Fandom

Oz Wiki

Who's Afraid

1,987pages on
this wiki
Add New Page
Talk0 Share

Ad blocker interference detected!


Wikia is a free-to-use site that makes money from advertising. We have a modified experience for viewers using ad blockers

Wikia is not accessible if you’ve made further modifications. Remove the custom ad blocker rule(s) and the page will load as expected.

"Who's Afraid" is a poem for children by L. Frank Baum. It is one of the two poems that is included in both By the Candelabra's Glare (1898) and Father Goose (1899) — the other being "Where Do They Go?"

The 18-line poem palliates the fears of childhood, beginning with the villains of fairy tales —

Ev'ry Giant now is dead —
Jack has cut off ev'ry head.
Ev'ry Goblin, known of old,
Perished years ago, I'm told

— and continuing on to elements of the modern world: burglars, lions, and grizzly bears.

"Who's Afraid" is also one of the poems set to music in The Songs of Father Goose (1900).

Also on Fandom

Random Wiki