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The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (Adaptation)

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True to the timeless tales themselves, these fully illustrated Children's Classics from Dalmatian Press bring beloved literary characters to life for everyone to enjoy. You customers will be drawn to beautiful cover art and detailed illustrations in almost every spread, and readable, faithfully-adapted stories which will keep them coming back for more. A collectible series True to the timeless tales themselves, these fully illustrated Children's Classics from Dalmatian Press bring beloved literary characters to life for everyone to enjoy. You customers will be drawn to beautiful cover art and detailed illustrations in almost every spread, and readable, faithfully-adapted stories which will keep them coming back for more. A collectible series, with plenty of entertainment for boys, girls and adults, Children's Classics will introduce your customers to a world of reading fun


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True to the timeless tales themselves, these fully illustrated Children's Classics from Dalmatian Press bring beloved literary characters to life for everyone to enjoy. You customers will be drawn to beautiful cover art and detailed illustrations in almost every spread, and readable, faithfully-adapted stories which will keep them coming back for more. A collectible series True to the timeless tales themselves, these fully illustrated Children's Classics from Dalmatian Press bring beloved literary characters to life for everyone to enjoy. You customers will be drawn to beautiful cover art and detailed illustrations in almost every spread, and readable, faithfully-adapted stories which will keep them coming back for more. A collectible series, with plenty of entertainment for boys, girls and adults, Children's Classics will introduce your customers to a world of reading fun

30 review for The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (Adaptation)

  1. 4 out of 5

    Grace Bittle

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. I learned that this book was written because someone was upset about the price of gold. So that is what the yellow brick (gold) road is about, and the wizard Oz stands for ounces. The yellow brick (gold) road lead to a fake. I found this book like nothing I have ever read before!

  2. 3 out of 5

    Rebecca

    (Oz,#1) LOVE LOVE LOVE this book!

  3. 4 out of 5

    Beth Babbs

    Overall a pretty good option for beginning readers to try on their own. It's very condensed, and sometimes I think that some rather important things were cut. For example, all of the traveling companions' backstories were removed, although I think that is essential to understanding them and their arc. Therefore, I would a substitute for the original, but more like a practice round for someday tackling it. (Which to this version's credit, it does say that in the book's intro.)

  4. 5 out of 5

    Kathryn Heavenissmilingabove

    I read this to my 9 and 5 year olds. It held my 9 year olds attention better, but my 5yo loved looking for the pictures and listened with one ear while playing with her younger sister. It certainly is different from the movie. I enjoyed all the different places Dorothy ended up. There are so many quotable gems I recognize from talks and sermons. Overall, this was an enjoyable book to read aloud.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Heather

    Good book but so many pictures takes away from story

  6. 5 out of 5

    Amanda

    the kiddos loved it.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Isabella

    My Rating: 2.5/5 stars Before we begin this review, I would just like to confess something. I have never actually read, or fully seen, WIZARD OF OZ. I have seen parts of the movie adaptation, and seen part of a school play, but I have never seen the whole thing in full; nor have I read it. Now that I've got that off my chest... Let's move on to the review. This was an adaptation of the original novel, so obviously it was meant for younger readers. I felt like a baby, reading this copy, and it was s My Rating: 2.5/5 stars Before we begin this review, I would just like to confess something. I have never actually read, or fully seen, WIZARD OF OZ. I have seen parts of the movie adaptation, and seen part of a school play, but I have never seen the whole thing in full; nor have I read it. Now that I've got that off my chest... Let's move on to the review. This was an adaptation of the original novel, so obviously it was meant for younger readers. I felt like a baby, reading this copy, and it was so condensed to the point that I finished this book in literally an hour. I got all of the plot points and everything (well, I technically already knew how the plot went, despite not having read or seen it), and the pictures really did help me understand, as childish as that sounds. The book itself wasn't bad, but I'm never been a big fan of the WIZARD OF OZ. I guess that's why I never finished the movie or the play. I don't exactly know why I feel this way, as its a fantastic story, but oh well. Some things can't be changed. I would rate this book higher if it wasn't as condensed as it was (not going to lie, I could barely understand the part about the witches and the monkeys - although I've never been able to understand that part), and if I actually liked the WIZARD OF OZ. Maybe one day I'll finally understand how amazing WIZARD OF OZ really is; but then again, maybe I won't. What's next on my reading list? THE TRUMPET OF THE SWAN by E.B. White.

