The Wonderful Wizard of Oz Book Reviews

L. Frank Baum

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum Book Summary

An Apple Books Classic edition.

You’ve seen the iconic 1939 movie, but do you know about the talking field mice, the Winkies, and the Witch of the North that appear in the original book? L. Frank Baum’s beloved classic - the first title in the Oz series - is more complex and intricate than the movie, but just as colorful and fun. The story features a large cast of enchanting characters and a thrilling heroic quest.

Upon the book’s release in 1900, Baum wrote, “It aspires to be a modernized fairy tale, in which the wonderment and joy are retained and the heart-aches and nightmares are left out.” Mission accomplished. Readers of all ages immediately fell in love with the story, demanding sequels, and Baum obliged, penning more than a dozen installments before his death in 1919.

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Book Name The Wonderful Wizard of Oz
Genre Fantasy
Language English
E-Book Size 239.95 KB

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (L. Frank Baum) Book Reviews 2024

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Good for a kids book. Fun book, 2 Complaints... 1. This book reuses the word AND, so much. And tells the reader things they already told us. For instance, “and Dorothy, and Toto, and the scarecrow, and The Tin Woodsman, and The Cowardly Lion, etc. 2. There are extremely wacky characters that are there for the sake of more characters. Most of these bazaar characters, only return into the story for 1 page, once more, or never again. Those are my main complaints. Though a little one is that the end feels extremely time crunched.

Read to my 4, 3, and 2-yr old. Just finished reading this to my 4, 3, and 2-year old and we loved it! Such a beautiful book with beautiful lessons of kindness, sacrifice, friendship, and returning to home!

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Like the movie but with more action and talking. My reading activated my imagination and then I saw the whole thing in my mind like I was just watching the movie.

Amazing, people who love fantasy im sure they’ll love this book. I loved it -second book I finished here..- I would recommend it

Classic. Loved this book.

The wonderful Wizard of Oz.  very good

Simple Classic Life Lessons. A light, joyful, simple story of a very important lesson - everything you seek and wish for us inside of you already. The scarecrow wanted a brain, but displayed problem solving skills the entire time. The lion wanted courage, but displayed acts of bravery through their entire journey to the Wizard. The Tin Axman wanted a heart, but showed more tender hearted emotions than any character. They already had what they sought after. The Wizard, not being a wizard at all but being wise enough (like any leader in life, especially religious) knew this and preformed false acts of wizardry to help the characters activate what was already inside of them. A great lesson or reminder for any age. A lovely read at 35 years old.

I’m going out with. The first one I

Adventure wrote well. A fantastic adventure that enthralls and edifies. Not only is the book filled with life lessons, but the writing is top notch. English as she is written. Highly recommend.

A classic!. A must-read introduction to the Magical Land of Oz. There are many more episodes/events that happen in the book than were shown in any of the various film adapttions. Start here, and move to Book #2 the Marvelous Land of Oz, and Book #3 Ozma of Oz….

Kinda eh to be honest. The movie was better tbh, i always love the books more then movie adaptation but this was an exception. the pop up book was more interesting haha

Great. Amazing. Nothing. But. Amazing

Good book. I did a play in the sixth or seventh grade on this and we rocked those peoples socks off.I totes reckoned the book as a fav

Test. How does this work.

Pretty good.. Reading this book left me wishing that they had included more about the land of Oz than the film covered. Worth a read if you enjoyed the film, but it stands on its own without ever knowing the film existed, despite it’s fame.

Amazing fantasy world. This was an amazing story with some many great details that were left out of the movie. The story really draws you in and makes for a fast read. The world that Baum creates is very fascinating and really paints a beautiful picture.

Enjoyable original Wizard of Oz. I’ve always loved the Wizard of Oz movie. This book was fun to read and you can tell the movie was an adaptation of it. Easy reading. There’s a park in Chicago dedicated to Frank Baum and Oz. We went there when our kids were young. That’s been a good 25, 20 years ago. Wonder if it’s still there

Very good book. I love this book because it was so like magical

I loved it 5 stars recommend. I loved the wizard of oz because it is full of adventure and playfulness it has excitement and it’s just amazing and it’s just so wonderful and magical and I give it five stars.

Really Enjoyable Read. Throughout the whole book, there were small twists here and there keeping you very engaged. I absolutely loved the character of Dorothy as she makes new friends and somehow manages to kill 2 witches like are you kidding?!?! 🤣

Loved it ❤️❤️❤️❤️. It really ave me imagination and made me think I am inside the story. It also gave my details than the movie.

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. A great classic I really enjoyed it.

Wow!. This book was wonderful!

