Hereby presenting an excerpt from The Tin Woodman (1918) by L. Frank Baum. It tells the story of today’s Free Friday Vintage Coloring Page, an illustration by John R. Neill, in honor of the release of the second Patronage Coloring Book to benefit the children’s literacy charity Kids Need To Read

“Are you really a soldier?” asked Woot, when they had all watched this strange tin person parade up and down the path and proudly flourish his sword.

“I was a soldier,” wa the reply, “but I’ve been a prisoner to Mr. Rust so long that I don’t know exactly what I am.”

“But – dear me!” cried the Tin Woodman, sadly perplexed; “how came you to be made of tin?”

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Tin Soldier and Tin Woodman - a free Vintage Coloring page

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John R. Neill Patronage Vintage Coloring Book, Vol. 2 Cover

The Art of John R. Neill Volume 2, A Patronage Vintage Coloring Book has twenty illustrations in the same style as this Free Friday Vintage Coloring Page, with part of the proceeds of each book sold being donated to the children’s literacy charity, Kids Need To Read. View all pages or buy now from




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