The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.   L. Frank Baum

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

By L. Frank Baum

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American author L. Frank Baum wrote the classic story "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz " in 1900. The book was very popular and spawned a Broadway musical, the 1939 movie, and thirteen sequels. Until 2019, it is estimated more than 10 million copies of the novel have been sold. The novel is a modern fairy tale with a distinctly American setting, a delightfully levelheaded and assertive heroine, and engaging fantasy characters, the story was enormously popular and became a classic of children ’s literature. "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz " consists of twenty-four chapters that tell the story of Dorothy ’s arrival in Oz and her adventures in that magical country. An omniscient narrator tells the story in simple language. It begins on a Kansas farm where Dorothy, an orphan, lives in a one-room house with her grim, hardworking uncle and aunt. A tornado appears and Dorothy, her uncle, and aunt run for a cellar under the house. When Toto, Dorothy ’s dog, jumps out of her arms, Dorothy runs to get the dog, and she and her pet are carried away by the winds. Dorothy falls asleep as the house whirls through the air. When she awakens and goes outside her house, she finds she is in a strange and beautiful country inhabited by small, strangely dressed people known as the Munchkins. Dorothy ’s house has fallen on the Wicked Witch of the East, ruler of the Munchkins. Dorothy is awarded the Witch ’s silver shoes, which have some magical power unknown to the Munchkins or to the Good Witch of the North, who has come to meet Dorothy. The Good Witch tells Dorothy to go to the Emerald City, ruled by the Wizard of Oz, in the hope that the Wizard may be able to help the little girl return home. On her way to the Wizard ’s city, Dorothy acquires three unusual companions: a scarecrow who complains of having no brains, a woodman made entirely of tin who complains of having no heart, and a lion who complains of having no courage. Dorothy suggests to each of them that the accompany her to see if the Wizard can help them....

L. Frank Baum

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  • August 16, 2019
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