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 and her faithful dog, Toto, get caught in a cyclone which takes them from their home to the mystical land of Oz. Dorothy learns that there is only one person who can help her get back home — the Wizard of Oz, the mysterious magician who rules over the fabled Emerald City. Join Dorothy, as she travels through the Yellow Brick Road and meets new friends — the Scarecrow, who wanted brains for himself, the rusty Tinman, who was looking for a heart and the cowardly Lion, who was in search of courage. Together, the friends face many adventures, Wicked Witches, Flying Monkeys and of course, the never-to-be-seen Wizard of Oz. Will Dorothy ever find her way back home?
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.