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L.Frank Baum : The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (Penguin Popular Classics)

Author: L.Frank Baum
Title: The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (Penguin Popular Classics)
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Published in: English
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 160
Date: 1995-05-25
ISBN: 0140621679
Publisher: Penguin Books
Weight: 0.22 pounds
Size: 4.37 x 0.24 x 7.13 inches
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This is the complete and unabridged story in which Dorothy, together with her companions the Tin Woodman, the Scarecrow and the cowardly Lion, makes her journey along the Yellow Brick Road in search of the wonderful wizard. Review
In spite of the fact that L. Frank Baum's The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (1900) is one of the most popular stories in America, relatively few people have actually read the book. It's well worth the effort! Young readers expecting rainbows, Munchkin songs, and wicked witches with burning brooms will instead find a complex country populated with mocking Hammerhead men, dainty people made out of china, and fierce monsters with heads of tigers and bodies of bears. Through the fantastic land of Oz ramble Dorothy and her trusty companions--Toto, the Scarecrow, the Tin Woodman, and the Lion--each seeking his or her heart's desire. Although the premise of the book and the 1939 movie is the same, the book--as so often is the case--delivers a far more subtle and intricate plot. A child's imagination will run rampant in these pages as one extraordinary creature after another leads the motley crew into strange and magical adventures. (All ages) --Emilie Coulter

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