  8. 3 out of 5

    Kim

    I read the "Great Reads Edition" (couldn't find it on here, but that cover picture is the same as on my edition) edited by Kathryn Knight. I did NOT realize this was an abridged version when I purchased it and was annoyed to discover it was. I'm not certain what I missed by reading an abridged version, but I don't think it would affect my overall opinion. I did NOT like this book at all. After growing up watching the enjoyable movie I was shocked to read how violent, disjointed, and poorly writt I read the "Great Reads Edition" (couldn't find it on here, but that cover picture is the same as on my edition) edited by Kathryn Knight. I did NOT realize this was an abridged version when I purchased it and was annoyed to discover it was. I'm not certain what I missed by reading an abridged version, but I don't think it would affect my overall opinion. I did NOT like this book at all. After growing up watching the enjoyable movie I was shocked to read how violent, disjointed, and poorly written this was! I had no idea before this that the tin man became so by cutting off HIS OWN LIMBS one by one with an enchanted axe. My husband reminded me that this was written at the beginning of the fantasy genre and isn't up to the same standards I am used to, but even for an early work in the genera it sucked. I will not read this book again and do not want my son to read it. Bleh!

  9. 4 out of 5

    Hailey Layug

    This is a great story for kids to picture this in mind. Every chapter is a new adventure.The characters are very brave.They all want to have or go some where.Dorthy wants to go home,scarecrow wants some brains,tinman wants a heart,and lion wants some courage.They discovered that oz isn't a big head floating, it was a man.He tried to stay a secret but toto found him.They were mad at oz.this a great book for kids.

  10. 3 out of 5

    Laura5

    I read the condensed and adapted edition by Suzi Alexander (ISBN: 978-1-40379-507-6) It looks as if many editions are clumped together here. The Bud loved this as a read aloud. It had shorter chapters and lots of illustrations (almost every double page spread has an illustration of some sort). Where this edition was lacking was the writing. I found myself rewriting parts in my head as I read aloud.

  11. 5 out of 5

    Laura

    This is a condensed version of The Wizard of Oz. I have never read the original (shame on me!), but my understanding is that it wouldn't be appropriate for children--this was a PERFECT, fun book to read aloud. There are a lot of differences between the book and the movie--so we will be watching it this weekend and comparing/contrasting the movie to the book.

  12. 5 out of 5

    Sheri

    I really fun way to introduce my 4 year old to Oz. I read it aloud to her and we got through it very fast - a few days. Having a illustration on almost every other page really helped keep her attention. We have also been listening to the soundtrack and matching the songs to parts of the story. I picked my copy up at target in the dollar section.

  13. 4 out of 5

    Amy

    I took a chance with this adapted classic and was pleasantly surprised. I picked this book up at a library bookstore for 50 cents. I read it to my kids and they loved the story and all the illustrations (even though they were a little strange). They have yet to see the movie so it will be a real treat!

  14. 4 out of 5

    McKenzie

    I finished this book in about an hour or so. It was a light read that was very fun to read. I have loved the movie for as long as I can remember, so I decided to read the book. The characters were very real. The writing style was well written for a children's book. And the plot was planned well. I read this for a light read, and to read it for fun! I give it five stars!

  15. 5 out of 5

    Aravis

    In the beginning, Dorothy killed the Wicked Witch. In the middle, she meets her friends the scarecrow, the tin woodman, and the cowardly lion. In the end, they meet Oz the great and terrible and find out he's a humbug.

  16. 3 out of 5

    SouthWestZippy

    I read this book so long ago I just can't recall what is Movie and what is book I am remembering. I will have to read it again. For now I will give it a four star just because it is the Wizard of Oz.

  17. 3 out of 5

    Grace

    My son (5) seemed to enjoy it...means we might get started on reading chapter books. Because he's so young, some of the story went over his head, but he understood most of it and could carry out a conversation about what we read.

  18. 5 out of 5

    Matt

    Just finished reading this on the porch with G. Beautiful night. He gave it 5 stars.

  19. 5 out of 5

    Rebekah M.

    Here we go again.. I didn't much care for this abridged version. The illustrations didn't appeal to us either.

  20. 4 out of 5

    Allie

    I had read this before, but forgot much of it. Read to my oldest, stranger than the book... prefer the movie

  21. 5 out of 5

    Kristin

    Its a lot different from the movie. The ruby slippers aren't even red, they're silver! :D

  22. 4 out of 5

    Holly M.

    Excellent book.

  23. 5 out of 5

    Lizzie

    This is a book that is just like the movie.I was reading it to Bandit and he tilted his head when I said Toto.

  24. 5 out of 5

    Pyxipyro

    Just as wonderful to read today as it was as a child. Love the story. I am somewhat partial to the winged monkeys. Love the idea of them.

  25. 4 out of 5

    Eliana

  26. 5 out of 5

    Nick

  27. 5 out of 5

    Bella

  28. 4 out of 5

    Christine

  29. 4 out of 5

    Michael Spain

  30. 4 out of 5

    Kitty

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