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The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

173 Ratings: 3.8
A fantasy book for children

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Author: L. (Lyman) Frank Baum
Genre: Children's Books, American Fairy Tales, Fantasy
Date Published: 1900
32 reviews about The Wonderful Wizard of Oz
review by . July 08, 2012
Like most Americans who were raised between the late 1960s-the early 1990s, I looked forward to the annual event of watching THE WIZARD OF OZ on broadcast television. Every year it was shown and it was something I looked forward to seeing each year. Until I was in fifth grade, my only exposure to L. Frank Baum's classic American fairy tale was watching the movie each year on tv. In fifth grade, I read the THE WONDERFUL WIZARD OF OZ for the first time and discovered that though the movie was …
review by . June 15, 2010
This book pulls you into a world of fantasy, a Wonderful World!  It begins in dreary Kansas and takes you to enchantment.  Vivid colors, rainbows and an Emerald City.  Trees talk, scarecrow and tin man come to life.  Good witches and bad, flying moneys, wizard, munchkins.   And it's not just for kids.     As an adult I am entirely drawn in to OZ, and the Baum imagination.  How did he ever come up with all the fascinating  and complex ideas? …
review by . May 19, 2010
 Having seen the film many times I was excited to read this book, and I wasn’t let down. Dorothy is taken in her house to the Land of Oz in a cyclone and there she meets some great characters: the Tinman, the Scarecrow and the Lion. With her friends and Toto in tow, she embarks on many adventures to get to see the Wizard of Oz. This is a very well written book and I thoroughly enjoyed it. The book is full of the adventures you expect, including killing the witches and the Queen Mouse. …
Quick Tip by . August 11, 2010
i liked the book way better than the movie. it is really well written and interesting.
Quick Tip by . August 08, 2010
L. Frank Baum's book was originally a story or metaphor about the economic climate of his day. What do you think that means for its quality as a narrative?
Quick Tip by . July 05, 2010
One of a series of books written by Baum aboput a fictional land "over the rainbow". This story tells about the heroine, Dorothy, trying to gt ansrs about why she is in this new land. She gets clues from several witches and aa wizard. well written as a children's book easy to follow and understand
Quick Tip by . July 02, 2010
It shouldn't be as cute as it is. Glad to see it as it truly was because the film was radically different.
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Quick Tip by . July 03, 2010
better than the movie . . . I LOVED all of these books as a child!
Quick Tip by . July 02, 2010
Old-school classic fantasy.
Quick Tip by . June 28, 2010
Quick Tip by . June 28, 2010
Wonderful classic children's story!
Quick Tip by . June 27, 2010
I will dfinately be reading this book to my son :)
Quick Tip by . June 26, 2010
Unparalleled classic!!
Quick Tip by . June 26, 2010
Nice story to share with kids
Quick Tip by . June 25, 2010
Classic and timeless. One of the best books out there.
Quick Tip by . June 24, 2010
This book is great, almost as great as the movie with the first color. It never gets old and it's full of quotes you use your whole life long
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Quick Tip by . June 23, 2010
Beloved and adored by all.
Quick Tip by . June 22, 2010
a fantasy book that brings you into a different world. its an amazing book
Quick Tip by . June 22, 2010
Good book for children! It is not only interesting to read about adventures of a small girls but it also tells us that everything we need for our better life and for our coming true is inside us.
Quick Tip by . June 18, 2010
if you're feeling blue, this book will lift your spirits up! Perfect for today's harder times we all face.
Quick Tip by . June 17, 2010
the book is as good as the movie!
Quick Tip by . June 16, 2010
My 2 year old loves this!
Quick Tip by . June 16, 2010
Very different from the movie so don't plan on reading this one to your kids word for word.
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