Good read. So much better than the film! As usual!

Wonderful Fairy Tale. Still a great children’s read and the start of an amazing series of fairy tales.

Sorry for my reply. Sorry for the reply

The best. Thought this was the mix of happy and sad,highly recommended it😀.

Highly recommend watching the movie then reading the book. Book is nothing like the movie. Don’t read the book. Movie is much better to follow then this book

Curiosity satisfied!. I am thankful to have my curiosity fulfilled after 50 years since I was told the 1939 classic movie left out parts of the original Wizard of Oz storybook. The movie follows the book very closely until the adventurers come back to find the Wizard is a humbug, where the book continues with the other lands of Oz. No wonder there was so much demand in the early 1900s for followup with more stories! It’s very easy reading, even 120 years later. However, it is too heavy on the concept of ‘beauty = good and ugly = bad’. Reading aloud to the kiddos, I will tone that down. Next, the very end is the same in that Dorothy uses the magic shoes to get home, but it’s so sudden, I’m left wanting a followup on Dorothy’s life. Thankfully, there is no drivel about “never looking farther than your own front door”! However, I like the other moral of the movie better, the way the wizard presents the gifts to Dorothy‘s companions. Thank you, Apple, for the classic books!

i love you. i love you <3

Screw you Apple. They keep trying to charge me $22 for a “free” book. 0 stars if I could

A quick and easy read. It was nice to see the parts that were left out of the movie.

🙂. what a story!

Made long. My mom made me read dis fo a book report and dis ho madddd long on bro like dis shi givin me a headache like da fawk but I mean still a decent book ig

Epic book. Very good book

The best book. Litterly so good I came on apple book to find a book to read when I crossed over this it really is an amazing book.

Ok. It was a good book but I think there should be more exciting.Other then that,I recommend it.👍

Cool 😎 Fairy Tale!. This story by L. Frank Baum is sounding all so magical 🧙🏻‍♂️🧙🏻‍♀️. Annie Mautner

purrrr. one of the best books in existence purr

Surprising. I had no idea the book was so different from the movie which I love. I actually prefer the book now because there is so much more to the story.

Good book. It was A VERY Good book! I read it and it was good. So Good!

5 stars. That was the most beautiful book

Great bedtime story. A great American classic to read the children at night.

Great. Good book

Loved it. This is a very good book for kids who are yearly readers. I would definitely recommend this for anyone.

Wonderful. A joy to read

Different than the movie, but fun!. Quick read and we enjoyed it. Only complaint is it ended abruptly.

Like being a child again!. Made marvelous use of my own imagination.

My favorite. Tybfgnmo

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The wonderful wizard of Oz. I liked the bit where Dorothy went to the land of Oz in a cyclone because it is really AWESOME. Amy age six Amy age 6

Wizard of oz. Great read

Jlster. This book is really good and just like the film. Good descriptions of the new characters and really exciting.

The wizard of oz. I loved this book because it was so amazing so I put 5 stars for it.😍😍😍😀😀😀🇬🇧🇬🇧🇬🇧📒📒📒🌈🌈🌈👍👍👍

Great!. Good book for any age!

AMAZING. Amazing!loved it towards the ending is my favourite part

The wonderful wizard of oz. It was a very good book

Oz. Brilliant

Oz. It's so much better than the film.

Too violent. It’s interesting but sometimes violent

The wizard of oz. I liked this book

Worst book. H horrible would not recommend

Wow!!!. So much easier to read than most classics. Very child-friendly language.

The wonderful wizard of oz. This book was very interesting even though I've watched the movie, books are much more better than the movie. It didn't take me that long to read it it took 3 days. I rate this book 5/5 because I liked the way the author had used lots of interesting words.

The Wonderful Wizard Of Oz.. This was very fun to read.

🏳️‍🌈🏳️‍🌈🏳️‍🌈. Very good.

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. Ryan thoroughly enjoyed all the adventures, ups and downs of this wonderful book. Ryan aged 5yr old.

Great book. When I began reading the book years ago it was a little interesting. But when I got invited to go and see Oz The Great And Powerful I became determined to finish reading. I enjoyed reading, every second of it and I hope one day ill read it to my future children.

A great Book!. At first I thought it would be like the movie, but most of it was missed out or changed. You must read this to know the full story.

The wonderful wizard of Ozz. It's a great book to read and I say you should get the book on your iPad but I say u should get it thank you

The wonderful wizard of oz. Great book

Wonderful Wizards of OZ. I loved the mysterious parts but I like it when there is a cliff hanger but there is none:0(

The Wizard Of Oz Review!. There is really nothing better than reading and this made me do that a lot!

