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.
Full-color facsimile of America's finest children's classic. Splendid adventures of Dorothy, Toto, the Wizard, Tin Man, and more. 143 wonderful original illustrations by W. W. Denslow. 23 color plates.
One of the true classics of American literature, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz has stirred the imagination of young and old alike for over four generations. This is probably one of the most beautiful digital version ever made of this story, containing over 100 gorgeous illustrations. The story chronicles the adventures of a girl named Dorothy Gale in the Land of Oz. As Baum says in the introduction "It aspires to being a modernized fairy tale, in which the wonderment and joy are retained and the heartaches and nightmares are left out." And it succeeds wonderfully. It is one of the best-known stories in American popular culture and has been widely translated.
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...
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.
Table of Contents Chapter One Woot the Wanderer Chapter Two The Heart of the Tin Woodman Chapter Three Roundabout Chapter Four The Loons of Loonville Chapter Five Mrs. Yoop, the Giantess Chapter Six The Magic of a Yookoohoo Chapter Seven The Lace Apron Chapter Eight The Menace of the Forest Chapter Nine The Quarrelsome Dragons Chapter Ten Tommy Kwikstep Chapter Eleven Jinjur's Ranch Chapter Twelve Ozma and Dorothy Chapter Thirteen The Restoration Chapter Fourteen The Green Monkey Chapter Fifteen The Man of Tin Chapter Sixteen Captain Fyter Chapter Seventeen The Workshop of Ku-Klip Chapter Eighteen The Tin Woodman Talks to Himself Chapter Nineteen The Invisible Country Chapter Twenty Over Night Chapter Twenty-One Polychrome's Magic Chapter Twenty-Two Nimmie Amee Chapter Twenty-Three Through the Tunnel Chapter Twenty-Four The Curtain Falls
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?