Finally finished The Wonderful Wizard of Oz and it was a work of genius. Definitely a book worthy of being called a fairy tale and it definitely fits in with its time period. The 1800s and early 1900s was the height of true fairy tales collected/written by Grimm, Andersen, Joseph Jacobs, and Andrew Lang. I've always loved fairy tales and you can always notice their use of multiples of three (Dorothy's three companions, three requests of the flying monkeys, etc.) and how they always end up helping others from a kind heart and then they get things in return (Queen of the Field Mice, etc.) and how they fight numbers larger than their own and still win (crows and wolves, both of which were fourty to one). I haven't been feeling well, but I'm going to continue reading The Children of Green Knowe, Urchin and the Heartstone, and Fairy Haven and the Quest for the Wand as soon as possible.