- Author L. Frank Baum
I’ve read this a couple of times before, it being a kids classic, and picked it up again this time because I bought the complete Oz collection. Naturally, this was the first in the bundle, and it’s a really great way to introduce the land and the characters. Each has such unique personalities and brings something to the group, and I think that’s something kids and adults alike can resonate with.
I always wonder, reading things like this, what goes through the author’s mind when dreaming up things like the land of china dolls or the field of deadly poppies. What ideas were rejected, and what made these make the final cut?
Anyway, a friendly book, nostalgic in many ways, and a kick start to the rest of the series.