Oz in the News 7.16.15

55a6cac8bc1e4.imageRepublic man creates life-size Tin Man “My grandmother lived in a town nearby known as Gates, and near her home was a gas station where we used to go. A man had made a Tin Man out of old screws, metal and much more. My inspiration and goal to make the Tin Man began after I saw his creation,” Pelehac commented. Pelehac’s Tin Man stands at 6-foot 3 and weighs in around 270 pounds. Learning from experience, and being a former coal miner, Pelehac built the Tin Man out of stainless and regular steel. The face of the Tin Man was torched to form and includes two spoons as eyes. “Not counting all of the time it took me to find the steel, I assembled the Tin Man in about six months finishing in March, “ Pelehac explained.

Bucks pupil has review printed in new edition of classic book  A young bookworm has had her review of a classic story included inside the new edition of the book. Beatriz Poyton, 10, from Chesham, has been chosen as the Oxford Children’s Classics Champion for The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, and has had her review of the famous story printed in the opening pages of a brand new edition of the book, to be published in August. Oxford University Press ran a competition in February asking children to write a short review of their favourite classic story, and selected ‘Classics Champions’ from the best entries.

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