really liked the characters of the book, the three Kenyan orphans are engaging and likeable. I also liked how the author took the Wizard of Oz and weaved that narrative into his storyline throughout the book.

Guest Post: What’s in a Name? by Don Bredes

Their influence on the culture can be far-reaching. The Wonderful Wizard of Oz was first published, to great acclaim, in 1900. Four years later, responding reluctantly to the demands of the novel’s admirers, the author published a sequel, The Marvelous Land of Oz. Baum’s eager, insistent readers would not let him stop there. His publisher released additional sequels in 1907, 1908, 1909, 1911, 1913, and every year thereafter until 1919, when he died.

Fun Facts Friday: E..Y. Harburg

E. Y. Harburg (8 April, 1898 – 5 March, 1981) was an American songwriter and book author who is mostly known for his hit songs for Hollywood and Broadway <\p> 1)      Born as Isidore Hochberg in New York’s Lower East Side to Jewish immigrants from Russia, he was the youngest of four children (out of 10) […]

Book Review: Wicked by Gregory Maguire

I found this book mediocre and somewhat disjointed. Yet, I found it strangely interesting – maybe because I think that the idea is brilliant and the overall story is good.

Twitter Roundup for Week Ending 6 June, 2015

Some of my favorite tweets from the past week

Twitter Roundup for Week Ending 16 May, 2015

Some of my favorite tweets from the past week.

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