Wizard of Oz Turns 75!
If you look around in bookstores, on the Internet, and on television, you're bound to notice sooner or later that this year marks the 75th anniversary of the movie The Wizard of Oz! This is a great time for fans of the movie to pick up memorabilia dedicated to this special birthday.
Wizard of Oz Merchandise
What collectables have you seen?
|My friend Sandy sent me this card as I was working on the manuscript for Annie's Stories|
|She later sent me this for St. Patrick's Day!|
Wizard of Oz and Annie's Stories
Of course I'd love for folks to include my new book Annie's Stories in their collectables when gathering up items in this special landmark year. Long before the movie there was the book, you know. And I thought it would be interesting to explore what folks at the time thought of L. Frank Baum's tale. From the New York Times, September 8, 1900 (Baum's launch week of his new book, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.)
"In 'The Wonderful Wizard of Oz' the fact is clearly recognized that the young as well as their elders love novelty."
Now isn't that the truth still today!
"There seems to be an inborn love of stories in child minds, and one of the most familiar and pleading requests of children is to be told another story."
I certainly hope that's still true!
"...it will indeed be strange if there be a normal child who will not enjoy the story."
What an endorsement! :)
Do you love the story still today? If you've read Annie's Stories, what part of what Annie read in the book resonated the most with you?
More Wizard of Oz Memorbilia
Because the cover of my book bears the cover of Baum's book, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, it makes a great collectable don't you think?
|My friend Jaime Wright thinks so! :)|