Before the yellow brick road . . .
Before the Scarecrow hung in a cornfield . . .
Young Frankie Baum and his sled dog are buried an avalanche of ice and snow. To his surprise, when they dig out they’re not in Alaska anymore, but in a fantasyland of magic and wondrous sights. The story chronicles Frankie’s first adventures in the Land of Oz and his royal appointment as the Royal Historian of Oz.