Would you rather travel via Ruby Red Slippers (Or Silver

Would you rather travel via Ruby Red Slippers (Or Silver

2/14/2021, 5:59:32 PM
Would you rather travel via Ruby Red Slippers (Or Silver because we book people are obnoxious over book-to-film details) Or Talaria (winged sandals, the symbol of Greek God Hermes) . Anyone else love the story behind the creation of a novel as much as I do? I was recently gifted this copy of “Finding Dorothy” from @penguinrandomhouse , which is an imagined novel that tells the story behind “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz” (the book that inspired the film) through the eyes of the author, L. Frank Baum’s, wife Maud! . From synopsis: “…this wonderfully evocative two-stranded story recreates Maud’s youth as the rebellious daughter of a leading suffragette, and the prairie years of Maud and Frank’s early days when they lived smote the people— especially young Dorothy— who would inspire Frank’s masterpiece. Woven into this past story is one set in 1939, describing the high-pressured days on The Wizard of Oz film set…” . One of my favorite parts of being a reporter was sitting down with people and finding out what the story behind the story was. It’s also the main reason I love attending author signings. I love hearing about all the little real things that inspired the creation of a fictional story. . . I loved the Wizard of Oz as a kid and I love it now. I also admit that I have not read the book in its entirety. Some times I forget which books I haven’t read because I saw the film when I was a child—back before I even knew it was a book first. Maybe this year I’ll read it with my daughter.

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