Friday, July 04, 2014

Happy Birthday, John Dough!

Created as a giant gingerbread man as part of an Independence Day celebration, John Dough is one half of the title characters in L. Frank Baum's 1906 novel John Dough and the Cherub. He hitched a ride on a giant firecracker and ended up on the Island of Phreex, somewhere out in the Nonestic Ocean. Through a series of adventures, he finally ended up as the king of the twin kingdoms of Hiland and Loland. He showed up a few years later in Oz as the first foreign guest at Ozma's birthday party in The Road to Oz. So, here's a little video to celebrate the legacy of King John Dough and how he got there in the first place:

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