I know, it's from the Daily Mail, so make of it what you will, but it's pretty interesting. L. Frank Baum has many careers before he wrote The Wizard of Oz, including that of window dresser. I am a serious Oz fan, but not because of Baum's first Oz book. It's all the others I loved. I feel pretty safe saying that without the sequels to The Wizard of Oz, there would be no Enchanted Conversation, and probably no writing career for me. So I am always Oz-interested!
|Jack Pumpkinhead and Sawhorse illustration, by John R. Neill|