Oz xx. This book was so amazing I want to read it again

Noice. Rlly good book It’s also cool that this book is free Great book overall Read this book!

Boring. The book was boring

Excellent Book.. This is an excellent book. I read this in 42 minutes and it is really really good. Better than the film.

Really nice. Really good book ,also there is an audio book !

The wonderful wizard of oz. I liked how there was a really funny lion. I did not like how the which died at the start.

Timeless Classic. A bit less sugar coated than the film and a very nice read

Love it. Wickedddddxxxdddddddd by

Amazing story really recommend it. I loved every thing in the books

Wonderful wizard of oz. I think this book was great because it had good discription but many heads were chopped off but other than that it was great.

Story rates. Very good and brilliant 😃😃

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.. I lovedthis book🙃

Childhood favourite!!. I read this to my little boy every night, he fell asleep and we Just finished it on Christmas Day 2021. Love this book!

My review. It's kinda very super LONG!!! The end! ;,,|

Loved it. I loved it, full of crazy cool characters and a great storyline.👍👍😄

Great read. Loved every second of reading it

An excellent read. I really enjoyed reading every page of this well written book over two days and worth every minute of it, seen the film umpteenth times since being a little boy but read the book once now in my early 40's, Verdict the book is much better

Amazing 🤯🤯🤯🤯. This book is so interesting,and I recommend reading it in scroll mode. 100000/5

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The Wonderful Wizard Of Oz. I loved the book and would recommend it for any readers looking for some adventure.

like. i have the book in real life and its not the same

This book is so good! You should write a series!. Please write another book please!

I have a few minutes. I’m going to go to get

Jakob. I think this book is to long to read

I’m not going to get my. I don’t think we can get back

WONDERFUL WIZARD OF OZ. It’s an amazing book, I desperately want more by this author

End page. Hate the last page

The wonderful wizard of oz. Best book i have ever read. Its my all time favourite!!!

I don't like it I love it. It was gooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooood👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👏🏿👏🏿👏🏿👏🏿👏🏿👏🏿👏🏿👏🏿👏🏿👏🏿👏🏿👏🏿👏🏿👏🏿👏🏿👏🏿👏🏿👏🏿👏🏿👏🏿👏🏿👏🏿👏🏿👏🏿👏🏿👏🏿👏🏿👏🏿👏🏿💪🏿💪🏿💪🏿💪🏿💪🏿💪🏿💪🏿💪🏿💪🏿💪🏿💪🏿💪🏿💪🏿💪🏿💪🏿💪🏿💪🏿💪🏿💪🏿💪🏿💪🏿💪🏿💪🏿💪🏿👌👌👌👌👌👌👌👌👌👌👌👌👌👌👌👌👌👌👌👌👌👌👌👌

I’m going to have a lot to. I don’t know if you

you mama. yo mama so fat she cant stand up

I watched the movie and it was wayyyy better. In the movie you could watch someone die

Wizard of oz. The book is awesome but really different to the movie. I would of rated it 5 stars but their should be more pictures in it even without colour is fine. Mee174xx

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. This is the best book I have ever read in my life

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. This book is great because there is adventure, action and twists and turns thourghout the book. Read it. It is actually great. 5 star

wow!!. if i was her i would’ve asked how to use the shoes first then save my friends and return to Kansas immediately too easy! this is a wonderful story

The wonderful wizard of oz. I love this book it only took me 4 day to read it I could not get my eyes of the book

Awesome. This books amazing

Nick. This book is one of the best books I have ever read, it is filled with lots of interesting stuff and very good, I even gave it. 5 STAR rating.😃😃

Perfect Book. The Wizard of oz is a must reed book on iBooks (10/10)

My Opinion. It is a GREAT book and I mean GREAT. But then again there are always better books. I say a book everyone has to read is Harry Potter.

Book. The book is different to the movie as the shoes in the book are silver and in the movie the a bright red and sparkly. Other than that very good book really different to the movie. Books better. I recommend reading it

I’m going to get a shower. I have a few things to do to

Wonderful creative and mangnificent book. This book is absolutely amazing it takes me away on an adventure to wherever the book says it goes and at the end about the twist That what I call a worthy free book! Absolutely awsome

Studied book. This book is boring

Great book!. it was a great book, exactly like the movie! except, in the book it was a cyclone.. in the movie it was a twister i’m confused. 。。。

i love it. that book is one of the best classics aroubd

Stop reading fan fiction. Read rich dad poor dad instead!. We is has found the enemy. And they it us.

Very good. A very enjoyable classic. I recommend.

