By Kathleen Krull
KATHLEEN KRULL’S vigorous textual content lines the lifetime of L. Frank Baum from his dreamy privileged formative years in mid-19th-century upstate big apple during the many detours on his street to oz.. A failure as an actor, a breeder of prize chickens, a service provider in a wild west city, between different occupations, he ultimately made a hit doing precisely what he had continuously enjoyed to do: inform tales for kids. alongside the best way, we see the antecedents of the Scarecrow, the Tin guy, eco-friendly glasses, and different characters and attributes of the recognized fable land. this can be the 1st biography of L. Frank Baum that kids can enjoy.
With an analogous verve she dropped at her biography of Dr. Seuss, Kathleen Krull’s wry prose with Kevin Hawke’s exuberant work and drawings to create a e-book to not be overlooked through oz. lovers of every age.
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