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The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum
By: (1856-1919)

The story chronicles the adventures of a girl named Dorothy Gale in the Land of Oz. As Baum says in the introduction "It aspires to being a modernized fairy tale, in which the wonderment and joy are retained and the heartaches and nightmares are left out." And it succeeds wonderfully. It is one of the best-known stories in American popular culture and has been widely translated. This is the first of thirteen more Oz books. (Summary by Wikipedia and Phil Chenevert)

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The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

by

L. Frank Baum

Contents

Introduction 1. The Cyclone 2. The Council with the Munchkins 3. How Dorothy Saved the Scarecrow 4. The Road Through the Forest 5. The Rescue of the Tin Woodman 6. The Cowardly Lion 7. The Journey to the Great Oz 8. The Deadly Poppy Field 9. The Queen of the Field Mice 10. The Guardian of the Gates 11. The Emerald City of Oz 12. The Search for the Wicked Witch 13. The Rescue 14. The Winged Monkeys 15. The Discovery of Oz the Terrible 16. The Magic Art of the Great Humbug 17. How the Balloon Was Launched 18. Away to the South 19. Attacked by the Fighting Trees 20. The Dainty China Country 21. The Lion Becomes the King of Beasts 22. The Country of the Quadlings 23. Glinda The Good Witch Grants Dorothy's Wish 24. Home Again

Introduction

Folklore, legends, myths and fairy tales have followed childhood through the ages, for every healthy youngster has a wholesome and instinctive love for stories fantastic, marvelous and manifestly unreal... Continue reading book >>


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Reviews (Rated: 5 Stars - 10 reviews)

Reviewer: - April 4, 2014
Subject: Bad
This book was really boring -_-
Reviewer: - February 24, 2014
Subject: AWSOME
I loved it but have not seen the movie
Reviewer: - December 12, 2013
Subject: Amazing
This book is a very cool book i read the book and saw the movie thanks L. Frank Baum you are awesome!
Reviewer: - December 7, 2013
Both my children (4 & 6) loved it.
Reviewer: - October 26, 2013
Subject: Excellent
Excellent indeed. Terrific reading made this one of the best book on booksshouldbefree !
Reviewer: - October 9, 2013
Subject: The Wizard of Oz
The reader is simply excellent. Well done!
Reviewer: - October 8, 2013
The reader did an excellent job and made the book great fun to listen to. It was different from the film, but that just made it all the more interesting to hear what was going to happen next. Really enjoyed this one.
July 16, 2013
Such a fun and realistic way to read a child novel. A must-have masterpiece for every kids in every era.
Reviewer: - May 31, 2013
I read all the Oz books when I was young and loved them. I've tried to get my children to read them, but none have been interested. We just took a twelve day road trip, and since I had a captive audience, I chose to listen to this as we traveled across Kansas. The whole family was riveted, from my husband and teenage sons down to my 6 & 9 year old daughters. They said they wish there would be a new movie made of the entire book. After we finished this one, we immediately listened to The Marvelous Land of Oz. The reader of this book does a good job.day road trip, and since I had a captive audience, I chose to listen to this as we traveled across Kansas. The whole family was riveted, from my husband and teenage sons down to my 6 & 9 year old daughters. They said they wish there would be a new movie made of the entire book. After we finished this one, we immediately listened to The Marvelous Land of Oz. The reader of this book does a good job.
Reviewer: - March 2, 2013
Subject: Review
Excellent job of reading this book. I was shocked to learn this short book is nothing like the movie! It was still fun to listen to.

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