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The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum
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The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (original 1900; edition 1900)

by L. Frank Baum (Author)

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

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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.
Member:frostyflair
Title:The Wonderful Wizard of Oz
Authors:L. Frank Baum (Author)
Info:Digireads.com (2004), 130 pages
Collections:Fiction
Rating:***
Tags:2024, children's, fantasy, magic

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

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    Othemts: These books share a similar quest for self-knowledge with the ultimate realization that what one is looking for was with you all the time. After all, there's no place like Om
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Come along, Toto, she said. We will go to the Emerald City and ask the Great Oz how to get back to Kansas again.
Swept away from her home in Kansas by a tornado, Dorothy and her dog Toto find themselves stranded in the fantastical Land of Oz. As instructed by the Good Witch of the North and the Munchkins, Dorothy sets off on the yellow brick road to try and find her way to the Emerald City and the Wizard of Oz, who can help her get home. With her companions the Scarecrow, the Tin Woodman and the Cowardly Lion, Dorothy experiences an adventure full of friendship, magic and danger. A much-loved children's classic, The Wizard of Oz continues to delight readers young and old with its enchanting tale of witches, flying monkeys and silver shoes. ( )
  LynneQuan | Jul 16, 2024 |
I'm so happy to have finally read the original. It prompted a great discussion about the author - how one's biography gets complicated - at book club. ( )
  bookem | Mar 27, 2024 |
How come i don't hear Joss Wheadon talking all the time about how the buffy series was obviously based on the Wizard of Oz? ( )
  mslibrarynerd | Jan 13, 2024 |
I can't believe I never read this before! It was super violent and strange, but I liked it. Sadly, it did not hold the attention of my 7yo who prefers the movie. We listened to the audiobook narrated by Brooke Shields and her narration wasn't my favorite. She gave a lot of characters very goofy voices. ( )
  LibrarianDest | Jan 3, 2024 |
Completely written in Present simple, this book is indeed suitable for children at or right above Starters (pre-A1) level. The description on the cover uses way more tenses than the book itself. The story suffers a bit because of the simplicity, but most kids are already familiar with it anyway.

Beautifully illustrated, simple, with great activities at the end. Looking forward to using it with students at this level. ( )
  blueisthenewpink | Jan 3, 2024 |
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Baum, L. Frankprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Alvarez, LorenaIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Anderson, WayneCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Barbarese, J. T.Introductionsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Biro, B.Cover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Burgess, TitussNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Copelman, EvelynIllustratorsecondary 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, CorneliaForewordsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Funke, CorneliaIntroductionsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Gardner, MartinIntroductionsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Glassman, PeterAfterwordsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Granger, PaulIllustratorsecondary 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
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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
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Müller, KlausCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
McCurdy, MichaelCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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McKowen, ScottCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Moser, BarryCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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Schulz, Russell HCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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Ulrey, DaleCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Weisgard, LeonardIllustratorsecondary 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."
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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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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Dorothy, her little dog Toto, the Tin Woodman, Scarecrow and the Cowardly Lion ... set out on an exciting quest for the elusive Wizard of Ox. Along the way, they 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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She gets sucked up high
Makes weird friends and kills a witch
Then wakes up at home
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