The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

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The Wonderful Wizard of Oz is the first book in the Oz series written by L. Frank Baum which tells the story of Dorothy and her dog named Toto after they find themselves stranded in the fantastical Land of Oz. 

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  • Hannah Curtis
    Written on April 28, 2018
    "I was curious about what books L. Frank Baum has written, and I might be interested in reading one. Although I have already read the Wonderful Wizard of Oz, I think it definitely deserves to fit on a best books list. It's a classic book beloved by many."
  • Henry Jordan
    Written on April 23, 2018
    "I first saw the movie and then read the book! It's really interesting and different. You should read it, the book is always better than the movie, after all."
  • Joseph Smith
    Written on May 7, 2018
    "Having truly stood the test of time, "The Wonderful World of Oz" is a stunning book of fantasy that captivates audiences still to this day. Baum must have know that he was creating one of the best fantasy stories of all time that feature animal characters. This book is an absolute must read."
  • Carl Ray
    Written on April 24, 2018
    "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz is such a critical part of our American literature and culture. This is early entertainment book and exemplifies values of the time directed towards children. This is a great story in all forms."
    Andrea Gutierrez
    Written on April 20, 2018
    "The classic story of the Wizard of Oz. Nothing new added so if you are looking to reread this classical novel then you will be satisfied. "
  • Betty Howard
    Written on May 1, 2018
    "I really enjoyed the book. I was surprised by a few of the differences between the original movie and the original book."
  • Mercedes Correa
    Written on May 15, 2018
    "HarperCollins is proud to present its range of best-loved, essential classics. ‘“Come along, Toto,” she said. “We will go to the Emerald City and ask the Great Oz how to get back to Kansas again.”’ Swept away from her home in Kansas by a tornado, Dorothy and her dog Toto find themselves stranded in the fantastical Land of Oz. As instructed by the Good Witch of the North and the Munchkins, Dorothy sets off on the yellow brick road to try and find her way to the Emerald City and the Wizard of Oz, who can help her get home. With her companions the Scarecrow, the Tin Woodman and the Cowardly Lion, Dorothy experiences an adventure full of friendship, magic and danger. A much-loved children’s classic, The Wizard of Oz continues to delight readers young and old with its enchanting tale of witches, flying monkeys and silver shoes."
  • Jose Smith
    Written on April 30, 2018
    "i do not think this is meant as a christian book so does not fully meet topic but a great book"
  • Judy Carroll
    Written on April 25, 2018
    "A Lovely story for the kids. Wizard of Oz is the best for all time favorite."
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  • Jessica Jones
    Written on May 4, 2018
    "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz is not only a classic film familiar to just about everyone but a cautionary tale that not-so-subtly warns us to "peek behind the curtain." That lesson is particularly valuable when analyzing politics in the United States, both current and past. Surely, there's no place like home. This should be required reading for all Americans."
  • Zachary Reyes
    Written on May 8, 2018
    "im not sure if this book is exactly for kids that age. it is a good book, dont get me wrong, but i thik it has a it more adult themes in it than a child that young would totally undersatnd"
  • Shirley Ford
    Written on April 26, 2018
    "A definite classic, with a lovely relationship between a little girl and her dog. I have to admit after reading this book when I was nine years old, I begged my mother for a dog about a hundred times because I needed a companion to get thru the unknown future dangers with. I think this book is great for kids, it's whimsical, magical, and transports you to another world that you've never known. "
  • Anna Diaz
    Written on April 21, 2018
    "If ever if ever a great book there was, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz is one because, because, because, because, because, because! Because of the wonderful things it does! I love this book. My kids love this book. My grandkids are gonna love this book. "
  • Jack Wells
    Written on April 22, 2018
    "This book is an absolutely amazing story! Every page is thought out with such exquisite detail. The story was a bit long for my youngest child, but I just made it up as I went along. He got the gist of it and he really only cares about the amazing pictures anyway. The book has to be stored away from little hands, but it's a special treat for my little guy any time we pull it out to read. Totally recommend this to anyone trying to get their kids into reading!"
  • Martín Meléndez
    Written on April 28, 2018
    "Its a typical story. Character of dog is interesting. "
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