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March 2017

AfterWORDS

March 1 @ 8:00 am - October 1 @ 5:00 pm

  Cyclone on the Prairies: The Wonderful Wizard of Oz and the Arts and Crafts of Publishing -- The best-loved American children's fantasy, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, expanded the concept and design of children's books in America when it first appeared in 1900. The author, L. Frank Baum, was just finding his stride as a writer of children's books, and the illustrator, W. W. Denslow, worked closely with him to create a book so lavishly produced that it would…

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