The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

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This classic tale of a Kansas farm girl transported to a magical land is brought alive with whimsical illustrations.
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Sterling, 2011
Edition: 1st Sterling ed
ISBN: 9781402775468
1402775466
Branch Call Number: FICTION (JUV) Baum, L. Frank
Characteristics: 192 p. : col. ill. ; 25 cm
Additional Contributors: Ingpen, Robert R.

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KBibaeff3
Aug 31, 2019

Read this after reading Wicked. The differences in writing style was glaring. Although simply written, it was a great story. I enjoyed the contrast between the book and the movie I grew up with.

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TEENREVIEWBOARD
Aug 01, 2019

Strange and beautiful, with many more interesting personalities and adventures than you can see in the film. The slower this book you read, the better it is. This book is a metaphor for a lifetime trip. It implies that everyone in life is looking for something. I liked the book and was hooked in chapter one right away from the cyclone. I'd suggest this to all enthusiasts of fantasy.This book is a very good reading classic. Most individuals understand the story outline, and I did as well. But there were a few challenges in store in this book. However, I don't want to spoil them for you. Actually, there are quite a few violent scenes, mostly with the Tin Woodsman cutting things off head off, but that didn't really bother me, I think I'm just not that emotional. Overall, this was a pretty good read but if you are sensitive, maybe not. 4/5. @TheBookWorm of the Hamilton Public Library Teen Review Board.

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MacFam669
Mar 26, 2019

We read this aloud with our 6 and 7 yos. I loved the movie growing up but had never read the book and told the kids they couldn’t watch it until we read it. As classic as the movie is the book (especially this version with the beautiful illustrations) blows it away as most books do. I was worried it might be too scary but he rolls through the danger in much the same style as Ronald Dahl. Something scary happens and then we move on. Wonderful story of friendship and adventure in a beautiful fantasy land. Highly recommend 21 Balloons if you like this.

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MRS_EVANS
Feb 01, 2019

Great read aloud for younger kids! Even my 4.5 year olds enjoyed listening to it and absorbed new vocabulary and sentence patterns.

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black_wolf_1142
Feb 04, 2016

THE WONDERFUL WIZARD OF OZ by L. Frank Baum
I read The Wonderful Wizard of Oz and I noticed many interesting elements in this classic. A book becomes a classic by "standing the tests of time." Not many books are a classic. This was published in 1900 but it still reads well although it is more than a hundred years old. Baum wanted this to be an American fairy tale.

What is interesting about the book is that the main character: Dorothy and her new friends don't want to kill a bad thing and become heroes and heroines. (Even though they eventually triumph over the bad thing.) They just want something to make their life better. This book is a metaphor for a journey through life. It means everybody is seeking something in life.

I enjoyed the book and was hooked right away from the cyclone in chapter one. I would recommend this to all fantasy lovers.

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violet_cat_2103
Jul 30, 2015

This book is AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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readsalot80
Feb 27, 2015

I loved this book which I just read for the first time. The differences between the book and movie made for fun reading. The characters are a bit different but the wonderful ending is the same of wanting what we already have.

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Bakergirl_13
Sep 16, 2014

A very good book; very fun and adventurous

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Rachel_Em
Aug 17, 2014

Strange and wonderful, with many more interesting characters and adventures than you see in the movie. This was one of my favorite series in elementary school... I must have read nearly all of the original books, borrowing them by the armful from my public library. What a treat to go back and revist this one as an adult!

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tayli170
Nov 18, 2012

Read it! And then read it again! And see the movie! I cannot stress this enough!

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Feb 27, 2015

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Sep 16, 2014

Bakergirl_13 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 6 and 99

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black_wolf_1142
Feb 04, 2016

THE WONDERFUL WIZARD OF OZ by L. Frank Baum
I read The Wonderful Wizard of Oz and I noticed many interesting elements in this classic. A book becomes a classic by "standing the tests of time." Not many books are a classic. This was published in 1900 but it still reads well although it is more than a hundred years old. Baum wanted this to be an American fairy tale.

What is interesting about the book is that the main character: Dorothy and her new friends don't want to kill a bad thing and become heroes and heroines. (Even though they eventually triumph over the bad thing.) They just want something to make their life better. This book is a metaphor for a journey through life. It means everybody is seeking something in life.

I enjoyed the book and was hooked right away from the cyclone in chapter one. I would recommend this to all fantasy lovers.

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violet_cat_2103
Jun 24, 2015

Dorothy Gale was whisked away to a beautiful,magical land,and then strives to find her way home again

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readsalot80
Feb 27, 2015

This is the wonderful adventures of Dorothy and Toto when they find themselves in Oz. They meet the Scarecrow, the Tin Man and the Lion while finding their way to the Wizard to get their hearts' desires. In the book, they see more of Oz than in the movie and the different districts are each unique with its own color. In the end, each character finds they already had their desire the whole time.

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Bakergirl_13
Sep 16, 2014

When Dorothy is swept away mysteriously in an enormous cyclone, she finds herself in the magical land of Oz. She learns she must find the Wonderful Wizard to help her get back home. On the way, she meets the the Tin Woodman, Scarecrow, and the Cowardly Lion whom accompany her on her journey.

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Bakergirl_13
Sep 16, 2014

Other: contains witches and wizards

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