The Wizard of Oz

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Ballantine Books, 1986 - Juvenile Fiction - 240 pages
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Join the wonderful world of Oz. Here is the original book that started the wonderful series and inspired the famous movie, in which Dorothy Gale is whisked from Kansas to the magical land of Oz where--with a Scarecrow, a Tin Woodman, and a Cowardly Lion--she sets off to find the illusive Wizard.
And don't forget these enchanting books of Oz:
Book 1: THE WIZARD OF OZ
Book 2: THE LAND OF OZ
Book 3: OZMA OF OZ
Book 4: DOROTHY AND THE WIZARD IN OZ
Book 5: THE ROAD TO OZ
Book 6: THE EMERALD CITY OF OZ
Book 7: THE PATCHWORK GIRL OF OZ
Book 8: TIK-TOK OF OZ
Book 9: THE SCARECROW OF OZ
Book 10: RINKITINK IN OZ
Book 11: THE LOST PRINCESS OF OZ
Book 12: THE TIN WOODMAN OF OZ
Book 13: THE MAGIC OF OZ
Book 14: GLINDA OF OZ
 

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User Review  - Marylee1973 - LibraryThing

This book is a great classic we all love, jr edition. Great for showing evilness, compassion, kindness and drive, intelligence, and of course, courage. Read full review

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User Review  - k12 - LibraryThing

Dorothy lives in USA.One day,she and her house were blown by a cyclone.And she went to a strange country called Oz. I had read this story when I was a little child.But,it made me wonder again.So,this story is very good Read full review

Contents

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How Doaormr SAVED THE SCARECROW
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ROAD THROUGH THE Foam
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THE RESCUE OF THE Tm Woomvum
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THECOWARDLYLION
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Tue JOURNEY To THE Gun Oz
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THEDEADLYPQPPYFIELD
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THE QUEEN on THE FIELD MICE
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THE WONDERFUL EMERALD CITY or Oz I00 12 THE SEARCH FOR THE Wrcxan WrTcn
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I3 THERESCUE
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THE Macro ART OF THE GREAT HUMBUG r65 17 How THE BALLooN WAs LAUNCHED
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I8 AwAYToTHESoUTH I78 19 AIIACKED BY THE FIGHTING TREES I85 20 Tm DAINTY CrnNACoUNTnY
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THE LION Becomes THE KING OF BeAsTs
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THE COUNTRY on THE QUADLING8
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Best known as the author of the Wizard of Oz series, Lyman Frank Baum was born on May 15, 1856, in New York. When Baum was a young man, his father, who had made a fortune in oil, gave him several theaters in New York and Pennsylvania to manage. Eventually, Baum had his first taste of success as a writer when he staged The Maid of Arran, a melodrama he had written and scored. Married in 1882 to Maud Gage, whose mother was an influential suffragette, the two had four sons. Baum often entertained his children with nursery rhymes and in 1897 published a compilation titled Mother Goose in Prose, which was illustrated by Maxfield Parrish. The project was followed by three other picture books of rhymes, illustrated by William Wallace Denslow. The success of the nursery rhymes persuaded Baum to craft a novel out of one of the stories, which he titled The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. Some critics have suggested that Baum modeled the character of the Wizard on himself. Other books for children followed the original Oz book, and Baum continued to produce the popular Oz books until his death in 1919. The series was so popular that after Baum's death and by special arrangement, Oz books continued to be written for the series by other authors. Glinda of Oz, the last Oz book that Baum wrote, was published in 1920.

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