E.L. Doctorow’s  Billy Bathgate (1989)

E.L. Doctorow’s Billy Bathgate (1989)

A picnic in the woods is a novelty for Billy Bathgate, a fifteen-year-old New York City boy who has never walked on anything but pavement. So, when Drew Preston, a worldly woman of twenty-one, says,” Let’s go for a picnic…” Billy is flummoxed. He...
L. Frank Baum’s The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (1900)

L. Frank Baum’s The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (1900)

The first time Dorothy says, “There is no place like home,” she’s picnicking with Scarecrow. She has just left Munchkin Country and is on her way to the Emerald City of Oz when she stops for lunch. Though her meal is a meager sandwich, Dorothy does...