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The Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum
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The Wizard of Oz (1900)

by L. Frank Baum

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Series: Oz : Baum (1), Oz (1), Oz : Famous Forty (book 1)

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Book way better than movie. As an adult reader I did find it a bit twee and predictable but it is a children's story and should be enjoyed as such ( )
  SashaM | Apr 20, 2016 |
Ann Hathaway is AMAZING!!! As if we didn't already know that. The first 2/3rds of this classic by Baum book is pretty good, too, and then it got a little long for me as an adult but I feel sure kids will still love it today. This would make a great listen during family road trip time. Highly Suggest. ( )
  sydsavvy | Apr 8, 2016 |
It matches the movie, and then it doesn't. I actually think the movie did a great job of capturing the story while also taking liberties for film. If you've never read the book, it's relatively quick and light reading. ( )
  BrannonSG | Apr 4, 2016 |
One of my favorite books, along with The Little Prince they have for a long time been the only books I've re-read multiple times throughout my life and ever wanted to do so. ( )
  zombiehero | Mar 25, 2016 |
Summary:
This story is about a girl Dorothy who lives in Kansas with her aunt and uncle. A tornado comes through and Dorothy is sent to a magical land of OZ. When Dorothy landed in OZ her house landed on the wicked witch of the Easy and the Good witch of the North comes along to thank her and gives her a magical pair of slippers. The good witch tells Dorothy the only way home is to go to the Emerald City and ask the great and powerful OZ to help her. Dorothy sets out on her way to Emerald City by following the yellow brick road. Dorothy finds the Scarecrow, the TinMan, and the Cowardly Lion on her way down the yellow brick road. They all decided to go see OZ together. The Wicked Witch of the West wants to stop Dorothy because she killed her sister and she wants the magic slippers. Dorothy is captured by the witches monkeys and held in her home. The scarecrow, tin man, and lion are able to get Dorothy away from the witch and are able to kill her. Dorothy makes her way to the Emerald City only to find out that the OZ is a fraud. She then is told that Glenda the good witch can her her get home. After finding the good witch Dorothy finds out that all she has to do is click her magic slippers together and wish to go home.

Personal Reflection:
I think this story is a prefect book of fantasy. It shows how a persons imagination comes up with wonderful ideas.

Classroom Extensions:
1. I would have the students break down the story in first, middle, and end in their journals.
2. I would have the students illustrate the characters in the story.
  AshleyTaylor1 | Mar 23, 2016 |
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Author nameRoleType of authorWork?Status
L. Frank Baumprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Anderson, WayneCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Biro, B.Cover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Copelman, EvelynCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Denslow, William WallaceIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Engelbreit, MaryCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Espinosa, GerardoTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Foreman, MichaelCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Gardner, MartinIntroductionsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Glassman, PeterAfterwordsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Granger, PaulIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Granger, PaulCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Hague, MichaelCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Hathaway, AnneNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Helanen-Ahtola, MarjaTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Herring, MichaelCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Hildebrandt, GregCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Ingpen, Robert R.Illustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Juva, KerstiTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Krenkel, RoyCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Krukenberg, PeterCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Magagna, Anna MarieCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Müller, KlausCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
McCurdy, MichaelCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
McKee, DavidCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
McKowen, ScottCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Moser, BarryCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Rawle, GrahamCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Schulz, Russell HCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Scobie, TrevorCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Ulrey, DaleCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Weisgard, LeonardIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Wiesgard, LeonardCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Zwerger, LisbethIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed

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This book is dedicated to my good friend and comrade, my wife L. F. B.
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Dorothy lived in the midst of the great Kansas prairies, with Uncle Henry, who was a farmer, and Aunt Em, who was the farmer's wife.
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"Take me home to Aunt Em!"
"Come along, Toto," she said. "We will go to the Emerald City and ask the great Oz how to get back to Kansas."
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This book is in public domain in the USA and the e-book is available free online ...

 
Audie Award Nominee, Solo Narration - Female, 2013

One of the best-known stories in American culture, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz has stirred the imagination of young and old alike for over 100 years. Best Actress nominee Anne Hathaway (Rachel Getting Married, Alice In Wonderland), fresh from filming one of this year’s most anticipated films, The Dark Knight Rises, lends her voice to this uniquely American fairy tale.

Follow the adventures of young Dorothy Gale and her dog Toto as they get swept away into the magical land of Oz , where they encounter characters and places you may remember from the movie – and several more that never made it to the big screen – on an unforgettable journey to the Emerald City.

“It’s such a wonderful book and I was so happy to be a part of bringing it to life”, Ms. Hathaway said. “There are a lot of great voices in it. The more fun you have with it, the sillier and the more free you get with it, the better it is because it’s a story that can handle it. It’s amazing to be able to discover something new about something you feel you know so well.”

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz is part of Audible’s A-List Collection, featuring the world’s most celebrated actors narrating distinguished works of literature that each star had a hand in selecting.
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Headline: Kansas girl
Enters strange new land; at once
Starts a killing spree.

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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0060293233, Hardcover)

One of the true classics of American literature, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz has stirred the imagination of young and old alike for over four generations. Originally published in 1900, it was the first truly American fairy tale, as Baum crafted a wonderful out of such familiar items as a cornfield scarecrow, a mechanical woodman, and a humbug wizard who used old-fashioned hokum to express that universal theme, "There's no place like home."

Follow the adventures of young Dorothy Gale and her dog, Toto, as their Kansas house is swept away by a cyclone and they find themselves in a strange land called Oz. Here she meets the Munchkins and joins the Scarecrow, Tin Woodman, and the Cowardly Lion on an unforgettable journey to the Emerald City, where lives the all-powered Wizard of Oz.

This lavishly produced facsimile of the rare first edition contains all 24 of W. W. Denslow's original color plates, the colorful pictorial binding, and the 130 two-color illustrations that help make The Wonderful Wizard of Oz so special and enduring.

(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:21:31 -0400)

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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.

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Penguin Australia

5 editions of this book were published by Penguin Australia.

Editions: 0141180854, 0141321024, 0141808314, 0141341734, 0143106635

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