I’m sorry I missed all the talk about the Oz books yesterday. I have all of the Baum books, plus three by Ruth Plumly Thompson (as a kid, her “Kabumpo in Oz” was always my favorite), and one by Jack Snow. My favorite Baum book was always “The Land of Oz”, where we first meet Jack Pumpkinhead, the Sawhorse, and of course Tip, who later became Ozma. I wasn’t disturbed by that as a child but I felt betrayed. Tip was a great character, but Ozma was always so damn treacly that I couldn’t stand her. I liked the other Oz books despite her, not because of her!@MikeyjAny chance of Andy Capp in Oz?
July 08, 2017