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Chapter VII. The Journey to The Great Oz.

Following The Yellow Brick Road Back To The Origins Of 'Oz'

You ought to be ashamed of yourself!

Following The Yellow Brick Road Back To The Origins Of 'Oz'

The illustrator W.W. Henslow was the first to draw Dorothys now-iconic companions, pictured on the cover of the first edition of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.

Following The Yellow Brick Road Back To The Origins Of 'Oz'

The illustrator W.W. Henslow was the first to draw Dorothys now-iconic companions, pictured on the cover of the first edition of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.

Exactly so! I am a humbug.

Following The Yellow Brick Road Back To The Origins Of 'Oz'

I was only made yesterday, said the Scarecrow.

Following The Yellow Brick Road Back To The Origins Of 'Oz'

I was only made yesterday, said the Scarecrow.

The Monkeys caught Dorothy in their arms and flew away with her.

Following The Yellow Brick Road Back To The Origins Of 'Oz'

The Monkeys caught Dorothy in their arms and flew away with her.

Before The Wonderful Wizard of Oz secured his place in American letters, L. Frank Baum worked as everything from a traveling salesman to a breeder of fancy thoroughbred fowls. To write fairy stories for children, he wrote, to amuse them, to divert restless children, sick children, to keep them out of mischief on rainy days, seems of greater importance than to write grown-up novels.

Following The Yellow Brick Road Back To The Origins Of 'Oz'

Before The Wonderful Wizard of Oz secured his place in American letters, L. Frank Baum worked as everything from a traveling salesman to a breeder of fancy thoroughbred fowls. To write fairy stories for children, he wrote, to amuse them, to divert restless children, sick children, to keep them out of mischief on rainy days, seems of greater importance than to write grown-up novels.

Dorothy and the gang :: William Wallace (W.W.) Denslow Illustrator.

Dorothy and the gang :: William Wallace (W.W.) Denslow Illustrator.

An illustration from the first edition of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz - Dorothy meets the Cowardly Lion,

The Coincidence Of The Professor On Life's Yellow Brick Road #coincidence #wizardofoz #yellowbrickroad

The Coincidence Of The Professor On Life's Yellow Brick Road #coincidence #wizardofoz #yellowbrickroad

Dorothy Meets the Cowardly Lion Postcard

Dorothy Meets the Cowardly Lion Postcard

Illustration by W.W. Denslow (d. 1915) - Library of Congress LC Control No.: 03032405 (p. 81) Dorothy meets the Cowardly Lion, from The Wonderful Wizard of Oz first edition.

Illustration by W.W. Denslow (d. 1915) - Library of Congress LC Control No.: 03032405 (p. 81) Dorothy meets the Cowardly Lion, from The Wonderful Wizard of Oz first edition.