Dah dun-dah dun-dah da dun… Can you hear the music in your head? I sure can. The dognapping Miss Gulch (who turns up in Oz as the Wicked Witch) still strikes terror in my heart! And so I have always loved Dorothy, because she is brave! As brave as I aspire to be. One of the most frequent questions I am asked about Finding Dorothy is why I chose to write the book from the point of view of L. Frank Baum’s wife, Maud. The short answer– because Maud was brave. I answer that question more fully for today’s Wizard of Oz Wednesday.
In childish– L. Frank Baum What Children Want 1902 quoted from Baum’s Road to Oz edited by Nancy Tystad Koupal
requirementssex is not clearly defined. There is little excuse for giving namby-pamby books to girls. The girls as easily demand and absorb the marvelous as their brothers; aye, and need it as much.