I’m going to undertake a series of posts describing the different personalities of the four (so far!) Boadlian chroniclers – Harpo, Lace, Bekka, and Plumly. Here is a thumbnail sketch of Harpsandichord Lambsbottler, Harpo for short. Yes, he was the first chronicler chosen by the lavender witch to tell stories of Boad. He was a […]
Following Bekka, the fourth chronicler of Boad will be Plumly, so named by me in honor of Ruth Plumly Thompson, who continued writing the Oz books after L. Frank Baum’s death. I received The Gnome King of Oz as a birthday present in 1955. Imagine how thrilled I was to rip off the wrapping paper […]
At http://www.youtube.com/user/SteveShilstone you will find a complete Boad tale told by me. It’s called ‘Little Hutter’ (That’s her pictured below), and I tell it in five segments, each one just the right length for a bedtime story.
Fleckrunners appear as supporting characters in tales told by all the chroniclers – Harpo, Lace, Bekka and Plumly. They are Blossom Castle dwellers and tend the gate. Their general disposition is described below by Lace in her chronicle, O’TAN’S GATE. A certain mystery about them is revealed much later in the same story. The Quing, […]