Books: The Patchwork Girl of Oz

The Patchwork Girl of Oz

Imagine then
Once Tolkien wrote the Hobbit
That it was made into a movie musical
And that was all of his work
That almost anybody knew

No greater fantasy world known to me
Has been largely lost
Than the one constructed
By L. Frank Baum

Retconned by MGM
And Gregory Maguire
To brilliant effect
No doubt

But missing the glorious array
Of characters, places and situations
Of the originals

People starving in Munchkin land
A boy orphaned and forced to fend for himself
A living cat made of glass
A living girl made from patchwork scraps

Genuine danger in a children’s book
Beautifully illustrated
Creating a world like no other

Ever imagined

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