supercheesegirl: (books - narnia lucy)
Finished 9/23/16.

The beginning of this book is so creepy when read with modern adult eyes - Dorothy happily sets off on a mysterious road with a strange shaggy man. I couldn't help but think of what happens to the heroine of Karen Russell's Swamplandia! when she goes on a similar journey. But luckily Baum was writing in the early 1900s and Dorothy makes it safely to Oz with her new friends in time for Ozma's birthday party, which was a big hit with the under-five crowd in my house.

In addition to reading the book recently, we also listened to the LibriVox audio version in the car on the way to Pittsburgh. Narrator was OK but not great.

Date: 2016-10-06 01:43 pm (UTC)From: [identity profile] bulleteyes.livejournal.com
I always thought it was just me that found the beginning creepy. *sigh* I feel better about that now.

Date: 2016-10-07 12:35 am (UTC)From: [identity profile] supercheesegirl.livejournal.com
IT WAS SO CREEPY!

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