The Wizard of Oz (Puffin Classics)

Paperback, 224 pages

English language

Published March 27, 2008 by Puffin.

ISBN:
978-0-14-132102-8
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OCLC Number:
183915433

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4 stars (16 reviews)

Over a century after its initial publication, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz is still captivating the hearts of countless readers. Come adventure with Dorothy and her three friends: the Scarecrow, the Tin Woodman, and the Cowardly Lion, as they follow the Yellow Brick Road to the Emerald City for an audience with the Great Oz, the mightiest Wizard in the land, and the only one that can return Dorothy to her home in Kansas.

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Review of 'Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum' on 'Goodreads'

5 stars

I reread this for the first time in years (and years, and years!)
I was reminded why I always thought the big storm that blew Dorothy's house away was a CYCLONE. In the book, that's what it was called! I knew that it was not presented as a tornado, as it is in the movie! I knew that the many times that I was corrected for calling it a cyclone, I had a legitimate reason! And the book pretty much starts with the storm, none of this evil neighbor or cockamamie guy who was later represented as the Wizard of Oz! There was not even anything about the farm hands.
I do remember from when I actually read it before that there are ever so many more different strange towns and societies in the book than are actually presented in the movie. Don't get me wrong, the movie is fabulous …

Review of 'Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum' on 'Goodreads'

5 stars

As is so often the case, the book is very different from the movie; in this particular case, it's even more important because the movie is so very entrenched in our society. For instance, I don't think that most people realize that there are at least two civilizations in the book that don't appear anywhere in the movie. In the book, the whole trip to Oz is not a dream! There is no fortuneteller in the book, and Dorothy's friends in Oz are not workers on her uncle's farm. And there's no evil neighbor tries to do away with Toto! But it's still a fun story, and despite the fact that most of the scenes you remember from the movie have nothing to do with the book, the story is coherent and complete. There are similarities in character between some of the characters in the book and the movie, but …

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Subjects

  • Classic fiction
  • Juvenile Fiction
  • Children's Books/Ages 9-12 Fiction
  • Children: Grades 3-4
  • Classics
  • Juvenile Fiction / General