The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

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Courier Dover Publications, May 1, 2002 - Fiction - 198 pages
144 Reviews
A powerful tornado rips through the Kansas prairie catching Dorothy inside her home. Trapped inside the vortex, the home floats for hours. When the house finally lands on the ground again, it kills a wicked witch. Dorothy finds herself in new surroundings and is welcomed by the local inhabitants, the Munchkins, who tell her she is in Oz, surrounded by a great desert that cannot be crossed. Dorothy's only hope of escape is to see the great Wizard of Oz. On her journey to meet the Wizard, she is joined by some unusual friends who also want favors from the Wizard. But the Wizard will not help Dorothy and her friends unless they do something for him...
  

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Review: The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (Oz #1)

User Review  - Jason Koivu - Goodreads

Wonderful tale for its time. Although I usually prefer the book original over its movie version, I have to hand it to the film this time. The book meanders and includes some completely unnecessary ... Read full review

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User Review  - Riku Sayuj - Goodreads

The Wizard of Oz as An Economic Parable: A Short Introduction This might be common knowledge or it might not be. Some economics textbooks claim this is a wonderfully esoteric nugget: The story of Oz ... Read full review

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Contents

The Cyclone
1
The Council with the Munchkins
7
How Dorothy Saved the Scarecrow
17
The Road Through the Forest
27
The Rescue of the Tin Woodman
34
The Cowardly Lion
44
The Journey to The Great Oz
52
The Deadly Poppy Field
61
The Winged Monkeys
127
The Discovery of Oz the Terrible
136
The Magic Art of the Great Humbug
150
How the Balloon Was Launched
156
Away to the South
162
Attacked by the Fighting Trees
168
The Dainty China Country
173
The Lion Becomes the King of Beasts
181

The Queen of the Field Mice
71
The Guardian of the Gate
78
The Wonderful Emerald City of Oz
87
The Search for the Wicked Witch
104
The Rescue
121
The Country of the Quadlings
186
The Good Witch Grants Dorothys Wish
191
Home Again
198
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The Wonderful Wizard of Oz - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Article including a plot summary and sections on interpretations, translations and adaptations
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The Wizard of Oz (Project Gutenberg)
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. by L. Frank Baum. You might also be interested in the first sequel to this work, "The Marvelous Land of Oz". ...
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bygosh.com - The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum
Free online - Aliceís Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll, with illustrations by John Tenniel
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Greg Mankiw's Blog: The Wonderful Wizard of Oz
The most famous of these is to interpret "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz" as a parable of the Populist movement of the 1890s: Dorothy represents the American ...
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Teaching with Blogs: We Arenít Back in Kansas Yet ę educating alice
And so we began our study of L. Frank Baumís American fairy tale, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. I love having the kids read this book after our study of ...
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The Wonderful Wizard of Oz Website News Page
"Muli-medioz" looks at the DVD release of the 1964 animated version of Return to Oz and Injoy Games' The Wonderful Wizard of Oz computer game. ...
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The Wonderful Wizard of Oz Contents: Author Biography Plot Summary Characters Themes Style Historical Context Critical Overview Criticism Sources.
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About the author (2002)

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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