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The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

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

One of the greatest American novels and a popular culture sensation, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz depicts the adventures of the young Dorothy Gale, who is swept away from her colorless farm home in Kansas by a cyclone, and winds up in the magical Land of Oz. Trapped in an unknown land, Dorothy must find a way back home and subsequently embarks on an adventure and meets a group of colorful characters along the way. Serving as an inspiration throughout generations, the children’s novel has been represented through various cinema adaptations and musicals.

The novel commences with the introduction of Dorothy, a young orphan girl who is taken in and raised by her Uncle Henry and Aunt Em in their dreary farm home in Kansas. One day, however, a treacherous cyclone sweeps across the prairie and catches hold of the house while Dorothy and her beloved pet dog Toto are still inside. Afraid and bewildered, Dorothy and Toto are eventually set down in a mysterious land which they later identify as the Land of Oz. Greeted and commended by the small Munchkins, Dorothy is declared to be a good witch, because her house had accidentally landed on the evil ruler of the Munchkins – the Wicked Witch of the East and consequently resulted in her death. Subsequently, the Good Witch of the North also arrives to greet Dorothy and presents her with a pair of silver shoes believed to contain magical properties. In addition, she instructs Dorothy to follow the yellow brick road to Emerald City and ask the almighty Wizard of Oz to help her get back to Kansas. On her way across the land she is accompanied by the Scarecrow, the rusted Tin Woodman, and the Cowardly Lion.

Entertaining and intelligently written, Baum has effectively created a modern fairy tale forever embedded in the imagination of both young and old readers. Exploring the prominent and universal theme of “There’s no place like home”, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz does not seize to delight and captivate long after its finish.


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Reviews (Rated: 5 Stars - 26 reviews)

Reviewer: - November 23, 2015
Subject: Wizard of Oz
Love it ! To good to be true
Reviewer: - October 22, 2015
Subject: F
Great book. I'm learn english and this book is help me a lot, I think the listen is very fast but I can understand somethings...
Reviewer: - June 27, 2015
Subject: Wonderful!
A very kind and great book? like othersbooks of Baum! Thank you for such good books and very useful site!!!
Reviewer: - May 27, 2015
Subject: nice
This is kinda nice but it takes forever to lag
Reviewer: - April 24, 2015
Subject: good
the reader is very good {:)
Reviewer: - November 11, 2014
Subject: Oz
Any one who says this is a bad book is wrong it is great!
Reviewer: - November 11, 2014
Subject: OZ
one of the best books I've herd
Reviewer: - August 29, 2014
Subject: Oz
What a nice story! The reader is great to listen to! Easy to understand and hear!
Reviewer: - August 21, 2014
Good book. I also saw the movie.
Reviewer: - June 23, 2014
Subject: wonderful
I LOVE the story of the Wizard Of Oz! The reader was very descriptive in his voice and that is what makes it more eye catching!
Reviewer: - June 13, 2014
Subject: Wonderful
The reader did an excellent job. He is delightful to listen to. The story has been well-loved for generations for a reason! I love to introduce this story to my children. They always love it and beg for more!
Reviewer: - June 2, 2014
Subject: Oz
I love it.They both did very well.Thank you L.Frank Baum and the reader did good too.I want all the Oz books.
Reviewer: - May 3, 2014
Subject: Excellent
Very well read. I loved the book.
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.
Reviewer: - February 11, 2013
Subject: Short Intro
Is this the original?!? I've never read the book so maybe it is, but the introduction was soooo short! What about Ms. Gulch? What about the fortune teller? Were those just in the theatrical versions?!?
Reviewer: - January 21, 2013
Very very good book! Thx
Reviewer: - December 21, 2012
thanks you very much


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