The Broomsticks of Oz
by Douglas V. Hoyt
About the Book
In 1897 the newspapers of Texas, the mid-west, and all the way to California reported a mysterious aircraft flying above the towns and the countryside. And the pilot was John Wilson of Iowa who said he was looking for a friend. You can read more about it in the newspaper stories of that year.
The Broomsticks of Oz gives the true story behind the mysterious Wilson and his airship as well the other mysteries of the Edwardian Age such as the Land of Oz. It was the Great Age of Invention and necessity required flying broomsticks. Wilson and Baum team up to solve the mysteries of Oz and bring back the Wizard of Oz to his native Kansas. But then the witches of Oz got involved and the adventures back and forth between Oz and Iowa start in earnest. It is all great fun unless you happen to be one of the participants. Then it can be a little scary. So join Wilson, Baum, and the Wizard of Oz as they tangle with Mombi, Evilene, Langwidere, Krizzlekroo, and other witches and creatures of Oz. Both worlds would never be the same again.
And the true story behind Dorothy's visit to Oz will be revealed as well.
10 people, ranging in ages between 10 and 80, have read the book and all of them liked it very much.