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The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum

The Wonderful 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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What an imagination! I was glad to see the book deviated from the movie. This kept it a fresh and new experience. An epic book of fantasy with lots of good morals, lessons and allusions to good vs. evil. I am very glad I finally actually read the book. It is an easy and quick read with lots of adventure, twists and turns. ( )
  DonaldPowell | Feb 5, 2019 |
Another iBook freebie! I had never read The Wizard of Oz so this was a ton of fun. Loved the introduction on this audio that gave you a bit of insight into the story. The ruby slippers weren’t actually red but silver?? Oh how movies change the dynamics of a story. 4 👠👠👠👠 for this one! ( )
  karenvg3 | Jan 26, 2019 |
This is a fun book but can be scary at times so I would probably steer away from reading it to a younger group of kids. It is so fun and engaging to other kids though and with all the characters it is easy to use fun voices and make it even more engaging than it already is. ( )
  s_cat1 | Oct 1, 2018 |
First time reader of Oz, after discovering there were dozens. Would love an MMO. Heh. ( )
  morbusiff | Sep 20, 2018 |
This is a delightful book. If you're familiar with the film, it has a similar plot but feels more picaresque (episodic), and covers a little more ground. The feeling engendered by each is very, very different, though both are masterpieces in their own right.

This is indeed that rare book that can be enjoyed by old and young alike (the second in the series has quite long passages that really only an adult will be able to follow, but this one holds the interest of all ages). I read it as a child, back in the day, and it was the first chapter book I read to my nephew (when he was 2) because it had illustrations on almost every page, which was a necessity if we wanted to hold his interest--and on the rare pages without one, I'd show him the cover while I quickly got through the text--so if you're looking for early books for your kids, this is a great option.

If you enjoy the cleverness of the conversations, do keep reading--The Marvelous Land of Oz is not quite as good, but the third Oz book (Ozma of Oz) is my favourite of all, once I got used to Dorothy's makeover (Baum hired a new illustrator, and she goes from frumpy brunette to stylish blonde).

If you're a reader (and you must be, you're here), and you haven't read this one, you must! You simply must. It will surprise you, and you may end up preferring it to the wonderful film (not that it's a contest--they can both be terrific, and are.) ( )
  ashleytylerjohn | Sep 19, 2018 |
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Author nameRoleType of authorWork?Status
Baum, L. FrankAuthorprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Alvarez, LorenaIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Anderson, WayneCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Barbarese, J. T.Introductionsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Biro, B.Cover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Copelman, EvelynCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Denslow, W. W.Illustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Engelbreit, MaryCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Espinosa, GerardoTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Foreman, MichaelCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Funke, CorneliaIntroductionsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Gardner, MartinIntroductionsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Glassman, PeterAfterwordsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Granger, PaulIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Granger, PaulCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Grindhammer, LucilleEditorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Hague, MichaelIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Hathaway, AnneNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Helanen-Ahtola, MarjaTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Herring, MichaelCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Hildebrandt, GregCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Hiltunen, Petri(Kuv.)secondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Ingpen, Robert R.Illustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Juva, KerstiTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Krenkel, RoyCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Krukenberg, PeterCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Leydenfrost, Robert J.Illustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Magagna, Anna MarieCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Marajasecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Müller, KlausCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
McCurdy, MichaelCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
McKee, DavidCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
McKee, DavidIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
McKowen, ScottCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Moser, BarryCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Rawle, GrahamCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Santore, CharlesIllustratorsecondary 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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The Wizard of Oz Pop-up by Robert Sabuda

The Wizard of Oz [1939 film] by Victor Fleming

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz [graphic novel] by Eric Shanower

The Wizard of Oz [adapted - Great Illustrated Classics] by Deidre S. Laiken


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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.
"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."
Finally, one of the biggest mice spoke.

‘Is there nothing we can do,’ it asked, ‘to repay you for saving the life of our Queen?’

‘Nothing that I know of,’ answered the Woodman; but the Scarecrow, who had been trying to think, but could not because his head was stuffed with straw, said, quickly, ‘Oh, yes; you can save our friend, the Cowardly Lion, who is asleep in the poppy bed.’
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This complete and unabridged edition of L. Frank Baum's beloved classic invited a new generation of readers to travel down that Yellow Brick Road with the delightful little girl from Kansas and her unusual friends.

Dorothy, her little dog Toto, the Tin Woodman, Scarecrow and the Cowardly Lion will ... set out on an exciting quest for the elusive Wizard of Ox. Along the way, they'll encounter the Wicked Witch of the West, the fantastic Winged Monkeys, the Queen of the Field Mice, the kind-hearted Munchkins and other fanciful creatures.
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Headline: Kansas girl
Enters strange new land; at once
Starts a killing spree.


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.

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Este ebook presenta "El maravilloso mago de Oz", con un indice dinmico y detallado. Escrito por Es un cuento para ni?os y adultos escrito por Lyman Frank Baum y publicado en 1900. Dorothy y su perro Tot son llevados por un cicln desde su casa de Kansas a un pas fantstico, en una de cuya Ciudad de las Esmeraldas vive el famoso y poderoso Mago de Oz. En un escenario de cuento de hadas, Dorothy, perseguida por una bruja y deseosa de volver a su casa, encuentra al Espantapjaros, al Le?ador de Hojalata y al Len Cobarde, personajes que simbolizan aquellos valores de los que creen carecer: el sentido comun, la ternura, el valor y lealtad. Juntos emprenden la busqueda del Mago convencidos de que les resolver sus preocupaciones y realizar sus deseos. Lyman Frank Baum (1856 - 1919) fue un escritor estadounidense de libros para ni?os. Baum alcanz el xito comercial con su primer libro, Father Goose, al que sigui un a?o despus la aun ms popular historia El maravilloso Mago de Oz. Escribi otros 13 libros sobre la serie Oz, que se granje gran numero de lectores.… (more)

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Penguin Australia

4 editions of this book were published by Penguin Australia.

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