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In the The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, a huge cyclone transports the orphan Dorothy and her little dog Toto from Kansas to the Land of Oz, and she fears that she will never see Aunt Em and Uncle Henry ever again. But she meets the Munchkins, and they tell her to follow the Yellow Brick Road to the Emerald City where the Wonderful Wizard of Oz will grant any wish. On the way, s In the The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, a huge cyclone transports the orphan Dorothy and her little dog Toto from Kansas to the Land of Oz, and she fears that she will never see Aunt Em and Uncle Henry ever again. But she meets the Munchkins, and they tell her to follow the Yellow Brick Road to the Emerald City where the Wonderful Wizard of Oz will grant any wish. On the way, she meets the brainless Scarecrow, the Tin Woodman and the Cowardly Lion. The four friends set off to seek their heart's desires, and in a series of action packed adventures they encounter a deadly poppy field, fierce animals, flying monkeys, a wicked witch, a good witch, and the Mighty Oz himself. In Glinda of Oz, the last of the original ‘Oz’ books, Dorothy and Princess Ozma seek the help of Glinda, the Good Witch of the South, when they find themselves in peril on the Magic Isle of the Skeezers.


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In the The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, a huge cyclone transports the orphan Dorothy and her little dog Toto from Kansas to the Land of Oz, and she fears that she will never see Aunt Em and Uncle Henry ever again. But she meets the Munchkins, and they tell her to follow the Yellow Brick Road to the Emerald City where the Wonderful Wizard of Oz will grant any wish. On the way, s In the The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, a huge cyclone transports the orphan Dorothy and her little dog Toto from Kansas to the Land of Oz, and she fears that she will never see Aunt Em and Uncle Henry ever again. But she meets the Munchkins, and they tell her to follow the Yellow Brick Road to the Emerald City where the Wonderful Wizard of Oz will grant any wish. On the way, she meets the brainless Scarecrow, the Tin Woodman and the Cowardly Lion. The four friends set off to seek their heart's desires, and in a series of action packed adventures they encounter a deadly poppy field, fierce animals, flying monkeys, a wicked witch, a good witch, and the Mighty Oz himself. In Glinda of Oz, the last of the original ‘Oz’ books, Dorothy and Princess Ozma seek the help of Glinda, the Good Witch of the South, when they find themselves in peril on the Magic Isle of the Skeezers.

30 review for The Wonderful Wizard of Oz and Glinda of Oz

  1. 4 out of 5

    Kyriakos Sorokkou

    DTProject2017 | Supplementary Text 2 The last part of Stephen King's 4th book of The Dark Tower series called Wizard and Glass is filled with references to L. Frank Baum's book The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, with names like, Oz, Kansas, Green Palace (Emerald City) etc. So I thought it was a good opportunity to read Baum's book before diving into King's book in order to get all the references I probably didn't get back in 2012 when I read it for the first time. This Wordsworth Edition though, includ DTProject2017 | Supplementary Text 2 The last part of Stephen King's 4th book of The Dark Tower series called Wizard and Glass is filled with references to L. Frank Baum's book The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, with names like, Oz, Kansas, Green Palace (Emerald City) etc. So I thought it was a good opportunity to read Baum's book before diving into King's book in order to get all the references I probably didn't get back in 2012 when I read it for the first time. This Wordsworth Edition though, includes another story from the Oz Canon. The 14th and last book Glinda of Oz. The last character to appear in the 1st book (The Wonderful Wizard of Oz) is Glinda the Sorceress of the South. The 1st character that appears in the last book is. . . Glinda the Sorceress of the South. I wasn't sure whether I would have liked this addition but it turned out fantastic. Of course since it's the last book in the series it left many things unexplained like: *But I thought Oz disappeared in a hot air balloon never to come back; how and when did he return to the Land of Oz? *Dorothy's uncle lives in the Land of Oz? Did something went wrong in Kansas? *Why Dorothy's 1st friends: the Scarecrow, the Tin Woodman, and the Cowardly Lion don't show any intimacy towards her. They were like all the other new (to me characters) like the PumpkinHead Jack, the Patchwork Girl, the Shaggy Man etc. Cold and distanced. But other than that I liked it. It was an adventurous and enjoyable book/part. Now concerning the 1st book it starts similarly with Alice in Wonderland. A bored girl is transformed into a magical Land and meets bizarre creatures and is engaged in extraordinary adventures and in the end she returns home. Baum influenced by Alice's creator Lewis Carroll acquired Carroll's belief that children's books should have many pictures and be pleasurable to read. Carroll rejected the Victorian-era ideology that children's books should be saturated with morals, instead believing that children should be allowed to be children. Building on Carroll's style of numerous images accompanying the text, Baum amalgamated the conventional features of a fairy tale (witches and wizards) with the well-known things in his [American] readers' lives (scarecrows and cornfields). P.S. 1 Now, I feel an urge to read all the remaining books between the 1st and the last book something that will probably happen in November during my Children's Literature Marathon. P.S. 2 It's a pity that the last book didn't have any illustrations like the 1st book.

