In the first of L. Frank Baum's time-honored Oz novels, country girl Dorothy Gale gets whisked away by a cyclone to the fantastical Land of Oz. Dropped into the midst of trouble when her farmhouse crushes a tyrannical sorceress, Dorothy incurs the wrath of the Wicked Witch of the West. Dorothy is desperate to return to her native Kansas, and, aided by the Good Witch of the North, she sets out for the Emerald City to get help from the legendary Wizard. On her way, she meets three unlikely allies who embody key human virtues—the Scarecrow, the Tin Woodman, and the Cowardly Lion.
Since it was first introduced over a hundred years ago in The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, L. Frank Baum's world of Oz has become one of the most enduring and beloved creations in children's literature. It has influenced numerous prominent writers and intellectuals, and become a lasting part of the culture itself. L. Frank Baum was born in 1856 in upstate New York, the seventh child of a very successful barrel-maker and later oil producer. However, Baum's own career path was a rocky one. Beginning as an actor, Baum tried working as a traveling salesman, the editor of a small town newspaper and the publisher of a trade journal on retailing, failing to distinguish himself in any occupation. His car...
Dorothy, along with a few new friends, embarks on an exciting adventure in this classic tale in the Oz series. Dorothy is back, and she’s not in Kansas anymore. L. Frank Baum’s magical world comes to life once again as our beloved Dorothy Gale takes yet another unexpected trip to a mystical, faraway land. This time, Dorothy winds up in the land of Ev, where she meets new friends such as the mechanical man Tik-Tok and the clever chicken Billina. Dorothy will also have to face the wicked Nome King, who’s imprisoned the royal family of Ev. Dorothy calls upon her friends from Oz—including the Tin Woodman, the Scarecrow, and the new queen of Oz—to save Ev. But can even their combined might win the day and see Dorothy back home?
Explores the origins of L. Frank Baum's classic tale "The Wizard of Oz," evaluating the personal turmoil and spiritual transformation that fueled Baum's parable of the American dream, and describing the people, places, and events that inspired his characters.
This unique coloring book contains the well-known story abridged from L. Frank Baum's book, as well as 61 W. W. Denslow drawings that have been adapted for your crayons, paints or felt pens. You'll enjoy coloring Dorothy, Toto, the Scarecrow, Glinda, and the great Oz himself, along with Munchkin Land and the dazzling Emerald City. A selection of the Common Core State Standards Initiative.