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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 (1)

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Think I read bits of this as a kid, but not the whole thing. Nice. The audio voices are rather odd, but bearable. Won't be re-reading it again all that soon, and not sure I liked it enough to justify reading the rest of the series. Hmmm. ( )
  lydiasbooks | Jan 17, 2018 |
I love this book. It's a very easy to read children's book. It's full of imagination and interesting characters. I love the imagery that this book puts out. It's a really fun read. ( )
1 vote SaraEllen | Nov 21, 2017 |
I made the mistake of growing up watching the film and not reading the book until adulthood. They are VERY different. This novel is a lot more graphic and dark. Not at all like the yellow brick road we skipped down with Judy Garland. ( )
  Syndelle777 | Nov 12, 2017 |
If you've seen the movie (which I'm pretty sure everyone has) then you need to read this book, because it is way more of an adventure than the movie could ever make it out to be. I had a beautiful copy with full page illustrations when I was younger, and reading it was one of my favorite past times. ( )
  erinla | Oct 31, 2017 |
This is the story of a young woman Dorothy, who has different influencers in her life. She is also wrestling with internal conflict. One day she and her dog, ToTo, are sucked up by a tornado and her house is dropped in a strange land she is unfamiliar with. And on top of the Wicked Witch of the East! She is approached by Glinda the Good Witch and given the ruby red slippers from the dead witch's feet. Glinda tells Dorothy in order to get back to her home she must go see the Wizard of OZ. On the way she befriends a scarecrow, a lion, and a tin man. Together they travel to see the Wizard while at the same time trying to keep safe from the Wicked Witch of the West who wants to get Dorothy and Toto.

Reaction: Overall, this is an exciting, fantasy filled adventure that all different ages can enjoy.

Extension: A good way to extend this to the classroom would be to have the children identify with the lion, the scarecrow, and the tin man by figuring out their inner strengths. ( )
  jg193622 | Oct 30, 2017 |
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L. Frank Baumprimary authorall editionscalculated
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
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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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."
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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.

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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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