"My adventures in Oz started in the fourth grade in Ashby, Mass. in 1945. The teacher had taken us to the small library to learn how to use it. I saw a title that intrigued me, "The Wizard of Oz". Once I devoured that I read every Oz book written. … I dressed myself up as the Wizard. I took my bathrobe and made a cape, carved out a stick with the letters OZ for my wand and made a star like crown for my head. I stood outside in the sun and called to my mom to take my picture. There I was at age 10, ‘The Wizard of Oz.’"
— Frank Maitoza, 75, Hemet, Calif.
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