Baum’s Wizard of Oz

I’ll try to keep this baby free today, other than to say he has been sleeping very well and I may even start to do some writing again. Fingers crossed!

I will tell you about the book I’m reading. I’m reading The Wizard of Oz, the classic by Frank L. Baum. I downloaded a copy of the book a few months ago, from I don’t remember where, and I’d figure I’d give it a go. So far it has been a pleasant read.

I’m about 30 pages in and have found some differences from the movie already. For example, the shoes Dorothy wears in the book are silver, not the iconic Ruby Red from the movie. My wife tells me they made that change in the movie to show off “Technicolor”.

Also, Glenda in the book is described as “tiny” although it also mentions she is not a munchkin.

Anyhow, I’m enjoying it so far. If I like it I’ll have plenty more to read as there were 13 sequels.

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6 thoughts on “Baum’s Wizard of Oz

  1. D’you mean this is the first time you are reading the book?
    :O
    I thought it was a must-read in the USA…?

    On another note, I did attend my first writers’ meeting this Monday. My notes are on my second blog.

  2. Heh heh – I never even *knew* it was a book! I’m like a certain person’s Daddy, who can’t see the point of reading the Harry Potter books because he’s seen the films! Although I would like to read The Wizard of Oz. I love the bit at the end (in the film) when she finally gets to see the Wizard of Oz. That is classic, I wonder how much it was changed from the book?

  3. I love that book. I read that to the twins before they were even born. The book is so much cooler than the movie in my opinion.

    And if you’ve never read it, I highly recommend Wicked and Son of a Witch (I’m reading A Lion Among Men right now and enjoying it).

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