The Wonderful Wizard of Oz
L. Frank Baum's classic children's novel The Wonderful Wizard of Oz was published in 1900 and was an immediate smash hit. If you've at least seen the musical you know the story: a young girl named Dorothy is swept away from her Kansas farm by a tornado and is plopped down in a fantastical land of wonder. This novel stands on its own as a brilliant work of American literature whose characters, unlike many European counterparts, don't come from any ancient legends, but were simply made up: talking animals, good and wicked witches, and of course, the wonderful Wizard himself!
L. Frank Baum's book was so successful that a 1902 Broadway musical was adapted from it, and he was encouraged (begged! implored!) by his young readers (his "loving tyrants") to write thirteen more Oz books, whether he liked it or not. You'll fall in love with this tale, and have much more to carry you on through Oz when you're done. The other 12 in this series are:
The Marvelous Land of Oz
Ozma of Oz
Dorthy and the Wizard in Oz The Road to Oz The Emerald City of Oz The Patchwork Girl of Oz Tik-Tok of Oz The Scarecrow of Oz Rinkitink in Oz The Lost Princess of Oz The Tin Woodman of Oz The Magic of Oz Glinda of Oz
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June 13, 2013
I feel like to tell you that all of the books in this library are interesting and good movie.
June 04, 2013
The book is great, especially when they are in the China Town :3
June 02, 2013
I loveee this kind of book, but its kinda boring when the characters are talking. But I love the structure of the story very much.
April 15, 2013
It's a really great novel
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April 01, 2013
Seen the movies and had read books that had made references to this original version. It was a shame that is only now that I get to read this first book that inspired the movies anf
March 26, 2013
March 12, 2013
I love this book i read it whenever
March 07, 2013
This book is epic
March 04, 2013
I love this book and I have the movie and now the book on my phone I love the wizard of oz. I ❤this book
February 20, 2013
I was surprised at how different the book was compared to the movie and especially at the childish nature of it. To be honest I loved it and would read it again even though it was made with a young crowd in mind.
February 19, 2013
I really like it loooooooooooooooooooooove it
February 09, 2013
January 10, 2013
We still need newwer books even though this was good
December 07, 2012
A lovely book very descriptive of the time in which it was written, I am glad to have had time to read it.
December 05, 2012
Read the book nd watch the movie
October 16, 2012
Loooooooooooooooooooooove this book
June 05, 2012
Best book ever
June 01, 2012
You guys have got to read this book!
May 17, 2012
Awesome book guys!
April 30, 2012
This is a very good book. I like the book better than the movie! The book gives more detail then the movie!!!!!
March 21, 2012
I love this book it is so much fun to read
February 10, 2012
This is a great book because Dorothy killed the wicked witch and the wicked witch can dry up in the sun easilly
January 31, 2012
This book was so much fun to read!
January 08, 2012
An awesome book that I recommend for children of all ages, even though I'm only eleven.
Keith Nicole Arches Ü
September 17, 2011
This book is so wonderful... I saw its play... Congratulations, Frank Baum!
January 02, 1970
This is a great book! So much better than the movie that was made. However, some parts may be a little too graphic for younger kids