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The Wonderful Wizard of Oz: 100th…

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz: 100th Anniversary Edition (Books of Wonder) (original 1900; edition 2000)

by L. Frank Baum, W. W. Denslow (Illustrator)

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.
Title:The Wonderful Wizard of Oz: 100th Anniversary Edition (Books of Wonder)
Authors:L. Frank Baum
Other authors:W. W. Denslow (Illustrator)
Info:HarperCollins (2000), Edition: 100 Anv, Hardcover, 272 pages
Collections:Your library
Tags:read 2010, classics, ebook

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

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    JenniferRobb: Gem's quest to find the Great Diamond reminds me of Dorothy's quest to find the Wizard.
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    Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse (Othemts)
    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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We (my 7 year old and I) finally finished reading this, a chapter a night is such a tedious way to read a book. This is excellent and better than the movie I think. There's less drama in Kansas, more adventures in the land of Oz, and more charming characters throughout. Love it and looking forward to the next ones.
This edition is lovely, the illustrations are imaginative and captivating, and the interactive cutouts were perfect for my 7 year old. ( )
  KallieGrace | Sep 25, 2023 |
pretty good allegory for what was going on at the time politically ( )
  christinemp217 | Sep 13, 2023 |
Na minha opinião, o livro ainda não teve uma adaptação cinematográfica à altura, por mais que o filme de 1939 tenha se tornado um clássico. Eu, sinceramente, quando vi o filme há 15 anos, achei até bem bobo. O livro é uma graça. ( )
  Klausstofanetto | Sep 12, 2023 |
This book depand on history fight ( )
  hussain150 | Aug 16, 2023 |
I've read war novels where less murder occurs than in this book. It is a dark, creepy story with a lot of social messages that I'm rather unsure of. For instance, I have no idea if Baum despised the existence of the military or was merely making fun of its infrastructure and arrogance.

One of the criticisms I've heard most of "The Wicked Years" quadrilogy is that it is "just too dark". Maguire wrote based off the musical AND the book series. And the book series is pretty darn dark.

Be warned. Here there be Tin Men. ( )
  AnonR | Aug 5, 2023 |
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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
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
Müller, KlausCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
McCurdy, MichaelCover 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
Zwerger, LisbethIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed

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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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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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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.

Dorothy goes to Oz
Meets some interesting people
And goes back to Kansas

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Penguin Australia

4 editions of this book were published by Penguin Australia.

Editions: 0141321024, 0141808314, 0141195010, 0141341734

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