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The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (Penguin Popular…

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (Penguin Popular Classics) (original 1900; edition 1995)

by L. Frank Baum

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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.
Title:The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (Penguin Popular Classics)
Authors:L. Frank Baum
Info:Penguin Classics (1995), Edition: New Ed, Paperback, 160 pages
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Tags:lang:en, amerikanische literatur, märchen, englisch, penguin popular classics, kinder, kinderbuch, jugendbuch

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In order to give all my Oz books to a waiting grand-daughter, I engaged in a re-reading session.
Although there is a lot in the book that didn't make it to the movie (Garland), the basic plot and events are close enough. ( )
  librisissimo | Sep 7, 2019 |
The book is definitely different from the movie. The tale is directed towards youngsters with the use of repeating things and simplified wordings. There is a bit too much violence for a children's book, though. There is a scene where the scarecrow kills crows by snapping their necks. ( )
  niquetteb | Jul 29, 2019 |
A rather wonderful story! There were definitely some differences from the movie, which I found interesting, and I listened to the audiobook, which was a very nice interpretation/performance. I don't feel the political aspects were very pronounced, I'll have to read more analysis of that to understand it better, I suppose. ( )
  Pepperwings | Jul 1, 2019 |
My 3.6-year-old buddy, Anderson, has suddenly become entranced by a video story about "Dorothy Ann" (that's his take). I think the part that he likes best is the tornado that blows away the house from the prairies of Kansas, for he is rather enamored by tornadoes and cyclones and the like. But he has watched the animated video through...many times. So, I bethought to read the original book.

I must say The Wonderful Wizard of Oz is rather a delight. I have, of course, seen the movie a number of times. Many of the scenes in the book seemed familiar, some not so much.

The language is fairly simple and straightforward, but not without little amusing jokes thrown in for us older folks. The scenes are well described, but not overly so. The characterization is true and sensible. The Wonderful Wizard of Oz is indeed a GoodRead for folks of all ages. ( )
  lgpiper | Jun 21, 2019 |
A great book for the young and old alike. If you're familiar with the movie or with Wicked... throw everything you know away and immerse yourself fully in this wondrous piece of art. Dorothy is a determined, plucky girl, the Wicked Witch is very much a child herself, and the Scarecrow and Tin Woodsman are as humourous and heartfelt as you always thought them to be. I highly recommend this book to every little girl looking for some adventure and humour, and every little boy wanting the same! ( )
  ainjel | Jun 20, 2019 |
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Sidney LumetIntroductionsecondary authorall 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.


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