Road to Oz: Twists, Turns, Bumps, and Triumphs in the Life of L. Frank Baum
Kathleen Krull's lively text traces the life of L. Frank Baum from his dreamy privileged childhood in mid-19th-century upstate New York through the many detours on his road to Oz. A failure as an actor, a breeder of prize chickens, a merchant in a wild west town, among other occupations, he finally made a success doing exactly what he had always loved to do: tell stories for children. Along the way, we see the antecedents of the Scarecrow, the Tin Man, green glasses, and other characters and attributes of the famous fantasy land.
|Lexile ® Measure
|Kathleen Krull and Kevin Hawkes
|Ages 7 to 9, Ages 10 to 12
|Penguin Random House