The Wizard of Oz

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Macmillan, Apr 15, 1993 - Juvenile Fiction - 192 pages
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This edition of The Wizard of Oz includes a Foreword, Biographical Note, and Afterword by Jane Yolen.


In a terrifying instant of darkness, a tornado snatches up Dorothy Gale and her dog Toto, whirling them on the wild wind out of Kansas and straight to Oz.


In this wondrous world of sorcery and danger, Munchkins, flying monkeys, talking mice and fighting trees, all Dorothy wants to do is go home...


Together with the Scarecrow who wants a brain, the Tin Man who wants a heart, and the Cowardly Lion who wants courage, Dorothy and Toto must follow the Yellow Brick Road to find the Wizard of the Emerald City. But before the wizard of Oz will grant their wishes, Dorothy and her friends must do the impossible--Destroy the all-powerful Wicked Witch of the West....

 

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I wished there more action :) and the a slower pacing. - LibraryThing
This seems very dated, and the writing somewhat clunky. - LibraryThing
Nondescript illustrations. - LibraryThing
I suspect a yankee revisionist plot. - LibraryThing
Reference to this moral is not subtle, either. - LibraryThing
The illustrations and the hardbound packaging. - LibraryThing

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User Review  - nancy1janes - LibraryThing

An old classic. A marvelous imaginative work that takes us to a world where what is seen is not always the reality. The land of Oz is inhabited by many odd beings who help Dorothy to find her way home, a wiser little girl, from her great adventure. Read full review

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User Review  - crunchymunchkin - LibraryThing

In most cases, I prefer the original books over their movie adaptions.The Wizard of Oz, however, took the best from the source material and embellished what was missing, adding what they needed to in ... Read full review

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Contents

The Cyclone
1
The Council with the Munchkins
6
How Dorothy Saved the Scarecrow
15
The Road Through the Forest
23
The Rescue of the Tin Woodman
29
The Cowardly Lion
37
The Journey to the Great Oz
44
The Deadly Poppy Field
51
The Winged Monkeys
106
The Discovery of Oz the Terrible
114
The Magic Art of the Great Humbug
125
How the Balloon Was Launched
130
Away to the South
135
Attacked by the Fighting Trees
141
The Dainty China Country
146
The Lion Becomes the King of Beasts
153

The Queen of the Field Mice
59
The Guardian of the Gates
65
The Wonderful Emerald City of Oz
73
The Search for the Wicked Witch
87
How the Four Were Reunited
101
The Country of the Quadlings
157
The Good Witch Grants Dorothys Wish
162
Home Again
168
Afterword
169
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About the author (1993)

L. Frank Baum was born in 1856 in Chittenango, a small town near Syracuse, New York. He wrote many popular books for children, but he is best remembered today for his beloved classic The Wizard of Oz.

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