Author – L. Frank BaumPublisher – Alma ClassicsPeras – 224Release Date – 27th February 2016ISBN-13 – 978-1847495778Format – paperbackReviewer – StaceyI obtained a free copy of this book.This write-up has affiliate links


When young Dorothy and also her dog Toto are caught in a cyclone, their Kansas farmhouse is brought off to the magical Land of Oz. Upon being told that the just method back is to follow the yellow brick road to the Emerald City, home to the Wizard of Oz, Dorothy embarks on an extrasimple but perilous pursuit, in which the Wicked Witch of the West is constantly lurking roughly the corner.

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With its unforgettable actors of now iconic personalities such as the Tin Man, the Scarecrow and also the Cowardly Lion, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz was an prompt hit as soon as it was publimelted over a century earlier, inspiring plenty of adaptations and also sequels.


The story of Dorothy, her bit dog Toto and the cyclone that took her from Kansregarding the Land also of Oz, has actually been recognised by the Library of Congress as ‘America’s greatest and best-loved homegrvery own fairytale’.

The original book by L. Frank Baum was publimelted in 1900. Due to the fact that then tbelow have been numerous reprints of the book, plus movies, TV series, and also stage mirrors.

You only have to put ‘The Wonderful Wizard of Oz’ into any search engine and also it will certainly bring up many, many sites that sell memorabilia. I wonder though exactly how many type of of those that collect items, have actually been to watch the phase mirrors, and were enthralled by the the majority of iconic of them all, the 1939 movie starring Judy Garland also, have actually read the book?

In truth, I wonder exactly how many human being realise that ‘The Wonderful Wizard of Oz’, is the initially book in a series of 14?

This reprint by Alma Classics has actually stayed true to the original story, including having Dorothy wear the ‘Silver Slippers’ not the ruby coloured ones (these were changed for the 1939 movie to take benefit of the brand-new technishade that was used).

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After you have review the story, there is a section at the ago for young readers including:-

– Information about the author– About the Book– About the Characters– Fantasy Worlds in Children’s Fiction

Plus tbelow is also a ‘Test Yourself’ quiz.

The just point that lets this book dvery own is the lack of illustrations. As this is a children’s book, I would certainly of loved to have checked out even more than just a small one at the begin of each chapter. A full/fifty percent page would have carried the story to life, especially if they shown the such renown personalities.

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz is a beautiful book, that youngsters, and also adults will certainly love. You will likewise gain to review the original story, including all the sections that have been changed over the years – well I don’t remember seeing wolves in the movie!!

Book Reperceived by Stacey


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Lyman Frank Baum was an Amerihave the right to author, actor, and also independent filmmaker ideal known as the creator, together with illustrator W. W. Denslow, of among the a lot of popular books in Amerihave the right to children’s literary works, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, much better recognized today as simply The Wizard of Oz.

He created thirteen sequels, nine other fantasy novels, and also a plethora of other works (55 novels in complete, 82 short stories, over 200 poems, an unrecognized number of scripts, and also many kind of assorted writings), and also made many attempts to bring his works to the phase and display.

He also wrote under numerous pseudonyms including Edith Van Dyne (Aunt Jane’s Nieces and Mary Louise series), Floyd Akers, Capt. Hugh Fitzgerald, John Estes Cooke, Laura Bancroft, Schuyler Staunton, and also Suzanne Metcalf.

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