Oz in the News 1.28.18

Born in Mansfield: Animals who smile – The Legacy of HR McBride and Frank VerBeck Frank VerBeck made a significant contribution to the illustration of classic American literature.  He was chosen by L. Frank Baum to illustrate some of his post-Wizard of Oz books like A New Wonderland and The Magical Monarch of Mo in 1900-1903; and he was the first artist to interpret the Just So stories of Rudyard Kipling when they originally appeared serially in Ladies’ Home Journal.

Recognized as one of the greatest comic animal artists made him a natural to do the pictures for early editions of the Uncle Remus stories.

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