Alright. The book was very rushed with the same old stuff over and over. But the story was great. I recommend this story for young kids.

Wizard of oz by L. Frank baum. I loved this book 📕 Sooooooooooooo much and it was really interesting 🙂

Great original version!. The great story before Hollywood adapted it. Enough differences to be 'new' but also familiar to those old and young who love the popular version. An excellent bed time read for youngsters.

The Wonderful Wizard Of Oz. This book is a super creative. I love how Scarecrow, Woodman and Lion can all talk. There was various diferences between all the worlds they visited. Her friends are very helpful and brave, they saved the others many times. At the end Oz was a rondom man, he had been a hambug and tricked everyone in the Emerald City. I especially like the part when they arrive at the land of the South. This book is amazing and gives me ideas for my own writing. 👍🏻👏🏼

i love this book. really good book

Good. Good

The wonderful wizard of oz. This is a long, funny, thrilling book.

Wizard of oz. This book was soo good i loved it brings back so many memories from when i was a youngster

Trash can. Worst book ever

Underwhelming. Having been a lover of the movie since childhood, finally reading this book at the age of 47 left me underwhelmed. It’s most definitely a kid’s book and surely not written for people of my grand age, so this is not a criticism. Very different story and characters from the movie, too.

Wizard Of Oz. Dorothy ends up in a weird world.meets new friends and has a adventurers adventure.

Love it. I L❤️VE THIS BOOK. I have always wanted to read this book because I became fond of the movie. It is a touching story. I would recommend this book to children 9+. It a fantastic book.

Amazing. I love how good this is and how it is free as well

The wonderful wizard of oz. It was REALLY REALLY GREAT👍

Very good book. I like this book it is like the movie

Wonderful - kids love it. Still good

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The wonderful wizard of oz. I think kids will love it. It is a wonderful book

Pretty good book. This is a pretty food book to read! If you like fantasy, read this!

Unexpected, wonderful!. This is an essential classic. Throw out any idea of the classic movie, it does not do this simple, lively tale justice at all. What a whimsical, charming story! You'll never forget the adventures of Dorothy, Toto, the Scarecrow, the Tin Woodsman and the Cowardly Lion.

Not a remake. To the guy who commented before me, this isn't a remake, it's the original novel that the movie was based on.

Beautiful Classic. Crazy to read the differences from the movie that we’ve all come to know and love!

The wonderful wizard of oz. It was the worst book I have ever read

Ozyoz. It was good but it kind of got repetitive

Silver shoes. I like the story but the silver shoes is supposed to be ruby shoes!

the wonderful wizard of oz. love this book

I love ittt❤️. So cute nice story for little ones. I encourage you to read it and have great time in the journey to the Emerald city and meet the great and terrible wizard Oz 🧙‍♂️ ✨

Great book. Cool book! Loved it

Wizard of Oz. The book is very different than the movie we are all used to, but enjoyable nonetheless.

Very different from the original. This version is very different from what I am use to. A little more violet and descriptive for a kids book but it was still a good read.

The Wizard of Oz. A lovely story. Good for both children and adults. I remember seeing the 1939 movie and it was just as wonderful!

Loved it. I've always liked the film since I was a child and I heard about the prequel that is coming out so I downloaded the book and enjoyed every single part! Can't wait to read the rest before Oz is out in March!

I thought it was an audible book. It was bad and long and it said it was a kids book so I read it and it was hard

Dislike page. What I did not like was that they were really bad storms and I feel bad for the girl

Amazing. I loved this book! I was easy to follow along the interesting events along the book. This book was absolutely a perfect story! Each plot was so well thought through and the book fit well as a puzzle!

Live it. I loved it

You should you should read it because. I read it a 10 out of 10 what would you like this I love you should take your time reading is called the tornado in the room in the raid Rocky Road tornadoes coming you should read this book I love love love love love love love love I really really really really like this one. I love love love this book of course growing like rock Rocky Road you should eat this.

Good book. Great detail in this exiting remake of the original Wonderful wizard of Oz

Amazing book. This book is both adventurous and fun all at the same time.

Beautiful!. This book is so detailed. You can really feel the emotion of the story. You also really get to understand and feel for the charterers. Just an amazing book. I definitely recommend it!

Awesome. Very very cool and interesting story .... 🎩 hats off to imagination...

Wonderful for the imagination. The 1930s film heavily based on this book doesn't have all the amazing things that make the land of Oz, OZ. If you have a little child, or you want to do a book report, this book is short, but sweet in any way. It shows you that you don't need a magic potion to make you special, you only need your heart and uniqueness. All in all, the adventures in Oz are amazing, and I most definitely would recommend it.

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