The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

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After a cyclone transports her to the land of Oz, Dorothy must seek out the great wizard in order to return to Kansas.
Publisher: N.Y. [i.e. New York] : Books of Wonder : W. Morrow, c1987
ISBN: 9780060293239
0060293233
9780688069445
0688069444
Branch Call Number: j BAUM
Characteristics: 267 p., [23] leaves of plates : col. ill. ; 22 cm
Alternative Title: Wizard of Oz

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Meet characters who aren't in the classic movie, then continue on in the series to meet Jack Pumpkinhead, Professor H.M. Wogglebug T.E., and the talking chicken Billina.

Published in 1900 it is a classic adventure story of a child and her dog . After a cyclone transports her to the land of Oz, Dorothy must seek out the great wizard in order to return to Kansas.

This classic tale of a Kansas farm girl transported to a magical land is brought alive with whimsical illustrations.

After a cyclone transports her to the land of Oz, Dorothy must seek out the great wizard in order to return to Kansas.

After a cyclone transports her to the land of Oz, Dorothy must seek out the great wizard in order to return to Kansas. Not just like the movie, and a good read!


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black_wolf_1142
Feb 04, 2016

THE WONDERFUL WIZARD OF OZ by L. Frank Baum
I read The Wonderful Wizard of Oz and I noticed many interesting elements in this classic. A book becomes a classic by "standing the tests of time." Not many books are a classic. This was published in 1900 but it still reads well although it is more than a hundred years old. Baum wanted this to be an American fairy tale.

What is interesting about the book is that the main character: Dorothy and her new friends don't want to kill a bad thing and become heroes and heroines. (Even though they eventually triumph over the bad thing.) They just want something to make their life better. This book is a metaphor for a journey through life. It means everybody is seeking something in life.

I enjoyed the book and was hooked right away from the cyclone in chapter one. I would recommend this to all fantasy lovers.

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violet_cat_2103
Jul 30, 2015

This book is AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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readsalot80
Feb 27, 2015

I loved this book which I just read for the first time. The differences between the book and movie made for fun reading. The characters are a bit different but the wonderful ending is the same of wanting what we already have.

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Bakergirl_13
Sep 16, 2014

A very good book; very fun and adventurous

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Rachel_Em
Aug 17, 2014

Strange and wonderful, with many more interesting characters and adventures than you see in the movie. This was one of my favorite series in elementary school... I must have read nearly all of the original books, borrowing them by the armful from my public library. What a treat to go back and revist this one as an adult!

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tayli170
Nov 18, 2012

Read it! And then read it again! And see the movie! I cannot stress this enough!

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lisahiggs
Nov 03, 2011

The slower you read this book, the better it is. At my adult reading pace, I only got a hint of the beauty in the valley of each page as I flew over. I plan to read this book aloud one day, and then I expect I’ll see why it is so wonderful.

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Auxesia
May 10, 2010

It was a great read. It's nice to get away sometimes and even nicer when you land in the world of Oz!

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black_wolf_1142
Feb 04, 2016

THE WONDERFUL WIZARD OF OZ by L. Frank Baum
I read The Wonderful Wizard of Oz and I noticed many interesting elements in this classic. A book becomes a classic by "standing the tests of time." Not many books are a classic. This was published in 1900 but it still reads well although it is more than a hundred years old. Baum wanted this to be an American fairy tale.

What is interesting about the book is that the main character: Dorothy and her new friends don't want to kill a bad thing and become heroes and heroines. (Even though they eventually triumph over the bad thing.) They just want something to make their life better. This book is a metaphor for a journey through life. It means everybody is seeking something in life.

I enjoyed the book and was hooked right away from the cyclone in chapter one. I would recommend this to all fantasy lovers.

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violet_cat_2103
Jun 24, 2015

Dorothy Gale was whisked away to a beautiful,magical land,and then strives to find her way home again

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readsalot80
Feb 27, 2015

This is the wonderful adventures of Dorothy and Toto when they find themselves in Oz. They meet the Scarecrow, the Tin Man and the Lion while finding their way to the Wizard to get their hearts' desires. In the book, they see more of Oz than in the movie and the different districts are each unique with its own color. In the end, each character finds they already had their desire the whole time.

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Bakergirl_13
Sep 16, 2014

When Dorothy is swept away mysteriously in an enormous cyclone, she finds herself in the magical land of Oz. She learns she must find the Wonderful Wizard to help her get back home. On the way, she meets the the Tin Woodman, Scarecrow, and the Cowardly Lion whom accompany her on her journey.

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readsalot80
Feb 27, 2015

readsalot80 thinks this title is suitable for All Ages

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Bakergirl_13
Sep 16, 2014

Bakergirl_13 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 6 and 99

jacquilevin Jul 23, 2013

jacquilevin thinks this title is suitable for All Ages

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Bakergirl_13
Sep 16, 2014

Other: contains witches and wizards

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