SUNDAY, May 23rd at 1:30pm: TEATIME with L. Frank Baum

TEATIME with L. Frank Baum continues in the Fireside room with Corwyn Allen, Rik Merlin, Gloriana Maertens, and Caledonia Skytower, live on stream.

Lyman Frank Baum (May 15th, 1856 – May 6th, 1919) was an American author best known for his children’s books, particularly The Wonderful Wizard of Oz and its sequels (14 novels in all). His prolific output included 55 novels, 83 short stories,  over 200 poems and at least 42 scripts.

Baum sought to create a uniquely American mythology separate from any European roots. In typically Yankee fashion, he accomplished this by creating a melting pot of story archetypes, mixed and brewed into a somewhat satirical, sometimes glib, very tongue-in-cheek concoction that still manages a certain quaintness.

TODAY: from AMERICAN FAIRY TALES ~ The Glass Dog, The Enchanted Types, and The Queen of Quok.

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