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Following the Yellow Brick Road

Aug 23rd 2010 at 6:17 AM
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Dorothy meets the Cowardly Lion, while traveling on the Yellow Brick Road. The Oz series Creator L. Frank Baum Genre Children's books Type Yellow road, leading to Emerald City

The road of yellow brick is an element in the novel The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum, with additional such roads appearing in The Marvelous Land of Oz and The Patchwork Girl of Oz. It is the path that Dorothy is instructed to follow from Munchkin Country, in the East of Oz, to the Emerald City in order to seek the aid of the Wizard of Oz.

The 1939 film The Wizard of Oz, based on the novel, gave it the name by which it is better known, the yellow-brick road (it is never referenced by that title in the original novel).

In the second book, The Marvelous Land of Oz, Tip and Jack Pumpkinhead likewise follow a yellow brick road to reach the Emerald City while traveling from the Gillikin Country in the north of Oz.[1]

In the book The Patchwork Girl of Oz, it is revealed that there are two yellow brick roads from Munchkin Country to the Emerald City: according to the Shaggy Man, Dorothy Gale took the harder one in The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.[1]

The Yellow Brick Road's spiral origins in the 1939 film

In the 1939 film, a red brick road is seen to originate at the same point as the yellow brick road in the center of Munchkinland, heading off in a different direction. Also, at the cornfield where Dorothy meets the Scarecrow, there is a fork in the yellow brick road. Dorothy and the Scarecrow decide which of the three branches to take, and eventually find themselves at the Emerald City.

In the 1985 semi-sequel Return to Oz, Dorothy finds the yellow brick road in ruins at the hands of the evil Nome King.

According to local legend, the yellow brick road was derived from a road paved with yellow bricks near Holland, Michigan, where Baum summered.

The Vision Oz Fund was established in November 2009 to raise funds that will be used to help increase the awareness, enhancement, and further development of Oz-related attractions and assets in Wamego.

I sure relate to the characters in The Wonderful Wizard of Oz!  Life situations and challengs can make us feel vulnerable and alone and to fearful to really enjoy life!

Don't go it alone!

 

 

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