How’s that for a Title!? The Wonderful Wizard of Oz at Briden Farm!
This is one of my favourite Books, the Wizard of Oz Movie was good, and I love to watch it, mouthing the words to nearly every line! Especially those of the Lion 🦁 , “I was born to be a Sissy!” Although today I am not half the Sissy I was when I was growing up! In part, at least, to this Book!
Anyway, the Book, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, by L. Frank Baum, as originally written is a significant piece of art, literature, and history! The Movie, as good as it is, leaves out some significant parts, uses artistic license to changes others, and should only ever be watched after reading the Book! Yet, if you’ve already watched the Movie, I’d still encourage You to read the Book!
Anyway, I’ve always got a kick out of the Introduction to the Book. especially where it says, “… the story of “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz” was written solely to please children of today. It aspires to being a modernized fairy tale, in which the wonderment and joy are retained and the heartaches and nightmares are left out.” By L. Frank Baum, Chicago, April, 1900.
For, that Introduction could be interpreted to mean that the only purpose was to, “please children of today”. Yet, here we are, over 100 years later, still talking about Dorothy! Yes, here at Briden Farm, we are definitely Friends of Dorothy!
So, after having recently been asked to join the Wisdom App Community, which I really enjoy. I’ve discovered it to be a great app, and even better Social Community. The Wisdom Community is very supportive and encouraging and in many ways makes up for what is lacking on other Social Networks! The app allows me to ask questions and get live answers and to answer questions for Others. It also allows me to record and share my Talks, and Podcasts, with option to share directly to my Social Networks or to download it to use on our Briden Farm Podcasting,
So, I’ve begun reading The Wonderful Wizard of Oz from a coy of the Public Domain Book available on Gutenberg.org. I read it, out loud, on Wisdom, where by the way, You can ask me a question and get a Live Answer! I then download it, and use it on our Briden Farm Podcasting, where You’ll be able to hear it read on Saturday Mornings, or if you want, click on this link and it’s free to read …