The Wizard of Oz

The Wizard of Oz Dorothy thinks she s lost forever when a tornado whirls her and her dog Toto into a magical world To get home she must find the wonderful wizard in the Emerald City of Oz On the way she meets the S
  • Title: The Wizard of Oz
  • Author: L. Frank Baum
  • ISBN: 9780142427507
  • Page: 312
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Wizard of Oz
    Dorothy thinks she s lost forever when a tornado whirls her and her dog, Toto, into a magical world To get home, she must find the wonderful wizard in the Emerald City of Oz On the way she meets the Scarecrow, the Tin Woodman and the Cowardly Lion But the Wicked Witch of the West has her own plans for the new arrival will Dorothy ever see Kansas again
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  • L. Frank Baum

    also wrote under the name Edith Van Dyne, Floyd AkersLyman Frank Baum was an American author, actor, and independent filmmaker best known as the creator, along with illustrator W W Denslow, of one of the most popular books in American children s literature, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, better known today as simply The Wizard of Oz He wrote thirteen sequels, nine other fantasy novels, and a plethora of other works 55 novels in total, 82 short stories, over 200 poems, an unknown number of scripts, and many miscellaneous writings , and made numerous attempts to bring his works to the stage and screen.


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  • Click here to watch a video review of this book on my channel, From Beginning to Bookend.Dorothy Gale and her little dog Toto are swept away by a tornado from Kansas all the way to the Land of Oz With a little help from the Witch of the North, Dorothy and Toto set off down a road paved with yellow bricks in search of the City of Emeralds and the Wizard of Oz, a man said to have the power to help Dorothy find her way back to Kansas The cyclone had set the house down, very gently for a cyclone in [...]

  • The Wizard of Oz as An Economic Parable A Short IntroductionThis might be common knowledge or it might not be Some economics textbooks claim this is a wonderfully esoteric nugget The story of Oz was an economic parable Take that, all you who said economics can t be fun.Redistributions of wealth caused by unexpected changes in the price level are often a source of political turmoil From 1880 to 1896 the price level in the United States fell 23 percent This deflation was good for Haves creditors p [...]

  • ENGLISH The Wonderful Wizard of Oz ITALIANODorothy is a young girl who lives with her aunts in a small farm in Kansas Due to a tornado, she is catapulted with her house in a freaky village Dorothy s journey, which I discovered at 38 thanks to my daughter and to the well established habit of reading something to her before going to bed, begins in this way The thing that impressed me most about this wonderful story is that the title The Wonderful Wizard of Oz is rather misleading Yes, because Oz i [...]

  • Book 20 100 for 2015I really, really liked this book I honestly had pretty low expectations going into this book and thought it wouldn t compare at all to the greatness of the 1939 movie which is one of my favorite movies , but I was wrong It was one of the best children s classics that I ve ever read and I even loved how it wasn t that similar to the movie, so it kept me interested I also had a beautiful hardcover Puffin Classics edition, so that make the experience even better All in all, I m [...]

  • To Oz To Oz The film version of The Wizard of Oz is such an important part of American history that I most likely had it memorized by the time I was eight years old Between the music, images changing from black and white to color, and the defeat of a wicked witch, the movie was simply magical Being a tomboy, however, my reading interests as a child were never inclined toward classic books such as Little Women and, of course, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz Having my interest piqued by the yearly view [...]

  • Dorothy, from Kansas, wherever that is lives with her Aunt Em and Uncle Henry, on the flat American prairie, the harsh Sun beating down from the gray sky, making everything turn gray the gray grass, house, clothes and especially the people, animals, are probably gray too, might seem the least likely place that she visits, that is real No trees, brooks, beautiful birds singing or anything colorful around the poor farm But our adventures begin when a tornado lifts unlucky Dorothy , her dog Toto, a [...]

  • This is one of the most bizarre books I ve ever read The fantasy elements are all rather ordinary There s a secret world beyond that of our own this is a standard trope of the genre C.S Lewis would soon follow suit and inspire later generations But the point is the Land of Oz is just weird Seems like a bland criticism, though the entire point of the plot is to have good triumph over evil But what is evil Beyond the actual name of the antagonist, the Wicked Witch of the West, we don t actually kn [...]

  • This is a book I read as a child, even before I saw the musical, and enjoyed a lot However, my memory of it was overshadowed by the film So it was a good experience to read it again as an adult.The book is worth reading, not least because it differs in some major ways from the film adaptation The biggest difference is that the whole dream sequence scenario, in which people from Kansas are transmogrified into figures of fantasy, is entirely absent Dorothy wears Silver Shoes, not Ruby Slippers And [...]

  • Some books are so well known practically every person who has even a very brief knowledge of general literature knows that these books are about In the light of this I really have no clue why I would bother to outline the plot of this one, but just in case somebody managed to miss it here goes A little girl is transported into a magical land where she meets all kinds of magical creatures She goes to visit the greatest wizard of the land hoping he would help her to get home I want to get somethin [...]

  • There is no place like Oz Most people are at some point facing the situation that something throws them off track The reason might not be that a tornado catches your house and dumps it later in a strange land on a wicked witch but something quite similar in intensity might well happen to any of you You will find yourselves lost, helpless, sad and without orientation in a strange place What can you do The first rule for Oz travellers is to stick together even if your worries and needs are differe [...]

