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The Wonderful Wizard of OZ

The Wonderful Wizard of OZ
The Wonderful Wizard of OZ
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Dorothy is a young girl who lives on a Kansas farm with her Uncle Henry, Aunt Em, and little dog Toto. One day the farmhouse, with Dorothy inside, is caught up in a tornado and deposited in a field in the country of the Munchkins. The falling house kills the Wicked Witch of the East.


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The book is good what I read
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this book is good so far

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Pages: 104
Reading Level: Advanced (9 to 13)
Language: English
Categories: Animals & Creatures, Classics, Fantasy
Features: Chapters
Keywords: yellow brick road, emerald city, tin man, lion, straw man, kansas
Date Added: June 9, 2013
Introduction Folklore legends myths and fairy tales have followed childhood through the ages for every healthy youngster has a wholesome and in stinctive love for stories fantastic marvelous and manifestly unreal The winged fairies of Grimm and Andersen have brought more happiness to childish hearts than all other human creations Yet the old time fairy tale having served for generations may now be classed as historical in the childrens library for the time has come for a series of newer wonder tales in which the stereotyped genie dwarf and fairy are eliminated together with all the horrible and bloodcurdling in cidents devised by their authors to point a fearsome moral to each tale Modern education includes morality therefore the modern child seeks only entertainment in its wonder tales and gladly dispenses with all dis agreeable incident Having this thought in mind the story of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz was written solely to please children of today It aspires to being a modernized fairy tale in which the wonderment and joy are retained and the heartaches and nightmares are left out L Frank Baum Chicago April  Chapter The Cyclone Dorothy lived in the midst of the great Kansas prairies with Uncle Henry who was a farmer and Aunt Em who was the farmers wife Their house was small for the lumber to build it had to be carried by wagon many miles There were four walls a floor and a roof which made one room and this room contained a rusty looking cookstove a cupboard for the dishes a table three or four chairs and the beds Uncle Henry and Aunt Em had a big bed in one corner and Dorothy a little bed in another corner There was no garret at all and no cellarexcept a small hole dug in the ground called a cyclone cellar where the family could go in case one of those great whirlwinds arose mighty enough to crush any building in its path It was reached by a trap door in the middle of the floor from which a ladder led down into the small dark hole When Dorothy stood in the do