The Wonderful Wizard of OzL. Frank Baum

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

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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.

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

The Wonderful Wizard of OzAmazing! So fun to read!.Score: 5/5

What a differenceI just loved reading this. I never thought it would be so different. Saw the movie every year as a child. Was a family event. I'm 63 now and still have fond memories of those times. I'm just glad that those memories produced the inclination to read the original..Score: 5/5

AmazingIt was an amazing book and very interesting!!!!! You should get it.Score: 5/5

Awesome bookA lot different from the movie, but still a good book. It's a must read classic!.Score: 5/5

There's no place like OZ.My family read this wonderful story together. Its hard not to let the movie version into your imagination. However, it was fun nonetheless..Score: 5/5

GreatAmazing. Nothing. But. Amazing.Score: 5/5

The Wonderful Wizard Of OzAwesome lol lol a must have omg know it was a series???!😇 read them all like 15 books lol and the !!!!!!!!s! And OMG bye Anybody NOT read this.Score: 5/5

Amazing!This book was very entertaining and fun to read I love how unique every character is! I I loved reading this book! I recommend that you read it if you haven’t!.Score: 5/5

The wonderful wisderd omg iOSIt was good.Score: 1/5

Wizard of ozBest book in the whole wide world.Score: 5/5

Hey Generation Fantastic. Read this book.For all of the Harry Potter fans in the wild, you must know that the whomping willow has an origin in literature. Charms, bewitched objects and horrible beasts can be found within these pages. All conquered by the wits and courage of children and innocent minded companions..Score: 5/5

This book was Amazing!This book was by far one of my favorites I have ever read, and beats the movie by quite a bit! It’s a pretty fast read and has a pretty high Lexile, (If you were wondering the lexile is 1030) and a great book for all ages! Some parts my be a little scary for kids 6 and under, but there are only a couple of those parts. I would recommend to any of my classmates, friends, and family, and over all, you! I loved every bit of this book, and the fantastical parts of it were so amazing, and could only be created by the people with an incredible imagination. I 100% would want you to read this book, and maybe a few others in the series. Sorry this was a little long but I just really wanted to show how good this book really is, so thank you for being patient and reading all of this 😂.Score: 5/5

Wonderful wizard of ozGraet.Score: 5/5

A masterpieceOne of the best fairy tales of all time..Score: 5/5

Great bookGood read. Interesting.Score: 5/5

The wonderful wizard of oz was amazing but....The book was amazing,I read this book for an essay and I was glad to read it.but I was wondering when oz went on the ballon,didn’t the people see how old he was,or did I just skip something?.Score: 5/5

Pretty goodNice message and good book.Score: 5/5

Good bookIt was A VERY Good book! I read it and it was good. So Good!.Score: 5/5

Wizard of OzAn absolute classic and favorite! Fairly easy to read, and after being obsessed with Wicked, I had to read these Oz books. I think everyone who loves fantasy should read this..Score: 5/5

🙂What a story!.Score: 4/5

Easy read!I wanted to know what all the fuzz was about. The Scarecrow-mhm, for someone with no brains, he sure does come up with a lot of ideas, even before he “gets” his brain. The Tin Woodman- for someone who claims to have no heart, he sure cries a lot for no good reason and feels (killing a bug for example). The Cowardly Lion claims to have no courage, but was going to eat Dorothy and her dog and the rest the first time they met. Some of it makes no sense..Score: 3/5

AWSOMEI really enjoyed reading this book..Score: 5/5

OzAn amazing book it is!.Score: 5/5

10/1010/10.Score: 5/5

Hard to Put Down!This book was absolutely amazing. At first my expectations were that it would be another classic with hard to understand words and terms for younger readers, but it proved otherwise. I had trouble putting this book down! Highly recommend, even for younger readers..Score: 5/5

Amazing!!!I absolutely love this book and everything about it!!!.Score: 5/5

AmazingThis is a Amazing book..Score: 5/5

Quick but worth it!My mother was the one who talked about the story saying “We’re off to see the wizard, the wonderful wizard of Oz!”. And on the 8th (I think) of November, 2018 I began this read. I absolutely love this book. After a ride to my soccer game and back, I already read I would say 80 pages, but I could have read more due to my father’s music in the background. Through out the story I began to love the characters. It’s as if they were my own. And that’s what I like about this book. Thought one thing that I would have changed if I was to author, would be to create more of a story . I specifically remember saying to myself while reading,” The author could have have extending this instead of me reading about her going to sleep, then waking up”. Personally, I feel like more is to belong in between those paragraphs. One thing I would do if I was the author is to make scenes when Dorothy is talking to her do like any other dog lover would do. Although if the author couldn’t do such thing, then I completely understand. I feel like this story could be made to maybe 500-600 just due to adding more and being descriptive. Because I would read any other story like let’s say “It”. You would read how the characters COMPLETELY saw It and what It holds. And that’s what I like about a story. Oh and this book is free on apple which is better because there is NO way I would have just went to my local Barnes and Noble and purchased this book. But now, I’d might consider it..Score: 5/5

Truly amazing !!!!!Wonderful fairytale for ur kids. A must read !!.Score: 5/5

The Wonderful Wizard of OzThis book was great!!.Score: 5/5

Love The MovieOf course, I love the movie and wanted to see what story the book told. Lots of differences but, a great story. I’ll be off to a different book that has made it to the big screen..Score: 5/5

Great bedtime storyA great American classic to read the children at night..Score: 5/5

Like being a child again!Made marvelous use of my own imagination..Score: 5/5

L Frank Baum’s timeless classicA wonderful classic. So many things were different from the film, but I enjoyed the book very thoroughly..Score: 5/5

Guys you know?Oz is NOT wizard. He is........Score: 3/5

The Wonderful Wizard Of OzThis classic story is wonderful! I love it! It’s interesting to note the differences between the book & the movie. I love the book version much better..Score: 5/5

I hated itIt needs KOREAN.Score: 1/5

It is Pretty goodI liked the book I just thought there could of been more feeling in it.Score: 4/5

The Wonderful Wizard Of OzOne of my all time favorite stories, I love everything Oz..Score: 5/5

TrashBooty.Score: 1/5

Awesome!!!Very well detailed a good story better than the movie and many cliffhangers..Score: 5/5

Lucas MelleinThe book was really good and enjoying would recommend it to anyone..Score: 5/5

The Wonderful Wizard of OzDifferent but I totally liked this version 🐶 🐅🐻🦁 🐒.Score: 5/5

Love it!It’s a great book and I love the movie! I think that the book is better and the books free!!.Score: 5/5

😍I absolutely loved it! It was so adventurous! I recommend that you read this!.Score: 5/5

This is such a good book you have to read it!!This is such a good book you have to read it!!👍🏻.Score: 5/5

My first readIt took me on a wonderful journey, and I hated for it to end....Score: 5/5

Very different experience than the filmLet me be honest; I love the movie. It is beautiful, with wonderful actors, costumes, scenes and music. And the plot in the movie is derived from the book. Even the characters are clearly recognizable, although with slight differences. But it’s the differences that make me advocate spending the time reading the book. The irony of the scarecrow not needing brains, the tin man not needing a heart, etc. is underlined frequently enough to make a reader reconsider his/her own self doubts. The added magic lands are also intriguing. The fantasies of L. Frank Baum are appealing to adults and children, and the film, however wonderful it is, doesn’t eliminate the pleasure of the book he wrote..Score: 5/5

The wizard oOz.Score: 5/5

AmmarMy first and favorite book ever.Score: 5/5

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