  2. 3 out of 5

    Sarah Safia Zitouni

    This book is considered to children, but in my opinion and as an Algerian reader I do not consider it for children, I was all the time looking for the original verse to this story which is true imaginary and boring for my age, but at the same time it is perfect, I just came back years and years to my childhood when I was reading the summary of this story and watching the film with my brothers, the language is so easy to read and to understand even though there are some difficult words, but you c This book is considered to children, but in my opinion and as an Algerian reader I do not consider it for children, I was all the time looking for the original verse to this story which is true imaginary and boring for my age, but at the same time it is perfect, I just came back years and years to my childhood when I was reading the summary of this story and watching the film with my brothers, the language is so easy to read and to understand even though there are some difficult words, but you can understand them from the meaning of the idea. The second story was a little bit boring and heavy of events

  3. 4 out of 5

    Carol

    Interesting children's book with lots of plots and twists.

  4. 3 out of 5

    Anneleen

    "I’m glad I don’t know everything, Dorothy, and that there still are things in both nature and in wit for me to marvel at. " Reading 'The Wonderful Wizard of Oz', felt a bit like reading the American version of Alice in Wonderland: both about a girl, accidentally ending up in a queer world, sent on a task whilst trying to find her way back to reality. Despite these, and other, similarities, it was an enjoyable read. But when I got to 'Glinda of Oz', my whole perception changed. It's definitely w "I’m glad I don’t know everything, Dorothy, and that there still are things in both nature and in wit for me to marvel at. " Reading 'The Wonderful Wizard of Oz', felt a bit like reading the American version of Alice in Wonderland: both about a girl, accidentally ending up in a queer world, sent on a task whilst trying to find her way back to reality. Despite these, and other, similarities, it was an enjoyable read. But when I got to 'Glinda of Oz', my whole perception changed. It's definitely written in a more mature way, but what an original, creative and funny story! Content-wise, it blew me away with its hidden lessons of morality, sudden story twists, etc. They made a great choice putting the first and last novel of the Oz series together, just for comparison. I liked the last one much better.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Filipa

    I wasn't sure whether to give it 3 or 4 stars but its a really nice and lovely story and its full of wonderful adventures and happenings so i just went with the 4 stars.

  6. 3 out of 5

    Kristian Adi nugroho

    good reading, for it gives more imagination to children

  7. 3 out of 5

    Ege Köseoğlu

  8. 3 out of 5

    Stephanie Parray

  9. 5 out of 5

    Koen

  10. 5 out of 5

    Книжни Криле

  11. 4 out of 5

    Wendy

  12. 4 out of 5

    Anna Morgenstern

  13. 4 out of 5

    lawrence

  14. 5 out of 5

    Alexandra

  15. 4 out of 5

    Wieteke

  16. 3 out of 5

    Karina

  17. 5 out of 5

    Donna Iskandar

  18. 4 out of 5

    Izzi

  19. 3 out of 5

    Anna

  20. 5 out of 5

    Rebecca

  21. 4 out of 5

    Elisabeth

  22. 4 out of 5

    Julie Alderson

  23. 3 out of 5

    Amira Putri

  24. 3 out of 5

    Micaela Piperno

  25. 5 out of 5

    Regitze

  26. 4 out of 5

    Lilo Maldonado

  27. 5 out of 5

    bhavi

  28. 4 out of 5

    Brandy Rumiez

  29. 3 out of 5

    Jessica

  30. 5 out of 5

    Hoang Ha

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