The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, A Picture Book Adaptation

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, A Picture Book Adaptation

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A striking picture book adaptation for ages 6 up of L. Frank Baum's classic children's novel The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, about the magical journey of Dorothy Gale, her dog, Toto, and her faithful friends to the Emerald City. No child's library is complete without this enchanting fantasy with its enduring themes of loyalty, resourcefulness, courage, and unforgettable characters, such as the Scarecrow, the Tin Man, the Cowardly Lion, and the Wicked Witch of the West. First published in the year 1900, the complete novel is one of the best-known original fairy tales in American popular culture.
Publisher: New York : Golden Books, 2013
ISBN: 9780449812907
Characteristics: 1 online resource

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KBibaeff3
Aug 31, 2019

Read this after reading Wicked. The differences in writing style was glaring. Although simply written, it was a great story. I enjoyed the contrast between the book and the movie I grew up with.

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TEENREVIEWBOARD
Aug 01, 2019

Strange and beautiful, with many more interesting personalities and adventures than you can see in the film. The slower this book you read, the better it is. This book is a metaphor for a lifetime trip. It implies that everyone in life is looking for something. I liked the book and was hooked in chapter one right away from the cyclone. I'd suggest this to all enthusiasts of fantasy.This book is a very good reading classic. Most individuals understand the story outline, and I did as well. But there were a few challenges in store in this book. However, I don't want to spoil them for you. Actually, there are quite a few violent scenes, mostly with the Tin Woodsman cutting things off head off, but that didn't really bother me, I think I'm just not that emotional. Overall, this was a pretty good read but if you are sensitive, maybe not. 4/5. @TheBookWorm of the Hamilton Public Library Teen Review Board.

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MacFam669
Mar 26, 2019

We read this aloud with our 6 and 7 yos. I loved the movie growing up but had never read the book and told the kids they couldn’t watch it until we read it. As classic as the movie is the book (especially this version with the beautiful illustrations) blows it away as most books do. I was worried it might be too scary but he rolls through the danger in much the same style as Ronald Dahl. Something scary happens and then we move on. Wonderful story of friendship and adventure in a beautiful fantasy land. Highly recommend 21 Balloons if you like this.

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MRS_EVANS
Feb 01, 2019

Great read aloud for younger kids! Even my 4.5 year olds enjoyed listening to it and absorbed new vocabulary and sentence patterns.

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brown_monkey_502
Jul 10, 2017

The Wizard of Oz was full of miracles, doubt, suspicion, and love. The four main characters Dorothy, the Scarecrow, the Cowardly Lion, and the Tin Man are off to find the wizard to grant their greatest desires. Dorothy wants to return home, the Scarecrow wishes for a brain, the Cowardly Lion wants to obtain courage, and the Tin Man wants to know what it's like to have a heart. The book starts off with Dorothy, a young farm girl from Kansas, and her dog Toto. These two get swept away in a tornado, taking them to the wondrous land of Oz. There the meet the Scarecrow, the Cowardly Lion, and the Tin Man. First, Dorothy was blessed with a pair of ruby slippers. Dorothy learns from Glinda, The Good Witch of the North, that the slippers contain powerful magic and the Wicked Witch of the West will stop at nothing to obtain it. Dorothy and her new friends must kill the Wicked Witch and bring her broomstick to the Wizard of Oz before he can grant their wishes. Will Dorothy be able to complete this mission and return home to her beloved farm?

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black_wolf_1142
Feb 04, 2016

THE WONDERFUL WIZARD OF OZ by L. Frank Baum
I read The Wonderful Wizard of Oz and I noticed many interesting elements in this classic. A book becomes a classic by "standing the tests of time." Not many books are a classic. This was published in 1900 but it still reads well although it is more than a hundred years old. Baum wanted this to be an American fairy tale.

What is interesting about the book is that the main character: Dorothy and her new friends don't want to kill a bad thing and become heroes and heroines. (Even though they eventually triumph over the bad thing.) They just want something to make their life better. This book is a metaphor for a journey through life. It means everybody is seeking something in life.

I enjoyed the book and was hooked right away from the cyclone in chapter one. I would recommend this to all fantasy lovers.

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violet_cat_2103
Jul 30, 2015

This book is AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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readsalot80
Feb 27, 2015

I loved this book which I just read for the first time. The differences between the book and movie made for fun reading. The characters are a bit different but the wonderful ending is the same of wanting what we already have.

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Bakergirl_13
Sep 16, 2014

A very good book; very fun and adventurous

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silverbookworm
Aug 29, 2014

A delightful series that is much different from the movie. Great to read to children. Many lessons can be derived from these stories.

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black_wolf_1142
Feb 04, 2016

THE WONDERFUL WIZARD OF OZ by L. Frank Baum
I read The Wonderful Wizard of Oz and I noticed many interesting elements in this classic. A book becomes a classic by "standing the tests of time." Not many books are a classic. This was published in 1900 but it still reads well although it is more than a hundred years old. Baum wanted this to be an American fairy tale.

What is interesting about the book is that the main character: Dorothy and her new friends don't want to kill a bad thing and become heroes and heroines. (Even though they eventually triumph over the bad thing.) They just want something to make their life better. This book is a metaphor for a journey through life. It means everybody is seeking something in life.

I enjoyed the book and was hooked right away from the cyclone in chapter one. I would recommend this to all fantasy lovers.

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violet_cat_2103
Jun 24, 2015

Dorothy Gale was whisked away to a beautiful,magical land,and then strives to find her way home again

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readsalot80
Feb 27, 2015

This is the wonderful adventures of Dorothy and Toto when they find themselves in Oz. They meet the Scarecrow, the Tin Man and the Lion while finding their way to the Wizard to get their hearts' desires. In the book, they see more of Oz than in the movie and the different districts are each unique with its own color. In the end, each character finds they already had their desire the whole time.

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Bakergirl_13
Sep 16, 2014

When Dorothy is swept away mysteriously in an enormous cyclone, she finds herself in the magical land of Oz. She learns she must find the Wonderful Wizard to help her get back home. On the way, she meets the the Tin Woodman, Scarecrow, and the Cowardly Lion whom accompany her on her journey.

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Bakergirl_13
Sep 16, 2014

Other: contains witches and wizards

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