The International Wizard of Oz Club was founded in 1957 to bring together all those interested in Oz, its authors and illustrators, film and stage adaptations, toys and games, and associated memorabilia. Today it has members of all ages throughout the world.
This week I have been sending letters to all the Oz Club’s supporters expressing our thanks for their 2017 contributions. As a not-for-profit educational organization, we are responsible for acknowledging donations, and for getting them mailed this month. Those who itemize deductions on their income taxes can use these letters as receipts. So your generosity […]
Riddle me this, fellow collectors: What book weighs 60 pounds and has 48 color plates? Give up? Bibliographia Baumiana! OK, so actually it’s just printed on 60-pound stock, but at more than 400 pages this marvelous new book-collector’s guide does have some serious heft. Described by the authors as covering “every known printing of every [Baum] book submitted […]
Are you – or do you know – a student who creates Oz art? Our 2018 Baum Bugle editor-in-chief, Sarah Crotzer, has launched a contest to find fresh, new interpretations of Oz characters. Her goal is to enliven the pages of future Club publications by incorporating emerging artists’ modern, diverse work with the classic illustrations […]