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Dorothy and the Wizard in Oz by L. Frank Baum
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Dorothy and the Wizard in Oz

by L. Frank Baum

17 ratings, 4 reviews

Dorothy and the Wizard in Oz was the fourth of 14 Oz books written by L. Frank Baum (1856-1919). Published in 1908, while Baum was resident in Coronado, California, it is considered one of the “darker” of the Oz tales. However, it also is enlivened by Baum’s considerable wit, penchant for puns, and dry social commentary. In this title, Dorothy, her kitten Eureka, Jim, a cab horse, and Zeb, a ranch hand, descend into the earth through a rift opened by an earthquake. There they encounter the “humbug” wizard who once ruled Oz. In their journey back to the earth’s surface, they meet a number of potentially dangerous magical peoples and creatures including the cold-blooded Mangaboos, invisible bears, the flying wooden Gargoyles, a den of dragonettes, and an eccentric inventor. With a little help from Ozma, the group end up in Oz where they are treated to feasts and celebrations. The animals end up humbled by a few of their experiences in Oz, where all animals can talk, and return home a little wiser.

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17 ratings, 4 reviews

Natalie Perez

August 22, 2014



R Loehr

April 20, 2014

After reading this book, i need to read allof the wizard of oz series. It is much more exciting and mysterious than the movie version. Frank Baum really had a great imagination.


Liz Bradbury

June 20, 2013

This book is not The Wizard of Oz, it is the 4th book in the Oz book series written by Wizard of Oz author L. Frank Baum. The book tells the story of The Wizard's return to Oz as a result of the great San Francisco earthquake. Dorothy starts out on a San Franciso journey to visit her cousin and is swallowed up by the earthquake, soon meets the Wizard and they have a series of adventures on their underground trip to Oz. Don't miss all 14 of the Oz books by Baum. Read them in order to get the full effect of the series. I do like the story, but the reading of it is a bit flat but ok to listen to. The story is 5 star!


Ella Bergeron

May 08, 2013

This is a really good book. Erika is my fav caricter