The Wizard of Oz

The Wizard of Oz

Book - 1996
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After being transported by a cyclone to the land of Oz, Dorothy and her dog are befriended by a scarecrow, a tin man, and a cowardly lion, who accompany her to the Emerald City to look for a wizard who can help Dorothy return home to Kansas.
Publisher: New York : North-South Books, 1996.
ISBN: 9781558586383
1558586385
Branch Call Number: J/BAUM
Characteristics: 103p. 30cm.
Additional Contributors: Zwerger, Lisbeth - Illustrator

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brown_monkey_502
Jul 10, 2017

The Wizard of Oz was full of miracles, doubt, suspicion, and love. The four main characters Dorothy, the Scarecrow, the Cowardly Lion, and the Tin Man are off to find the wizard to grant their greatest desires. Dorothy wants to return home, the Scarecrow wishes for a brain, the Cowardly Lion wants to obtain courage, and the Tin Man wants to know what it's like to have a heart. The book starts off with Dorothy, a young farm girl from Kansas, and her dog Toto. These two get swept away in a tornado, taking them to the wondrous land of Oz. There the meet the Scarecrow, the Cowardly Lion, and the Tin Man. First, Dorothy was blessed with a pair of ruby slippers. Dorothy learns from Glinda, The Good Witch of the North, that the slippers contain powerful magic and the Wicked Witch of the West will stop at nothing to obtain it. Dorothy and her new friends must kill the Wicked Witch and bring her broomstick to the Wizard of Oz before he can grant their wishes. Will Dorothy be able to complete this mission and return home to her beloved farm?

JCLHeatherM Jun 10, 2016

My very favorite children's book of all time, a perennial classic that I still read to this day. It is a story that never grows old and fits the true definition of a classic - it stands the test of time. Out of all of the Oz books, the first is still my favorite, but all are a must read.

vpl_childrens Dec 15, 2015

When a horrible cyclone rips through her farm, Dorothy awakes to find herself in the amazing Land of Oz. While there, she is befriended by a scarecrow, a tin man, and a cowardly lion. Together they travel to the Emerald City in search of a wizard who can help Dorothy return home to Kansas. Ages 6-12.

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silverbookworm
Aug 29, 2014

A delightful series that is much different from the movie. Great to read to children. Many lessons can be derived from these stories.

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de_grammont
Dec 06, 2012

Not as enjoyable a read as it was the first time I read it when I was much younger. Still, a very enjoyable book, and definitely something that all kids should be exposed to.

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Drekbe31
Sep 06, 2012

What a great story. I've always been a fan of the movie, but just recently read the book. The best word I have to describe the story is magical.

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gerbes820
Jul 28, 2011

This is a great book worth reading and rereading. Fills in the missed plot points from the movie. I am glad to have read this book.

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Bells
Sep 14, 2009

A classic- delightful.

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Green_Snake_150 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 22 and 10

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