The Wonderful Wizard of Oz
Illustrated by Ella Okstad
Age range: 9–11
When young Dorothy and her dog Toto are caught in a cyclone, their Kansas farmhouse is carried off to the magical Land of Oz. Upon being told that the only way back is to follow the yellow brick road to the Emerald City, home to the Wizard of Oz, Dorothy embarks on an extraordinary but perilous quest, in which the Wicked Witch of the West is constantly lurking around the corner.
With its unforgettable cast of now iconic characters such as the Tin Man, Scarecrow and the Cowardly Lion, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz was an instant hit when it was published over a century ago, inspiring numerous adaptations and sequels.
This edition contains extra material for young readers including a section on ‘Fantasy Worlds in Children’s Fiction’, a test yourself quiz and a glossary
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A timeless message from a less complex era … it continues to resonate.
The Horn Book Magazine
L. Frank Baum (1856–1919) was a prolific American author who wrote many novels, short stories, plays and poems. He is best remembered for The Wonderful Wizard of Oz and its various sequels and spin-offs.