Question of the day: Where does the Red Brick Road in Wizard of Oz go? Here is the answer from Askville:In the original series of Oz books written by L. Frank Baum the red brick road goes to the Quadling Country in Oz. Red is the Quadlings' state color. In his books, the Land of Oz was divided into four quadrants and each was designated a particular color: Winkie Country = Yellow, Gillikin Country = Purple, Munchkin Country = Blue, and Quadling Country = Red. Glinda the Good was the ruler of the Quadlings in L. Frank Baum's Oz series. As her bubble floats away from Munchkinland in the 1939 film, it appears to be following the red brick road. Therefore, the red brick road most likely leads back to her homeland, Quadling Country.
Thu Sep-22-11 10:40 PMResponse to Original message
7.I grew up LOVING the series of Oz books as did MiddleFingerMom in HER childhood.
...I had the great pleasure of reading some of them to her in her last stages of Alzheimer's (when she had pretty much reverted to her childhood). Both of us with GIANT smiles on our faces as we dove back into that world wholeheartedly....When I was growing up, we had hardbound copies from around 1918 and some from around 1937. The latter books had fantastic color plate illustrations, but the earlier ones had MUCH better pen-and-ink illustrations (I bet the Nome King from those STILL has the power to give me nightmares - below is a book cover from 1927 -- not even CLOSE to the terrifying effects of that fat li'l hairball with stubby arms and legs marching on Oz)....The Nome King, BTW, got "around the Deadly and/or Impassable Deserts by tunneling UNDER them....I highly recommend any of the several dozen books from the series to children of any age....
Fri Oct 01st 2021, 12:22 AM Response to Original message
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