Somewhere Over the Rainbow

1 decade 2 years 1 month ago Sunday, June 03 2007 Jun 3, 2007 Sunday, June 03, 2007 11:53:15 AM CDT June 03, 2007 in News

The great-grandson of the famed Wizard of Oz author L. Frank Baum spent some time with a handful of kids at the Barnes & Noble in Jefferson City.

Roger S. Baum has written a few children's books himself that continue the stories of Oz. He and his wife stopped by to read some of his work. He says he wants kids to experience the excitement of reading.

"I think I get more out of storytelling time than the kids do, selfishly speaking. But, we want kids to be able to learn to read and be able to enjoy books in general so that's number one," Baum said.

Baum and his wife currently live in Springfield.

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