Baum's away! 15 things about Frank Baum
We live 4.4 miles from Frank Baums last home and 22 miles from his birthplace in Chittenango. They have an Oz festival there, most years. I actually saw some of the original Munchkins when they came to visit sick kids in the hospital. My father and grandparents were big Oz fans, and I have some of the original book disintegrating sadly. Naturally I read many of the books to our kids, and Baum must have realized this would be happening, and tosses in many interesting puns and such to keep the parents amused, but way over the kids heads. I still dislike eggs!