  • I thought it interesting that in the foreword Baum says he didn t want this to be violent like the fairytales of the past and yet, a little girl transports to a strange land, kills the first person she meets, and teams up with three strangers to kill again They also kill various creatures on their path of destruction.Perhaps we could savor all the violence but have a much abridged version with the following

  • A wonderful tale for its time, this book has transcended its own intentions and exploded into an iconic creation that continues to instill its fans with cherished, lifelong memories Although I usually prefer the original books over their movie adaptions, I have to hand it to the film this time The Wizard of Oz took the best from the source material and embellished what was missing, adding what they needed to in order to create a truly magical experience that has endured to this day.The book and [...]

  • An innovative cover of Frank L Baum s bookST of us have read L Frank Baum s The Wonderful Wizard of Oz and have enjoyed it Many of us have also seen the 1939 film The Wizard of Oz which has been adapted from the book So I am not going to write a review of the book or provide you any details about Dorothy, her pet dog Toto or any of her friends The Scarecrow, The Tin Woodman and The Cowardly Lion I will just recount to you an incident from my schoolboy days which has great relevance with the book [...]

  • First Fantasy YA to ever see the light of day Nope.Flawless piece of literature Nope But then again is there even such a thing as a flawless book Thought provoking Nope Well, not any Maybe when it came out it was Probably.Groundbreaking Yeah, kinda In its own way.Simplistic prose and tropes Sure, love it Just as much as I love hard, complicated and even purple prose and seen before tropes Just because you ve read the same trope time and time again doesn t make it suddenly horrible and vomit indu [...]

  • My disappointment with the children s classics with the exception of Pinocchio has continued with The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.It isn t bad It really isn t, but it is not great either It s nowhere near great I wish I could say I was baffled by how this became the worldwide sensation it became, but that would be a lie On stage and on film, The Wizard of Oz has become THE go to kids entertainment of the last 80 odd years It is so pervasive as to be a sort of children s propaganda entertainment, indo [...]

  • One of my earliest childhood memories involves my grandparents, aunt, uncle and some of my cousins coming to my house one evening to watch The Wizard of Oz Why the big to do My dad s college professor salary had allowed us to own the only color television in the family I remember the oohs and ahs exhaled by my relatives and me when Dorothy first stepped out of her gray world into the brilliant, Technicolor land of Oz And, how my cousin Roxy fell asleep before the intrepid gang made it into the w [...]

  • I am determined to find the brilliance in Wicked so I ve decided that sometimes, going to the root of the problem will bring clarity and perspective I read this when I was very young and don t remember it I really think I won t be able to understand Wicked until I re read the original tale So here goesReview 4 3 15Read a book that was made into a movieI think everyone has seen the movie or the musical or both, so unless you ve been living under a rock or in an apocalyptic shelter for the past hu [...]

  • The Wonderful Wizard of Oz The Wizard of Oz Oz 1 , L Frank Baum The Wonderful Wizard of Oz is an American children s novel written by author L Frank Baum and illustrated by W W Denslow, originally published by the George M Hill Company in Chicago on May 17, 1900 It has since been reprinted on numerous occasions, most often under the title The Wizard of Oz, which is the title of the popular 1902 Broadway musical adaptation as well as the iconic 1939 musical film adaptation The story chronicles th [...]

  • The story of Dorothy, her little dog Toto and the cyclone that took her from Kansas to the Land of Oz, has been recognised by the Library of Congress as America s greatest and best loved homegrown fairytale.The original book by L Frank Baum was published in 1900 Since then there have been numerous reprints of the book, plus movies, TV series, and stage shows.You only have to put Wizard of Oz into any search engine and it will bring up many, many sites that sell memorabilia I wonder though how ma [...]

  • I read this the first time when I was maybe 10 years old maybe younger, I m not sure I read that version over and over till the covers fell off and the first twelve pages were gone Oddly, i never read all the other OZ books, but I love ed this one.Update Thanks, I just got a like on my abbreviated review above.This was one of the few books I owned as a child literally one of a few I had 3 books Other than that I read Child Craftthe World Book Encyclopedia, my dad s collection of Zane Grey wester [...]

  • What a wonderful story A scarecrow A tin man A Lion And a young girl named Dorothy All travelling the yellow brick road to find the Wizard Of Oz He has all the answers, all the knowledge A Wicked Witch Of The West is out to get them and they have a perilous task ahead of them Are there hidden political meanings in this book A scarecrow or a straw man A man that does not exist A tin man or a Robotoid Devoid of feeling or emotion A Lion Or all of us A great powerful beast The King of the jungle So [...]

  • While I did very much enjoy this book, I honestly think I preferred the movie to the book It is very rare you ll hear me say that, but in this case, it s definitely the truth The book is excellent but I find the story was much lively on the screen Don t get me wrong, I adored the book and read it in one sitting But I just found it lacked a little of the spark that the movie had It felt like things were rushed in the book, an incredibly important part of the story would only fill 2 3 pages and t [...]

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  • It s Alice in Wonderland for Americans No seriously, that s literally what Frank Baum was out for, which is I guess I mean raise your hand if you were like every time I read Alice in Wonderland I m like, this is so fucking unAmerican, there hasn t even been one scene set in Kansas.Which by the way is not at all presented sympathetically, and of course how would you even do that, we all know what the deal is with Kansas, but here s Dorothy No matter how dreary and gray our homes are, we people of [...]

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